Living Slow in Tuscany

Borgo San Lorenzo, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy

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Sierra Busch
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Oct 16 - 22, 2021
Group size: 5 - 7
Living Slow in Tuscany
Borgo San Lorenzo, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy

Sierra Busch
  • Email address verified

Oct 16 - 22, 2021
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
  • 6 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:
    All breakfasts, 3 lunches & 4 dinners including wine, 4 tastings/aperitivi
  • 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.
  • Flights
  • Incidental expenses
    A/C or Heat may cost extra at some locations, but it is unlikely that it will be needed.
  • Travel Insurance
    Required, ask your trip leader for details
  • Meals not described

Available Packages

Double Room
4 left

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

$3395
Deposit: $800
Single Room
only 2 left

This package is for one person in a private room.

$3695
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 check out a low-key spot known to locals in the tiny village of Sant'Agata. It's unassuming but serves the best "Tortelli di Patate", or potato-filled pasta with meat sauce (the area's typical dish).

Driving through a green valley dotted with autumn colors and gentle hills in the distance, we'll arrive at Palazzo Torriani, our first accommodations in the town of Marradi. Our hosts, Anna Maria and Mariaemilia, will walk us through this gorgeous villa where their family has lived for over 500 years. Finally, we'll relax into the evening with an aperitivo cocktail before a homemade dinner. Welcome to Tuscany!


Meals Included: Cheese Tasting, Aperitivo, Dinner

Your Organizer


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Sierra Busch
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!