A Taste of Tuscany...

Itinerary & Details


Saturday, June 5th:

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

  • Welcome to Tuscany and Villa Ugo! 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 6th:
A Hands-on Cooking Class and Traditional Sunday Family Lunch

  • 8:30 - 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

Monday, June 7th:
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, where you will learn how to make a superb wooden oven pizza. Lunch included

  • 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 8th:
Free Day!

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

  • FREE TIME: Enjoy as you wish!


Wednesday, June 9th:
Personal Truffle Tour and Lunch!

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

  • 8:30 - 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 10th:
Farewell Sunset Wine Tasting and Dinner

  • 8:30 - 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 11th:
Departure Day - Checkout is at 10:00 a.m.

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


What’s included:

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

  • Welcome Culinary Genes Gift Bag

  • Welcome Dinner & Cocktail party, including two cocktails per person of the well known Sabatini Gin. Wine is also included!

  • Breakfast provided daily at the villa with a private local Chef

  • Hands-on Pasta & Sauce cooking class followed by lunch - Experience Chef Pasqualina and family traditional Sunday 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 7th

  • Lunch and Dinner, Tuesday, June 9th

  • Dinner, June 10th

  • Lunch, June 11th

  • 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, please email us at: culinarygenes@gmail.com

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