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Thursday April 25th, 2019

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Tuscan Wine Tour: Itinerary PDF

Day 1 Saturday Arrive Florence airport.
Meet your driver and travel 90 minutes to your Tuscan Villa. The afternoon is free to wander the village. We have a late afternoon wine tasting arranged prior to the welcome dinner at the villa in the early evening (D)
Day 2 Sunday Siena
We’ll start the day with wine beginning with a visit to La Lastra for a tour of the cellars and a tasting of Chianti as well as some lesser known varietals from the area. ... The Tuscan Wine School will provide a foodie tour of the historic center of Siena. Free time in the afternoon to wander the town or shop. Dine in Siena this evening. (BLD)
Day 4 Monday Montalcino
Two amazing towns today, starting with the home of Brunello. First Montalcino with high-end shops, wineries, and restaurants. We’ll start our morning with a cellar tour and tasting at Canalicchio di Sopra, followed by a walk through the town. We’ll break for Lunch in Montalcino, then travel to the medieval town of Pienza for a walking tour. We’ll visit a local producer to sample Pecorino cheese and olive oil, enjoy a bit of free time for photos, shopping, or additional wine tasting.

Our final stop of the afternoon is at Podere il Casale for a pizza making class and, you guessed it, more wine. Return to the villa in the early evening. Since we’ve enjoyed late afternoon pizza and wine, dinner is not provided. If you’re still feeling peckish, I suggest wandering down to one of the restaurants in the village. (BD)

Day 3 Tuesday Montepulciano
We’ll start with a morning walking tour of the village of Montepulciano. Our next stop is a light lunch and wine tasting at Avionesi Winery. We’ll have our second tasting of the day at Palazzo Vecchio. We turn for home with a final stop not far from the villa at Poliziano Winery. We’ll dine al fresco at a restaurant in Montepulciano this evening. (BLD)
Day 5 Wednesday Chianti
Driving north from the villa, we enter Chianti Classico Country. We’ll stop at Felsina for a tour of the cellar and taste some of their vino. A stop for lunch in Radda and time to visit Casa Chianti Classico for an education into the varietals of the region. A final visit another respected producer, Castello di Ama for a tasting before returning to the villa in the evening for dinner. (BLD)
Day 6 Thursday San Gimignano
This morning we visit Tenuta Torciano in the hills north of Poggibonsi for a light lunch, and wine tasting, followed by short introduction to Truffle Hunting. We’ll visit the towered hill town on San Gimignano this afternoon. We’ll walk through the town, ending at the Vernaccia Wine Museum for a tasting of this unique white varietal. We then travel to Volterra for a visit to a wine cellar in town followed by an evening dinner in the village. (BLD)
Day 7 Friday Option Day
Today is option day. You may choose to spend more time in Montepulciano or Montalcino on your own. Transportation will be provided. You might choose to take a hot air balloon ride over the Tuscan Countryside, or tear up Tuscan roads in a Ferrari. See below for options. Our farewell dinner is in the villa this evening (BD)
Day 8 Saturday Arrivederci!
Transportation is provided from the villa to accommodate early flights home. Guests departing early will be provided with a boxed breakfast. Later morning transportation is provided for guests with later flights from Florence. Transportation will also be provided to the train station at Montepulciano for guests extending their stay on the continent. (B)

Updated: Wednesday, November 28, 2018