A genuine experience in the heart of Tuscany: 7 days, 4 cooking lessons, 6 dinners, 5 art history lessons, 4 tours and much more. Price 1950,00 EUR per person
A week to taste the authentic Italian lifestyle, in the heart of Tuscany.
We asked ourselves what we love most dearly about our homeland and what makes our everyday life extraordinary: the sublime beauty of landscapes, famous artworks and the rich food and wine heritage. That is why we thought to offer all this in seven intensive, emotional and unforgettable days.
However, it is not your ordinary holiday, but a special, cultural journey that stimulates all the senses. And so, Carezze d’Italia is born: an holiday week in an elegantly restored antique farmstead immersed in the splendid countryside of the Chianti in the heart of Tuscany.
You will live seven days of authentic experiences, discovering extraordinary art works, immortal cities like Florence and Siena and great Tuscan wines and cuisine. In each activity a person from our team will guide you to discover the authentic Italian culture. Some activities, like our cooking lessons, will take place periodically throughout the whole week while others, like the private classical music concert or the Chianti tour, will be one-off appointments.
Together they constitute the extraordinary experience that is Carezze d’Italia.
During the week you will discover the flavours and smells of the Italian cuisine, you will taste excellent Tuscan wines whilst listening to the words of the most famous Italian authors, you will lose yourselves in the colours and images of a land rich in art and moving landscapes and you will live a one-of-a-kind experience of a classical music concert in the hall of our antique homestead.
Morning - Meeting point at the Airport of Peretola or the SMN station
Afternoon - Arrival of the group in the afternoon at Podere in Chianti. Relax
Evening - Refreshing dinner. Herbal anti jet lag
Morning - Morning available for strolls and relaxing by the pool. Light lunch with a tasting menu of wines, cheese and Tuscan cured meats.
Afternoon - Presentation from the instructors and on the philosophy of the experience. First cooking lesson and readings of selected passages from Italian literature.
Evening - Dinner prepared by students and an introductory conversation on a work of art that will be seen at the Uffizi Gallery
Morning - Departure to Florence followed by a tour of the city with professional tour guide. Visit to the central market of San Lorenzo and independent degustation of Florentine street food.
Afternoon - Free stroll in the center of Florence. Return to the facility.
Evening - Dinner and introductory conversation on a work of art that will be seen at the Uffizi Gallery
Morning - Departure to the Chianti for tour with professional tour guide. Visit to 2 wine cellars, where the Chianti DOGC discipline will be demonstrated and where we will taste wines and oils. Visit to San Gimignano and Badia a Passignano. Light lunch in a wine cellar.
Afternoon - Return to the facility. 2nd cooking lesson and reading of passages from Italian literature.
Evening - Dinner prepared by students and an introductory conversation on an artwork that will be seen at the Uffizi Gallery
Morning - Departure to Monteriggioni and Siena for tour with professional guide
Afternoon - Return to the facility. 3rd cooking lesson and reading of passages from Italian literature
Evening - Dinner prepared by students and introductory conversation on an artwork that will be seen at the Uffizi Gallery
Morning - Departure to Florence. Guided visit of the Uffizi Museum with professional guide focusing on the works discussed at dinner. Independent lunch in Florence.
Afternoon - Return to the facility. 4th cooking lesson and reading of Italian literature passages.
Evening - Dinner prepared by students. Classical music concert with soprano and pianist.
Morning - Transfer to airport or Santa Maria Novella train station
- 6 nights/7 days in apartment for 2 people
- 6 breakfast baskets
- 1 light lunch
- 6 dinners
- 4 cooking lessons (12 hours)
- 5 art history lessons
- 4 Italian literature readings
- 3 types of wine with each meal
- Transportation to and from Peretola airport/SMN station
- Tour of Florence with guide
- Tour of Siena with guide
- 1 guided tour of the Uffizi Museum
- All entrance tickets
- 2 wine degustations at wineries
- Eventual modifications to the menus for particular dietary requirements
- Use of pool and all garden equipment
What Not Included
All that is not explicitly listed in the program and items list
6 nights/7 days