Tuscany & Umbria 2018

                 Sunday,  November 4 - 11 

                   

 

Spend the afternoon with Renaissance masterpieces and sip Vino Nobile while watching the Tuscan sun set. 

Explore medieval hill towns, make fresh pasta, hunt for truffles and antiques.  

Get delightfully lost in the winding cobblestone streets the Medici once travelled, and spoil yourself with Florentine rustic elegance.

 
Your home in Tuscany, Hotel Villa Marsili.  Located within the walls of the picturesque Tuscan city of Cortona, Villa Marsili is within walking distance of the center of the village. A gated entrance, 24 hour concierge, and all of the modern amenities of a luxury property await you.  All 26 guestrooms are all tastefully decorated and have a view of the lush, green Val di Chiana. 
 
At the beginning of the XIVth century, the Chiesa della Madonna degli Alemanni, a very ancient church with an underneath oratory, was standing on the very spot of the hotel.  (The church was on the present hall floor, while the oratory was on the lower floor. The staircase remains linking the two floors today.) Ceilings are adorned by frescoes and rooms are decorated with original and antique furniture. A daily breakfast buffet is served in the hotel's softly colored dinning room and in the evening, guests can enjoy a complimentary aperitivo on the garden terrace before dinner.
Hotel Villa Marsili was voted
2016 Travellers' Choice
on Trip Advisor.
Sunday
Arrival.  Welcome to Italy!
  • We will pick you up at Roma Fiumicino Airport.  Store your bags with our private driver, then go for a stroll through Campo dei Fiori to try pizza al metere, (Roman style pizza), and some of the best gelato in the Eternal City. 
  • Check into Villa Marsili, then Welcome Dinner at a traditional trattoria in the village.
Monday
Pasta Making & Cooking Class
  • Breakfast at Villa Marsili or walk into town for cappucino and chocolate-filled cornetti in Piazza delle Signorelli to chat with the locals. 
 
  • Pick up your vintage Fiat 500 and follow the country roads to an agriturismo for a hands on cooking class of autumn
        Tuscan dishes and an olive oil and wine tasting .    
  • Dinner at La Bucaccia tonight.
    

Tuesday

Florence, A Full Day of Art & Food

  • Free time to explore the city on your own or visit to the Ufizzi Gallery.

  • Food crawl and artisan workshops walk.  Sip and eat as we visit mask makers, leather gilders, paper makers, an antique perfumeria, and more. 

  • Traditional Florentine dinner tonight in "The City of Flowers"

Wednesday

Truffles & Cheese

  • Early morning truffle hunt in the Umbrian woods for fall white truffles.  Enjoy lunch prepared with your findings.

  • Cheese tasting and tour of the casale at a Pienza farmhouse.

  • Dinner tonight in Cortona.

 

 

Thursday
Lunch in the Vineyards 
  • Lunch and wine tasting above the vines in Montepulciano.

  • Free time in Cortona or come along on a walk with us to learn the history and backstreets of the village.   Tonight, dinner and passagiata in Cortona.

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

 Deruta, Spello, & Perugia

 

  • Shop for Deruta ceramics and see artists at work. 

  • Lunch in fairy tale town of Spello, chocolate tasting and cocktails in Perugia. 

  • Dinner in medieval Bevagna tonight inside of an ancient Roman anfiteatro. 

 

Saturday

  • Free day to relax, do some last minute shopping.  It is also market day in Cortona, so get out and mix with the locals in the piazza.

  • Special dinner tonight prepared for you by Chef Joe Cicala inside Del Brenna's artisan studio and showroom.

 

 

Sunday

Until next time!

  • After breakfast we will depart from Villa Marsili to Roma Fiumicino Airport or Roma Termini Station as you wish.

       

       Ci vediamo!

Tuscany & Umbria 7 night tour rate:

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$3,600 per person, double occupancy

Included in price:

  • 7 Nights Luxury Accommodations at Hotel Villa Marsili. 

      Deluxe Room, Queen size bed

      24 hour concierge service

      Individually controlled air condition 

      Ensuite private bath, TV, Wi-fi,

      Complimentary mini bar

  •   Breakfast daily

  •   4 Lunches & All  Dinner  

  •   Wine included with all meals               

  •   Private transportation throughout the tour

  •   All entrance fees and tours

  •   All taxes and gratuities

  •   Airport transfers to and from Rome

            

  Not Included:    

 

  •   International Airfare 

  •   Travel insurance

 

 

 

Reserve your spot for

Tuscany & Umbria 2018

For more details or questions or to

reserve your space, please email Angela at        anticotaly@gmail.com

or call

(443) 440-0473 between 10am-5pm EST.

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