Quintessential Tuscany

7 days itinerary

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The small-group holiday experiences feature exclusive insider-access moments, along with the hospitality in our best luxury villas. Discover Tuscany’s most iconic cities, spend peaceful mornings and evenings relaxing in your own home away from home , enjoy the food, the wines and romantic landscapes. Our small group holiday experiences are designed to immerse you in the culture of the region.

 

The itinerary

IF YOU WANT TO EXPLORE FURTHER, YOU HAVE THE OPTION TO EXTEND YOUR STAY BY ADDING 3 DAYS IN MANTOVA TO YOUR ITINERARY

SATURDAY CHECK –IN

AFTERNOON
You will be collected from Pisa or Florence airport/train station in private transportation and driven to your villa, to settle in and admire the view. CHECK-IN BY 04,30 PM
EVENING
Prepared delivered dinner

SUNDAY EXPLORE THE NEIGHBOROOD

MORNING
08,00-09,30 : buffet Italian Breakfast Prepared delivered light lunch

AFTERNOON/EVENING
Free time to walk to the village and explore the neighborhood Local Farm products tasting 07,30 Welcome traditional Tuscan dinner prepared and served by the villa chef

MONDAY DISCOVER FLORENCE

MORNING 08,00-09,30 : buffet Italian Breakfast 12,00 delivered light lunch

AFTERNOON /EVENING
A really special trip to Florence The Capital of the Renaissance. with dinner. A three-hour walking tour with local Certified Guide strolling through the historic city center. It is possible on request to include a visit to the Accademia Gallery or to the Uffizi Gallery. (museum tickets,€ 20 pp are not included)
Duration 8 hrs
02,30 : departure with a driver to Florence
04,30-06,30 : Florence guided walking tour
07,30-09,30 : dinner at the restaurant 10,30 : arrival to the villa

TUESDAY PISA

MORNING
8,00-9,30 : buffet Italian Breakfast 12,00 delivered light lunch

AFTERNOON
Excursion to Pisa to admire the Cathedral, Baptistery and the famous Leaning Tower. Your expert Driver, fluent in English, will be at your disposal for the afternoon . duration 5 hrs
02:00 Departure for Pisa
03:30 Visit Pisa
07:00 Arrive at accommodation
08,00 Traditional Tuscan dinner prepared and served by the villa chef

WEDNESDAY SAN GIMIGNANO AND SIENA

MORNING
08,00-09,30 : buffet Italian Breakfast 09,30 departure for the tour
This tour gives you the opportunity to discover some breathtaking panoramas of Tuscan countryside and ,the hilltop town of San Gimignano with its distinctive skyline of 14 medieval towers, you will stop for a wine tasting accompanied by homemade snacks. In Siena with our Certified Guide you will visit the centre of the town and the famous Piazza del Campo Dinner at the Villa, prepared by the villa chef.

Duration 9hrs
06,30: return to your villa
07,30 light dinner at the villa

THURSDAY COOKING CLASS

MORNING
08,00-09,30 : buffet Italian Breakfast delivered light lunch

AFTERNOON
05,30- 07,30: COOK & DINE EXPERIENCE 07,30: The lesson is followed by dinner enjoying the fruits of your labor.

FRIDAY WINE TASTING & PIZZA

MORNING
08,00-09,30 : buffet Italian Breakfast 11,30 departure for Barberino Val d’Elsa the medieval village among the Chianti hills cultivated with vines and olive groves wine tasting and a pizza lunch

AFTERNOON/EVENING 02,30 back to your accommodation 08,00 dinner prepared and served by the villa chef

SATURDAY – CHECK –OUT AND PRIVATE TRASPORTATION TO PISA/FLORENCE AIRPORT O TRAIN STATION

On Request

THE ANTINORI CELLARS

A fascinating trip through the wine world and history of the Antinori family Guided visit to the Antinori Winery in San Casciano Val di Pesa and I wine tasting of three of the best Antinori wines.
Because of the limited availability the tour has to be booked well in advance and the time and the day of the visit depend on the number of participants for this reason we cannot include the Antinori Cellar tour in the price (price € 35 (per person) + Transportation in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle € 200 euros (for the transfer)
Duration hrs 3,30

HOT AIR BALOON RIDE

Hot air balloon rides, in the Chianti region of Tuscany. Departures are scheduled in the early morning due to the ideal stable air conditions found at that time. Any day of the week, reservations required well in advance. Once landed, you will have breakfast with typical Tuscan products (included in the price!). A special basket designed for disabled passengers on wheelchair is available upon request. If the Pilot has to cancel due to wind and/or weather or technical reasons, you can reschedule your flight to the next mutually convenient day. No flight, no charge. For this reason we cannot include the baloon ride in the price (price per pax is € 250 + trasportation 150 euros) IMPORTANT : Do ensure you are fit to fly, (be no heart back problems problems,, if you are pregnant etc.) Children are allowed to fly over 7 years of age, or with parents written release of liability.Do wear layers of clothes it is often quite cool in the early mornings in the Tuscan countryside

Delivered and collected car rental service . Get your hire car delivered and collected price to be quoted upon request

INCLUSIONS :

DESIGNED ITINERARIES AND ACTIVITIES – HAND SELECTED LUXURY ACCOMMODATIONS – PRIVATE TRANSFERS- CERTIFIED LOCAL GUIDES - ENGLISH SPEAKING RESIDENT EXPERT -DAILY BREAKFAST, LUNCHES AND DINNERS

We regularly visit and inspect all of our villas, to ensure the highest standard.
Both the villas are located in the west Chianti region, just between Florence and Siena, at convenient distance to visit Pisa and the medieval hilltop villages
Novellina sleeps 8 /10 pax in 5 AirCo bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. Pool, daily cleaning wifi internet connection. Olive oil organic farm
Mattei sleeps 12 pax in 6 AirCo bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. Pool, daily cleaning wifi internet connection

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From AUD $600 / night