Tuscany, time of wine in September

  • Max Group: 8 people
  • Duration: 9 days/8 nights
  • Starting Point: Florence Airport or train station
  • Payment Method: Major credit cards are accepted

Highlights

  • Grape harvest and wine tasting with the Tuscan Family in the field
  • Relax in ancient residences completely restored and managed by local families
  • Guided tours in Siena and Florence
  • Amazing landscapes outside mass tourism
  • Meet the Tuscan families and cook pasta altogether
  • Participate in the local Medieval festival in Tuscany

What to bring

  • Sun cream
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Comfortable and lightweight clothes
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimsuit (for thermal baths)
  • A jacket for the night
  • Space for your souvenirs

Included

  • Van at your disposal for the whole trip
  • Tour leader for the whole trip
  • All breakfasts
  • 6 dinners
  • 1 lunch in the field during the grape harvest with the family
  • 8 nights in hotels and country estates
  • All described activities

Not Included

  • 2 dinners
  • 7 lunches
  • Souvenirs

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive in Florence and transfer to the middle age tower residence in the beautiful historical centre of Prato. Prato has a lot of history and few, because everybody goes to visit Florence. You will have the opportunity to see the authentic life of a historical town outside the massive tourism. We will have a welcome Aperitivo at the Medieval Tower all together with my family!
  • Torre degli Ammannati
  • Included: Appetizer/Dinner in Prato
Day 2
We will visit the amazing Uffizi Museum to admire beautiful paintings by Brunelleschi, Michelangelo... , but save some energy for the night! Because during the evening, in Prato, there will be a medieval festival where you will be immersed in the past with flag-wavers, drums, trumpets and fireworks.
  • Torre degli Ammannati
  • Included: Breakfast in Prato
Day 3
We will transfer to the south of Tuscany, in the authentic Val d’Orcia countryside. We will drive on the ancient via Francigena route. This is a medieval pilgrim route, with unique corners and panoramic views. We will have a perfect lunch stop at a historical hidden corner that you will discover with us. We will sleep inside a restored historical castle “Spedaletto” where historical figures, such as the Pope Pio II and the king Carlo D’Angio in, slept the past.
  • Grancia di Spedaletto
  • Included: Breakfast in Prato
Day 4
We will relax in the etruscan thermal bath of Bagno Vignoni. This historical village has been known since the Etruscan (before the Romans) era, because of the natural hot springs. In the afternoon, we will visit the lovely renaissance Pienza, immersed inside the typical tuscan countryside. And for dinner, Pizza for everybody!
  • Grancia di Spedaletto
  • Included: Breakfast in Spedaletto and Pizza Dinner in Pienza
Day 5
We will have a perfect wine tasting moment with the historical Biondi Santi family as we enter inside the wine atmosphere. This family invented the Brunello of Montalcino wine, a unique and excellent wine from this area and they will open their canteen for us. In the afternoon, we will drive to our new country estate where we will do a bike ride inside the Natural Park. In the evening, we have a perfect dinner in the classic Italian family tradition with Franco and Umberta, the owners of the estate.
  • Orgiaglia
  • Included: Breakfast in Spedaletto and Dinner in Orgiaglia
Day 6
We will visit San Gimignano and we will take part in a fun treasure hunting game, discovering the unique and medieval corners of this special village, full of old towers, at the top of the hill. In the afternoon, we will have a cooking lesson with Umberta where we will learn how to cook homemade pasta…and then, if you are good cooks we will eat it for dinner!
  • Orgiaglia
  • Included: Breakfast and Dinner in Orgiaglia
Day 7
This will be the special day of our trip, because we will take part in the grape harvest inside Genuino's and Claudia's family farm, near Volterra. We will spend all day inside this unique winery where we will learn the Tuscan wine process, visit the canteen, try the wines they produce and most importantly, we will have a big lunch with all the family. What‘s more important that good friends and good wine?
  • Orgiaglia
  • Included: Breakfast and Dinner in Orgiaglia, Lunch in the winery
Day 8
We will visit Siena. Our favorite guide will explain to us the importance of this town at the top of the hill. We will enter inside Siena's Cathedral, which is the most beautiful cathedral I have ever seen! At this time of the year they will show us the floors (normally covered to preserve them) and we will access a special part of the cathedral where few people can enter: the inside roof part. From the top, we will have a unique view from the ceiling. In the evening, we will have the last dinner all together with Franco and Umberta.
  • Orgiaglia
  • Included: Breakfast and Dinner in Orgiaglia
Day 9
We will have a transfer service to bring you to Florence (either to the Airport or to the train station). We will wave to you goodbye and thank you for having traveled with us!
  • Included: Breakfast in Orgiaglia
Tuscany multi day tour Italy

Description

September is the season of the new wine, the warm sun and the beautiful sunsets. It is time to take time for you and get in touch with the Tuscany nature. It is time to harvest grapes and to participate in the magic ritual of the wine, enter into the Tuscany canteens and smell the wine perfume. It is just what you have dreamed of Tuscany.

Orgiaglia

Franco and Umberta will welcome us to their ancient farm in the middle of the beautiful Tuscan countryside between Siena, Volterra and San Gimignano. We will certainly be regenerated after our daily explorations by their warm hospitality, authentic cuisine and Chianti wine. Friendship, good laughter and a great company will help us get away from all of the stress – all in a magical atmosphere.

They will host us in their elegant, recently restored double rooms. You will be mesmerized by the traditionally looking rooms while at the same time everything is eco-friendly (the hot water comes from solar thermal plants).

Grancia di Spedaletto

Many important people, such as Carlo D’Angio and the Pope Pio II, rested at the Castle La Grancia di Spedaletto during their trip to Rome.

Nowadays, the Carletti family is the owner of the Castle and the farm. They will host us in their elegant double rooms for a few days in this peaceful and quiet place surrounded by 40 hectares of vineyards and olive oil trees.

Torre degli Ammannati

We will have the opportunity to live inside this perfectly restored middle age tower. We will enjoy the comfortable and elegant apartments with original architectural elements of the middle age. Laura and Piero, the owners of the tower, will welcome us to their special house, right in the historical center of Prato. Wood, stones, cotton and modern elements will make you feel at home with a warm and evocative atmosphere.

Children

Children are more than welcome. For babies, it is better to have a stroller to put them in, so they can sleep when they feel tired. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child.

Leave a Reply

Partners

Top