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Come together and raise a glass to the irresistible heart of Tuscany. Make it your home for a week and be renewed by la dolce vita. Spend four unforgettable days discovering Puglia, the heel of Italy’s boot, with more than 400 miles of breathtaking coastline. Experience unspoiled beaches, sun-soaked olive groves, medieval towns, and rambling country lanes.
exquisite authentic Tuscan and Mediterranean cuisine, regional wine, and other local flavors
charming Tuscan hilltop villages and the iconic Trulli buildings of Alberobello
ancient cathedrals and works of art while discovering beautiful Florence
Land in the Florence Airport, and meet your driver in the arrivals hall. Take a private transfer to your lovely hotel positioned on the banks of the Arno River and featuring unforgettable views of Florence. After enjoying some time to relax and freshen up, take a stroll down the cobbled street to La Buchetta for a traditional Florentine meal.
Antinori nel Chianti Classico
After breakfast, your driver will take you to Chianti – one of the most well-known wine regions of Italy. Enjoy stunning scenes of charming villages and rolling hills throughout the drive. En route, you’ll have the opportunity to stop in one of the hilltop towns for time to explore at your leisure.
Next, head to Abbey of Passignano, an ancient monastery with an osteria, wine cellar, and the Vallombrosan Order of monks. Stroll the Antinori-owned vineyards that surround the abbey and enjoy a rustic lunch at their 1-star Michelin restaurant. After, take a tour of Antinori’s ultra-modern winery in the Chianti Classico countryside. See the contrast between their ancient cellars and state-of-the-art winemaking facility built within the Tuscan landscape. Walk the property and visit the fermentation, aging, and reserve areas. Enjoy a full tasting of select vintages in their impressive suspended room.
Discover the medieval gem of Siena on a guided walking tour with a local expert. Visit the Siena Duomo and the art-filled Casa di Santa Caterina, see Piazza del Campo, and climb the top of Torre del Mangia. Your guide will show you where to find some of the best local flavors, such as Sienese sweets, Brunello wine, and truffle-infused bites. Take time to explore at your own pace – strolling the city streets stopping to wander through local handicraft shops. Enjoy lunch at your leisure. Back in Florence, the afternoon is on your own.
Rise this morning to the sounds of the city waking up. Meet your expert local guide for a walking tour of Florence’s most famous sites – such as the Duomo di Firenze, Michelangelo’s David, and the Ponte Vecchio. Nearby your hotel, you’ll head to the Oltrarno filled with artisan workshops. Stop and learn about handcrafted Murano glass mosaics. Enjoy some downtime at your hotel before heading out to the historic Cantinetta Antinori for an exquisite wine-paired dinner.
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and make your way to the train station Santa Maria Novella for a fast train to Bari. Upon arrival in Bari, you’ll be greeted by your driver in the arrivals hall. Drive to Savelletri where you’ll check in at your stylish and modern farmhouse. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure enjoying the lovely country setting and property amenities.
Tormaresca Bocca di Lupo
Enjoy the wonderful offerings of the masseria today at your leisure. The property features a number of activities ranging from yoga lessons, an outdoor pool, wine tastings, and a nearby golf course – just to name a few. Later this afternoon, savor a delightful wine tasting and tour at Tormaresca Tenuta Bocca di Lupo. View the beautiful vineyards, the barrel cellar, and the historic manor building. Savor a gourmet dinner paired with estate wines to follow.
Rise early for the day in Alberobello and the surrounding area, escorted by a local guide. Spend time touring the charming village whose iconic Trulli have made it a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stroll down narrow streets and stop in artisan shops. Visit one of the Trulli and learn about its cylindrical architecture. Back at the masseria, enjoy the remainder of the day on your own.
Plaza Hotel Lucchesi (Florence)
While in Florence, stay situated right on the Arno River bank at this elegant historical property. First opened in 1860, the completely renovated property still preserves much of its original character and charm. The rooftop offers striking panoramic views of Florence and features a swimming pool and bar. Stylish rooms are a perfect blend of classic features and contemporary style. Many rooms offer balconies that overlook the Arno River or Church of Santa Croce. The hotel features a full-service restaurant and bar.
Masseria Torre Coccaro (Puglia)
Enjoy three nights in this stylish 16th-century farmhouse, or masseria. Discover the history of this property, including its historic defense tower and courtyard chapel built in 1730. Stroll through the grounds with olive and almond trees, and take advantage of several excellent onsite restaurants. Rest inside one of the property’s 34 rooms and suites, each with countryside views. The property features a number of services, including a fitness center, pool, spa, nearby golf course access, and a full-service concierge.
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 – if you require any walking assistance, please inquire with our guest services team. Typically, our more invigorating walks are included as optional activities. Please contact us at email@example.com if you have questions.
Note: The itinerary is subject to change or substitution at any time. You can learn more at experi.com/terms.
- 7 nights accommodations, including all taxes and fees
- Meals as listed on the itinerary: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 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 local guides, drivers, porters, and included meals
- Business class round-trip airfare
- Private airport transfers with porterage on the first and last scheduled days of the program
- Pre-and post-trip accommodations and associated expenses
- All types of personal insurance
- Personal expenses
- Additional Alcoholic beverages beyond what has been arranged by Experi to pair with the included major meals