Taste of Tuscany
Tuscany, its medieval villages sitting atop hilltops, rolling hills covered in vineyards producing some of the best wines in the world, and of course, its amazing cuisine. Award-winning Chef Kevin Fonzo introduces you to all of it, while being pampered at our luxurious estate.
1 Home Base
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 Cetina 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.
Land dates, room options and rates
- Deluxe ensuite room $5299
- Master suite $5599
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
The Val d’Orcia is a wonderful area, due to the protection of the natural beauty of its enchanting landscape so much so that it is recognized to its artistic heritage, and for these reasons recognized as a Unesco World Heritage Site. It is in this marvelous natural context that Faggeto estate shines. This former convent was recently transformed into a villa of high standard and great charm.
A path lined with old cypress trees leads up to the villa, which is completely fenced and where the noises of the modern world cannot be heard, but where you are simply surrounded by gently rolling green hills and where a real sense of peace and quiet reigns supreme.
The villa offers every comfort: from the pool and the carpet-surfaced tennis court, to the double pool house, complete with sauna and shower and below the pool. All the bedrooms, tastefully decorated and boasting quality linens and towels, come with their own private bathrooms, finished in travertine and local terracota tiles.
This hilly part of south-eastern Tuscany is also famous for its beneficial thermal baths. San Casciano dei Bagni offers a fabulous spa and thermal pools. Cetona is an enchanting Tuscan town with a couple of well-known restaurants and the weekly market well worth a visit. This is the real Tuscan countryside!
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
Hot air balloon over Tuscany
After an early wake up call, you board an 8-passenger hot air balloon for an incredible bird eyes' view of the sunsire over Tuscany's rolling hills. After landing back, enjoy a traditional Italian picnic breakfast before returning to the property. Price is per person - weather dependent
Behind the wheel of a vintage car
On any given day of our itinerary, follow us in your very own classic car. Chose from a Mercedes 190SL, an Alfa Romeo Spider 1750, an MG TF or an MG A. Price is per car, per day and "from" (final cost depends on the selected car). It includes 150 kms
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.