Wellness in Tuscany

Main destination Italy 8 Day Tour

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Wellness in Tuscany
Welcome to Italy where you will experience two of the most iconic regions in Tuscany. This 8-day journey will start in Chianti and end in Florence! Relax and prepare for great scenery, food, wine, artwork and medieval villages as you explore the laid back lifestyle of Central Italy. Enjoy authentic Italian food and the popular wine regions of Tuscany that showcase the fresh ingredients used by local restaurants and wine techniques that have been used for thousands of years!

Hotels:

  • Fonte de Medici Wine Resort
  • Hotel Home

Included:

Meals:
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • 4 Lunches
  • 2 Dinners
Activities:
  • Bike Tour in Tuscany 
  • Day trip and guided tour in Siena
  • Wine cellar tasting and visit at Antinori Winery
  • Guided tour in Florence
  • Uffizi Gallery 
  • Bike Tour in Chianti
  • Cooking Class in Chianti
Other Services:
  • Airport transfers on a private basis in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transportation on a private basis in an air-conditioned vehicle during the tours mentioned on the program
  • English-Speaking guide service during the mentioned program
  • Official English-Speaking guide service during the archaeological sites
  • Entrance fees, Road tolls, Taxes, Vat;

Not Included:

  • Tips for porters, guide and driver- the value of the tip is up to the client
  • All other services not mentioned as included
  • Personal expenses
  • International airfare throughout the program
  • International airport taxes, airport porter and extra baggage
  • Hotel early check-in and late check-out
  • Local municipality taxes according to hotel category
  • Drinks or personal expenses or entrance fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities
Notes:
  • International flights should arrive and depart out of Florence Airport

Day 1

Welcome to Italy! Tuscany

Arrival at Florence airport and private transfer to the Chianti region at Fonte de Medici Wine Resort: this beautiful wine resort, owned by the Antinori family, is perfectly nestled in between the Chianti vineyards. The village, six hundred old, takes its name from a freshwater spring, which served as a resting place for pilgrims on their way from Florence to Rome. Fonte de Medici Wine Resort provides the perfect setting for tranquillity. Relax with a steam bath and sauna in their small and cozy gym room, book beauty treatments, massages, partake in yoga lessons or enjoy their pool overlooking the vineyards. 
Upon arrival, check in your room or apartment and enjoy lunch at leisure before relaxing by the pool. Welcome dinner at the Farmhouse offers a wide selection of typical dishes of the Tuscan traditions. In the kitchen, the chef uses only ingredients for short supply chain, strictly in season, adapting the proposals to the rhythm of nature and accompanying them with a selection of wines from Antinori estate, capable of enhancing each dish with the right combination. Overnight in Chianti Countryside. 
Meals: Dinner
Overnight: Fonte de Medici Wine Resort
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Day 2

Bike tour in Chianti region

Start your morning with a wellness activity and leisurely breakfast. Later in the morning, meet our English-speaking guide and get ready to start your 5-hour hybrid bike adventure on the Chianti hills. The gentle road passes through old castles on secondary and dirt roads. We will stop at a Vineyard to enjoy the landscapes and take some more pictures of Tuscany fantastic nature. Helmets and insurance for all are included and we will provide transportation to follow in case of necessity. 
In the afternoon, stop for lunch in Panzano at the Chianti village. 
After lunch we continue to Greve in Chianti to admire the wonderful square Giovanni da Verrazzano. The square is named after the Italian explorer who charted the Atlantic coast of North America between the Carolinas and Newfoundland, including New York Harbor in 1524. 
Bike back to Fonte De Medici and rest of the day to relax by the pool or to use the gym or to enjoy a pre-booked massage. Dinner on you own at the resort restaurant. Overnight in Chianti Countryside. 
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight: Fonte de Medici Wine Resort
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Day 3

