• ilovetuscany

I love Tuscany

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  • Duration: 6 days
  • Price: €1,500

Montalcino – Sant’Antimo Abbey – Pienza – San Quirico – Cortona – Bagno Vignoni – Siena – Florence
Tuscany has left its imprint on the world in so many ways, through so many of its citizens, from Dante Alighieri, to Galileo, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Giacomo Puccini, the poet Petrarch, the writer Boccaccio, etc., who have contributed to the beauty and fame of the region. Tuscany is beloved by people around the world, and has been a destination and coveted location for private villas and residences for centuries.

As birthplace of the Renaissance, it continues to serve as inspiration and muse to artists and writers. I will try to show you my Tuscany, one that stems from my love for this region. For me it’s not just a “tourist destination,” but it’s my passion, my life, my freedom.
Our trip will develop as a gradual progression. We begin in charming, small medieval towns with their traditional way of life, narrow streets, and tempting “trattorias” and cozy restaurants. We also experience typically Italian traditions and festivals, try some world-famous wines, take in amazing views, and eventually reach splendid Florence with its rich history, museums and stunning art and architecture.

1 DAY – Montalcino Short walk around Montalcino followed by a glass of world-famous Brunello di Montalcino. Climb to the top for sweeping views over the medieval part of town and the beautiful Val d’Orcia hills. Even after all these years, the view still inspires in me feelings of freedom and inner strength and happiness. Read more
2 DAY – San Quirico and Pienza Private visit of a winery producing the well-known “Orcia” denomination wines. Just a few steps from the winery is the lovely small town of San Quirico Val d’Orcia. Afterwards we will continue to the “ideal” Renaissance town of Pienza. Read more
3 DAY – Siena Amazing Siena. Artists have made it their muse, celebrities admire its beauty, and philosophers contemplate the nature of life of history. You will be transported as you gaze out onto the striking Piazza del Campo and enjoy a taste of their local cuisine. It truly is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, with unique traditions and stories, so no visit to Tuscany is complete without a visit. Read more
4 DAY – Cortona Today we will drive to the charming hilltop town of Cortona, a former Etruscan settlement and another pearl of art and architecture. This small town was once a center of Renaissance art, and the painter Luca Signorelli was born and worked here. For years it has attracted artists from all over the world who took inspiration from this lovely setting. Read more
5 DAY – Florence Florence has been the inspiration and love of so many writers, artists and poets, who depicted it in their works. It gave the world Michelangelo, Dante, Botticcelli, the composer Jean-Baptiste Lully, the fashion designers Roberto Cavalli and Salvatore Ferragamo, the painter Modigliani, etc... Read more
6 DAY – RELAX For the last day of our tour, I”ll let you decide. Read more
PRIVATE TOUR PRICES (price is per person for complete 6-night tour) Type No. of people in group:
1-3 4-6 7- 8
Lovely B&B rooms in the historical center of Montalcino Double 2.600 € 1.950 € 1.500 €
Single 3.080 € 2.430 € 1.980 €
Agriturismo/villa with swimming pool Double 2.900 € 2.300 € 1.800 €
Single 3.980 € 3.380 € 2.880 €
THE PRICE INCLUDES: Accommodation for 6 nights, based on your choice; all breakfasts (if you have special requests please let us know, since Italian breakfast is basically bread and/or pastries with coffee or tea and yogurt); all lunches, including a glass of wine in typical restaurants. I like to choose places that don’t cater to tourists and that have excellent food;private visit to a winery with tasting (you will taste 3-4 different wines at each winery); guided tour of Siena, including entrance to the Duomo & the city hall tower; guided tour of Florence, including entrance to 2 museums; airport transfer from either Rome or Florence to Montalcino and back; all transfers with accompanying English-speaker who lives in Tuscany. Dinners are not included in the price.
ADDITIONAL INFO If you have already done a wine tasting in the region, please let us know with whom so we can avoid repetition. We prefer small, non-commercial wineries to make sure you have a special experience. The itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to suit your particular interests or the time of year. Just let us know what you would like and we will do our best to accommodate you. P.S. Should your trip coincide with any special local festivities, like a jazz or wine fest, or an opera or concert, I will let you know in advance in case you would like to include that in your tour.
OPTIONS – EXTRAS (not included in trip price)
  • Go-Kart riding, for group of 8 people only (price per person is €60)
  • Any spa treatments you may get on day 6 of the tour
  • On day 3/5 we can organize a wine-tasting and visit of the famous Capanelle winery (price varies, usually around €40 per person)