A Taste of Tuscany...

Itinerary & Details

Itinerary:

Saturday, June 4th:

Arrival Day - Check-in is at 4:00 p.m.

  • Welcome to Tuscany! After you check into the villa, you will have some time to unpack, relax, and enjoy the
    beautiful grounds

  • Indulge in a complimentary bottle of local wine and snacks

  • 7:00 p.m.: Welcome dinner and cocktail party where you will mix and mingle with your fellow travelers! (Due to the nature of separate arrival times, our gathering will begin at 7:00 pm)

Sunday, June 5th:
A Hands-on Cooking Class and Traditional Sunday Family Lunch

  • 8:00 - 10:30 a.m.: Breakfast prepared by a family chef

  • 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Cooking class and traditional Sunday family lunch 

  • FREE TIME: Dinner on your own (If you can eat after our Sunday family lunch!)

Monday, June 6th:
Pizza Making Class in Pienza Followed by a visit of Montalcino, Including a Personal Tour and Tasting of the Famous,
Brunello di Montalcino.

  • 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.: Breakfast prepared by a family chef

  • 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m: At 9:30 a.m., we will depart from the Villa to visit Pienza and an organic farm where you will learn how to make a superb wooden oven pizza topped with their farm grown seasonal products and cheeses.  Lunch included and free time to explore this majestic town!

  • 3:30 p.m.: We will depart Pienza and head towards Montalcino, a picturesque and magnificent Tuscan hilltop town, with its narrow and characteristic alleys offering extraordinary views over the underlying valley.

  • 5:15 p.m.: We will meet up to visit a special winery, an organic producer of Brunello di Montalcino. Tuscan antipasto included.

  • 8:30 P.M: We will depart Montalcino and head back to the villa.


Tuesday, June 7th:
Free Day!

  • 8:00 - 10:30 a.m.: Breakfast prepared by a family chef

  • FREE TIME: Enjoy as you wish!

 

Wednesday, June 8th:
Personal Truffle Tour and Lunch!

A family-run Truffle Hunting Experience followed by a fantastic Truffle indulgent lunch prepared by the family! 

  • 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.: Breakfast prepared by a family chef

  • 9:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.: We will depart the villa at 9:45 a.m. to experience a true authentic truffle hunting tour followed by a magnificent lunch prepared by the family! 

  • FREE TIME:  Dinner on your own

 

Thursday, June 9th:
Farewell Sunset Wine Tasting and Dinner

  • 8:00 - 10:30 a.m.: Breakfast prepared by a family chef

  • 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Free time to enjoy excursions or join Pasqualina on her traditional Thursday morning market stroll in the town of Camucia.

  • 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.: We will depart from the villa at 6:30 p.m. to enjoy an enchanting sunset wine tasting and dinner on a private vineyard in the Tuscan hills.

 

Friday, June 10th:
Departure Day - Checkout is at 10:00 a.m.

  • 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.: Breakfast on the go - coffee and croissants.

Details:

What’s included:

  • 6 nights accommodations. Check-in is at 4:00 pm/Checkout is at 10:00 am

  • Welcome Culinary Genes Gift Bag

  • Welcome Dinner & Cocktail party

  • Breakfast provided daily at the villa prepared by a local family Chef

  • Hands-on pasta & sauce cooking class followed by lunch - Experience Chef Pasqualina 's traditional Sunday family gatherings

  • Pizza making class in Pienza, followed by a farm-to-table lunch

  • Brunello wine tasting in Montalcino with Tuscan antipasto

  • Truffle Hunting Tour followed by lunch

  • Sunset dinner and wine tasting on a private vineyard

  • Transportation is provided and included for excursions mentioned above only

  • Transportation on premises for local attractions, restaurants, or markets

  • Parking at the villa should you rent a car, which we highly recommend as daily excursions to other Tuscan towns can be quite expensive

  • Free Wi-Fi Internet available, but please remember we are in Tuscany and may not always get service

 

Events are subject to change depending on mother nature and unforeseen circumstances.

What is not included:

  • Your round-trip Airfare

  • Transfers to or from the Villa on arrival/departure days are not included. We will be happy to arrange private transportation for you as we have negotiated discounted prices. Prices vary depending on the amount of passengers.

  • Transportation and hotels outside of planned events (We will be happy to assist you in arranging transportation and hotel recommendations)

  • All lunches and dinners not mentioned in the itinerary. Meals that are NOT included are:

  • Dinner on Sunday, June 5th (You may only have room for a gelato after our traditional Sunday lunch!)

  • Lunch and Dinner, Tuesday, June 7th

  • Dinner, Wednesday, June 8th

  • Lunch, Thursday, June 9th

  • Personal alcoholic beverages, other than what’s provided in the itinerary

  • Travel insurance: Personal, medical, or trip cancellation insurance

  • Any other incidentals that are not part of the package

  • Any additional excursions and tours

  • Gratuities. It’s customary to offer your drivers a gratuity in local currency. Please keep current exchange rates in mind. We recommend tipping $3 UDS per person per day for your driver. Tips can only be paid in cash.

 

For a full brochure, including pricing, please email us at: culinarygenes@gmail.com