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          I worked very closely with Andrea and Vinarium Tours http://www.vinaio.com/ throughout the entire 1st part of 2005 while he helped me plan a customized itinerary for 18 people that I put together in the Chianti Ruffina area.

A program in Chianti Rufina

Judi Suarez

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The old Municipalities in Tuscany

The old municipalities in Tuscany Day 1

Arrival at Florence airport and private transfer to Siena. Arrival and accommodation in Siena.

h. 19:00 Welcome apero and meeting with the guide, introduction to the program.

h. 20:00 Special Tuscan dinner with Chianti Classico wines.

Day 2

h. 10:00 Guided orientation tour to the ancient town center in Siena: Piazza del Campo and the Cathedral. Lunch at your own.

h. 15:00 Guided visit to the Pinacoteca Municipale: colours and textiles in the paintings of the Scuola Senese.

Dinner at Restaurant la Taverna del Capitano with a special local menu.

Day 3

h. 9:00 Departure by private bus for a day tour around Siena: “Castles, abbeys and wine in Siena surroundings”.

h. 10:00 Guided visit to the Certosa di Pontignano

h. 11:00 Guided visi t othe Castle of Monteriggioni

h. 12:00 Guided visit to the Lornano winery and wine tasting

h. 13:00 Lunch at Osteria di Lornano

h. 15:30 Guided visit to Abbadia ad Isola

h. 16:30 The towers of San Gimignano.Dinner at your own in Siena.

Day 4

h. 9:00 Departure by private bus for a day tour to Florence and Prato.

h. 10:30 Guided visit to Florence downtown: the Cathedral, Piazza Signoria and the Palazzo Vecchio, il Ponte Vecchio.

h.12:30 Lunch in a typical Florentine trattoria.

h. 15:30 Guided visit to the Textile Museum in Prato.Dinner at your own in Siena.

Day 5

h. 9:00 Departure by private bus for a day tour to Arezzo and Cortona.

h. 10:30 Guided visit to Cortona

h. 12:30 Lunch at winery Tenimenti Luigi D’Alessandro with the wines produced by the farm.

h. 15:30 Guided visit to Arezzo Farewell dinner at Restaurant Palazzo Marsili in Siena.

Day 6

Private transfer to Florence airport and fly to the States.

Accommodation in Siena:

Grand Hotel Continental

Hotel Athena

Villa Scacciapensieri