City that Virgil wanted founded by the mythical Dardano, was probably fortified by the Umbrians, then passed to the Etruscans between the eighth and seventh centuries BC where he became an important Lucumonia. Cortona had a flourishing life in the communal period under the rule of Ranieri Casali. Sold by the King of Naples to the Florentines in 1411, followed the fortunes of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. Collection within its Etruscan walls, its streets, its churches and museums offers visitors the chance to travel back in time: everyone knows of Etruscan and medieval times and the Renaissance.
The wines fall under the disciplinary of production DOCG and DOC as Nobile and Rosso di Montepulciano and the most recent DOC of Cortona. The lands are located at altitudes and optimal exposure and are characterized by a generally clayey texture, with sporadic outcrops of sand. The influence of Lake Trasimeno guarantees mild winters and summers are not too dry and allows the vines to have a regular cycle of vegetation.
Lake Trasimeno is the largest body of water in peninsular Italy, the fourth largest in the whole of Italy. It is of fluvial origin and perhaps in part tectonics. Heart-shaped, covers an area of 128 sq. km. Its waters are deeper than 6 m, has shore, steps, and sometimes fringed with reeds. From the waters of the lake there are three islands: Maggiore and Minore near the northern shore, and Polvese in the south -east. Its shores are dotted with tourist centers, among which Castiglione del Lago, Tuoro sul Trasimeno and Passignano sul Trasimeno. There you can practice all water sports and is a paradise for fishermen.
Prices per hour (not per person) from Siena
1/2 pax 45 €
3 pax 50 €
4 pax 55 €
5/6 pax 60 €
7/8 pax 65 €
from Florence 30 € extra
from Livorno 65 € extra
from Pisa 65 € extra
from Lucca 65 € extra
from Rome 135 € extra
Cost includes: visit and wine tasting in wineries present in our list, driver in english or spanish, pick up and drop off, gas, van with air conditioning, taxes and the meals for the driver.
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