TUSCANY & UMBRIA
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 antiques.
Get delightfully lost in the winding cobblestone streets the Medici once travelled, and spoil yourself with Florentine rustic elegance. Experience Tuscany & Umbria.
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 an aperitivo on the garden terrace before dinner.
DAY 1 Welcome to Italy!
We will pick you up at Roma Fiumicino Airport. Check into Villa Marsili, then a welcome dinner
at a traditional trattoria in the village.
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.
DAY 3 Florence, A Full Day of Art & Food
Food crawl and artisan workshops walk. Sip and eat as we visit mask makers, leather gilders, paper makers, an antique perfumeria, and more. Free time to explore the city on your own or visit to the Ufizzi Gallery.
Traditional Florentine dinner tonight in "The City of Flowers".
DAY 4 Cheesemaking on a farm
Hands on cheese making class on a sheep farm, and a visiting to Pienza afterwards. Dinner tonight in Cortona.
DAY 5 Lunch in the Vineyards
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.
DAY 6 Orvieto
DAY 7 Sailing on Lake Trasimeno
Until next time!
After breakfast we will depart from Villa Marsili to Roma Fiumicino Airport or Roma Termini Station as you wish.
Tuscany & Umbria 7 night tour rate:
$4,200 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
5 Lunches & All Dinners
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