The Carovana Romantica rally sets off to discover the most authentic heart of Tuscany, from the Maremma coast to the landscapes of Tuscia, in the footsteps of the ancient Etruscans.
The logistics base is in Castiglione della Pescaia, a village of Etruscan origin on a hill close to the sea. in a beautiful resort, from which we reach Pitigliano, at Città del Tufo, a medieval village in the heart of Maremma perched on a tuff cliff, known as the Little Jerusalem, for the Jewish community it hosted from the 16th century. Here we visit the Jewish Ghetto, the Synagogue, the Forno delle Azzime, and the Archaeological Museum of Etruscan Civilization housed in Palazzo Orsini, welcomed by figures and musicians in medieval clothes. A wine tasting in the splendid Fattoria Aldobrandesca precedes the walking visit to the Vie Cave and the stop in Sovana, another wonderful medieval village.
The following morning we visit the archaeological area of Roselle, to reach the Fattoria Corte degli Ulivi and attend a show by the knights "I Butteri", the cowboys of the Tuscan Maremma, and taste the "Tuscan Meat" on the barbecue accompanied by songs and peasant ditties from the “Maggiolini”.
We reach Castagneto Carducci, home of the famous poet, welcomed by the municipal band to continue along the spectacular Viale dei Cipressi, a national monument, which leads to the famous Bolgherese road, along the most important "Supertuscans" vineyards, from Tenuta San Guido to Ornellaia. After a spectacular wine tasting and buffet at Campo alla Sughera, we leave for Volterra with a car display in Piazza dei Priori, welcomed by flag-wavers.
We continue to Monteriggioni, Siena, Asciano along the famous streets of the Cretan hills, an icon of Italy and we reach the Abbey of Monteoliveto Maggiore. Stop and welcome in San Quirico d'Orcia, after a tasting visit to the Cantine Caparzo, on the hills. In the evening a spectacular dinner show awaits us at the Certosa di Pontignano, where a string quintet performs for us.
Next stop in Florence, cradle of the Renaissance, with an exhibition of cars in Piazzale Michelangelo and an unmissable visit to the Uffizi Gallery. Lunch on the spectacular terrace of the Hotel Baglioni from which we admire the panorama of the city.
Another stop at the incredible Abbey of San Galgano, where in the Rotonda di Montesiepi the Sword of San Galgano is found embedded in the rock and then a stop in Massa Marittima, with a visit to the Mining Museum. The itinerary ends in Castiglione della Pescaia.
Rally 2018 Map
Castiglione della Pescaia -Magliano in Toscana - Pitigliano
Castiglione della Pescaia, a village of Etruscan origin on a hill close to the sea. Pitigliano, the City of Tuff, in the heart of the Maremma perched on a cliff, known as the Little Jerusalem, which is home to a Jewish community with a Jewish Ghetto, the Synagogue, the Forno delle Azzime, and the Archaeological Museum of Etruscan Civilization. Sovana, a delightful medieval treasure chest, with its medieval palaces and churches.
Monteriggioni- Siena- Asciano - San Galgano Abbey
Monteriggioni, with the 1200 City Wall, 570 meters long, among the best preserved examples of military architecture in the world. Siena and the Crete Senesi, a symbolic place of Italy, with the spectacular sinuous and soft hills, and the Abbey of Monteoliveto Maggiore with its frescoes. The archaeological area of Roselle, and the "I Butteri" knights, the cowboys of the Tuscan Maremma
La Tuscia - Tuscania - Castiglione della Pescaia
Tuscia, land of the Etruscans and Tuscania, with its lavender fields, and its Basilicas, the necropolis and the Etruscan Archaeological Museum.
Castagneto Carducci - Bolgheri- Volterra- Monteriggioni
Castagneto Carducci, home of the famous poet Giosuè Carducci, the spectacular Viale dei Cipressi, a national monument, and the famous Bolgheri road, with the endless rows of vines and the large cellars where the "Supertuscans" are produced. Volterra, the oldest municipality in Tuscany with its Piazza dei Priori, the Cathedral and the well-preserved walls.