14 Days

Soggiorno in Tuscany

From $4,800 Per Person, Twin Share

14 Days

Soggiorno in Tuscany

This tour offers the perfect opportunity to indulge and connect with the region in a very special way.

During your two week stay not only will you visit iconic locations, you will also have ample time to relax by the pool and share the passion of regional food with a local chef.

Based in a Tuscan villa in the countryside near Cortona, this will become your ‘home’ during this ‘soggiorno’ and your connection with the local way of life and the people will make this a unique experience. Indulge in this wonderful region, by many regional culinary experiences daily, Historical treasures, vineyard visits, shopping and much more. The vineyards, olive groves, farm houses and castles will leave you breathless. What are you waiting for?

Highlights

  • Tuscan Villa Accommodation (one location)
  • Immerse yourself in Tuscany & live as a local
  • Hands on cooking experience
  • Iconic locations & Medieval Villages
  • Wine tastings
  • Authentic regional Food & Wine daily
  • Meet and connect with local artisans

2019 Tour Dates

  • Available for commencement every Saturday from 30th March through to 26th October.

Chat to us more if you are looking for a tour outside these dates.

14 Days Soggiorno in Tuscany Tour

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 Saturday – Arrival
    • We transfer you from our local train station to your accommodation and allow you to settle in and familiarise yourself with your new surroundings which will be ‘home’ for the next 14 days. Dinner in Cortona
  • Day 2 Sunday – Cortona
    • This morning we drive past ‘Bramasole’ from ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’ and visit Chiesa di Santa Margherita. We then make our way to the historical centre for a caffé and brioche after which you have free time to enjoy the many boutiques, art galleries and all Cortona offers. We will regroup and enjoy lunch at a typical trattoria. Later in the afternoon there will be the option to return to the villa for some relaxation prior to stepping out to dinner. Dinner in Cortona
  • Day 3 Monday – San Gimignano & Siena
    • We visit San Gimignano for the morning. This is a beautiful medieval township; a step back in time. This township houses many stores which offer a very broad range of painted ceramics as well as leatherware and alabaster. Two wonderful piazzas where you can simply stroll, visit a museum or climb a tower for a breathtaking view of the Val d’Elsa or enjoy a delicious gelato. After enjoying lunch at a local trattoria, we will head back towards Siena.
    • You will have the afternoon to explore Siena; a visit to the spectacular Piazza del Campo, where the famous bareback horserace is held or Visit Il Duomo, The Mangia Tower or simply stroll the streets and enjoy the ambience and the various delights Siena offers, from the little food stores with many tempting treats to the beautiful selection of stores/boutiques.  Dinner in Cortona
  • Day 4 Tuesday – Tour Free Day
    • You may choose to ‘stay in’ enjoy the grounds and relax, visit Cortona or another local township. Alternatively, you may choose from one of our additional activities: vespa tour, cycling tour, cooking experience, cheese making class, gelato making class, painting class, hot air ballooning.
    • Dinner in Cortona
  • Day 5 Wednesday – Florence
    • Independent train travel to Florence (8:12am train departure – arrive into Florence 9:30am); train tickets, map, and transfer to and from our local train station on the day is included. Should you wish to visit any galleries/monuments, pre-purchase of tickets should be arranged prior to your tour commencement to avoid long waiting periods upon your arrival. Visit
    • www.tickitaly.com to familiarise yourself with the various monuments in Florence. This evening dinner will be provided for you in your apartment.
