Trip or Vacation

Fast Cars And Slow Food - Tuscany & Emilia Romagna

Sun, May 26, 2024 (Departure Date)

Cost: $3495 Per Person Dbl Occupancy, $500 Deposit (Airfare not included)

Tuscany is known for its farm to table philosophy. Modena, in the neighboring region of Emilia-Romagna is known for its slow food and fast cars. Put them together and you have a wonderful combination! Your home away from home is a stylish 4 Star hotel, nestled along the banks of the Arno River just far enough to get away from the city, but still walking distance to all the action. The remodeled boutique hotel features elegantly styled rooms with daily breakfast. Relax at the beautiful rooftop lounge with a birds eye view of the city! 

$3495 Per Person, Double Occupancy

$500 Deposit Per Person to Reserve

$995 Single Room Supplement

Receive 5% Discount if full payment is made to reserve.

Join others or Reserve with your group of 4 - 10 travelers, based on availability.

**A Separate Tour is also available June 2 - 9, 2024. Please visit the website below for the itinerary.**

Deluxe Accommodations include:

  • Luxury Airport Transfers on Arrival in a Mercedes Sedan E Class
  • 7 Nights at a 4-Star Hotel, featuring a rooftop pool and beautiful City or River view in Florence, Italy
  • Daily Continental Breakfast Buffet 
  • Four Group Lunches 
  • Two Group Dinners
  • Luxury Transportation for all excursions in an air conditioned Mercedes Minivan with reusable water bottles included.

Moderate Activity Level: Florence and Tuscany are situated on hilly terrain. While this is a relaxed Itinerary, participants should have the ability to stand or walk for at least 60 minutes. While most tours will take us downhill, the ability to walk up steep hills is recommended. Since much of the area was built in the Renaissance period, some multi-level buildings do not have elevators. Disabled accessibility may be limited in this region.

Arrive Florence, Italy Sunday, May 26, 2024

  • Short Orientation - Rooftop Bar at the hotel. Aperitivo Buffet and Welcome Cocktail included.


Monday - Memorial Day

  • Piazzale Michelangelo:  We start our day at the most beautiful viewpoint of Florence!
  • American World War II Cemetery

    A beautiful, yet somber reminder of the soldiers that helped Florence fight against Nazi Germany.​

  • Next, a scenic drive through the Chianti Region, with a scenic stop in the small town of Panzano.
  • Lunch and Wine Tasting at Dario Cecchini's
  • After our wonderful lunch, we will venture off to yet another winery for a small group or private tour and tasting. Location to be announced. 
  • Dinner is Open


  • Nude and Food

We embark on a unique "Nude and Food" journey , a half day walking tour starting with a morning visit to the Accademia to see just a few of the works of Michelangelo, including David. Then it's off to discover the many food attractions of Florence including Mercato Centrale. 

  Museum tickets and all tastings, including wine, are included. Bring your appetite!

  • The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore. An optional casual afternoon stroll and Aperitivo in the Oltrarno district (where the Florentine locals live) is also available. Dinner is Open


  • Val D'Orcia

We can't visit the Chianti region without visiting its famous rival region, home of the famous Brunello di Montalcino wines! This tour will take us through the curved Cypress tree-lined roads that make Tuscany famous. We will start the day in Montepulciano with a visit to the regulatory headquarters for Brunello di Montalcino, followed by shopping in this picturesque town. Then we will head off to Pienza for an unforgettable lunch with a view, followed by a scenic drive with picturesque stops through the Tuscan countryside.  Lunch and wine tasting included.

  • Dinner is open.



  • Emilia-Romagna: We will venture off to Maranello and Modena - home of two of the most important contributions to Italian (and world) culture - Ferrari and Balsamic Vinegar!
  • Museo Ferrari Maranello ​​​​
  • This attraction features fast cars in red from collector​'s editions to F1 cars. This experience will also give you the opportunity to try your skills in an F1 simulator! 
  • Modena - we will then head off to the neighboring town of Modena for lunch with a Balsamic vinegar tour with tasting. 
  • Entrance, simulator, tastings and lunch included.
  • Dinner is Open


  • Friday is open to explore, perfect for shopping or museums! This is also a perfect day for a side trip. Please contact the hotel Concierge for assistance with museum reservations.



  • Gourmet dinner cooking class at one of the area's top cooking schools, followed by dinner with wine pairing. 

Depart Sunday, June 2, 2024 at 11:00 am Local Time

More information:


  • trip
  • Tuscany
  • Italy
  • Florence

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Vivace Gourmet Café

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