Tuscany, home to some of the most beautiful landscapes in all of Italy! On a journey through Italy’s lands where the Medici ruled... and amassed some of the most spectacular art ever created, discover its myriad treasures in Florence and Tuscany…incomparable scenery, art, food and wine—you may have to agree that all the good things in life come together in Tuscany! Terrie Viets, owner of Solari, will be your host as you experience life in a luxurious villa, meals prepared by our personal chef, excursions to breathtaking destinations, and new-found friendships. Terrie has traveled to Italy over 55 times and has extensive knowledge of Italian culture, its history of artistic craftsmanship, as well as its fabulous food and wine. Our home for the week... will be the incredible Villa Tavernaccia, located only 8 km. from Florence, and situated where the views from all aspects are stunning…with gardens and terraces plus walking paths through ancient olive groves and vineyards. Each double-occupancy bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom. Exquisitely decorated and built in the 1700’s with the finest attention to detail, the villa will provide a perfect retreat after our daily tours and is surrounded by 32 acres of private garden and evergreen forest right in the prestigious Chianti countryside.
Our excursions include... visiting wineries for private tours, tastings and luncheons including the 2022 World’s Best Vineyard! Together we’ll explore Florence, rich in monuments and architectural masterpieces that evoke the power of this town. San Gimignano is Tuscany’s "Medieval Manhattan" and bristles with many tall stone towers, all slightly askew, and is one of Italy’s prettiest and most atmospheric hill towns. Siena, a great banking and textile rival of Florence in the Middle Ages that has preserved dozens of noble palaces and art-filled churches, none greater than its Gothic-Romanesque Duomo. Volterra, with its archaeological sites from Etruscan and Roman times, this is one of the best Tuscan hill towns to visit for those with an interest in history with its medieval streets and Medici fortress. There are more places and sites included and all are sure to amaze! Tour includes:
Transportation the week of April 20-27th from and to Florence Airport or train Station and daily transportation.
7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 7 dinners. Many of our meals will be prepared by our personal chef and others will be enjoyed on our field trips at local restaurants.
All excursions, entrance fees, and licensed guides. Tour does not include airfare or mandatory trip insurance. Trip insurance is required and can be arranged through AAA, Allianz, AXA, John Hancock or Berkshire Hathaway Travel at a reasonable rate.
Cost: $5,950 per person, double occupancy. There are rooms available that can accommodate twin beds and a $1200 surcharge is applied for single use of a double room. A $1,500 per person, non-refundable deposit reserves your spot. The balance is due Jan. 20, 2024 and is also non-refundable. The required trip insurance would reimburse for any change in your travel status. Tour is limited to 12 participants. Checks should be made payable to Solari, or you may come in or call the store with your credit card information. HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US!!! Please call for more details at 440-333-9600.