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, July 2
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 two  of the trendy neighborhoods of Rome 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,  July 3
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. 
 
  • Hands on cooking class, making traditonal Tuscan dishes at an agriturismo near Lake Trasimeno.    
  • Olive oil and wine tasting
    

Tuesday,  July 4

Florence, A Full Day of Art & Food

  • Spend some time with Renaissance masterpieces at the Ufizzi Gallery.

 

  • Visit hidden artisans workshops of maskmakers, leather gilders, papermakers, an antique perfumeria, and more. 

 

  • Shop for leather, gold, or vintage across the Arno, or find Versace, Ferragamo, Armani, and Gucci on Via de' Tornbuoni .  

 

  • Modern Italian dinner tonight in a restaurant popular among the locals in the San Lorenzo neighborhood. 

Wednesday, July 5
Vineyards by Vespa
  • Vespa tour to  Braccesca Vineyards in Montepulciano.

 

  • Lunch and wine tasting above the vines.

  • Explore the surrounding hilltowns on vespa after lunch. 

 

  • In the evening, dinner at Michelin Star Restaurant, "Il Falconiere"

*** (We will provide private transport to the vineyard for anyone not interested in driving a vespa) 

 

 

 

 

Thursday,  July 6

 Medieval Siena

 

  • Art, architecture, and folklore walk of Siena.

 

  • Progressive dinner through the trattorie of Siena, enjoying one course at each restaurant, as well as wine or beer.  

 

 Friday,  July 7

Truffles & Cheese

  • Early morning truffle hunt in the Umbrian woods.  

  • Enjoy lunch prepared with your findings.

 

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

 

 

Saturday,  July 8

Market Day &  Dine and Shine

  • Design your own menu today and we will prepare your favorite dishes for you!

  • Accompany the chefs to the Saturday market to shop for season's best local produce, then to the village butcher and baker.

  • Lunch inside of a centuries old olive oil mill, now the Del Brenna Family's exquisite jewelry showroom. 

 

  • Visit the workshop of third generation jewelry and shoe designer, Sabastian Del Brenna before dining. 

          Bonus: You may wear the jewels while dining, and pieces are available for purchase, if you simply cannot resist.  

 

 

Sunday,  July 9

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:

​ 

$2,800 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 2017

For more details or questions

      please email Angela at        anticoitaly@gmail.com

or call

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

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