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Andrea Matteucci's - Loveria Caffe - Tuscany 2020

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May 15, 2020 (Fri)

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Cost: $ 5495.00 per person, double occupancy

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Discover the Food, Wine and Gourmet delights of Tuscany

and Rome with Loveria Caffe owner, Andrea Matteucci.

Experience a Tuscan Kitchen with hands-on cooking classes. Refine your palate with olive oil, and wine tastings. Discover the hidden gem museums of Rome and more…

Highlights of the tour include:

            •     Walking Tour through Florence Market followed by Hands-on cooking classes at Mama Florence Cooking        School

            •     Wine tastings & tours of Bruenello di Montalcino and Chianti Wineries

  • Relax in a thermal bath at the beautiful San Giovananni Rapolano Terme

  • Olive and Wine Tour & Tastings at Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona and Felsina Winery

  • Private viewing of Sistine Chapel


Day 1 – Friday, May 15
Depart from home

Day 2 – Saturday, May 16
Welcome to Italy! You are met upon arrival at Florence airport, and transferred to the elegant Hotel McGallery Cerretani Hotel. You’ll have the rest of the afternoon to explore this fabulous boutique hotel, in the center of Florence, surrounded by art and history. And foodies will love Florence for it’s Bistecca alla Fiorentina (Florentine Steak), Papardelle and of course, it’s gelato. As the sun sets in Florence, Andrea will welcome you to Italy with a glass of wine to renew our friendships, make new friends, and review our itinerary. Dinner is nearby at the chic Konnubio Restaurant in Florence.
Hotel: Hotel McGallery Cerretani – Florence
Meals: Welcome Reception, Dinner

Day 3 – Sunday, May 17
This morning we start our day with a Walking and Shopping Tour in Florence with the Chef and Andrea, as we shop for savory and sweet ingredients for our Cooking Class at the MaMa Florence Cooking School. After lunch, you’ll have plenty of time for shopping, or maybe a visit to the Galleria dell ’Accademia to see the statue of David by Michaelangelo.
Hotel: Hotel McGallery Cerretani – Florence
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 – Monday, May 18
This morning, we transfer to breathtaking Siena to visit a local Contrada set within the ancient city walls and a short walk to Piazza del Campo. Our Spa Resort awaits us this afternoon, to test its healing thermal waters and pools, sample a relaxing massage, or experience a thermal mud treatment. It’s your choice!
Hotel: San Giovanni Terme Rapolano Spa Resort – province of Siena
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 – Tuesday, May 19
Today we head into the lovely central Chianti countryside for a Wine tasting at beautiful Felsina Winery. Later stop at nearby San Gimignano. Explore the city center, enjoying the town’s immaculate historic towers and special sites of interest. Don’t miss a delicious gelato at the world's top-rated gelato producer Dondoli! d food and memories to last a lifetime

Hotel: San Giovanni Terme Rapolano Spa Resort – province of Siena

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 – Wednesday, May 20
Brunello wine is produced exclusively within the Montalcino territory, and created using only Sangioveto Grosso grapes, a Sangiovese clone perfectly suited to the local conditions. Your wonderful Private Brunello di Montalcino Wine Tour and exploration of the Brunello wine region takes you to one of the oldest estates in Italy – Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona from the 17th century. You will visit the winery’s grounds and their historic cellars, and will be led through a guided wine-tasting of these wonderful red wines, and olives as well. Your tour continues with a brief visit to the charming town of Montalcino, to explore the town's narrow, winding streets filled with artisan gourmet food and wine shops.
Hotel: San Giovanni Terme Rapolano Spa Resort – Province of Siena
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 – Thursday, May 21
Stop in the hilltop town of Orvieto and meet your expert guide for a short  tour and visit to the Duomo. Following your tour, you’ll enjoy a lovely fresh lunch at a traditional Umbrian restaurant specializing in regional cuisine.  After your lunch, you will transfer to your new accommodations in Rome.
Hotel: Hotel Ludovisi Palace - Rome
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 – Friday, May 22
Enjoy a free day at leisure! Or join Andrea to explore his favorite “hidden gem” museums in Rome. This evening we join our guide for a Private (after hours) Showing of the Sistine Chapel. Our Finale Dinner will be celebrated in Rome to reminisce about your Italian adventure.
Hotel: Hotel Ludovisi Palace - Rome
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9 – Saturday, May 23
Depart for home

What's Included:

- All accommodations on a shared twin/double room basis
- Daily breakfast at hotel
- Airport transfers from Florence Airport, and to Rome Airport
- Tastings at Wineries and Olive Tastings
- Hands-on cooking class at MaMa Florence Cooking School
- Entrance to several wineries for wine tastings
- Four lunches and six dinners
- Private tour of Sistine Chapel
- Tickets to Colosseum, Rome and Galleria dell'Accademia (Statue of David)
- Farewell celebration dinner at a surprise venue

 For more information, contact Karen Dawson - Southlake Travel - kdawson@southlake-travel.com






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