Living Slow in Tuscany (Oct 13-21, 2024)

Borgo San Lorenzo, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy

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Sierra Busch
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10 reviews
Oct 13 - 21, 2024
Group size: 5 - 7
Living Slow in Tuscany (Oct 13-21, 2024)
Borgo San Lorenzo, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy

Sierra Busch
  • Email address verified
10 reviews

Oct 13 - 21, 2024
Group size: 5 - 7

About this trip

For those who seek to live the culture instead of snapping pictures, this journey will satisfy daydreams of wandering untouched medieval villages, connecting with the land, and learning from locals along the way. This Fall adventure will have you hunting for truffles, helping with the olive harvest, & experiencing a local chestnut festival, all while surrendering to the magic of the unexpected!



Please note, we require at least 5 confirmed guests to run this trip. In the event that minimum requirements are not met within 2 months of the trip start date, you will have the choice to receive a full refund of your trip cost or credit applied to another trip within the next year. Flight costs and other costs outside of the trip itself would need to be reimbursed by the travel insurance which you are required to purchase.


Meet Your Trip Leader

I fell hard for Italy as an art student and never stopped exploring since. I scoured maps for Italy's hidden secrets, connecting with locals, learning the language, and soaking up the authentic everyday life along the way. This passion led to a career in NYC, where I worked for top agencies and startups, planning luxury vacations for VIP clients. Now living half the year in Italy, my goal is to bring my guests meaningful travel experiences that will forever connect them to the genuine spirit of Italy.

What’s included

  • Transfers
    Pick up at B&B in Florence & drop off at Florence Airport
  • 8 nights accommodation
    Private room at 1 B&B's and 1 Agriturismo. Some bathrooms are shared with 1-2 other guests
  • Private Driver
    Private driver for excursions and visits
  • Experiences
    All activities, workshops, and visits as described
  • Trip Leader
    24/7, English and Italian-speaking trip leader
  • Flight-Booking Assist
    Our flight expert will help you find the best routes and price, at no extra cost.
  • Meals Included:
    8 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 7 dinners including wine, 1 aperitivo
  • Pre-trip Prep
    Cultural and Italian language guidance, packing tips, and additional resources to fully connect you with what you'll experience!
  • Tips
    for guides and drivers
  • Local Recommendations
    Insider suggestions for each location.
  • Carbon Footprint Offset
    A donation will be made to fund projects that reduce carbon emissions and improve daily life in impoverished areas.

What’s not included

  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
    Required, ask your trip leader for details
  • Meals not described

Available Packages

Double Room
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****(SELECT 2 TRAVELERS in the dropdown above.) This package is for two people traveling together in ONE room. 

$4,199
Deposit: $800
Single Room
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This package is for one person in a private room.

$4,499
Deposit: $800

Itinerary

Day 1
Let's Get This Party Started!

In the morning, we'll pick you up from Florence and head straight to the countryside where we'll have the absolute treat of meeting a flock of sheep and learning how their milk is turned into delicious local cheese. After tasting the best cheese you've ever had, we'll wander a quaint little village with cobblestone lanes and colorful buildings.

Driving through a green valley dotted with autumn colors and gentle hills in the distance, we'll arrive at Poggio alle Ville, our first accommodations at a beautiful agriturismo farm with authentic Tuscan cottages surrounded by olive trees and forests. After settling in and relaxing, we'll kick things off with a Welcome Aperitivo followed by a homemade dinner on the farm! Welcome to Tuscany!


Meals Included: Cheese Tasting, Lunch, Aperitivo, Dinner

Your Organizer


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Sierra Busch
10 reviews
Creative Edge Travel is about slowing down to connect with what makes Italy Italy— its people. We know from experience that what you'll remember most are the interesting locals you meet on your adventure. That's why we couple unique activities with opportunities to connect with locals in a meaningful way. We go beyond the typical tourist sites to off-the-beaten-path villages and farms where our friends and artisans are waiting to share their way of life with you!

Reviews

The absolute best vacation tour, not just sightseeing but full on culture immersion and getting to know the people of Italy. A must do tour for anyone.
By Steve B for Secrets of Southern Italy (May 2024) on Jun 05, 2024
Sierra is a great organizer. The outings were well planned. We met very interesting people. The cooking class was so interesting! Her schedule gave us some time to rest and visit on our own. Of course the group blended together very well. I strongly recommend her trips !
By Suzanne G for Secrets of Southern Italy (May 2024) on Jun 04, 2024
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5 stars don't begin to describe the amazing 8 days I had with Sierra in Tuscany. It was my second trip to Tuscany and I thought I knew how wonderful it would be to soak up Tuscan culture again. NO, Sierra's trips are not like any I have ever experienced. The trip was full of love, joy, and appreciation. There were no lines or crowds so that one couldn't appreciate anything. Music, wine, food, laughter, learning, new friendships, moments to reflect, these are what Sierra gave me. Thank you Sierra Judy Olitsky
By Judy O for Living Slow in Tuscany (Oct 15-23, 2023) on Nov 27, 2023
This was such a wonderful experience. We were able to see Florence in a much different way. Meeting the artisans, seeing the often missed historical aspects of this amazing city, and also spending time with the locals. Thank you Sierra for this opportunity.
By Barbara J for Extension in Florence on Nov 07, 2023
The trip was great and I saw and learned a lot about Florence. I loved the Oltrano District where we stayed and also the hills of Florence and the lovely people we met along the way. The only way to visit such a beautIful city 👍🏻
By Jeanette P for Extension in Florence on Nov 07, 2023
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