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.
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.
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