  • Day 6 Thursday – Chianti
    • A leisurely day of taking in the most amazing views, whilst driving through this most famous wine growing area of Tuscany. During the morning, we will visit the village of Castellina; we will enjoy a caffe together after which you will enjoy free time to explore this village which offers a wonderful selection of varied stores. We will then visit a vineyard a short distance away, interact with the winemakers and savour lunch and a wine tasting whilst enjoying spectacular views of the vineyards and olive groves. Return to villa late afternoon. Dinner in Cortona.
  • Day 7 Friday – Tour Free Day
    • You may choose to ‘stay in’ enjoy the grounds and relax, visit Cortona or another local township. Alternatively, you may choose from one of our additional activities: vespa tour, cycling tour, cooking experience, cheese making class, gelato making class, painting class, hot air ballooning. Dinner in Cortona
  • Day 8 Saturday – Arezzo
    • Independent train travel to Arezzo; (9;30am train departure) train ticket, maps, and transfer to and from our local train station on the day is included in the tour cost. Dinner in Cortona.
  • Day 9 Sunday – Pienza & Montepulciano
    • This morning travel through the Val D’Orcia. Our first stop is Pienza, the birth place of Pope Pius II; a small township famous for Pecorino cheese and beautiful boutiques. After a caffe at a local bar you will have two hours to explore this gem independently.
    • We regroup and travel to a nearby location for lunch. After lunch we visit Montepulciano, also located in the Val d’Orcia. This township is a true gem, great shopping, wonderful trattorias, cantinas and sulumerie for wine and cheese tastings. Dinner in Cortona.
  • Day 10 Monday – Cortona Resort & Spa
    • Depart villa 9.30am for the short drive into the valley to Cortona Resort and Spa. A wellness package, including half hour massage, Turkish bath, Finnish Sauna, salt room, pool area. Enjoy lunch in the restaurant or lovely grounds surrounded by beautiful gardens and pool. Return to villa mid afternoon. Dinner in Cortona.
  • Day 11 Tuesday – Cooking Experience
    • Hands-on Cooking Experience. Depart mid-morning for the short drive into the valley to a local farmhouse. The experience will involve hands-on preparation of various dishes including pasta, main course, side dishes, dessert. Meal is then enjoyed together with the Chef, accompanied by local wine, dessert and sweet wine. Dinner in Cortona.
  • Day 12 Wednesday – Orvieto
    • This morning we drive through Umbria to Orvieto. On arrival we enjoy a caffe after which there is ample opportunity to visit Il Duomo, Saint Patricks Well – 1537 which is 62 metres deep with double spiral staircase or tour the underground city/caves. Orvieto has a great selection of stores, ranging from leatherware to ceramics and boutiques. Regroup for lunch at a local trattoria. Return to villa late afternoon. Dinner in Cortona.
  • Day 13 Thursday – Lucignano
    • This morning we visit Lucignano, eliptical in shape, it is known as the ‘pearl of Val di Chiana’.
    • We enjoy a caffe after which you will free time to visit the local market and the village. We will regroup for a lovely lunch at a trattoria and make our way back to the villa early afternoon. Dinner in Cortona
  • Day 14 Friday – Tour Free Day
    • You may choose to ‘stay in’ enjoy the grounds and relax, visit Cortona or another local township. Alternatively, you may choose from one of our additional activities: vespa tour, cycling tour, cooking experience, cheese making class, gelato making class, painting class, hot air ballooning. Dinner in Cortona
  • Day 15 Saturday – Departure
    • After a leisurely breakfast, we transfer you to the local train station for your departure.

