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An exclusive wine & food journey with



April 11 - 18, 2023



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Days / Nights



Join Bella Grace Vineyards in raising a glass to the irresistible heart of Tuscany. With its world-class wines, cultural treasures, and rolling countryside dotted with olive groves, cypress trees, and vineyards, Tuscany captivates the senses of all who visit. During our week together, meet proud artisan creators and savor their superb wines and regional specialties, discover medieval towns and marvel at the seamless blending of past and present, and learn the fascinating history of the region known as the cradle of the Renaissance.


the traditions of Tuscan cooking during a hands-on workshop


Chianti, Siena, Pienza, and more, tasting local specialties and wines along the way


ancient cathedrals and works of art while discovering beautiful Florence

Day 1


Land in the Florence Airport and take a private transfer to our accommodations in a renovated 17th-century monastery situated in the heart of the ancient hilltop town of Cortona.

Unwind at the property and take time to explore your new surroundings. This evening, we'll gather for a Welcome Dinner featuring local flavors.


Overnight at Monastero di Cortona

Day 2

Cortona Secrets and Tuscan Culinary Class

This morning, we'll take a beautiful walk along the city walls to reach the restaurant of our friend Francesco for a special culinary class on the secrets of Tuscan cuisine. We'll roll up our sleeves and prepare tagliatelle, ragu, and tiramisu! After lunch, we'll meet with a local guide for a walking tour of Cortona and discover the city’s amazing Etruscan history and important sites followed by some free time to wander or return to the hotel and relax. The rest of the evening is open, and our Travel Director is happy to provide recommendations.

Breakfast, lunch

Overnight at Monastero di Cortona

Day 3

Val d’Orcia

This morning, head to the beautiful medieval and Renaissance town of Montepulciano. After a stroll in the town, a very special winery visit awaits where we'll have the opportunity to taste one of the most sought-after Tuscan wines: Nobile di Montepulciano. Enjoy lunch at the winery followed by a short drive to the picturesque hillside village of Pienza. This UNESCO World Heritage town is famous - among other things - for the production of pecorino. Enjoy free time to shop around Pienza’s gourmet and petite boutiques before returning to the property to relax. Dinner is on your own tonight. Our Travel Director is happy to provide recommendations.

Breakfast, lunch

Overnight at Monastero di Cortona

Day 4


Discover the medieval city of Siena on a guided walking tour with a local expert. Visit the Siena Duomo and the art-filled Casa di Santa Caterina. Take time to explore at your own pace and enjoy lunch at your leisure. Later in the afternoon, we'll head back toward Cortona, stopping at a small winery on the way for a guided visit, tasting, and light dinner.

Breakfast, dinner

Overnight at Monastero di Cortona

Day 5

Castiglion Fiorentino

Drive to the small, walled city of Castiglion Fiorentino and spend the morning with our Italian cheese expert at his workshop featuring two cheese caves. Learn techniques to taste, cut, and smell different cheese varieties. After, enjoy lunch at a quaint restaurant. Next, we'll visit an olive oil mill — one of the few remaining mills to operate a traditional, cold-stone milling process. We’ll meet the family and taste fragrant, freshly pressed oils over wood-fired grilled bruschetta.

The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure. Spend time at the hotel or perhaps walk to the downtown area of Cortona for additional shopping and sightseeing. Dinner is on your own this evening.

Breakfast, lunch

Overnight at Monastero di Cortona

Day 6


After breakfast, we’ll check out of the hotel and take a private transfer to Florence. En route, we’ll stop at a historic wine estate in Chianti and enjoy a guided visit, tour, tasting, and wine-paired lunch. After, we'll continue north into Florence. Upon arrival, we'll visit the Accademia di Belle Arti, an art academy founded by Cosimo I de’ Medici in 1563 that now hosts the original statue of Michelangelo’s famous David.

Next, we'll check in to our hotel situated in the cultural heart of Florence. The remainder of the day is open to begin exploring the cobblestone streets and historical piazzas of the city. Our Travel Director is happy to provide recommendations for dinner.

Breakfast, lunch

Overnight at Hotel Santa Maria Novella

Day 7

Historic Florence

This morning, join our local guide for a walking tour of Florence’s famous sites, like the Duomo di Firenze, San Lorenzo Market, Ponte Vecchio, and more. After the tour, enjoy free time to wander at your own pace, get a bite, shop, and pack for your departure.

