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Accommodations options for Tuscany
Your Tuscan Villa
Our best walk to town location for a more upscale,
lively and fun stay.
$2625 per person based on a group of 4 guests
includes the Dolce Vita Package listed below
Click here for details. Airfare not included.
This gorgeous Tuscan villa sits amidst olive groves, vineyards, and wooded hillsides, and is walking distance to San Gimignano, one of the most visited towns in Tuscany, and is full of life and things to do. Wine tasting, art galleries, shops, and delicious restaurants are plentiful. Spend your days swimming in the pool, dining alfresco, or head into town to climb up one of the towers, visit the 12th century Duomo, the People's Palace, or museums dedicated to artwork and archeology. Don't forget to enjoy a refreshing gelato before heading home!
7 nights accommodations
5 bedrooms, 4 double and 1 twin room (2 beds) all with en-suite bathrooms. The 5th bedroom is located in a cozy apartment adjacent to the main villa, complete with it's own kitchen and bath
Fully equipped kitchen
Wi-Fi internet connection available, but spotty in certain areas
Meals included: Daily Breakfast, Welcome dinner, dinner with cooking lesson, 1 lunch during excursion.
Note: While San Gimignano is 3.5 km away by car, it is possible to walk to the town on an unpaved country road for about half the distance, and then meet up with the main road into town - all uphill.
It's about 30 minute walk (1 hour round trip), but it's well worth it!
Nearest town San Gimignano: 3.5 km/2 mi
Florence Airport: 57 km/35 mi
Siena: 42 km/26 mi
Monteriggioni: 25 km/15.5 mi
Poggibonsi Train Station: 11 km/7 mi
Shopping tip: Siena and San Gimignano are wonderful places for souvenir shopping and hand painted ceramics.
La Dolce Vita
7 nights Under the Tuscan Sun Package
DAY 1 Welcome home to your villa
Saturday May 6, 2017
Relax and enjoy your first day at home in Tuscany. You will be greeted by Sandro the owner and presented with a welcome basket of basic staples to create a simple dinner, along with other goodies to ease your arrival needs, including some of Sandro's delicious wine.
*Sandro will be happy to recommend a couple of delightful restaurants. If you prefer to dine in town you can grab a taxi or walk into town.
DAY 2 Tour Full day Firenze
Sunday May 7, 2017
You will spend a full day visiting the beautiful city of Florence. Your driver will pick you up and drop you off at designated times giving you plenty of free time for shopping and exploring the city.
DAY 3 Tour Full day Val d’Orcia
Monday May 8, 2017
On this day you will continue your experience through the flavors of Tuscany, with wine tasting of Brunello as you visit Montalcino and the charming town of Pienza, lunch and wine tasting included.
Note: Get your cameras ready, the Val d'orcia has the most breathtaking picturesque views.
DAY 4 Siena & Monteriggioni*
Tuesday May 9, 2017
A visit to my favorite city in Tuscany awaits you. A truly special day discovering two jewels of Tuscany: Monteriggioni & Siena.
Extra (available on request): I can arrange a special wine-tasting tour and lunch on a farm in Monteriggioni with my friend Mganga. He's originally from Tanzania, but has lived in Siena for 12 years.
DAY 5 Cooking Class in San Gimignano
Wednesday May 10, 2017
Today your group will enjoy a fun hands on cooking class at a local farm not far from the villa. You can take a taxi, or hire a vespa. Please inquire with Sandro.
DAY 6 Full day in Cortona & Montepulciano
Thursday May 11, 2017
Today you'll visit two of the most famous hill towns in Tuscany, Cortona and Montepulciano.
Cortona is the town the movie "Under the Tuscan Sun" starring Diane Lane takes place as well as the book it's based off by Frances Mayes.
DAY 7 FREE DAY
Friday May 12, 2017
This day is for relaxing, packing or exploring on your own.
DAY 8 Buon Viaggio! Have a safe trip home.
Saturday May 13, 2017
If you would like a transfer to the train or Airport please inquire and I will arrange it for you. You can pay your driver directly at pick up.
Here are a few of the beautiful places you'll be visiting
You will spend a day exploring this beautiful city. A great place for shopping and sightseeing
A UNESCO world heritage site, and one of the of the most beautiful squares in Italy, Piazza del Campo is home to the famous Palio horse race that takes place in July and August
San Quirico d'Orcia cypress trees. The most photographed trees in the world can be found half way between Pienza and Montalcino in southern Tuscany. You can ask your driver to stop here for a photo during your Val d'Orcia tour
Pienza was built around 1459 on top of the ancient hamlet by Pope Pius II and has remained nearly unchanged over the centuries. Be sure to stop for a gelato in this lovely little town and take in the view from the Via Dell'Amore (the street of love). This is also a lovely spot for lunch
Don't forget to take in the stunning beauty of the countryside as you travel through your week in Tuscany
On your wine tasting adventure you will taste the famous Brunello wine of Montalcino, and the Vino Nobile of Montepulciano two of my favorites. Enjoy!