Duration: 5 hours
THE ORIGINS OF A WORLD STAR
One peculiarity of Tuscany is the presence of endless medieval towns full of narrow crooked lanes, archways, irregular stairways, stone buildings. Discover Peccioli, formerly a castle and later turned into a proper town, and the nearby Teatro del Silenzio, the world famous arena created by Andrea Bocelli in his birthtown Lajatico for yearly concerts that gather thousands of fans.
The medieval town Peccioli and the Etruscan Museum
You meet our local experienced guide at an agreed meeting point. Our tour starts with the visit to a very authentic medieval village called Peccioli, a destination out of the typical touristy routes. The village is a typical example of Italian small village with charming squares, scenic country landscapes and unexpected art treasures. The visit includes a climb up a panoramic hilltop garden and a guided visit to a tiny and charming Etruscan museum, recently opened in the mazy basements of a historical palace in town. It is an opportunity to learn a lot about the usages and the history of this original Pre-Roman population through several recent finds belonging to a rural sacred temple.
Lunch in town with wines of the Bocelli winery
After visiting the village and its fascinating attractions, the guide brings you to a renowned restaurant in town, for a delicious lunch based on local delicacies. During lunch two wines of Andrea Bocelli’s family winery will be served in a guided wine sampling session.
The Teatro del Silenzio in Lajatico
After lunch we visit a spectacular open air arena called Teatro del Silenzio, right by Lajatico, the birthtown of Andrea Bocelli. The theater hosts the yearly concert of maestro Bocelli, who founded it in 2006. You will learn how the concerts are arranged every year as the guide explains the history of the whole project and you will understand the reasons why the event attracts thousands of people every year. Its location is in fact in a breathtaking setting of wheat fields on rolling hills with the Etruscan town Volterra in the background and the atmosphere created during the concert is a unique experience!
What you taste
This is a list of specialties that you are likely to sample as part of the program of this tour. Please, note that the specialties of the tasting session and/or lunch may vary according to the season and the availability of the products in the day of the tour.
In our tour we like showing you places off the beaten track and introducing you to Tuscan people with their personal stories, careers and characters. You will have one of our guides with your party during the whole tour. Please, see below all the guides who can be with you. During this experience you can also meet some of the Tuscan friends involved in the events. Please, see below which friends you are likely to encounter.
The total rate for this activity varies according to the number of people in your party.
Check rates in the table below.
Lajatico (hometown of Andrea Bocelli) & Peccioli tour with sampling of Bocelli’s wine
– RATES 2019 –
|NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN YOUR PARTY||Total rate|
|2 persons||€ 320|
|3 persons||€ 375|
|4 persons||€ 430|
|5 persons||€ 485|
|6 persons||€ 540|
|7 persons||€ 595|
|Extra Adult||€ 55|
|Extra Teenager (12-17 yrs)||€ 45|
|Extra Child (4-11 yrs)||€ 35|
- A tour leader for the whole tour
- A guided tour of Lajatico and Teatro del Silenzio
- A guided tour of Peccioli and the Etruscan museum
- A full lunch at a restaurant in town
- A guided sampling of the wines of the winery Bocelli
Rates do NOT include
Transportation is not included in the rates above. For more info on transportation, please see the box “Transportation options”.
This tour takes place in Lajatico and Peccioli, two medieval towns between Pisa and Volterra.
Unless differently specified, the tour guide meets you at a meeting point near Peccioli.
This program takes 5.5 hours. Time for transportation not included.
Available all year through, from Mondays through Saturdays.
This tour is available in English, German, French, Spanish, Russian or Italian with no surcharge.
Ideal for children
No particular clothing required.
The foods served during this tour might contain gluten, lactose, nuts and alcohol. If you have any food restriction, please inform our personnel during the enquiry process.
This program and its rates do not include transportation and are set on a self-driving base. For further information see the box "transportation options".
The destinations reached during this activity are in the Tuscan countryside, in areas off the beaten track that cannot be reached by public transport. We highly recommend renting a car or a scooter in order to reach them. As an alternative, we can offer a valued service by chauffeured car, van or minibus. Any cost of transportation is to be added to the rates displayed on the rate table of this page.