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Join A Toast to Travel in Tuscany for a fully hosted, all-inclusive experience where you will enjoy daily hands-on cooking lessons from a menu designed exclusively for you, truffle hunting, visiting a local market, an outdoor yoga class, pizza making with a local pizza chef, wine tasting in Chianti, and exploration of Siena and Florence. You will enjoy an unforgettable and relaxing week in the Tuscan countryside where you are surrounded by olive trees, rolling hills and the vineyards of Tuscany all the while, enjoying cooking, eating, drinking and exploring Tuscany like a local.
Situated where Siena, Florence, and Arezzo intersect, Villa Barberino is your home for the next seven days. Here, you will relax, learn to cook authentic amazing Italian dishes, make new friends, and live like a local.
The villa dates back to the 14th century and served as a political and military stronghold. Today, the villa sits nestled in cypress trees and is home to our host family which has restored it to its former beauty. We welcome you to join us and become part of the family.
Overlooking a beautiful wooded valley and a lake, full and lush is what memories are made of, and memories are exactly what you will make. You can walk the beautiful grounds when you are not cooking or participating in one of the many activities that A Toast to Travel has in store for you. You can enjoy the swimming pool, solarium, tennis courts, Italian gardens, hiking, and panoramic views at the host villa for your unforgettable and relaxing week in the Tuscan countryside where you are surrounded by olive trees, rolling hills, and the vineyards of Tuscany. Walk through the Italian gardens and while enjoying a nice glass of Tuscan wine.
Our host villa has preserved the traditional Italian charm of the property while adding modern conveniences. All of the guest rooms have private bathrooms, air conditioning, LCD TV, free Wi-Fi, hairdryer, telephone, and shower. Remember, when you are a guest, you are part of the family and this will come through in every aspect of your time with A Toast to Travel.
The following is the sample itinerary, subject to change. These experiences are fully hosted and all-inclusive once you are with the group and your hosts.
Menu will be shared with guests prior to arrival. Remember, short excursion experiences in nearby cities are available if you are extending your stay in Italy. Arrivaderci!
You will enjoy one winery tour and wine tasting in Chianti. There will also be tours in Siena and Florence, accompanied by an English speaking guide.
This retreat will take place in San Giovanni Valdarno, Tuscany, Italy.
In total, you will have 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 6 dinners. Wine is included with all meals. Menu will be shared with guests prior to arrival. Please let A Toast to Travel know of any food allergies, food sensitivities, and/or dietary restrictions so that where possible, substitutions can be made in advance.
Please book your flight to arrive at Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO).
From Rome Leonardo da Vinci Airport (FCO), go to the train station in the airport (Fiumicino Aeroporto). There are many available times. Take train to S. Giovanni Valdarno. It is about a 3-hour train ride.
From Pisa international airport (PSA), take the people mover to the Pisa central station and then take a train to S. Giovanni Valdarno about 1.5 hours.
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