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Accommodations for Melisha

Birthday Retreat in 

San Gimignano Tuscany 

May 6-13, 2017

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!

 

ACCOMMODATION DETAILS:

  • 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

  • 6 bathrooms

  • Fully equipped kitchen 

  • Laundry machine

  • 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 Package created for Melisha 

7 nights Under the Tuscan Sun

May 6-13, 2017

 

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 

Florence~cradle of the Renaissance
You will spend a day exploring this beautiful city. A great place for shopping and sightseeing
Siena Piazza Del Campo
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
The symbol of Tuscany in Val d'Orcia
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
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
Tuscan countryside
Don't forget to take in the stunning beauty of the countryside as you travel through your week in Tuscany
Tuscan wine tasting tour
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!
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