Romantic Tuscany with Villa (7days-6nights)

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Romantic Tuscany with Villa (7days-6nights)

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Destination for this trip:

Tuscany, Italy

Length of trip:

7 days

Approximate price of this trip per person:

from $ 1844

Best travel dates to go:

Any time.

Detailed Description of this trip:

Highlights: Luxury Villa, Wine Tasting, 2 Cooking Class's, Rental Car, Private guided sightseeing and more! Take a look at this one! This dreamy package is one to remember. Enjoy a luxury villa in Tuscany and personalized attention while you explore Tuscany by car. This fabulous trip includes two cooking courses, gourmet dinners, wine tastings. visits to olive oil mills, castle hill towns and ancient cities of Tuscany; all at your own pace! Designed for just two people!

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Trip Itinerary:

  • Romantic Tuscany with Villa (7days, 6 nights) - Tuscany

    + Included: Tuscan Villa Accommodations with Private Bath & Breakfast, Wine Tasting, Romantic Welcome Dinner

    Welcome to Italy! Let the romance begin! This package is designed for traveling on your own through the most romantic area of Italy; Tuscany.

    This package requires a rental car
    (included). Drive through the rolling Tuscan hills toward your luxury villa located in the heart of Toscana.

    Settle into your charming room with modern bathroom. In the later afternoon, you'll meet your host Gianluca and visit Avignonesi’s own wine cellar, where you'll learn a bit about local wines and see how they are bottled.

    Your introduction to authentic southern Tuscany begins with a wonderful dinner at the villa consisting of local fresh foods prepared by the owner of the property just for you!

  • Day 2 - Exploring Tuscany - Tuscany

    + Included: Villa Accommodations with Private Bath and Breakfast, Sightseeing, Olive Oil Tasting

    Fuel your full day of sightseeing with pastries, juice, authentic Italian espresso and more at your villa’s included breakfast.

    Today you will take an excursion to Pienza; the purest Renaissance town in the world. Entirely rebuilt between 1459 and 1462, it was the brainstorm of Pope Pius II and today is memorable not only for its architectural purity but also for its exquisite food shops.

    You'll want to stock up on truffle-flavored cheese, wild herbs and other delicacies as you stroll through these pristine 15th-century streets.

    For lunch you will travel to a secret hill town, and have a light meal overlooking the entire Val D'Orcia. Drive back to the villa, where Gianluca will teach you tips about the olive oil during a real Tuscan olive oil tasting!

    Enjoy the rest of the day relaxing at the swimming pool.

  • Day 3 - The Art of Tuscan Cooking Part I - Tuscany

    + Included: Villa Accommodations with Private Bath and Breakfast, Cooking Class, Dinner

    Wake to the smell of Italian espresso and prepare to experience a treat this afternoon; a private cooking class!

    The morning is free, perhaps to indulge in a state-of-the-art spa treatment at Chianciano Terme.

    Try a relaxing facial, a stimulating salt glow, or choose from an array of massages (aromatherapy, Shiatsu, holistic, reflexology or Reiki).

    You will have a chance to learn about all the treatments.

    In the afternoon will start your first hands-on cooking lesson with Mami Maria – Gianluca’s mum The lesson concentrates on antipasti, such as bruschetta, crostini, fettunta and other types of canapes, as well as morsette, the delicious almond cookies that Tuscans dip into their vin santo dessert wine.

    Dinner is based on what you've cooked, accompanied by tastings of Chianti, Nobile di Montepulciano, Brunello di Montalcino and vin santo.

  • Day 4 - Tuscan Wine Country, Tuscan Cooking Part II - Tuscany

    + Included: Villa Accommodations with Private Bath and Breakfast, Cooking Class, Dinner

    Enjoy your breakfast and prepare for a full day of exploring. Morning outing to Montalcino, the stately town within a castle that produces one of Italy's most prestigious wines.

    You will visit a local winery whose Brunello 1997 was rated the world's #22 wine in 2002 by Wine Spectator.

    Here you'll taste a fascinating selection of wines and light foods that best accompany them.

    On the way home, you'll stop at a haunting countryside abbey, allegedly built by Charlemagne. If you're lucky you'll hear the monks singing vespers as they have done for hundreds of years.

    Today your afternoon cooking lesson focuses on secondi piatti, main dishes such as roasts, braised or grilled meats, alongside the thick handmade noodles called pappardelle, perhaps served with traditional sugo alla boscaiola.

    Dinner based on what you've prepared, accompanied by fine local wines.

  • Day 5 - Super Tuscan Wine & Olive Oil Towns - Tuscany

    + Included: Villa Accommodations with Private Bath and Breakfast, Sightseeing

    Good morning! As you rise and shine in Tuscany, the smell of fresh espresso and pastries fill the air.

    Today you will journey Morning visit to the venerable hill town of Montepulciano, home of the renowned noble wine. You'll stroll through the charming streets of this town, which somehow manages to be quite monumental, despite its small size.

    Maybe you can also visit the weekly market, and then stop to see a masterpiece Renaissance church that sits alone on a hilltop just outside town.

    Next you 'll visit an olive mill (in late October through November you'll actually see the process of an olive becoming pure cold-press first-run extra-virgin oil).

    Like the true Tuscans we have by now become, we'll linger over lunch in front of the fireplace.

  • Day 6 - Ancient Tuscan Hill Towns - Tuscany

    + Included: Villa Accommodations with Private Bath and Breakfast, Sightseeing, Dinner

    Enjoy your breakfast and prepare for a full day of exploring.

    Full-day excursion to Siena & San Gimignano
    In Siena an English speaking guide will show you the beautiful highlights of this medieval town.

    Lunch in a beautiful Fattoria, just in front of the world-famous skyline, dubbed "The Manhattan of Tuscany”, San Gimignano.

    You'll be on your own in San Gimigano, to wander among the medieval streets, see the cathedral or admire the wonderful landscape
    Late-afternoon drive back to the villa for a farewell dinner.

  • Day 7 - Ciao Tuscany! - Tuscany

    + Included: Breakfast

    After breakfast, bid arrivederci to Tuscany. Return your rental car to the location of your choice. End of program.

    No matter what your travel plans, the experts at Italy 4 Real can help you with the arrangements

  • Extras Included for FREE! - Tuscany

    This tour includes the following extras at no charge!

    Our Exclusive TRIP PAK that contains over $50 in maps, local and regional travel guides, travel tips, city information, dining suggestions, sightseeing suggestions and more all developed by our staff of Travel Experts and guides to make your trip more enjoyable.

    Access to our 24 hour CRS System (Client Response System) where you will have access to your personal Travel Expert for questions or assistance during your trip.

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