Friends Trip Sample Itinerary (7 days)

Day 1- Arrive, settle into your villa

Day 2- Day trip to Florence

  • Meet your private guide for a half-day tour of some of the Renaissance city’s most spectacular museums and monuments, such as the famous Duomo, the Uffizi Gallery, the stunning Medici chapels and the Accademia Gallery, home of Michelangelo’s David.
  • Spend your afternoon in the hip Oltrarno district, where shops and enotecas (wine bars) abound.
  • Don’t miss the uphill walk to Piazzale Michelangelo, for the most glorious views of the Florence skyline.
  • Return to your villa for a home-cooked meal prepared by your private chef.

Day 3- Wine tasting

  • Greet your private driver at your villa for a day of wine tasting in the world-famous Chianti region, with appointments at one or two of our select wineries.
  • Return to your villa for a rest before enjoying a late dinner at a ristorante in your local village.

Day 4- Relax; Cooking class

  • Enjoy a relaxing day by the pool at your villa, sipping rose wine and catching up on your reading. Stroll into the local village for lunch or an afternoon espresso.
  • Your chef/instructor arrives in the evening to begin your private cooking class, where you learn the secrets behind traditional Tuscan fare.

Day 5- Day trip to Southern Tuscany

  • Enjoy the scenic drive down to the breathtaking, rolling hills of southern Tuscany and visit the hilltop village of Pienza, known for its Pecorino cheese, and partake in some cheese tasting. Enjoy lunch at one of our favorite restaurants in town.
  • After lunch, head to nearby Montepulciano, known for its Nobile red wines, and wander the narrow streets full of shops and cafes.
  • Return to your villa for a rest before enjoying a late dinner at a ristorante in your local village.

Day 6- Day trip to Lucca and Coast

  • Relax while your private driver takes you to Lucca, a fun destination that strikes the perfect balance between old world and modern Italy. The city’s wall is several yards wide and provides a great biking trail. Rent your bikes and explore. Stop for lunch at our favorite family-owned eatery in town.
  • From Lucca, it’s a quick drive out to the Tuscan coast and to the glamorous beach town of Forte dei Marmi. Stroll the marble sidewalks lined with shops and restaurants.
  • Your driver will take you back to your villa for a home-cooked meal by your private chef.

Day 7- Depart. Time to go home… until the next time!

 

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