September 4-September 10
Indulge your passion for food, wine and culture in beautiful surroundings and stunning locations. You will not only learn to cook and present fascinating dishes but also have the opportunity to explore bustling markets, charming towns and food artisans.
Please consider joining u s on this handcrafted experience and create lifetime memories.
Food &Wine Tour Of Tuscany
7 days/6 nights all inclusive
Lead the life of privilege in a stunning estate of Hill-terraced olive groves and overlooking a small lake with its own little tree-shaded island, reached by a wooden bridge. This Tuscan Gem located outside the medieval walled city of Lucca. The entire villa will be ours. Only our private group will be lounging, sipping wine, dining, and taking long walks on the property. And we have our own private chef.
The villa has 6 guest rooms, each with en-suite bath/shower, individually temperature controlled. (Heating and air condition) and wireless internet. The ground floor comprises fully equipped Tuscan kitchen leading out to a grand domed dining room and cozy lounge. Outdoors there is an Italian Gazebo overlooking the swimming pool for alfresco dining.
Your transfers from Pisa or Florence airport are included. Arrive at the villa for a lunch buffet. Get settled in your room. In the early Evening we will have a fun cooking experience, learning how to make pasta. Followed by Italian aperitif and dinner.
Start your day with Italian breakfast. Depart on an evocative journey through Chianti rolling landscape of vine clad hills and quaint market towns offering fine specialty food such as wild boar and pecorino cheese. Enjoy a Chianti wine tasting lunch at a renowned estate.
After lunch travel to San Giminano and visit Sergio bondoli, world champion gelato maker. Return to the villa for a Pizza night in the village family Trattoria.
After breakfast we will visit the medieval walled city of Lucca. Join Valter, our chef for a
visit gourmet suppliers and producers which include La Delicatezze Di Roberto (a treasure trove of Tuscan and Italian specialty foods), Guisti Forno (specialty bread makers and the cellars of Eoteca vanni (one of the top three wine shops in Italy).You will have time to explore Lucca on your own, before returning to the villa for an Italian BBQ Dinner.
Breakfast, and then depart to the bustling market of Pistoia. Join your chef to choose seasonal produce. Upon return we will all prepare a buffet lunch from items found in the market.
In the afternoon you will discover the rolling lucchesse hills as you travel the medieval fortress of Montecarlo when many renowned Lucchesse wines produced. Tonight we will eat in a restaurant owned and operated y the same family since the 1940s.
Today is a "do as you wish day". You are welcome to join the walking guided tour in the center of Florence or visit the Uffizi gallery or shop for leather goods at the market. Lunch is on your own. Upon return to the villa in the evening, dinner will be waiting for you.
After breakfast, depart for a day in Cinque Terre, a stretched of protected rocky coastline with dramatically situated villages, now a world heritage site. One of the best ways to explore these unspoiled villages is by taking a ferry that stops at each of the villages.
Enjoy your breakfast and head home or extend your stay.
Program does not include:
Meals during free time in Lucca and Florence
$3999.00 per person sharing a double room.
$4250.00 per person single occupancy
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