Secrets of Tuscany Itinerary
Day 1: Group transfer from Florence to the villa ,Dinner
Day 2: Chianti, Cheese farm, Lunch, wine tasting, Light dinner
Day 3: Siena, Monterggioni, Cooking class
Day 4: Day trip to cinque, terre
Day 5: Volterra, San Gimignano, Cooking class
Day 6: Day Trip to Florence, Farewell dinner.
Day 7: Departure. Group transfer to Florence.
There will be a group transfer from Florence airport and train station at 3pm. We will drive to the villa in Chianti. You’ll have time to unpack. Later, we’ll gather for a short tour led by a family member that will share the story of the house and the family followed by our first Tuscan Dinner and wine.
Day 2: Breakfast, Chianti, Cheese farm, wine, Light dinner
After breakfast we will depart on evocative journey in the hills of Chianti driving through charming little villages and enjoying spectacular view until we reach an organic goat cheese farm. The farm was founded by two men who turned a dream into reality and changed their lives forever. We will learn about the process of making cheese and then taste the farm's Artisan cheeses, honey, olive oil, and wine. Next, You will discover a tiny but most charming village. After walking in the picturesque streets we will visit a family owned winery where you will have lunch and wine tasting in a spectacular setting.
After lunch we’ll continue to Greve, the unnamed capital of Chianti where you’ll have free time to explore before going back to the villa.
Light dinner at the villa.
Day 3: Breakfast, Siena, Monteriggioni, Cooking class
This morning we’ll make our way to siena, a medieval city that has not changed much in 800 years. We will have a guided walking tour, which after you’ll have free time for lunch, shopping or exploring. In the afternoon we will visit Monteriggioni, a charming walled village before going back to the villa.
In the evening we will have a cooking class at the villa. You will get a chance to see a real Italian home, learn how to make fresh pasta and cook Tuscan dishes for dinner.
Today we will spend the day exploring the Coast of Tuscany visiting the enchanting “Cinque Terre”. This is a group of five picturesque villages perched high atop the rocky Mediterranean coastline. The only way to access these villages is by train and by a boat but that's what make it so scenic and special.
Dinner at the villa.
After breakfast we’ll drive to Volterra, a medieval walled town, which used to be a key trading center and on of the most important Etruscan cities. Recently Volterra has attracted international for its connection to the twilight series of books and movies. Next, we’ll visit San Gimignano known for its striking towers from medieval times. You will have free time for lunch and for exploring the cobblestone streets and craft shops. In the afternoon we will drive back to the villa for a cooking class.
Day 6: Day trip to Florence, Farewell dinner
On our last day in Tuscany we will visit Florence, the capital of Tuscany, a city that you’d always want to come back to and one that has best Renaissance art in Europe. Enjoy the street markets, the fashion and the beautiful sites.
Tonight we will have a farewell dinner in the grand dining room and celebrate our week in Tuscany.
Day 7: Departure
Transfer from the villa to Florence train station or airport is around 09:00 am or contact us for info.
Or continue with us to discover magical Umbria.
The program includes:
6 nights accommodations
All Dinners including wine
2 lunches including wine
2 Hands-on cooking classes
Winery visit and tasting
Cheese farm visit and tasting
Transportation on day trips
Group Transfer to/from Florence airport or train station.
The program does not include
Anything not mentioned in the program
Per person in a double room: $3200.00
Single supplement: $400.00
Group dates 2019
June 3 - June 9
Sep 22 - Sep 28
Group Dates 2020
Sep 20 - Sep 26
More dates TBA
We can accommodate small Private Groups year round- Contact us!
Terms and conditions of this Tour:
A deposit of $500.00 per person is required at time of booking to guarantee the space on the tour.
Balance of the full amount is due 90 days prior the first day of the tour.
Your deposit is refundable within the first 30 days of your deposit, so long as you have booked more than 180 days before the start date of the tour. If you book within 180 days of the start date of the tour, your deposit is immediately non-refundable. 90 days or less before the start date of the tour, the tour is non - refundable unless we are able to rebook another participant for the date/tour you are booked on.
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