The trip at a glance
Day 1: Classic car trip through Chianti
On your transfer from the airport to the hotel, you’ll gain a good impression of what to expect in the upcoming days. Your trip will get off to a grand start when you check into boutique hotel Borgo Scopeto, a former aristocratic estate, from where you’ll be able to enjoy the magnificent view over Siena as you eat your lunch on the terrace. Your heart will start beating even faster when you turn the ignition key for the first time and drive off in your Mercedes-Benz SL classic car. The rolling hills of Chianti between Florence and Siena, with their famous wineries, are a symbol of Tuscany. The world-famous cultural landscape of Chianti is characterised by its old castles and palaces, as well as dense woodland and vast forests. And of course, it’s important to pay a visit to one of the charming wineries. Stop off at one of the world’s oldest wineries, also the ancestral seat of a noble family.
Day 2: Roads of your dreams to Pienza
Fantastic scenery to set your heart alight lies ahead today. Follow quiet country roads through the Crete Senesi, characterised by clay, cypress trees, expansive fields of grain and oak forests. There, where Tuscany’s at its most attractive, you’ll find the small town of Pienza, designed by Pope Pius II as an ‘ideal city’. Your tour guide will not only show you the castle and impressive Renaissance palaces, but you’ll also have the chance to stroll through small, winding alleys and along the boulevard of the Corso Rossellino. After all that culture, your classic car will be eager to get going again. Charming vineyards and the town of Montepulciano will provide the backdrop to your return journey. In the evening, the old town of Siena invites you to enjoy a stroll, and it’s up to you to decide where to eat tonight.
Day 3: Volterra – the City of Alabaster
The drivers amongst you have good reason to be pleased: today's stage is the longest and most varied. You'll drive through ancient cultivated scenery dotted with majestic villas, medieval castles and quiet, remote monasteries, along quiet panoramic roads past San Gimignano and on to the Etruscan city of Volterra. During your guided tour of Volterra's picturesque old town, you'll be amazed by the artistic skills of the Alabaster artists in one of the studios. Vineyards with renowned names and the Tuscan Ore Mountains, a source of wealth for the ancient Etruscans, characterise the landscape of your journey back to the hotel in your classic car. In the evening, you'll dine in an old wine cellar, the atmospheric hotel restaurant La Tinaia, where you'll be treated to new culinary delights based on the finest local recipes.
Day 4: Siena – a gothic gem
Attracted to its beauty, the gently sloping hills around Siena have been a source of inspiration to artists for many years. Let your gaze wander from your roadster into the spectacular distance, before turning your focus to the cultural heritage of this city (UNESCO World Heritage City) on a tour of Siena. The cityscape is dominated by the imposing cathedral made of black and white marble, and its floor features artistically decorated marble inlays that have gained global fame. The city is equally renowned for the most spectacular horse race in the world, the Palio di Siena. In good time for your return flight, we'll transport you to Florence Airport, and you'll be taking home not only wonderful memories of days filled with adventure, but also the authentic experience of driving our Mercedes-Benz SL. Arrivederci and see you soon!