A Taste of Tuscany
Tuscany, its medieval villages sitting atop hilltops, rolling hills covered in vineyards and of course, its amazing cuisine. Hosted by Award-winning Chef Kevin Fonzo, come and get pampered at our luxurious estate.
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From USD 5,299 per person
Discover (or re-acquaint yourself with) Tuscany on this feast of the senses, with award-winning Chef Kevin Fonzo. Pampered at our estate, Kevin and his team invite you to embark on a journey touching on culture, history, world-renowned food and wine. Experience the region, the Art In Voyage way – a week making new friends, hanging out with locals and sharing home-made and family style meals.
As always on our villa-centric journeys, do as much, or as little as you would like, taking advantage of our well-balanced program, or using our courtesy vehicle to escape on your own. On this journey, we will uncover Florence, Siena, Montepulciano, Pienza, San Gimignano, Orvieto and Montalcino.
Land dates, room options and rates
- Deluxe ensuite room $5299Sold out :(
- Master suite $5599Sold out :(
Rates displayed are per person per journey, based on double occupancy. Solo travelers are welcome for a small single supplement fee of $1699.
Traditional and home-style culinary experiences
One recurring theme on our villa-centric journeys is the authenticity of our dinning experiences. Be it at a local trattoria or at home with our chef and his local counterparts. Take part in the making of pasta, tiramisu or just enjoy watching our chef do his magic, prosecco on hand.
So much is included
As for many of our journeys, we have taken some of the worries related to planning and budgeting out, so you may fully enjoy your experience. To that effect, all our tours and excursions as listed on the itinerary are included, as well as over 18 meals. All you have to do now is just show up and let yourself be pampered without worrying about breaking the bank once there.
Culture and history without excess
Discovering Italy also means understanding the local culture and the country's history. Both are quite essential components of the food and wine traditions as well when you think about it. Yet, we also know that too much of it can be..well, too much of it. So we have created a balanced itinerary, inviting you to discover, without excess, Tuscany's traditions, culture and history through the eyes of our local historian-guides.
And the wines, oh the wines!
Let's admit it, this has to be one of the main reasons for journey-ing to Tuscany and tour incredible wine regions, not the least being Chianti, Montepulciano and Brunello. We will certainly make sure to introduce you to some of these fine producers by picking small and less known estates which we have established great relations with, all offering true Italian hospitality (and incredible wines) along the way
All activities are optional in attendance
Day 1: Welcome to Tuscany
Day 2: Sunday Funday (and cooking class)
Day 3: Siena & Montepulciano
Day 4: Florence
Day 5: Morning at leisure & Orvieto
Day 6: Cooking class & Montalcino
Day 7: Day at leisure
Day 8: Take the opportunity to extend your stay
OUR HOME BASE
Only an hour away from Florence, this traditional Tuscan villa is set in a landscape of exceptional beauty, composed of gentle rolling hills and wide, seemingly never-ending valleys. The ideal place from where to visit some of the most beautiful towns in Tuscany: San Gimignano, Montepulciano, Siena, Volterra and much more are all less than an hour away.
The villa is an old farmhouse that has been recently restored by local craftsmen ensuring that its original structure was fully maintained. Boasting 6 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and an incredible kitchen, the property offers amazing views (and sunsets) of the valley below.
THIS JOURNEY INCLUDES
7 nights in a beautiful Tuscan estate
7 traditional breakfasts 5 lunches with wine 7 dinners, including one off-site - paired with wine
Private guided walking tour of Florence Private guided walking tour of Siena Wine & Olive oil tastings throughout (4+) Cooking class (2) 60 minute massage (1) Self-guided visits of several local hilltop towns and villages (see itinerary) Bikes at the property
As well as...
Services of an award-winning chef & a journey host Luxury air-conditioned transportation throughout Private airport transfers (from Rome or Florence - service to/from other airports available) Open bar at the property Courtesy car on site
GOOD TO KNOW
No visa required for US and Canada residents International flights are not included. Art In Voyage may assist in booking those. We recommend arriving a day or two earlier to discover Rome, Florence or Venice, while getting acclimated to the time difference. All tours and activities on our itinerary are optional in attendance, yet included. Although rare, our itinerary may be subject to slight modification based on weather events or unexpected logistical challenges. Gratuity is always appreciated and not included.
HOW ABOUT EXTENDING?
Arrive earlier, leave a bit later or simply extend beyond Italy to discover some of the best Europe has to offer. Our team of professional curators will be happy to design THE perfect extension for you.
WHY TRAVEL WITH US?
Expertise Flexibility Friends /Family Spirit /Small Groups Luxury C onditions Exclusive Experiences
All listed retreats (hotels, villas and barges) are, at times, subject to changes. If replaced, similar or higher standards will be upheld.
A refundable deposit* of $2000 per person is due at the time of your reservation. In case of a cancelation at more than 90 days prior to departure, your deposit will be returned minus a $250 per person administrative fee.
Solo travelers welcome for a small single supplement of $1699.
Your final balance is due 90 days prior to departure, at which point your journey becomes non-refundable.
NEW! Find a replacement at least 30 days prior to departure and your journey will be fully refunded, minus a $250 per person administrative fee.