14 Days Soggiorno in Tuscany Tour

What's Included

Accommodation

  • Accommodation for 14 nights’ in a Tuscan villa (one accommodation for the duration of the tour) with all modern facilities and a fantastic swimming pool with stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
  • The apartments within the villa are fully self-contained and will be entirely for your use, either one, two or three bedrooms, spacious living area and fully equipped kitchen, bathroom and laundry facilities.

Experiences

  • Day tours to itinerary locations
  • Bi-Lingual Hosts for the duration of the tour
  • Complimentary bottle of wine and beer
  • Cooking experience
  • Spa package
  • Wine tasting at selected vineyards/establishments

Meals

  • All breakfasts
  • 8 lunches
  • All dinners (a-la-carte) at a local trattoria or restaurant. Wine included

Travel

  • All travel to and from tour locations as detailed on itinerary
  • Train tickets and maps for independent travel to Florence
  • Transfers to local train station or Cortona on tour free days
  • Transfers to and from the local train station on your arrival and departure days.

Exclusion

  • Airfares
  • Travel insurance
  • Entry fees to museums/galleries and other places wherever entry fees apply (pre-purchase of tickets can be arranged).
  • All lunches and meals not specifically listed above.
  • All personal expenditure.

14 Days Soggiorno in Tuscany Tour

Accommodation

Il Mandorlo, Fratticciola

Il Mandorlo is a rural house dating back to the 17th Century which has been restored in keeping with its original shape and materials. It is located in the valley ‘Val di Chiana’ nearby the historical centre of Cortona.

The house is divided into five apartments with all modern facilities including air conditioning and WI-FI. The grounds are beautifully maintained and the infinity swimming pool provides a panoramic view of the historical centre of Cortona and surrounding valley.

Set in a quiet location but close enough to the main roads which connect to all the well-known historical cities and villages.

It is an image of rolling hills, vineyards, age-old trees, golden wheat in Spring, Sunflowers in Summer and the constantly changing shades of the earth.

Accommodation is subject to availability at time of booking.

Rosa Dei Venti, Creti

Rosa dei Venti dates back to the 18th Century and is located in the hamlet of Creti in the valley ‘Val di Chiana’ nearby the historical centre of Cortona.

The 25 hectare estate comprises a vineyard, olive groves and two farm houses which are beautifully maintained and include a swimming pool offering spectacular views of the valley.

The various buildings on these grounds have been restored in keeping with old traditions and the six apartments comprise all modern facilities including air conditioning and WI-FI.

Set in a quiet location but close enough to the main roads which connect to all the well-known historical cities and villages this property is a gem of the Tuscan landscape.

Accommodation is subject to availability at time of booking.

Fattoria Giare, Fratticciola

Set in the Tuscan hills Fattoria Le Giare is located in the hamlet of Fratticciola in the valley ‘Val di Chiana’ nearby the historical centre of Cortona and offers eight beautifully restored apartments all with modern facilities including air conditioning and WI-FI.

The grounds are beautifully maintained with a swimming pool offering panoramic views of the valley and Cortona. A peaceful and enchanting oasis to retreat to after a touring day.

Set in a quiet location but close enough to the main roads which connect to all the well-known historical cities and villages this property is a perfect ‘home away from home’ in the Tuscan countryside.

Accommodation is subject to availability at time of booking.

14 Days Soggiorno in Tuscany Tour

Getting there

The tour begins near the historical centre of Cortona. Upon arrival we will meet you at our local train station Camucia-Cortona and will transfer you, via vehicle to the villa, which is a short drive into the countryside.

Cortona is located 2.5 hours by regional train from the main train station in Rome (Roma Termini) and 1.5 hours by regional train from the main train station in Florence (Santa Maria Novella).

Train Travel to the Villa

If you are already in Italy connection to either Roma Termini or Firenze Santa Maria Novella train stations is easily accessible via other train stations.

Either of these two major cities are a good option for your arrival into Italy and then travel to our location. We will meet you at our local train station Camucia-Cortona and will transfer you, via vehicle to the villa, which is a short drive into the countryside.

Arrival from Rome Airport:

  1. Take the Leonardo Express Train from Rome Airport to Roma Termini Train Station (This is a 30min journey and will cost approximately 15 Euro)
  2. From there take a regional train to Camucia-Cortona (This is a 2.5hr journey and will cost approximately 15 Euro)

Arrival from Florence Airport:

  1. Take the bus that goes to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Train Station (This takes approximately 30mins and will cost approximately 15 Euro)
  2. From there take a regional train to Camucia-Cortona (This is a 1.5hr journey and will cost approximately 13 Euro)
14 Days Soggiorno in Tuscany Tour

$4,800

Per Person, Twin ShareSingle Supplement: $300 AUD/USDAUS Clients: $5,650 AUDCanadian Clients: $5,700 CAD

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14 Days Soggiorno in Tuscany Tour

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Tour Free Day Activities

All Activities

$200AUD

Adventure

Horse Riding

A ride between Umbrian and Tuscan hills, enjoying the beautiful landscapes, rich in history and charm.

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$470AUD

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Hot Air Ballooning

Experience an uncommon perspective on Tuscany, standing in a basket thousands of feet up in the air, looking down at forests, vineyards and historic towns.

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$260AUD

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Boat Tour

Private boat trip on Trasimeno Lake visiting two of the islands, where you will be served an Aperitivo with local finger foods, drinks, wine & sparkling. English speaking guide & Captain.

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