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1723

Italian Villa Stay
April 16 - 24                       $1630

Trip # 1723
Deposit:  $350
Flights from Dulles:  +$1850
Balance on Flight Portion:  12/9/16
Balance on Land Portion: 2/6/17
Single Sup. +$320
Trip Director:  Mary Youman

Package Includes:
*7 Nights Accommodation at Villa Casagrande
*Porterage & Taxes (including city tax at Villa)
*Daily Breakfast (except day of arrival)
*7 Dinners with water & wine
*Full Day Excursion to Siena & San Gimignano with guide
*Wine Tasting at Local Farm
*Roundtrip Rail to Florence
*Half day Guided tour of Florence
*Accademia Gallery Admission

April 16:  Overnight flight to Rome

April 17: Arriving in ROME   BENVENUTI! Your assistant will greet you at the airport and will take you to our driver who's ready to drive you to your Tuscany hotel (Villa Casagrande). Welcome Dinner at the Villa and overnight. INCLUDED: private transfer from FCO/ Villa Casagrande - English speaking assistant at the airport – welcome Dinner (with drinks) - overnight BB

April 18: Villa stay and Optional cooking class (max 20 pax) Enjoy breakfast at Villa. Tour morning is free to discovery the lovely village of Figline Valdarno. In the afternoon, participate in your first cooking class with Mamma Paola (optional activity). During the 3 hour class, you will learn to prepare many traditional and seasonal Tuscan dishes. Overnight and dinner (for the ones who don't do the class) at the Villa. OPTIONAL cooking class including dinner INCLUDED: dinner (with drinks) - overnight BB

April 19: Private excursion in Siena & San Gimignano with guide An exciting day after breakfast, where you meet your driver and guide for a full day excursion to Siena and San Gimignano. Discover the beauty of these perfectly preserved medieval towns. Before leaving, you will experience a wine tasting at a local farm in the area. Return to Figline Valdarno for dinner and overnight at the Villa. INCLUDED: full day bus at disposal for the tour – full day private guide (no admissions) – wine tasting in a local farm –dinner at walking distance restaurant from the Villa (with drinks) - overnight BB

April 20: Optional Pizza Making (max 20 pax) After breakfast at the Villa enjoy the day at your leisure. You can decide to visit the health centre of the Villa, rent bikes, go horseback riding, take a walk in the town (right outside the Villa gate) or visit the cellar and the museum of the Villa which has been host to Popes and Princes. In the afternoon you may partake in a Pizza making with Mamma Paola, where you will learn the basics of traditional Italian Pizza. Dinner follows with the foods prepared in class. Dinner (for the ones who don't do the class) and overnight at the Villa. OPTIONAL pizza making class including dinner INCLUDED: dinner at walking distance restaurant from the Villa (with drinks) - overnight BB

April 21: FREE DAY After breakfast, the day is free for you to enjoy. Dinner at walking distance restaurant from the Villa and overnight at the Villa. INCLUDED: dinner (with drinks) – overnight BB

April 22 : Florence Today would be the best to see Florence and roundtrip train to Florence and back is the best way Figline rail station is walking distance from the Villa. Reach Florence by train and meet your guide at the Rails Station and be ready for a walking tour and to see David, one of the masterpieces of this country! Free afternoon in Florence on your own. Dinner and overnight at the Villa. INCLUDED: roundtrip train to Florence and back to the villa - half day private guide in Florence – Accademia Gallery admission – dinner at walking distance restaurant from the Villa (with drinks) overnight BB

April 23 : Pisa This morning you will have the chance to see 2 of the most beautiful towns of Tuscany: Pisa & Lucca. You will meet your private guide who will be glad to show you the highlights of these two cities. Back to the Villa, dinner and overnight. INCLUDED: full day private bus for Pisa tour – full day private guide (no admissions) – farewell dinner (with drinks) – overnight BB

April 24: Arrivederci! This morning, you'll be taken by bus from your hotel to the Rome airport in plenty of time to board the flight that will take you back home. INCLUDED: private transfer from Villa Casagrande to Fiumicino Airport

This itinerary is approximate.  The exact times, days and destinations may vary due to unforeseen circumstances.

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