The Tuscany Chapter 2024 / Open for 2025

7 day Itinerary

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

The Tuscany Chapter 2024
Here’s a quick snapshot of the itinerary we designed. A combination of Italian culture, farm life, food, wine, rolling hillsides, quaint medieval towns, villages, along with Florence, Siena and Cortona as well as the opportunity to meet the locals and experience life as it is in Italy.
Guests will also experience a world-famous vineyard with a leisurely Michelin star dining experience to follow (due to privacy and secrecy we will keep this venue a secret for now, but get ready to be blown away!). Our guests will also be in awe of our home cooked meals each night by our chef.
Every day will make you smile, wonder, and embrace la dolce vita.
What are you waiting for? Andiamo!

Dates – October 5– 12 2024
Duration – seven nights
Group Size – min 6 max 12

Note – This tour is suitable for couples and singles.
The itinerary can be done all year round (with the dates of your choice) for already formed groups of either 6 or 12 people. Weeks run from Saturday – Saturday. Pick up will remain in Rome.

Your Villa
Villa Bellissima

Villa Bellissima

The Tuscany Chapter

Day 1
You will be collected from a central Rome location in private transportation and driven to Ficulle for lunch in a family run trattoria. Then on to Villa Bellissima, your home away from home, to settle in and admire the view. Shopping and visiting the hamlet of Ficulle in the afternoon.
Dinner at the Villa.

Day 2
Cortona: We will visit Ancient Etruscan tombs and the Sanctuary of Saint Margerita followed by a visit into this idyllic Tuscan town. Lunch will be in a private loggia overlooking the main square.
Dinner at the villa.

Day 3
A day in Siena with free time to savour the exquisite beauty of this Renaissance town, lunch in the Piazza Del Campo and to finish – a tour of the incomparable Duomo di Siena.
Pizza dinner at the Villa, prepared and cooked in front of the dining table.

Day 4
Florence: We leave the villa early in the morning so that we can meet our personal tour guide for a walking tour of Florence, including skip the line tickets to see Michelangelo’s masterpiece, The David. After lunch there is free time for exploring the city. We also have a guide for the Uffizi Gallery
for those that wish to do this. If others prefer free time to shop, that is also fine.
We will Remain in Florence for dinner in ‘one’ of the legendary and old Florentine Steakhouses.

Day 5
After such a big full day in Florence, we feel everybody is in need of a rest day at the villa.
We will have our wonderful staff arrive to the villa in the afternoon for a hands on cooking class. You will then enjoy the labour of your love as a late lunch.
This is a fun and semi restful day. At Sunset we then visit a local vineyard in Ficulle (Vitalunga) for a wine tasting and light dinner.

Day 6
A visit to the famous wine town of Montepulciano with a wine tasting and lunch in the main square. On to a Montalcino winery famous for its musical performance in the vineyard and an optional stop at Bagno Vignoni (natural hot springs).
Dinner at the villa.

A very special day.
Excusive winery tour with lunch. Due to secrecy and privacy we have scheduled a private viewing of a vineyard along with a Michelin starred meal to accompanied.
Light dinner back at the villa

Day 8
Departure day. Transfer back to Rome.

Your Bespoke Experience

Italian Villa Vacations has selected a persona Italian tour guide that speaks perfect English for the group for the week that will accompany you on daily tours in the regions and explain the sites during the course of the week. Together through out Umbria and Tuscany we will experience exclusive access to sites with locals.
You will enjoy private transportation, amazing staff, a local cook, charming guides, and a flexible itinerary.
A blend of stunning locations, culture,, shopping, food, wine,, cooking and relaxation is a part of each day.

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From AUD $600 / night