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Countryside LeisureCountryside Leisure
This itinerary is ideal for those who want a vacation, not a marathon. It is a great choice even for return visitors, as we offer you a new way to get to know the real Tuscany, by leaving the beaten path and letting the locals guide you on a unique journey through its unspoiled territory.
Discover what the “slow” trend is all about. Many of you have heard about the Slow Food Movement which has been growing exponentially throughout the world. It’s no wonder that it all started in Italy, a place that inspires you to slow down and enjoy the beautiful things that  surround you. And that’s just what we’d like you to do on your vacation in Tuscany. Let us show you the secrets of this beautiful region: stay in an exclusive private villa in the countryside; visit small medieval villages unknown to most visitors; observe artisans in their workshops as they create masterpieces; see the vineyards and wine cellars and meet the local producers; learn how pecorino cheese or olive oil is made by watching local farmers make it; and, of course, savor the delicacies that have made Italy the best place for food in the world.

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Countryside DynamicCountryside Dynamic
For some, a vacation means enjoying the outdoors and   experiencing adventure! While the natural beauty of Tuscany can easily be savored sitting on a lounge chair and sipping a glass of Chianti, it can also be experienced riding a bicycle through its characteristic winding hills, exploring its wooded lands on horseback, hiking with a guide in search of chestnuts, mushrooms or exemplary local fauna, even taking an amazing ride in a hot air balloon or sailing along the coast for a day with a skipper. Our “Dynamic Package” is designed with the more adventuresome traveler in mind. We will organize itineraries through some of the most scenic areas of Tuscany, which will allow you to “actively” discover the hidden gems of this amazing region.  

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For Women onlyFor Women Only
If you are 50 or over and have a passion for travel, but also feel you deserve a taste of the dolce vita, join us for the perfect blend of exploration and relaxation. This itinerary is designed for single women (or even married ones whose husbands don’t like to travel!) who would like to discover the culture, way of life and cuisine of Tuscany in good company. You will take things “slow”, according to the local motto that promotes fine living. Reside in a luxurious private villa without early wake up calls and with plenty of time to relax and really enjoy the beauties of this extraordinary region. Take leisurely strolls through some of the most quaint hilltop towns and villages, with a guide who speaks your language and goes at your pace. Join our chef for a cooking class and learn how to prepare a wonderful meal with simple homegrown ingredients. See how some of the most renowned Italian delicacies are actually made, including pecorino cheese, olive oil and gelato. Tour local vineyards and enter the  impressive wine cellars, where you can taste for yourself why these products are world famous. Visit the artisans and their workshops. Savor the local cuisine in the restaurants where the natives go. This is your chance to experience the pleasures of simple Tuscan living while enjoying a stress-free vacation.

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Girls’ Getaway
Girl's GetawayTreat yourself to a fun-filled getaway just for the girls! Bring some friends, or meet new ones, and pamper yourselves while you discover and enjoy the magic of Tuscany. Reside in a fabulous private villa where it will be easy to feel like a VIP. Take a cooking class with an Italian chef (we’ll try for tall, dark and handsome!) and choose your favorite wine by tasting it with a sommelier. Step back in time with a tour of some of the most picturesque hilltop towns. See how artisans produce their beautiful wares by visiting their workshops. Indulge yourselves for a day at a world famous thermal health spa. Shop at the best designer outlets. Spend a night on the town in Florence and if you are up for it, why not go dancing? And best of all, forget the diet, and dine in some of the best local eateries - after all, you are in Italy!

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The Total Culinary ExperienceThe Total Culinary Experience
For the food buff, Italy is the ideal place to enjoy great cuisine. So come spend a week learning the ropes with a professional Italian chef. This will be much more than a simple cooking course, you will take part in the whole process of preparing your meals, including shopping locally for (or hand-picking from the garden) your organic ingredients. A wine  tasting seminar will introduce you to the best local  varieties and teach you how to select the right wine for every meal. You will also learn about the “Slow Food” philosophy that is rapidly spreading throughout the world, and sample some of the wonderful restaurants that have joined the movement. Excursions geared around Italy’s popular eno-gastronomic culture, including famous local food festivals, will complete this perfect culinary experience.