Cooking class & Siena

Leisurely breakfast at the resort. Later in the morning, meet your English-speaking driver and depart towards the Siena countryside to reach Chef Andrea's private house lying on gentle hills. Andrea defines himself as Chianti “Host “which explains a lot about his personality. An avid adventurer and great communicator, he has been living in Chianti throughout his life and knows every single corner of the region. In the morning, meet Andrea in his veggie garden and learn more about his peculiar way to grow plants and pick seasonal veggies. Your cooking class will be held right afterwards in the house-equipped kitchen. Lunch to follow based on your efforts. 
In the afternoon, enjoy a half-day excursion to nearby Siena, “The Gothic Dream”. Meet your licensed local guide and learn about the history and legends of the town which was an obstinate enemy of Florence. Explore “Il Campo”, the enormous square where the famous Palio medieval horse race takes place every summer in July and August. 
Return to your accommodation after the tour, dinner on own and overnight in Chianti Countryside. 
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight: Fonte de Medici Wine Resort
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Day 4

Free day in the countryside

Enjoy the morning to explore the property, partake in wellness activities and have a leisurely breakfast. Today at free disposal to enjoy the countryside: The Wine Resort is the ideal place to indulge yourself with moments of tranquillity. The pool overlooks the Antinori Family's vineyards and allows you to enjoy one of the most beautiful views of Chianti. 
During the day, you can have a yoga session or partake in a walking tour or bike tour in the countryside. Lunch at Trattoria Della Fonte with wine included. 
Dinner on own and overnight in Chianti Countryside. 
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight: Fonte de Medici Wine Resor
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Day 5

Antinori Winery

Morning wellness and buffet breakfast at the Resort. Later in the morning, transfer to the biggest name in the wide world of Tuscan Wines, the Antinori winery. The Antinori family waited seven years to admire this breathtaking cellar to be completed. From the very beginning, the fundamental concept was that of “invisibility”. The cellars were constructed in total harmony with the landscape and was decided to plant a vineyard which covered the entire edifice. Enjoy a guided visit of the cellar followed by lunch included at Ristorante Rinuccio 1180 inside the cellars. Return to Fonte dei Medici after lunch. Afternoon at free disposal to enjoy the resort facilities or for a yoga session. Dinner on own and overnight in Chianti Countryside. 
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight: Fonte de Medici Wine Resort
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Day 6

Florence

Take in your last morning of the Chianti landscape with wellness and a buffet breakfast at the hotel before check out and a private transfer to Florence city center. 
Arrive in Florence, leave your luggage at the hotel for a later check in and meet your local guide. Explore the less-known corners of Florence with a native Florentine guide at your complete disposal: small churches, perfumes, frescoes, bakers, and tastings along the way will be an extraordinary sensorial experience! The tour lasts 3 hours departing from the Lungarno and finishes at Mercato Centrale. Enjoy the antic perfumes and traditional scents prepared by the Dominican friars at the ancient pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella. Entrance to the oldest pharmacy of Europe to discover the story of its worldwide products such as the almond paste as moisturizing for the hands and the pleasant potpourri blend of Chianti flowers. Walk along the 'Via Delle Belle Donne' the streets of the 'beautiful ladies' and reach Via Tornabuoni, famous for its elegant shops like Armani, Pucci and Ferragamo. Time to savor an intense espresso or cappuccino with chocolate, sitting in a comfortable renowned Cafe' of the town before getting into the medieval heart of Florence and Piazza Della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, and the Duomo of Florence. The walk proceeds through narrow alleys surrounded by high tower houses and Renaissance fine decorated palaces which hide colorful warehouses in their cellars. These artisans sell their precious porcelains, papers, fabrics and leather goods below frescoed ceilings and vaulted roofs. Stop at a local 'forno' (bakery) to taste the irresistible Focaccia with olive oil and pizza slice right from the oven! The last stage is the central fruit and vegies market in the authentic district of San Lorenzo located in a historic 19th-century building where you will enjoy an authentic lunch included with wine. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure for individual explorations or wellness activities, but it is highly recommended to walk to the Piazzale Michelangelo for a stunning sunset view. The way up to Piazzale Michelangelo will not appear difficult, because this walking tour will have the perfect speed - your own! Reaching the top of the hill you will discover breathtaking and excellent panoramic view of Florence. Dinner on own and overnight in Florence. 
Meals: Breakfast 
Overnight: Hotel Home
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Day 7

