15-day Tuscany Villa stay with excursions

  • 15days
  • Italy

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This 'Soggiorno' in Tuscany is a 14 day tour for visitors who have both the time and the desire to indulge in the uniqueness of this wonderful region.

• From the famous Ponte Vecchio to the art and culture of Florence

• From the cantine and salumerie in Montepulciano where you can sample wine, cheese, olive oil and bread to your heart’s content, to the every-present shopping temptations for which the region is renowned

• from the stunning Italian ceramics to the designer boutiques and handmade leatherware, this Soggiorno in Tuscany is a travel experience to be enjoyed and forever remembered!

Includes: 14 night’s accommodation in a fully self-contained apartment in a Tuscan Villa; 10 day tours to various locations; 14 breakfasts, 8 light lunches; 13 dinners at a local trattoria or restaurant including one/two glasses of wine with dinner; cooking class; all travel to and from tour locations via luxury vehicle; train tickets for independent travel to Florence and Arezzo; options to remain with tour group or explore independently at pre-arranged time and location; wine tasting at selected vineyards; maps; transfers to train or Cortona on tour–free days; free access to wifi at the villa; transfers to and from the local train station on arrival and departure days.

  • Day 1

    Arrival

    Transfer you to your accommodation and allow you to settle in and familiarise yourself with your new surroundings which will be ‘home’ for the next 14 days. Dinner in Cortona.

  • Day 2

    Cortona

    Today we spend the day in the local Medieval township of Cortona, the setting for the movie and book ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’. Il Museo dell’Accademia Etrusca in the town centre is a very popular location. Visit the many boutiques, art galleries, stroll to the “high point” and visit Chiesa di Santa Margherita, where the Saint’s remains are encased high on the altar. Return to the villa mid to late afternoon for a little relaxation by the pool. Dinner in Cortona.

  • Day 3

    Siena and San Gimignano

    We travel to Siena, a visit to the spectacular Piazza del Campo, where the famous bareback horse-race is held. Visit Il Duomo and The Mangia Tower or simply stroll the streets and enjoy the ambience and the various delights Siena offers, from the little food stores with many tempting treats to the beautiful stores offering hand painted ceramics and leatherware.

    We visit San Gimignano for the afternoon. This is a beautiful medieval township, a step back in time. This township houses many stores which offer a very broad range of painted ceramics as well as leatherware and alabaster. Two wonderful piazzas where you can simply stroll, visit a museum or climb a tower for a breathtaking view of the Val d’Elsa or enjoy a delicious gelato. Dinner in Cortona.

  • Day 4

    Tour Free Day

    You may choose to ‘stay in’ enjoy the pool and relax. Alternatively, you may choose to visit a local township where you can spend the day ‘exploring’. We will arrange transportation to and from our local train station. Dinner in Cortona.

  • Day 5

    Florence

    Independent train travel to Florence -train ticket, maps, and transfer to and from our local train station on the day is included in the tour cost. Should you wish to visit the Uffizi/L’Accademia or other galleries/monuments, pre-purchase of tickets should be arranged prior to your tour commencement to avoid long waiting periods upon your arrival. Visit www.tickitaly.com to familiarise yourself with the various monuments in Florence. Dinner at the villa by the pool or in Cortona.

  • Day 6

    Chianti and Castellina

    A leisurely day of taking in the most amazing views, whilst driving through this most famous wine growing area of Tuscany. During the morning, we will visit the village of Castellina prior to visiting a vineyard, interact with the winemakers and enjoy lunch and a wine tasting whilst taking in the spectacular views of the vineyards and olive groves. Return to villa late afternoon. Dinner in Cortona.

  • Day 7

    Tour Free Day

    You may choose to ‘stay in’ enjoy the pool and relax. Alternatively, you may choose to visit a local township where you can spend the day ‘exploring’. We will arrange transportation to and from our local train station. Dinner in Cortona.

  • Day 8

    Arezzo

    Independent train travel to Arezzo - train ticket, maps, and transfer to and from our local train station on the day is included in the tour cost. Dinner in Cortona.

