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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

SAVE THE DATES for TUSCANY 2019



SAVE THE DATES!
June 20-27, 2019 in Tuscany

The closest airport is Florence (60 minutes), Rome is about 2.5 hours away. The villa is close to a rail station but requires change of trains. 

Here is the tentative itinerary:

Thursday, June 20  
Arrive at the villa by 3pm to get settled in. We will be there to
welcome you and show you to your room. At 6:30pm we will meet for a wine reception
followed by dinner at the villa, which is included. (Entire Group)

Friday, June 21       
We will have transportation depart at 9:00am to take you to a the
San Galgano Monastery where you can wander, take pictures or pretend it is 1432AD, it is about an hour away. At noon, we will move on to Montalcino and Montepulciano where you can wander the streets, do some shopping and have lunch on your own. At 4pm we will depart for Siena, where we will meet for a cooking class for all that is your dinner and included. (Portrait Sessions at Abbey for photogs, others could be subjects)

Saturday, June 22  
We will depart the villa at about 11am and take the train. This is a
day on your own in Florence to enjoy shopping, the Uffizzi or Michaelangelo Museums, the Duomo and other sites. It is only 60 minutes away and worth spending the whole day, including your meals there. (Sunrise Session demo at villa for photogs)       
We will arrange an amazing restaurant in. You can return after dinner via the train and we will arrange transportation back to the villa.

Sunday, June 23     
There will be an all-day trip via bus to Buonreggio and Orvieto
leaving at 8am for the two hour ride.  We will first take the bus to the magical Buonreggio only about 2 hours away. Hike the half mile bridge to this island in the middle of something that looks like the grand canyon. Check out the restaurants there for snacks or an early lunch on your own. Then on to Orvieto, one of our favorite towns in Italy, in Umbria near the Tuscan border. Great shopping, an underground tour not to be missed and lots of great places to sip wine, enjoy lunch or whatever your heart leads you to. You are on your own for dinner at around 7pm with tons of places to pick from. After which you can stroll this vibrant town until 10:00pm, then the bus will get us back around midnight. But it's a full day well worth the time.

Monday, June 24    
A leisure day at the villa all day. Hit the pool, play games or take a
trip into town on your own to explore. We'll have some fun events planned at the villa, with an included cookout featuring Chef Frank of Enrico's Italian Dining at 7pm to end the R&R day. Or take off and explore the countryside on your own.    
(Evening portrait Sessions) *There will be an optional photograph excursion available into the Tuscan countryside for those wanting it.

Tuesday, June 25   
This day will feature a 9:00am trip to nearby San Gimignano,
known by most as their favorite day trip destination. Check out the sights, the people and the food and wine. You will have until 1pm to visit at which time we will head out for an incredible visit to a wine school. There you will sample a number of incredible wines from Vernaccias to Chiantis to Brunellos and enjoy a spectacular lunch included while learning about wine. We will then head back to the villa around 4pm to relax and have a cookout there that you prepare yourselves or head out to a local eatery.

Wednesday, June 25         
On our last full day, we will be touring Pisa and Lucca. We will go
to Pisa in the morning, tickets to climb the Leaning Tower of Pisa will be provided. Have lunch in Pisa on your own then we will head to the old center of Lucca to wander and shop before our return to the villa. Our final included dinner will be at the villa at 8pm where we can share our stories, drink wine and chill out.

Thursday, June 27  
Get packed up to depart by no later 10am to travel home or move
on to your next destination. Relive your memories over breakfast which is included each day.

On Thursday, June 27 the Behnkes will be renting a car and driving up to Cannes for our niece's wedding.

OPTIONAL EXCURSION with the Homan’s: Additional Fee...Limited Space Available.
(Price to be determined)

Arrive Tuesday, June 18, Take the train or rental van to La Spezia, then connect to train to Vernazza. Explore the quaint seaside town. Dinner together at a local restaurant.

Wednesday June 19: explore the Cinque Terre by hiking the trails and/or taking the train that connects the 5 seaside towns. Spend Sunset having wine and tapas overlooking the amazing town of Manarola and creating some award winning scenic images.

Thursday June 20: Make our way back to the train to head to the town of Portovenere on our way to the villa for the beginning of Inspired Adventures 2019!

INSPIRED ADVENTURE TOUR PRICING:
Early Bird pricing is available until August 31, 2018
Single (willing to share room)    $2500
Couple                                       $5000
Retainer of $500 per person
2nd payment due 12/31/18
Final payment due 4/30/18

Here is the LINK to REGISTER!



2 comments :

  1. So this includes the lodging and some meals and classes etc ...but not air fare . Correct ?

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  2. Exactly! Sorry...I just now saw this!

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