Cignella Resort in Tuscany

Tuscany is one of the most beautiful regions in Italy and for good reason.

There is so much to see and do, and with Cignella so conveniently located it is the perfect base for any holiday. Staying in one place saves time so you have more time to explore, read and relax by the pool.

 

With our latest promotion; Stay 14 nights and only pay for 12, you can have the perfect holiday in Tuscany. Our suggested 14 night itinerary ensures you see all the best bits and includes some relaxation, so you return home rejuvenated and with wonderful memories. A car will be essential to make the most of your holiday.

 

DAY 1

Arrive at Cignella and enjoy an afternoon at leisure settling into your wonderful accommodation and exploring the grounds.

DAY 2

Today visit the tiny village of Pienza, just 15kms away. Set atop a hill you can enjoy magnificent views over the Val d’Orcia valley. Narrow streets and squares boast wonderful Renaissance architecture – don’t miss the Cattedrale dell ‘Assunta and the Palazzo Piccolomini.

DAY 3

A day of leisure at Cignella and exploring the local area. Visit Sinalunga, only 12 kms away, to stock up on groceries. Enjoy an afternoon by the pool or on your terrace.

DAY 4

An early start to visit Florence, the birthplace of Rennaisance and Italian Art. Enjoy the Uffizi Gallery home to some of the greatest art treasures in the world and admire the open-air sculpture gallery, Loggia dei Lanzi. Climb the dome of the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, walk along the Arno River and cross at the famous Ponte Vecchio.

DAY 5

An hour from Cignella is Siena, one of the finest medieval cities in Italy. Perched on three hills, its’ heart is the piazza Il Campo, dominated by the Palazzo Pubblico and the Torre del Mangia. The Duomo’s gothic structure houses treasures by Pisanto, Donatello and Michelangelo.

20 minutes away is San Gimignano. Encircled by a 13th century wall, you can step back in time and immerse yourself in medieval architecture and impressive valley views.

DAY 6

Time to relax!  Sunbathe by the pool, book a massage (contact the resort manager) or simply put your feet up in your villa.

DAY 7

Today visit Cortona, 42 kms from Cignella. This charming town dates back to Etruscan and Roman times. Enjoy spectacular scenery, view interesting artifacts in the museum, and stroll round the shops selling handmade local items.

DAY 8

Today unwind at a thermal bath for some well deserved pampering. Try Rapolano Terme only 20km from Cignella. Enjoy the restorative waters at the San Giovanni Hotel or experience one of the rejuvenating treatments.

DAY 9

Time to find out if Tuscany really does produce some of the best wines in the world! In Montepulciano, visit the wine cellars of Contucci and Poliziano, and don’t miss Cantine del Redi whose wine cellar is often considered the most beautiful in the world.

At Montalcino the Enoteca La Fortezza offers exemplary wine tastings from a huge selection of quality Brunello di Montalcino and other Tuscan wines.

DAY 10

Known for its delicious regional produce, visit Podere il Casale, an organic farm close to Pienza. Take a cheese tasting tour or a general farm tour, both must be booked in advance. With a wonderful restaurant, it is definitely worth staying for lunch!

DAY 11

Today visit Arezzo, 55 km from Cignella. Formerly one of the most important cities in Tuscany, the main attractions are the Church of San Francesco, the Medicean Fortress and the Roman Amphitheatre.

DAY 12

Time for a relaxing day at Cignella. Sit by the pool, read a book on your terrace, enjoy lunch al fresco and end the day with a beautiful Tuscan sunset.

DAY 13

90 km south of Cignella is the town of Orvieto.  Sitting high above the valley floor atop volcanic cliffs, the setting is one of the most dramatic in Europe. The colourful cathedral is beautiful and the highlight is the Chapel of San Brizio. Guided tours of the underground caves give a fascinating insight into how ancient Italians lived.

DAY 14

Spend the day visiting a local market or perhaps try something adventurous: hire a bicycle, take a vespa tour, hunt for truffles or go up in a hot air balloon. If you need assistance with arrangements we are always happy to help.

DAY 15

Depart Cignella relaxed and rejuvenated. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

 

Ciao!

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