Gimignano medieval towers
Day 1: Arrival at Florence
airport, transfer to Il Borgo di Villa Bossi-Pucci in the
Chianti village of Montagnana with a welcome drink on arrival.
Afternoon visit to the local market of Il Borgo. Dinner
in a typical local restaurant.
Day 2: Morning tour to
the medieval towns of Chianti, San Gimignano and Certaldo,
followed by lunch. Afternoon photography class. Tuscan buffet
at Il Borgo for dinner.
Day 3: Morning tour to
Siena, the Tuscany’s medieval jewel, followed by lunch.
Afternoon Tuscan art & history class followed. Dinner
in a typical local restaurant
Day 4: Morning tour to
the ancient town of Lucca, followed by lunch. Afternoon
Tuscan cooking class. Dinner in a typical local restaurant.
Day 5: Morning tour to
Florence, the heart of the Renaissance, followed by lunch.
Afternoon Chianti wine class & tasting. Candlelight
dinner at Il Poggio, a restaurant whose terraces overlook
the hills of Tuscany.
Day 6: Morning tour to the Chianti region:
from Greve and Volpaia to Castellina and Montefioralle,
followed by lunch. Afternoon ceramic painting class. Dinner
in a private medieval Castello di Santa Maria Novella
Day 7: Morning tour to
Pisa with ots famous leaning tower, followed by lunch. Afternoon
at leisure. Farewell dinner in a typical local restaurant.
Day 8: After breakfast,
transfer to Florence airport
7 nights accommodation at Il Borgo di Villa Bossi-Pucci
Daily breakfast, daily lunch, and daily dinner
2-hour Tuscan art & history class, 2-hour photography
class, 2-hour Tuscan cooking class, 2-hour Chianti wine
lesson, 2-hour ceramic painting class
6 half-day visit to San Gimignano and Certaldo, Siena,
Lucca, Florence, region of Chianti, and Pisa
Roundtrip transfer from Florence airport to the hotel
Service charges and VAT
Minimum participation of 4 people.
Based on a participation of 4 people,
and subject to change due to number of participants and
currency exchange rate:
$3299, double room occupancy. Single supplement:
8 days / 7nights
to the extraordinary Il Borgi di Villa Bossi-Pucci in
the spectacular Tuscan hills, overlooking the famous Chianti
wine region…experience Italian Art and History…study
photography, Italian painting and Tuscan cooking in the
middle of vineyards, olive groves and tall cypress trees…discover
through excusions the artistic and architectural treasures
of the surrounding towns such as Florence, Siena, Lucca,
Pisa, San Gimignano, and Certado, as well as the hidden
countryside such as Greve, Volpaia, Castellina, and Montefioralle…lessons
of Tuscany will open your mind and your senses to the
jewels of Italy.
Il Borgo di Villa Bossi-Pucci
Il Borgo stands on the grounds of a 17th century country
estate established by Florence’s distinguished Bossi-Pucci
family. Over the centuries, the estate became the largest
wine producer of Chianti, its vineyards and
olive groves stretching for hundreds of acres. The family
villa and the celebrated cellars are now being restored
to their original grace. While you may find yourself drawn
to the open-air piazza, there is also a Tuscan reference
library, an Internet center, an exercise room, jogging
trails and parking. Il Borgo’s distinctive architecture
comprises six beautiful reconstructed farm buildings with
25 spacious vacation units, most overlooking the peaceful
Montespertoli valley. Tastefully decorated in Tuscan style,
the colors, scale and wooden beams preserve the charm
of the original farmhouses. All units include gracious
living room with fireplace, large bedroom, modern bathroom,
private terrace or balcony, telephone and Internet connection.