Announcing a Food and Wine Trip to Tuscany and Umbria

November 23, 2013  •  Travel

9 hill towns of tuscany italy chianti roosterI’ve been taking clients on trips to Rome and Puglia for years, and I am thrilled to announce a special small group trip to the hill towns of Tuscany and Umbria in October of 2014. This special food and wine trip will be limited to just 6 guests, so sign up quickly if you think you’d like to go!1 romeWe’ll fly in to Rome to begin our journey, and for anyone who hasn’t been to Rome before, you can extend your journey on the front end to spend a few days in Rome. While I won’t be with you there, I will arrange hotel rooms, tour guides, and anything else you need help with.italy collage casperiaWe’ll gather in Casperia, a small hill town just north and east of Rome on the edge of Umbria to begin our adventure. We’ll stay at a lovely restored palazzo in this tiny, pedestrian only village and we’ll be here for four nights.siena collageThen we’ll head to Siena, centrally located in Tuscany with easy access to the Chianti wine region. Our hotel is set just a 3 minute walk from the center piazza in Siena, and includes a garden with views of the sunset and the Tuscan countryside in the back.italy collage cooking schoolsDuring the week we’ll have three different cooking classes: one at La Torretta in Casperia, another a Gusto al Borgo in Casperia, and a third one outside of Siena.italy collage wine and paintingWe will also have two full day outings: one to tour the Chianti Classico wine region with lunch at an incredible hilltop restaurant set in the heart of the region, and a second day of introduction to Tuscan landscape painting near Buonconvento with a lunch and Brunello wine tasting to follow. Other highlights of the week include a tour in Siena; a day trip to Orvieto for shopping, lunch, wine tasting, and a tour; and more great food and wine than you can possibly imagine!1You’ll ride in comfort during the trip in a full size van with room enough for everyone’s luggage (more on how to pack light will follow for guests who sign up!). Guests will depart from Florence to return home, and anyone wishing to extend their stay on the back end of the trip in Florence may do so.

Full details of the trip can be found here.

Don’t you want to join me?! Please contact me ASAP to sign up!

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