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Flavors of Chianti
October 08, 2020 – October 16, 2020

Embrace the bewitching enchantment, bucolic ambiance, and charismatic culture of Chianti. Meander through Tuscany’s colorful cities, cypress-studded hilltop towns, classic cucinas, and idyllic vineyards during this small-group journey. Explore the Italian countryside that provides endless inspiration for artists, chefs, and vintners alike.

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Program Highlights:
    • With your small group (maximum 22 guests), enjoy seven nights deluxe accommodations at the luxurious and exclusive Castello La Leccia in Castellina featuring exceptional views of the lush, rolling Tuscan landscape.
    • Admire the Etruscan ruins and Roman center at Volterra before visiting charming San Gimignano—theTown of Fine Towers—which is completely encircled by medieval walls.
    • Stop at the Renaissance town of Pienza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which sits atop a hill overlooking the Tuscan countryside.
    • At Podere Il Casale—an organic farm—learn about the owners' passion for the slow food movement, see a cheese-making demonstration, and enjoy a leisurely lunch.
    • Learn the history of Bagno Vignoni, a small village surrounded by thermal waters.
    • Visit Villa Vignamaggio—the childhood home of Lisa Gherardini, immortalized as the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci—and work side-by-side with Italian chefs during a cooking class and wine tasting.
    • Take a guided tour of Cortona with free time to explore afterward.
    • Wander within the walled medieval village of Monteriggioni—a city along the ancient pilgrim road of Via Francigena—before strolling down the road to visit the Abbadia a Isola abbey.
    • Stroll Siena—another UNESCO World Heritage Site—with its well-preserved cityscape, celebrated Duomo, and bustling Piazza del Campo.
    • What's included: 7 nights accommodations; 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 7 dinners served with wine; all lessons and tastings as described in the 9-day itinerary; private motor coach transportation; luggage handling; gratuities to Orbridge Travel Director, local guides, wait staff for included meals, drivers and porters; and group airport transfers for guests arriving and departing during the suggested times.