Tuscany, Italy's Heartland

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Your Italy escape will be much more than the Statue of David and a bottle of Chianti. Enjoy six nights based out of Tuscany. With your rental car you’ll be able to take any day trips you’d like. Explore Tuscany’s picturesque countryside or adventure to the nearby cities such as Siena, Pisa and Arezzo. Experience the best of Florence with two unique culinar...

Overview

Trip type
Self-Guided / Independent Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Flexible schedule

Highlights

    • Villa Casagrande Wine Tasting
    • Villa Casagrande Pizza Making Class

What's this trip about?

    Your Italy escape will be much more than the Statue of David and a bottle of Chianti. Enjoy six nights based out of Tuscany. With your rental car you’ll be able to take any day trips you’d like. Explore Tuscany’s picturesque countryside or adventure to the nearby cities such as Siena, Pisa and Arezzo. Experience the best of Florence with two unique culinary experiences included. You'll enjoy the villa's wine highlights and sample the Chianti Region wines one night, then enjoy an afternoon spent with a fun, hands-on lesson in pizza making the next!

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIndependent
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityFlorence
End CityItaly

Travel Themes

  • Culinary & Wine
  • Cultural
  • Local Immersion & Homestays
  • Relaxing Retreats

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Italy

Attractions

  • Florence
  • Lucca
  • Pisa
  • Siena
  • Tuscany

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • History
  • Homestays & Cultural Immersion
  • Relaxing Retreat
  • Winetasting
  • Independent

Trip includes

    • Round-trip economy class airfare to Florence (FLR)
    • Manual shift economy car rental for the duration- automatic available for upgrade
    • 6 nights in Tuscany at the Villa Casagrande
    • Pizza Making Class at the Villa Casagrande
    • Wine Tasting at the Villa Casagrande
    • Breakfast daily

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Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Florence!

Upon arrival in Florence you will take the drive to your home base for the next six nights. You’ll be surrounded by lovely Tuscan countryside, in a perfect location for sightseeing. Your rental car gives you the flexibility to take day trips to the destinations you've always dreamed of.

Day 2 Tuscany

Start your Tuscan adventure off by paying a visit to explore the city of Florence, capital of the Tuscany region. Stroll down the cobblestoned lanes, through the majestic squares, and across the ancient bridges that are sprinkled throughout the city.

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Day 3 Tuscany

Enjoy the first part of your day exploring the historical city of Lucca. Enclosed within imposing Renaissance Walls, this historical city is the perfect picturesque day trip.

In the early evening, make your way to Villa Casagrande for your included wine tour and tasting. 

Day 4 Tuscany

You'll have the morning at your leisure. Take a drive through the country or to Arezzo, one of the wealthiest cities in Tuscany. This charming city is stunning yet compact, being ideal for a short half-day of exploring. 

Upon returning to the Villa Casagrande, enjoy a fun, hands-on lesson in pizza making! 

Day 5 Tuscany

Take the drive to Pisa today, where you can see its famous leaning tower up close. Spend some time at the famous Knights' Square where you can discover remnants of its Renaissance past, and explore the Gothic buildings that are sprinkled through the city.

Day 6 Tuscany

Today consider taking a drive to Siena, one of the most beautiful medieval towns of Italy. Take a stroll to the magnificent Piazza del Campo, then pay a visit to one of the most breathtaking examples of Romanseque-Gothic churches: the Duomo in Siena. This stunning building will have you in awe from the intricate exterior to the colorful interior.

Day 7 Depart Italy

Depart Italy from Florence airport (FLR). Be sure to return your rental car to the rental area before proceeding to check-in. 

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Last Updated: 0/3/2024

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