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Milestone Celebrations: Birthdays/Anniversaries/GraduationsMilestone Celebrations: Birthdays/Anniversaries/Graduations…
What better way to celebrate a special occasion than a party in the Tuscan hills? A private villa for you and your guests, where we will cater your event to perfection, will be the perfect venue. And the best part is that the party doesn’t have to end: afterwards, you can enjoy an amazing custom   vacation with your family and friends in one of the world’s most beautiful regions. The sky is the limit when it comes to planning this memorable occasion. You can have a full-blown bash: music, dancing, fireworks, etc… or a more intimate gathering. Whatever you envision, just let us know. Then  select activities from our itineraries to keep the fun going. Together we can  design a celebration-vacation that will be remembered by all for a lifetime!

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Family/Group Reunions and VacationsFamily/Group Reunions and Vacations
There’s no better place than a Tuscan villa for that  perfect get together! We will provide you with a fabulous “home away from home” where you can all gather and enjoy the best of this amazing region. Our properties all guarantee abundant space for you to move about, both inside and out, a private pool with an unparalleled view of the world renowned Tuscan hills, all the modern amenities you could ask for in a setting of rustic elegance that defines a restored Tuscan farmhouse. Who will do the cooking? If you’d like, an Italian chef will delight your palates. How about a group excursion? Let our driver take you where you’d like to go (and a private tour guide can tell you all about it). Need some help with the kids? Qualified, English-speaking babysitters are no problem. You can also request any equipment for infants and children, (car seats, cribs, high chairs, etc.) so that their stay and yours is worry free. You are also welcome to include any of the options offered in the other itinerary proposals (a cooking class, a wine tasting, a massage…) We can custom build your perfect Tuscan gathering, giving you as much assistance or independence as you desire.

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Romantic WeddingsRomantic Weddings
Celebrate your special day with friends and family in the magical setting of the Tuscan hills. Whether you want a small, informal gathering or a more elaborate affair, we can help you organize the wedding you've always dreamed about. A Tuscan villa is a fabulous place to exchange your vows and incorporate a family holiday in the process. We will work with you from beginning to end to plan your event just the way you want it. Choose from our selection of exceptional locations and top-notch vendors to create the experience of a lifetime.

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Tuscan Autumn and Winter WonderlandTuscan Autumn and Winter Wonderland
Seasons often overlooked for a Tuscan vacation, autumn and winter have many advantages. The temperate climate in this area means that there are still many outdoor  activities taking place. November signals the olive harvest and Tuscany is in a bustle preparing its world famous olive oil. It’s the only time of year where you can actually see the whole process – pick the olives and take them to the mill, then bring home your precious “new” oil and experience the amazing taste. It is also the season for chestnuts and truffles – which means that local festivals, markets and fairs abound. As you approach  December and the holiday season, you’ll find an array of charming Christmas markets (and why not take a ride through the Chianti valley on a historic train to reach them?), holiday concerts, and countless culinary seasonal delights  unavailable year-round. Spend New Year’s in one of the most romantic places on earth. February means Carnival - and   Viareggio’s is one of the world’s finest! Naturally, it’s also important to remember that all the art and history which make Tuscany a cultural center of the world are waiting for you, often with special exhibits or events, and you’ll find fewer crowds, which means shorter lines for museums and historic venues. And last, but certainly not least, what is perhaps the most attractive feature of “low season”, it’s more affordable.

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About Our Itineraries

About our ItinerariesExact itineraries will be determined by the location of the villa (in order to avoid long day trips) and by the dates of your stay. Please contact us to receive information regarding prices and availability.

Our villas are in the most beautiful provinces of the region: Firenze (Chianti and Mugello), Siena, Arezzo, and Lucca. This also means that if you have a preference to see a specific area, you can request that province. If our proposed itineraries don’t meet all of your requirements, we can work together to design your ideal vacation. Activities can be mixed and matched from those listed in the itineraries, or others can be added.

Possible additional activities (season schedules and availability permitting):

  • Classes: Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Italian Language, Yoga
  • City Tours: Spend a Day in Florence or Siena
  • Attend a Music Concert or Opera
  • See a Professional Soccer Match
  • Art Shows and Exhibits
  • Play Golf
  • Local Festivals and Town Markets: (including: Carnival in Viareggio, Palio of Siena, Arezzo’s Antique Fair, and many more)
  • Spectacular Garden Tours
  • Visit Castles and Fortresses
  • Spend a Day at the Beach
  • Participate in the Grape or Olive Harvest
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