The Best of Tuscany & Umbria


The Best of Tuscany & Umbria



> 1 year ago


8 Nights/All Inclusive Ground Only


October 6 - 14, 2018


USD 4,950.00 per person


Jul 28, 2018
The Best of Tuscany & Umbria
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A message from Daniel!

La Villa Cucina, my unique full participation culinary travel program integrates the popular villa holiday with a culinary school vacation. My Best of Tuscany and Umbria 20th Anniversary Program will be at both the elegantly appointed Tenuta la Bandita, a beautiful 17th century villa just outside the medieval town of Sassetta, and also near Panicale the classic Villa di Monte Solare - a restored agricultural complex dating back to the seventeenth century. The estates are located amidst scenic olive groves and vineyards, their sloping hills spread over 60 hectares of land. Two swimming pools, tennis courts and a full-service spa are available to enjoy during your stay. This program includes full participation culinary classes and visits to several of Tuscany and Umbria’s most exclusive wine producers.

Full and half-day excursions to important Tuscan and Umbrian hill towns and cities are planned. Predetermined trips include visits to my favorite local restaurants and markets. Visits to personally selected Artisans who specialize in food & wine share with us centuries-old customs and ways.

I invite you to join me as we celebrate the seasons of Italian cooking and culture. Experience the abundance of Italy in the company of old friends and new acquaintances.

Daniel Rosati, Founder


Rate Based on Double Occupancy

$650.00 Single Supplement

$800.00 per person non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a space in this program.


Day 1: Arrival - Saturday, October 6
Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Mid-afternoon Transfers from Florence by Private Coach to Tenuta la Bandita Evening Cocktail Reception and Dinner at the Villa

Day 2: Sunday, October 7 The Food & Wine Of The Alta Maremma
Sassetta, Tuscany, Italy

Continental Breakfast AM Cooking Class (includes lunch & wine tasting) La Siesta - Afternoon Free to Enjoy Estate or Just Relax Evening Gastronomic Food & Wine Tasting at Tenuta la Bandita

Day 3: Monday, October 8 The Food & Wine Of The Etruscan Coast
Sassetta, Tuscany, Italy

Continental Breakfast AM Cooking Class (includes lunch) La Siesta - Afternoon Free to Enjoy Estate or Just Relax Sunset Seafood Dinner at Ristorante Zanzibar at the Port of San Vincenzo

Day 4: Tuesday, October 9 The Food & Wine Of Bolgheri
Sassetta, Tuscany, Italy

Continental Breakfast Depart Tenuta La Bandita for Cecina’s Open Air Market Al Fresco Lunch, Olive Oil & Wine Tasting at Tenuta di Vaira A Walk Around the Picturesque Village of Bolgheri Afternoon Wine Tasting at Tenuta Argentiera Pizza Dinner in the Ancient Town of Castagneto Carducci

Day 5: Wednesday, October 10 The Food & Wine Of The Val Di Cornia
Sassetta, Tuscany, Italy

Continental Breakfast Morning free to enjoy estate or just relax Lunch at Tenuta la Bandita Late afternoon visit to Suvereto, visit Petra to taste their DOC Val di Cornia wines Dinner and wine tasting at Gualdo del Re

Day 6: Thursday, October 11 The Food & Wine Of The Val Di Cecina & Panicale
Panicale, Umbria, Italy

Continental Breakfast Depart Tuscany for Umbria En Route, Lunch at Organic Artisan Cheese Producer Azienda Agricola Lischeto Welcome dinner at Villa di Monte Solare

Day 7: Friday, October 12 The Food & Wine Of Citerna & Torgiano
Panicale, Umbria, Italy

Continental Breakfast Panicale to Citerna Truffle Hunt, Cooking Demo & Lunch Visit Maioliche Orig. Deruta Ceramics Painting Demo Wine Tasting at Cantina Lungarotti Dinner in Torgiano at Ristorante Siro

Day 8: Saturday, October 13 The Food & Wine Of Assisi
Panicale, Umbria, Italy

Continental Breakfast Free Time to Enjoy Estate or Spa Facilities Lunch at Villa di Monte Solare Depart for Assisi Private Guided Tour of Assisi Final Gala Dinner in Assisi

Day 9: Departure - Sunday, October 14
Chiusi, Umbria, Italy

Continental Breakfast AM Departure Transfer from Villa di Monte Solare to Chiusi Train Station


  • Program Highlights Include:
  • Luxurious Accommodations at the Beautiful Tenuta la Bandita & Villa di Monte Solare
  • Regional Italian Culinary Lessons & Tastings with Daniel
  • Lunch at an Ancient Olive Oil Mill & Tasting
  • Tour and Tasting Experiences at Exclusive Vineyards
  • Lunch with Award-Winning Artisan Cheese-Maker at Fattoria Lischetto
  • Dining Experiences at Daniel's Personally Selected Restaurants
  • An Authentic Truffle Hunt and Truffle Cooking Class
  • Ceramic Painting Demonstration in Historic Deruta
  • Mineral Bath & Spa Services Available at the Thermal Spa Sassetta & Muse Spa at Villa di Monte Solare
  • Private Chauffeured Transportation


NOTE: This Program Starts in Florence, Tuscany and Concludes in Chiusi, Umbria.

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