  • Day 9

    Pienza and Montepulciano

    We travel to Pienza in the Val d’Orcia the birth place of Pope Pius II, a small township situated not too far from Montepulciano, famous also for the Pecorino cheese. We then travel to Montepulciano, also located in the Val d’Orcia. This township is a true gem, great shopping, wonderful trattorias, cantinas and sulumerie for wine and cheese tastings. Dinner in Cortona.

  • Day 10

    Cortona Resort and Spa

    A wellness package, including half hour massage, Turkish bath, Finnish Sauna, salt room, pool area. Lunch included. Depart villa 10 am – return to villa at 3,30 pm. Dinner in Cortona.

  • Day 11

    Cooking Experience

    Hands-on Cooking Experience. Depart villa at 10 am. for the short drive into the valley. Experience will involve hands-on preparation of various dishes including pasta, main course, side dishes, dessert. Meal is then enjoyed together with the Chef, accompanied by local wine, dessert and sweet wine. Return to villa at approximately 2.30 pm. Dinner in Cortona.

  • Day 12

    Orvieto

    Visit Il Duomo (Cathedral), Saint Patricks Well dating back to 1537, 62 metres deep with double spiral staircase, a tour of the underground city/caves, wonderful shopping. Dinner in Cortona.

  • Day 13

    Lucignano

    Today we visit Lucignano a small medieval village not far from the villa and the setting for the movie ‘Certified Copy’. We will enjoy lunch at a local trattoria prior to returning to the villa mid-afternoon. Dinner in Cortona

  • Day 14

    Tour Free Day

    You may choose to ‘stay in’ enjoy the pool and relax. Alternatively, you may choose to visit a local township where you can spend the day ‘exploring’. We will arrange transportation to and from our local train station. Dinner in Cortona.

  • Day 15

    Departure

    After a leisurely breakfast, we transfer you to the local train station for your departure.

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May 05 2018 May 12 2018 - Single rooms 3,868€
Double rooms 3,673€
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Double rooms 3,673€
May 26 2018 Jun 02 2018 - Single rooms 3,868€
Double rooms 3,673€
Jun 02 2018 Jun 09 2018 - Single rooms 3,868€
Double rooms 3,673€
Jun 09 2018 Jun 16 2018 - Single rooms 3,868€
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Jun 16 2018 Jun 23 2018 - Single rooms 3,868€
Double rooms 3,673€
Jun 23 2018 Jun 30 2018 - Single rooms 3,868€
Double rooms 3,673€
Jun 30 2018 Jul 07 2018 - Single rooms 3,868€
Double rooms 3,673€
Jul 07 2018 Jul 14 2018 - Single rooms 3,868€
Double rooms 3,673€
Jul 14 2018 Jul 21 2018 - Single rooms 3,868€
Double rooms 3,673€
Jul 21 2018 Jul 28 2018 - Single rooms 3,868€
Double rooms 3,673€
Jul 28 2018 Aug 04 2018 - Single rooms 3,868€
Double rooms 3,673€
Aug 04 2018 Aug 11 2018 - Single rooms 3,868€
Double rooms 3,673€
Aug 11 2018 Aug 18 2018 - Single rooms 3,868€
Double rooms 3,673€
Aug 18 2018 Aug 25 2018 - Single rooms 3,868€
Double rooms 3,673€
Aug 25 2018 Sep 01 2018 - Single rooms 3,868€
Double rooms 3,673€
Sep 01 2018 Sep 08 2018 - Single rooms 3,868€
Double rooms 3,673€
Sep 08 2018 Sep 15 2018 - Single rooms 3,868€
Double rooms 3,673€
Sep 15 2018 Sep 22 2018 - Single rooms 3,868€
Double rooms 3,673€
Sep 22 2018 Sep 29 2018 - Single rooms 3,868€
Double rooms 3,673€
Sep 29 2018 Oct 06 2018 - Single rooms 3,868€
Double rooms 3,673€

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