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Flavors of Tuscany
October 04, 2013 – October 12, 2013
The language of Tuscan life goes something like this: Sample a Chianti Classico, sourced from the earth under your feet. Squeeze a fresh tomato. Stir a fragrant pot. Foray to Tuscany’s breathtaking cultural capitals and small, cypress-studded hill towns—always returning to your Tuscan home and the convivial atmosphere of a small-group journey.
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At the end of nine days, you will be a skilled practitioner of Tuscany’s cultural lingo, with perfect command of the three words that matter most: la dolce vita.


Program Highlights:
  • For six nights become part of the family at gorgeous Tuscan wine estate Podere Ciona, amidst rolling hills; and for the last night, relish Florence's Hotel L'Orologio.
  • On exclusive small-group excursions, cook with a Michelin-rated chef and at the elbows of four “Tuscan Mammas,” making ricotta and conjuring prized dishes.
  • Visit historic gems: a 1,000-year-old winery; Etruscan ruins in Cortona; a mill where olive oils are pressed the old way; and a monastery that hosted St. Francis.
  • Visit hill towns with histories as mesmerizing as their panoramic views; meander Siena’s morning market; and savor Florence, seeing Michaelangelo’s David at the Accademia.