"Buon Amici" Tour of Tuscany April 2024
This time it’s for real! Join us in the flesh in Tuscany!
We’re going to Tuscany in April 2024 and we’d love you to join us on our very first artisan cultural food and wine experience.
Our "Buon Amici" Tour of Tuscany commences on Saturday 20th of April 2024 and features an exclusive 7 night artisan food and wine experience through the picturesque towns of Arezzo, Cortona, Chianti Classico DOCG, Montalcino and the city of Florence amongst several other quaint towns. Villa Bella di Ceciliano will host us at their romantic 17th Century Guest House for the entire week so get ready to immerse yourself in a true Tuscan lifestyle and create wonderful memories with your new "Buon Amici" and Tuscan host Lorenzo Pittira from il Palazzo Estate along with Marco and Michelle Singarella from vino bambino on this magical tour of Tuscany.
"Buon Amici" tour of Tuscany snapshot
Tour Dates: Saturday 20th to Sat 27th April 2024
Group size: max 16 people
Twin share: $6500 pp
(prices do not include airfares or travel insurance)
Airfares and travel insurance can be purchased separately through our corporate travel partner 1000 Mile Travel Group
Contact Carly Morrison on email@example.com or +61 415 214242 or make your own travel arrangements.
The Accommodation - Bella di Ceciliano
- Return private transfers to Bella di Ceciliano from Florence train station and return back to Florence after the tour ends
- 7 nights accomodation (twin share or single) at Bella di Ceciliano including breakfast daily
- Daily private transport on our luxury mini bus
- A day trip to Florence to explore the city sights, shopping and lunch and guided tour of Mercato Centrale
- Three unique winery tours including lunch and wine tastings
- Daily lunches and dinners at quality trattorias and enoteca's (includes selected local wines)
- Cooking class at Bella di Ceciliano
- Truffle hunting
- Gin masterclass at Sabatini Gin in Cortona
- Tour of Cortona
- Tour of Arezzo
- A day trip to Querceto di Castellina in the heart of Chianti Classico DOCG for a wine tasting and Tuscan lunch with owners of the estate Mary and Jacopo.
- Visit Monteriggioni for a cheese farm/tasting at Corzano e Paterno.
- Dinner at the world famous “Antica Macelleria” @ Dario Cecchini
- A day trip to Montalcino for a wine tasting and lunch at Luca Brunelli’s Podere Martoccia
"Boun Amici" Itinerary
Day 1 - Welcome to Tuscany & Villa Bella di Ceciliano
On Saturday 20th of April at 11am meet your "Buon Amici" at Santa Maria Novella train station in Florence and board our luxury mini bus to head to our private Villa Bella di Ceciliano for a warm welcome and Tuscan alfresco lunch. After lunch you’ll have time to check into your elegant suite and explore the estate. We’ll start the night off with Aperitivo around 6pm followed by our “Under the Tuscan sun” group dinner at Bella di Ceciliano.
Day 2 - Arezzo
Our host Lorenzo will take us on a special guided tour of the local town Arezzo where you will explore the town and enjoy shopping and lunch at Trattoria Cavour. We will return to Bella di Ceciliano for our private cooking class where you will prepare some local bruschetta, hand made pasta and dessert as well as antipasti of local cheeses and cured meats and sit down to enjoy our dinner which our private chef will prepare all matched to il Palazzo wines after our long day out.
Day 3 - Chianti Classico D.O.C.G
A day trip to Querceto di Castellina in Chianti Classico D.O.C.G for a private group wine tasting with owners Jacopo and Mary from the estate followed by a 3-course classic Tuscan lunch featuring primo, a selection of antipasti, crostini and artisanal cheeses and dessert.
In the afternoon we will visit the local area and head to Monteriggioni for a private cheese farm/tasting at Corzano e Paterno.
We have a super special dinner booked at the world famous “Antica Macelleria” Dario Cecchini so get ready to party and devour lots of meat. A vegetarian option is also available.
Day 4 - Cortona
We have a full day of touring the nearby famous town of Cortona where the movie “Under the Tuscan Sun” was filmed, We will take you to some of the movie hotspots for photos, enjoy a group lunch at local artisan Trattoria Dardano followed by some free time. Around 5pm we’ll meet for our private Gin tasting at Sabatini Gin followed by a group dinner at Ristorante Osteria Del Teatro.
Day 5 - Montalcino
We have a gorgeous day trip to the picturesque cyprus tree town of Montalcino the home of Brunello for a wine tasting & tour and lunch at Luca Brunelli’s Podere Martoccia in Montalcino. After lunch we will explore the town of Montalcino and enjoy more Brunello wines and local shops and visit the Fortezza to take in the views and go on a sensory journey at Tempio del Brunello.
We'll enjoy dinner in Montalcino at a local Trattoria.
Day 6 - Florence
We head to Florence for a full day with Lorenzo to explore this stunning city with our private guide. Walk the “Ponte Vecchio”, explore the leather markets or have a coffee or spritz in piazza della Signoria. Free time should you wish to visit the Duomo, Ufizzi gallery or just sight see and or shop!
Day 7 - Truffle Hunting
Our final day of our tour will include truffle hunting followed by a long lunch ...watch the video for an insight. In the afternon we'll head back to Bella di Ceciliano for some free time. For our last group feast we head to the main piazza in Arezzo to Logge Vasari and it will be time to say farewell until our next adventure.
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A 50% deposit will be required to secure your place.
We look forward to travelling to Tuscany with you and making some wonderful memories together with our new "Buon Amici".