Read about our guests experience of the 2016 trip
A TUSCANY VILLA EXPERIENCE
Vacation at a charming villa with a personal chef and private tour guides.
Visit Chianti, Florence, Pisa, Lucca, San Gimignano and more
Italian lifestyle. Live the Tuscany dream.
Unpack your bags once as you settle in for a seven night stay in a centuries old villa in the splendid Tuscan country side. Each morning you’ll awake to the aroma from the kitchen as your personal chef prepares the meals for the day. You’ll visit markets and shops and discover the connection the Italian culture has with its food. Enjoy some alone time reading a book in one of the many spacious rooms throughout the villa or take a swim in the pool after your morning walk in the vineyards just outside the door.
The recipes featured on this tour range from the hearty fare of the south, through the classic cuisine of the center, to the delicate and refined dishes that emanate from the northern regions. All will give you the experience of understanding just how food is connected to the places where they originated. Whether it’s a visit to the butcher or a tour of a locally owned farm, you will experience in person the culinary culture of the Italian people. All dishes prepared in the villa are authentic, distinctively and unmistakably Italian and full-flavored. You are welcome to observe and even get your hands messy learning how to make pasta, stuffed zucchini flowers or biscotti, which will adorn the dinner table.
What really sets Italian Culinary Tours apart from other culinary experiences and tours are the daily excursions lead by expert local guides who will give insights for deeper appreciation of the beautiful Tuscan cities. Siena, famous for its medieval Palio, an all day tour of the city of Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, and San Gimignano which still hails today as one of the most impressive medieval hilltowns of all of Italy are the main cities you will experience. Other visits include visits include Pisa, Lucca and other towns that provide great opportunities for sightseeing, shopping and dining.
- 7 Nights at a beautiful historic villa
on Italian cooking lessons
- Meals are based on regional Italian menu
- Breakfast provided for you every day
- Personal tour guides for the beautiful cities of Florence, Siena and San Gimignano
- Ground transportation pre-arranged
- Leisure time, and a hassle free schedule
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SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER