Discover the luscious green countryside of Central Italy, which is famous for its religious dedication to producing high quality wine, olive oil, cheese, charcuterie… and choc- olate!
Explore the central Italian regions of Umbria and Tuscany, the latter of which is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Populat- ed with sloping hills covered with vineyards, luscious green woods, magical medieval villages, and spectacular valleys, this area of the country is famous for its long tradition of producing some of the best Italian wines, olive oils, cheeses and meats.
Start off in the famous Chianti region, where wine is a religion, before pass- ing through the beautiful town of Siena – home of the famous and some- times Palio horserace – as you head south.
Reach the romantic Val d’Orcia to admire its Tuscan landscapes, dive into its woods to hunt for truffles, and then learn how Italian “nonni” make the local “pici” pasta. Top your experience off with an indulgent visit to the Perugina chocolate factory in Perugia: the icing on the cake for this astounding ad- venture through central Italy.
Max. 12 people
Immerse yourself the delightful Val d’Orcia
Explore the ancient streets of walled medieval towns
Discover the “religious” wine tradition of Chianti
Visit ancient wineries including Antinori and Verrazzano, which have played a pivotal part in the development of Italian wine
Enjoy wine tastings in authentic farmhouses and historic wineries, where delicious vino is paired with cheese and salami to create a taste sensation
Learn the secrets of expert winemakers
Hunt for truffles with a legendary “trifolaio” (truffle hunter)
Meet Italian “nonni” and learn how to make “pici” pasta at a local farmhouse
Visit the Perugina Chocolate Factory in Peru- gia and indulge in the Wonkaesque world of Perugian chocolate
Visit the unique Avignonesi winery, which produces delicious, high-quality wine through innovative biodynamic and organic methods
Relax in the quiet setting of a Tuscan spa
Saturday, Sept, 21 – 2019 AUD$4,926.00 USD$3,350.00
Saturday, Oct, 19 – 2019 AUD$4,853.00 USD$3,300.00
Saturday, May, 23 – 2020 AUD$4,853.00 USD$3,300.00
Thursday, July, 02 – 2020 AUD$4,853.00 USD$3,300.00
Saturday, Sept, 19 – 2020 AUD$4,853.00 USD$3,300.00