Uffizi Gallery

Start your morning with a wellness activity and breakfast at the Hotel. This morning, meet your local guide at the hotel and walk to the Uffizi Gallery a “must” if you are coming in Florence for the first time. We will focus on the greatest Florentine Renaissance paintings made by artists such as Lippi, Botticelli, Leonardo, and Michelangelo. The Uffizi tour will also give us the opportunity to talk about the Medicis, bankers and patrons in Florence, who commissioned it in the late 16th century and the function the building had at that time. It is simply the place to visit for art lovers! You will also see the masterpieces by Raphael, Tiziano and Caravaggio. A coffee break at the coffee shop of the Uffizi is the perfect way to refresh ourselves and to look at the view: we will enjoy a privileged perspective of the huge Brunelleschi’s dome sipping our Italian espresso! This is the best way to end our Florence Uffizi tour! Rest of the day at your disposal for individual visits, wellness activities at the hotel or last-minute shopping. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant in the center of Florence with wine included. Overnight. 
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight: Hotel Home
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Day 8

Arrivederci!

Buffet breakfast in hotel and checkout. Private transfer to Florence airport for your return trip home.  
Meals: Breakfast
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The activity Level for this tour is:

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Italy! Tuscany

Arrival at Florence airport and private transfer to the Chianti region at Fonte de Medici Wine Resort: this beautiful wine resort, owned by the Antinori family, is perfectly nestled in between the Chianti vineyards. The village, six hundred old, takes its name from a freshwater spring, which served as a resting place for pilgrims on their way from Florence to Rome. Fonte de Medici Wine Resort provides the perfect setting for tranquillity. Relax with a steam bath and sauna in their small and cozy gym room, book beauty treatments, massages, partake in yoga lessons or enjoy their pool overlooking the vineyards. 
Upon arrival, check in your room or apartment and enjoy lunch at leisure before relaxing by the pool. Welcome dinner at the Farmhouse offers a wide selection of typical dishes of the Tuscan traditions. In the kitchen, the chef uses only ingredients for short supply chain, strictly in season, adapting the proposals to the rhythm of nature and accompanying them with a selection of wines from Antinori estate, capable of enhancing each dish with the right combination. Overnight in Chianti Countryside. 
Meals: Dinner
Overnight: Fonte de Medici Wine Resort
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Day 2

Bike tour in Chianti region

Start your morning with a wellness activity and leisurely breakfast. Later in the morning, meet our English-speaking guide and get ready to start your 5-hour hybrid bike adventure on the Chianti hills. The gentle road passes through old castles on secondary and dirt roads. We will stop at a Vineyard to enjoy the landscapes and take some more pictures of Tuscany fantastic nature. Helmets and insurance for all are included and we will provide transportation to follow in case of necessity. 
In the afternoon, stop for lunch in Panzano at the Chianti village. 
After lunch we continue to Greve in Chianti to admire the wonderful square Giovanni da Verrazzano. The square is named after the Italian explorer who charted the Atlantic coast of North America between the Carolinas and Newfoundland, including New York Harbor in 1524. 
Bike back to Fonte De Medici and rest of the day to relax by the pool or to use the gym or to enjoy a pre-booked massage. Dinner on you own at the resort restaurant. Overnight in Chianti Countryside. 
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight: Fonte de Medici Wine Resort
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Day 3

Cooking class & Siena

Leisurely breakfast at the resort. Later in the morning, meet your English-speaking driver and depart towards the Siena countryside to reach Chef Andrea's private house lying on gentle hills. Andrea defines himself as Chianti “Host “which explains a lot about his personality. An avid adventurer and great communicator, he has been living in Chianti throughout his life and knows every single corner of the region. In the morning, meet Andrea in his veggie garden and learn more about his peculiar way to grow plants and pick seasonal veggies. Your cooking class will be held right afterwards in the house-equipped kitchen. Lunch to follow based on your efforts. 
In the afternoon, enjoy a half-day excursion to nearby Siena, “The Gothic Dream”. Meet your licensed local guide and learn about the history and legends of the town which was an obstinate enemy of Florence. Explore “Il Campo”, the enormous square where the famous Palio medieval horse race takes place every summer in July and August. 
Return to your accommodation after the tour, dinner on own and overnight in Chianti Countryside. 
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight: Fonte de Medici Wine Resort
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Day 4

Free day in the countryside

Enjoy the morning to explore the property, partake in wellness activities and have a leisurely breakfast. Today at free disposal to enjoy the countryside: The Wine Resort is the ideal place to indulge yourself with moments of tranquillity. The pool overlooks the Antinori Family's vineyards and allows you to enjoy one of the most beautiful views of Chianti. 
During the day, you can have a yoga session or partake in a walking tour or bike tour in the countryside. Lunch at Trattoria Della Fonte with wine included. 
Dinner on own and overnight in Chianti Countryside. 
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight: Fonte de Medici Wine Resor
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Day 5

