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Duration

7 Days 6 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

About this tour

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the heart of Tuscany, where each moment is a celebration of slow living and culinary excellence! 🍷🍽️ Begin your adventure with a warm welcome dinner in the enchanting city of Florence before settling into your luxurious Tuscan villa nestled amidst picturesque countryside.

🏰 Explore the “Cradle of the Renaissance” as you wander the medieval streets of Siena, famed for its exhilarating Palio horse race. Indulge in a delectable lunch featuring regional delights like the renowned Certaldo onion and organic olive oil in the charming village of San Gimignano. 🌿 Wind through the scenic Chianti Hills, Montepulciano, and Montalcino, renowned for their world-class wines. Savor authentic Tuscan flavors at handpicked restaurants endorsed by Slow Food, where local ingredients shine in traditional recipes.

🧀 Immerse yourself in the flavors of Pienza, a quintessential Renaissance town celebrated for its exquisite Pecorino cheese. Delight in a visit to a local cheese producer, gaining insight into the art of cheesemaking and relishing in tastings of this savory delicacy.  Join us in embracing the ethos of Slow Food, championing the preservation of regional cuisine, sustainable farming practices, and the vibrant tapestry of local culture. Come experience Tuscany’s rich culinary heritage and savor the moments that truly matter. Buon viaggio! 🍇🥂

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For Enquiry of this Tour, please contact Direct Flights
Kindly send us your email to: bookings@directflights.com.au

Package expires at on 30th, November 2024

Highlights

  • 🌟 Welcome dinner in Florence 🍽️
  • 🏰 Explore medieval Siena and Palio horse race 🐎
  • 🍲 Lunch with local specialties in San Gimignano
  • 🍷 Wine tasting in Chianti, Montepulciano, and Montalcino
  • 🧀 Visit Pienza for Pecorino cheese tasting
  • 🌍 Embrace Slow Food ethos and local culture

Included/Excluded

  • 6 nights in Rignano Sull' Arno at Hotel Villa Pitiana - 4* or similar
  • Car Hire Credit of $700
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast
  • 1 typical welcome dinner at the hotel
  • 1 lunch at “Osterie d’ Italia” typical slow food restaurants in Florence or equivalent
  • 1 light lunch in Pienza
  • 1 lunch or dinner after cooking lesson
  • 3 Guided Tastings of foods and/or wines from the Tuscany region
  • 1 cooking class (morning or afternoon, upon availability of the venue)
  • 1 half-day private guided tour of Firenze
  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.),
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc.
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package

Itinerary

Arrive in Florence Airport or Railway Station and pick up your car rental or meet your driver for your private transfer. Then, make your way to hotel in Chianti area with welcome dinner. Overnight stay in Rignano Sull' Arno at Hotel Villa Pitiana or similar.

Dinner

Morning departure for Florence by your rental car or by private limousine or van service. Private guided tour of Florence. Walk through the historical centre of this amazing city and visit the Santa Croce church (outside), known as the "Pantheon of Italian Glories" where many illustrious Italians such as Michelangelo, Galileo, Rossini and Machiavelli are buried. The visit also takes in the other religious buildings (the Baptistery, the Duomo and Giotto’s bell tower - outside) and the houses of power in the old city (the Piazza della Signoria). Lunch at typical restaurant. Free afternoon to stroll along in Florence elegant streets. We then suggest a break at one of Florence’s oldest ice cream parlours, “Perché no!” that offers more than 33 different flavours and a precise selection of raw materials (including pistachios from Bronte, a Slow Food Presidium product, saffron and cardamom). Return to your hotel. Overnight stay in Rignano Sull' Arno at Hotel Villa Pitiana or similar.

Breakfast, Lunch

Morning departure by your rental car or by private limousine or van service. In the morning, we suggest to visit Siena at your leisure in the morning, one of the most important and most beautiful architecture in the city, including the Museum delle Contrade (each horse in the famous “Palio”, runs for a different Contrada or district). We also suggest to sample of some delicious traditional desserts like the Panforte in one of the most famous pastry shops in town. Free time for shopping. In the afternoon, to visit the famous towers and the San Gimignano 1300 Museum: storyboards, multi-media exhibits, street scenes and a ceramic recreation of the city as it was back in 1300. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay in Rignano Sull' Arno at Hotel Villa Pitiana or similar.

Breakfast

Morning departure by your rental car or by private limousine or van service. Entire day dedicated to discovering the Chianti hills along the Via Chiantigena (an ancient road connecting Siena with Florence crossing over the Chianti hills). Visit a winery in Radda in Chianti where you will meet the wine producer and visit to the cellars, at the end enjoy a wine tasting. Proceed to Greve in Chianti where we suggest visiting the little historical town centre. Stopping at the historical butchers “Falorni” where since the 1729 they produce the specialties of the local [norcineria], the Prosciutto Saporito (Cured Ham) di Greve and all the cured products also in the various versions of pork from the Surrounding Senese hills as well as the wild boar, from the well-known Finocchiona to the Noble Salamis in Chianti, prepared with the noble parts of the pork, to the Salami to the Classical Chianti. Specialty: ‘Bistecca alla Fiorentina’ T-bone Florentine Steak, Italian veal. We suggest you to have a little tasting of salami. We also suggest lunch at Trattoria Mangiando Mangiando. In the afternoon visit winery in Greve in Chianti for a wine and oil tasting. Return to the hotel Overnight stay in Rignano Sull' Arno at Hotel Villa Pitiana or similar.

Breakfast
 

Morning departure by your rental car or by private limousine or van service. Departure for Montepulciano, one of the most characteristic and intact medieval cities in Italy which from a height of 605 metres above sea level offers amazing views over the surrounding hillsides. Explore the wonderful town centre of Montepulciano. Then, proceed to Pienza, the perfect example of a renaissance city, famous for its Pecorino cheese. Visit a Pecorino cheese producer, learn something about the cheese-making process. Enjoy your light lunch with pecorino cheese and wine tasting. In the afternoon, we suggest to stop in Montalcino famous for its Brunello, one of the best red wines in the world. However Montalcino, is also a beautiful art city, which dominates 3,000 hectares of vineyards (1,500 for Brunello alone). Return to the hotel. Overnight stay in Rignano Sull' Arno at Hotel Villa Pitiana or similar.

Breakfast, Lunch

Today in the morning or in the afternoon (according to venue availability) join a cooking class dedicated to the Tuscany tradition, followed by lunch or dinner. Overnight stay in Rignano Sull' Arno at Hotel Villa Pitiana or similar.

Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and our services come to an end.

Breakfast

Durations

7 Days 6 Nights

Languages

English

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Hotel Villa Pitiana

Rignano Sull' Arno Tuscan Holiday Villa, only 25 minutes far away from Florence, Villa Pitiana welcomes its guests in an uncontaminated place. As soon as you leave the main Valdarno road 69 and start climbing the hill from S. Ellero, you find yourself immersed in the countryside scenarios which made you select Villa Pitiana as the final destination of your journey.

DF/ETG-11602

  • 06 Jan 24 - 20 Dec 24

  • AUD$2343 Per Person

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