Heart of Italy Holiday

Plans coming together

Our holiday dates April 24 - May 4, 2024

Greetings. The Heart of Italy holiday details are coming together.

Heres a few experiences in the works.

(exact tours and times subject to change)

After your Wednesday afternoon April 24th check in at

Antica Torre Tornabuoni 1

a leisurely introductory twilight walking tour, then dine together.

April 25 - April 28th we explore Florence, engaging all 6 senses.

Sight. Sound. Scent. Touch. Taste & Spirit.

We'll be sure to take breaks for free time from scheduled plans like these...

At Santa Maria Novella Perfumery we create our own signature scents surrounded by Renaissance beauty.

On a guided tour history comes to life as we step into The Medici family's Palaces and chapels. This dynasty of Power brokers, Popes, and Patrons of the arts were the Princes of the Renaissance.

Expect tales of intrigue, romance and murder!

1 morning, we'll mingle with the locals and taste our way thru the lively food market, share lunch, and for desert,

enjoy the Gelato we just learned to make!

Another day we'll wend our way thru the Oltrarno district on the other side of the Arno River. We'll hear tales of mystery and magic between stops at Artisan's workshop.

Then it's a visit to Pitti Palace and the Boboli Gardens.

After we meander up to Piazza Michelangelo

to sip wine and take in the spectacular sunset views.

We'll visit the Duomo, view the masterpieces at the famed Uffizzi museum, and get up close and personal to the Statue of David.

We'll cap off the day with an aperitivo.

Perhaps a Negroni, which originated in Florence.

During the Antica stay, those interested may join Tannis for restorative movement classes some mornings and afternoons.


Sunday, April 28th we travel on to Umbria...

Arriving at 9 bedroom/9bath Villa Torre Santa Lucia for 5 nights.

There'll be time to relax by the pool, hike the hills, take class with Tannis AND discover Umbria through experiences like these...

Hands on visit to Guiditta Brozetti's Weaver workshop/museum

at Saint Francis Church of the Women in Perugia.

Traditional Tuscan Cooking class,

then dine on the fruits of our labor at Il Fontanaro

an organic olive estate on the border of Tuscany and Umbria.

Visits to Umbrian and Tuscan hill towns where we'll tour wineries and wine taste, shop, tour sacred sites, lunch near ruins on an island,

and be wowed by breathtaking views!

Friday, May 3rd we return to Florence,

with time to visit favorite spots, shop, or simply relax.

That evening we celebrate with a farewell group dinner.

May 4th it's time to transfer from Antica Torre Tornabuoni 1 to the airport for departure to home or to other destinations!





INCLUDED: 10 nights deluxe accommodations, all breakfasts & most other meals, ground transport, guided tours & admission tickets, gratuities for guides and drivers, classes,

wine & olive oil tastings, wine served with meals.

NOT INCLUDED: Airfare, alcoholic beverages,

gratuities other than those mentioned,

travel insurance - which is highly recommended.


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