Taste of Tuscany

Taste of Tuscany

7 Days

For no less than 7 nights, you’ll get to experience a Tuscan farmhouse villa complete with your own single, double, or triple bedroom apartment and a luxurious pool that can be enjoyed throughout your trip. Our Taste of Tuscany tour is by far one of our most popular, with our guests frequently commenting on just how far the experience surpassed their expectations.

With a first-hand look at some of the most vibrant and traditional locations in Tuscany, from Cortona to Siena, you’ll have the opportunity to indulge in the finest wines, partake of the local cuisine and even stimulate your culinary skills with a 4 course cooking lesson.

For fans of bareback horseracing, you’ll be pleased to hear that you can see where the famous Il Palio race takes place in the iconic Piazza del Campo. We’ll also be exploring the fabled town of San Gimignano which produces the exemplary white wine known as Vernaccia. Your tour will also take you into the heart of Chianti’s countryside, where you’ll get up-close and personal with vineyards and olive groves.

This tour is guaranteed to satisfy your senses in many ways; with exhilaratingly authentic tastes from the region, right through to the stunning sights found throughout.

You’ll get to ingratiate yourself with the local artisans and craftsmen and women, visit a host of vineyards, taste fine food and wine, explore captivating locations and villages that date back to the medieval period – and perhaps most importantly of all; feel like a local and not a visitor.

All of this and more can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own villa, with a leisurely pace to your tours and options to book between the 28th of March through to the 24th of October. As new tours commence every Saturday, you can ensure that you get a full week of enjoyment – suitable for adults of all ages.

Departure Days
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2021
TOUR DATES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
14TH MAY 2022
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28TH MAY 2022
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4TH JUNE 2022
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18TH JUNE 2022
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2ND JULY 2022
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16TH JULY 2022
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3RD SEPTEMBER 2022
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10TH SEPTEMBER 2022
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24TH SEPTEMBER 2022
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1ST OCTOBER 2022
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Tour Itinerary

7 Days - Taste of Tuscany

What is Included

7 Days - Taste of Tuscany

INCLUSIONS

  • You’ll get to enjoy 7 nights in our fully renovated, traditional farmhouse complete with amenities
  • Our bilingual hosts & tour leaders will be on hand throughout the tour to assist you
  • We’ve taken care of the itinerary, so that you can sit back and ingratiate yourself with the Tuscan lifestyle
  • Your apartment will be stocked with all necessary provisions and breakfasts are on us
  • 3 unique lunches are provided throughout the duration of your trip
  • You’ll get to enjoy 6 dinners at local Trattorias; and your wine is included
  • Take part in our exciting guided walks across the stunning towns of Cortona and Siena
  • Take part in an exciting, first-hand cooking session with fresh, locally sourced ingredients
  • You’ll get to enjoy a complementary bottle of wine and beer during your stay
  • For fans of wine tasting, we have a selection of events to take in at local vineyards and establishments
  • Your trip will include all necessary travel to and from your accomodation
  • On days where no tours are scheduled, we’ll transport you to the local station so that you can explore at your own pace
  • You’ll also have the option to be taken to Cortona during a tour-free day
  • We’ll also ensure that you are collected from the station on arrival, and taken back safely ready for your return home

EXCLUSIONS

  • This tour doesn’t include your airfares, so to schedule your flight, please contact a local booking agent or airline
  • You’ll be responsible for your own travel insurance and we’d advise taking out cover ahead of time
  • Should you wish to visit any museums, galleries, or public premises; you may be expected to pay an entry fee
  • Any meals outside of those listed within the itinerary won’t be covered by us
  • You may also want to bring cash or a card to cover the cost of your personal expenditures, gifts and so on

Il Mandorlo, Fratticciola

Il Mandorlo is a rural house dating back to the 17th Century which has been restored in keeping with its original shape and materials. It is located in the valley ‘Val di Chiana’ nearby the historical centre of Cortona.

The house is divided into five apartments with all modern facilities including air conditioning and WI-FI. The grounds are beautifully maintained and the infinity swimming pool provides a panoramic view of the historical centre of Cortona and surrounding valley.

Set in a quiet location but close enough to the main roads which connect to all the well-known historical cities and villages.

It is an image of rolling hills, vineyards, age-old trees, golden wheat in Spring, Sunflowers in Summer and the constantly changing shades of the earth.

Accommodation is subject to availability at time of booking.

Getting there

7 Days - Taste of Tuscany

The tour begins near the historical centre of Cortona. Upon arrival we will meet you at our local train station Camucia-Cortona and will transfer you, via vehicle to the villa, which is a short drive into the countryside.

Cortona is located 2.5 hours by regional train from the main train station in Rome (Roma Termini) and 1.5 hours by regional train from the main train station in Florence (Santa Maria Novella).

Train Travel to the Villa

If you are already in Italy connection to either Roma Termini or Firenze Santa Maria Novella train stations is easily accessible via other train stations.

Either of these two major cities are a good option for your arrival into Italy and then travel to our location. We will meet you at our local train station Camucia-Cortona and will transfer you, via vehicle to the villa, which is a short drive into the countryside.

Arrival from Rome Airport:

  1. Take the Leonardo Express Train from Rome Airport to Roma Termini Train Station (This is a 30min journey and will cost approximately 15 Euro)
  2. From there take a regional train to Camucia-Cortona (This is a 2.5hr journey and will cost approximately 15 Euro)

Arrival from Florence Airport:

  1. Take the bus that goes to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Train Station (This takes approximately 30mins and will cost approximately 15 Euro)
  2. From there take a regional train to Camucia-Cortona (This is a 1.5hr journey and will cost approximately 13 Euro)

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7 Days – Taste of Tuscany