Small Group “Taste of Tuscany” for $1595!

 

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Home for the week:    Agriturismo La Pietriccia : picture left taken from the Villa looking at the town of Chianciano Terme.

Taste of Tuscany with the Niche Travel Group 

Experience Italy without the crowds and live like a local on this 6 night adventure.

The incredible price of $1595 all taxes per person is available for  bookings paid in full by Feb 21st

  • Tour Includes:
  • Lovely accommodations in a picturesque town in southern Tuscany
  • 6 full breakfasts
  • 6 gourmet 4-course dinners
  • 2 days of guided travel through Tuscany’s Val D’Orcia Valley and Sienna
  • 1 full day in Montepulciano
  • 2 winery visits
  • Olive Oil instruction and insider visits to local hidden gems in small-town rural Tuscany

Maximum 16 guests

Check out the 2017 Group with Faith Sproule as the escort!

Day one:  May 21

Meet at Roma Termani Station for 3:00pm train

Arrive in train station Chiusi-Chianciano Terme at 4:30 pm

From train station to Agriturismo with private bus

Welcome drink in a panoramic terrace, and introducing some information  about the organic farm and slow-food movement.

Dinner with homemade organic products 8:00 pm

 Day Two:  May 22

 Breakfast with homemade organic products 8:30 am

10:00 am:  90 mins optional walk in Stefano’s organic farm and olive orchard.  Walk the local hills and visit a pig farm to  see the historic “cinta senese”.

12:00 pm:  Visit the historic center of the village of Chianciano Terme ( 10-15 minutes/ 700-800m walk)  for a wine, olive oil and Pecorino cheese tasting with the owners of  Bradi Tuscani.

Relax by the pool for the late afternoon with a great bottle of wine that you purchased in the village.

Four-course dinner with homemade organic products 8:00 pm

 Day Three:  May 23

Breakfast with homemade organic products, from 8:00 am

Private Tour through the Val D’Orcia 

The Val d’Orcia, or Valdorcia, is a region of Tuscany, central Italy, which extends from the hills south of Siena to Monte Amiata

In 1996, UNESCO declared the town a World Heritage Site, and in 2004 the entire valley, the Val d’Orcia, was included on the list of UNESCO’s World Cultural Landscapes.

Pienza  – A town and commune in the province of Sienna, in the Val D’ Orcia in Tuscany  is known as the “touchstone of Renaissance urbanism”

Montalcino – Eat lunch in Montalcino and visit the town for 2 hours.  Montalcino is a hill town and comune in Tuscany, Italy. It is famous for its Brunello di Montalcino wine. The town is located to the west of Pienza, close to the Crete Senesi in Val d’Orcia.

Castello Banfi –  Special Super Tuscany Wine tasting at Castello Banfi at 3:30 pm

4-course dinner with homemade organic products 8:00 pm

Day Four:  Free day May 24

 Enjoy the pool, hike up to Chianciano Terme to visit the Etruscan museum or wander into the new town of Chianciano and visit the Thermal Spas that made this town famous.

Optional Tour $$  Visit Florence or Orvieto by train for the day

 Day Five:  Montepulciano May 25

 Breakfast with homemade organic products 8:30am

11:00am – 5:00pm : Private minibus or taxi to  Montepulciano (Montepulciano is a medieval and Renaissance hill town and commune in the Italian province of Siena in southern Tuscany.)

Wander through the town on your own and meet at the famous Cantina De Ricci winery at 3:00 pm for a tour and tasting.

Cantina De Ricci

http://www.cantinadericci.it/

Rick Steves video about Canina De Ricci

http://www.cantinadericci.it/voto-e-video/

Return 5 pm to the Agritourismo by Private minibus or taxi.

Dinner with homemade organic products 8:00pm

 Day Six:  May 26

Breakfast with homemade organic products from 8:00 am

Private tour:  Sienna 

10:00am -5:00pm

The historic centre of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site.[2] It is one of the nation’s most visited tourist attractions, with over 163,000 international arrivals in 2008.[3] Siena is famous for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval cityscape and the Palio, a horse race held twice a year.

When you return, 7:00 pm Stefano will do talk and olive oil tasting

Dinner with homemade organic products 8:00pm

Day Seven:  May 27

Breakfast with homemade organic products 8:30am

Depart from the Agriturismo at 10:00 am by private transfer to train station  Chiusi – Chianciano Terme.

Trains to Rome or Florence at 11:00am

The 2018 tour will be escorted by Sarah Hill.