Antinori Winery

Morning wellness and buffet breakfast at the Resort. Later in the morning, transfer to the biggest name in the wide world of Tuscan Wines, the Antinori winery. The Antinori family waited seven years to admire this breathtaking cellar to be completed. From the very beginning, the fundamental concept was that of “invisibility”. The cellars were constructed in total harmony with the landscape and was decided to plant a vineyard which covered the entire edifice. Enjoy a guided visit of the cellar followed by lunch included at Ristorante Rinuccio 1180 inside the cellars. Return to Fonte dei Medici after lunch. Afternoon at free disposal to enjoy the resort facilities or for a yoga session. Dinner on own and overnight in Chianti Countryside. 
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight: Fonte de Medici Wine Resort
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Day 6

Florence

Take in your last morning of the Chianti landscape with wellness and a buffet breakfast at the hotel before check out and a private transfer to Florence city center. 
Arrive in Florence, leave your luggage at the hotel for a later check in and meet your local guide. Explore the less-known corners of Florence with a native Florentine guide at your complete disposal: small churches, perfumes, frescoes, bakers, and tastings along the way will be an extraordinary sensorial experience! The tour lasts 3 hours departing from the Lungarno and finishes at Mercato Centrale. Enjoy the antic perfumes and traditional scents prepared by the Dominican friars at the ancient pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella. Entrance to the oldest pharmacy of Europe to discover the story of its worldwide products such as the almond paste as moisturizing for the hands and the pleasant potpourri blend of Chianti flowers. Walk along the 'Via Delle Belle Donne' the streets of the 'beautiful ladies' and reach Via Tornabuoni, famous for its elegant shops like Armani, Pucci and Ferragamo. Time to savor an intense espresso or cappuccino with chocolate, sitting in a comfortable renowned Cafe' of the town before getting into the medieval heart of Florence and Piazza Della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, and the Duomo of Florence. The walk proceeds through narrow alleys surrounded by high tower houses and Renaissance fine decorated palaces which hide colorful warehouses in their cellars. These artisans sell their precious porcelains, papers, fabrics and leather goods below frescoed ceilings and vaulted roofs. Stop at a local 'forno' (bakery) to taste the irresistible Focaccia with olive oil and pizza slice right from the oven! The last stage is the central fruit and vegies market in the authentic district of San Lorenzo located in a historic 19th-century building where you will enjoy an authentic lunch included with wine. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure for individual explorations or wellness activities, but it is highly recommended to walk to the Piazzale Michelangelo for a stunning sunset view. The way up to Piazzale Michelangelo will not appear difficult, because this walking tour will have the perfect speed - your own! Reaching the top of the hill you will discover breathtaking and excellent panoramic view of Florence. Dinner on own and overnight in Florence. 
Meals: Breakfast 
Overnight: Hotel Home
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Day 7

Uffizi Gallery

Start your morning with a wellness activity and breakfast at the Hotel. This morning, meet your local guide at the hotel and walk to the Uffizi Gallery a “must” if you are coming in Florence for the first time. We will focus on the greatest Florentine Renaissance paintings made by artists such as Lippi, Botticelli, Leonardo, and Michelangelo. The Uffizi tour will also give us the opportunity to talk about the Medicis, bankers and patrons in Florence, who commissioned it in the late 16th century and the function the building had at that time. It is simply the place to visit for art lovers! You will also see the masterpieces by Raphael, Tiziano and Caravaggio. A coffee break at the coffee shop of the Uffizi is the perfect way to refresh ourselves and to look at the view: we will enjoy a privileged perspective of the huge Brunelleschi’s dome sipping our Italian espresso! This is the best way to end our Florence Uffizi tour! Rest of the day at your disposal for individual visits, wellness activities at the hotel or last-minute shopping. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant in the center of Florence with wine included. Overnight. 
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight: Hotel Home
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Day 8

Arrivederci!

Buffet breakfast in hotel and checkout. Private transfer to Florence airport for your return trip home.  
Meals: Breakfast
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