We'll gather this evening to toast our journey during a farewell dinner at a favorite local restaurant serving delicious Florentine dishes.

Breakfast, dinner

Overnight at Hotel Santa Maria Novella

Day 8


After breakfast, take a private transfer to the Florence Airport. Not ready to leave Italy behind? Continue your journey on an optional four-day extension in Portovenere and the Cinque Terre region. Arrivederci!


Extend your trip

+ 4 days in Portovenere & Cinque Terre

Day 8

Depart the city this morning and head west to the charming seaside village of Portovenere, nestled between the famous Cinque Terre and Gulf of Poets on the beautiful Ligurian coast. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant followed by a walking tour of the highlights of this town: the church of San Pietro, which sits atop a cliff jutting out on the sea, the Doria Castle, and the carrugi — the iconic narrow alleys of eastern Liguria.

Later, have some time to unwind and settle into your accommodations, located in the heart of Portovenere’s historic center with the evening open for your exploration.

Breakfast, lunch

Overnight at Grand Hotel Portovenere

Day 9

After breakfast, board the ferry that runs to the Cinque Terre— a UNESCO World Heritage group of remote villages perched dramatically on the cliffs. Stop in the lovely town of Monterosso to visit a winery nestled among the vineyards and lemon groves. Savor the local cuisine during a wine-paired lunch and let your palate be surprised by the deliciousness of the Sciacchetra — one of the best passito wines of Italy that hardly ever leaves the boot.

Afterward, return to Portovenere for an open evening. 

Breakfast, lunch

Overnight at Grand Hotel Portovenere

Day 10

Today, we dive further into the beauty and uniqueness of the Cinque Terre, heading to the tiny hilltop village of Volastra. We’ll visit a family-owned winery overlooking the bay and learn about the ancient farming techniques passed down from one generation to the other. Afterward, we'll sit down to lunch at a local restaurant and have time for a walk into Corniglia, the highest of the Cinque Terre towns before returning to Portovenere.
This evening, enjoy dinner in one of the charming local venues in Portovenere.

Breakfast,  lunch

Overnight at Grand Hotel Portovenere

Day 11

Say farewell to this spectacular corner of the Italian Riviera. A private driver will transport you to Pisa International Airport for flights home. Arrivederci!



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Program: Date April 11 - 18, 2023
Extension: Date April 18 - 21, 2023

Flight Information

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Activity Level

This trip has been designed to include daily exploratory walks that range from one to three hours. Each day, whether touring a city or winery, guests should be prepared to be on their feet for multiple continuous hours. Guests should feel comfortable strolling along cobbled surfaces, walking up and down stairs, and sauntering down uneven nature paths. Europe tends to have Old World infrastructure (narrow cobblestone streets, lack of elevators, etc.), which can leave some areas inaccessible. Typically, our more invigorating walks are included as optional activities.  If your mobility is limited in any way, or if you have questions, please contact our Guest Services team at

Note: Group maximum is based on double occupancy. The itinerary is subject to change or substitution at any time. You can learn more at


  • Seven nights accommodations, including all taxes and fees
  • Meals as listed on the itinerary: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 3 dinners, plus wine pairings with most major meals
  • All private excursions described in the itinerary along with services of local speakers, guides, entrance fees, and transportation
  • Gratuities for travel director, local guides, drivers, porters, and included meals
  • Full guiding services of a dedicated Travel Director
  • Private airport transfers with porterage on the first and last scheduled days of the program

Not Included

  • Pre-and post-trip accommodations and associated expenses
  • Air and land transportation to/from host cities
  • All types of personal insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Additional alcoholic beverages beyond what has been arranged by Experi to pair with the included major meals


Classic: $5,495
Deluxe: $5,995
Jr. Suite: $6,395 SOLD OUT
Suite: $6,995 SOLD OUT

Single Occupancy: $6,695

Extension Rates*

Classic: $2,195
Single: $2,995

*Rates are per person, double occupancy in US Dollars.


A $1,000 non-refundable deposit per person reserves your space for this program. Final payments are due no later than 90 days prior to departure. An additional $500 non-refundable deposit is required for extension reservations.

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