The capital of Tuscany, Florence, has been beautifully preserved to take you back in time during the height of its glory. Trace the steps of Michelangelo, the Medici family and Galileo on Via Mondo's one of the most popular tours. After a stimulating visit to Florence, a country visit sipping famous Chianti and Brunello wines is just the ticket for a wellness retreat. In order to further embed you in the beauty for this valley, join in yoga classes for an energizing holiday!
Villa Fiesole Hotel is a four-star hotel that, thanks to its scenic location, offers all guests the opportunity to spend relaxing evenings admiring the lights in the center of Florence. The lights reflect on the calm waters of the Arno River. The rooms are carefully designed and furnished with meticulous attention to satisfy your every need, and no two are exactly alike.
Villa La Palagina is a restored sixteenth century villa that belonged to the noble Florentine family, Ricasoli. All of the rooms are unique, but each one is decorated with beautiful frescoes, offering a comfortable stay. The rooms' amenities include air-conditioning, mini-bar, and satellite TV.
Following your arrival, enjoy a casual walk around before you dine in Florence’s trendiest quarter. You will experience a typical Florentine dinner in the heart of the city.
This morning, begin the day with one-hour of yoga. You will take part in a customized excursion in the morning and have lunch in town. Then, experience an afternoon chocolate tasting at Vestri.
After waking up this morning, join others for a yoga class before breakfast. Today, you will have a free day in Florence. This will be a good chance to explore Florence on your own or visit the many cities and towns accessible by bus or train.
This morning, you will enjoy an early morning walk or jog before the city wakes up. Later today, you will take part in an adventure to Volterra and a glorious hilltop town. Then, you will roam around San Gimignano on your own for lunch and a gelato. You can also climb one of the many medieval towers during this trip.
After waking up, enjoy a morning yoga session surrounded by a sea of vineyards and olive trees. Then, you will head to a century-old estate at Monterinaldi for a private tour of the wine cellar and wine making philosophy. After the tour, you will have an option to prepare a traditional Tuscan meal or a guided walk through the property. After lunch, you will explore Grevi in Chianti center.
This morning, another yoga session will be offered before breakfast. Later today, you will have a short walk to an olive press, where you will experience the process of making Tuscan olive oil. The remainder of the day is for you to enjoy. You may visit another winery or relax at the pool at the villa.
The last yoga session in this trip will be offered prior to breakfast. After breakfast, you will bid farewell to Tuscany.
This yoga and culinary vacation will take place in Tuscany, Italy. No travel tour of Italy is complete without Tuscany, particularly Florence. Florence is filled with lovers, artists, and scholars. This romantic city with its medieval towers, historical buildings, many statues and avenues offers up an eclectic mix of architectural brilliance and intellectual discoveries, all with an artistic style.
A bountiful of towns and villages dot the rolling hills showcasing their own riches, nuances and unique story. Don't forget to bring your paintbrush and sketchpad. There is plenty to document, observe, draw, and paint.
Daily breakfast, most lunch and dinner are included in the price. Throughout the holiday, you will get the chance to taste chocolate by a local maker in Vestri and other local specialties. In every trip, you have the chance to explore and discover local cuisine on your own. Of course, guides are on hand to provide suggestions and offer their favorite restaurants in the area.
During your holiday in Tuscany, you will have plenty of time to explore Florence or other cities and towns, try local dishes, and browse charming shops.