A meticulously restored 16th century manor in the foothills of Castiglion Fiorentino is the perfect base for exploring Tuscany – and Umbria – with friends and family.  Your four-bedroom villa provides ready access to Arezzo, Cortona, Florence, Siena, Perugia, Assisi, Lake Trasimeno and so much more.  A wealth of architectural, cultural and artistic treasures of the Etruscans and Romans, the Middle Ages and Renaissance lie within a two-hour drive.

The quintessential Tuscan experience revolves around culinary delights. Shop in the open-air markets; sip wine at an enoteca; indulge in espresso and pastry or aperitifs at a sidewalk café. It’s hard to eat badly in Tuscany! After a special cooking lesson at your villa with a private chef, enjoy the fruits of your labors with an alfresco dinner, including wine. The next day, your party will be picked up for wine-and-cheese tours/tastings at a local winery and a family-run farm.  Afterward, take a dip in your private pool and enjoy the stunning views over the rolling hills.

Your trip for up to eight includes:

  • 8-day/7-night accommodations in a villa with four bedrooms (each with ensuite bathroom) and a private pool
  • Cooking lesson with a private chef at the villa, followed by dinner with wine
  • Wine-and-cheese-tasting tour with driver and minivan
  • $200 American Express gift card toward utilities
  • Final cleaning
  • Concierge service

Note: Equal or similar accommodations may be substituted. Saturday to Saturday occupancy. Traveler is responsible for local city taxes. A minimum 45-day advance registration is required. Travel is valid for 18 months from date of issue.