'EXVALSE', 'Operation/Project co-financed by the Tuscan Por Fesr 2014-2020'

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Women in culture

6 days in Tuscany to get to know the women who make Tuscan culture

A trip to Tuscany offers not only breathtaking scenery, but also the opportunity to bring an all-female network to life. You will get to meet female entrepreneurs in the Valdichiana Senese, engaged in viticulture, agriculture and catering, and engage with capable and resourceful female travelers from around the world.

Departure is guaranteed with a minimum of 8 participants. 
Price per person: from € 1999 per person


What it includes

Stay

  • 6 nights: accommodation in a multiple room with private bathroom for the duration of the trip.

Tour

  • Tailoring workshop led by the community cooperative
  • Tour of the cellars of the historic center of Montepulciano
  • Visit of the Tomb of the Infernal Quadriga open exclusively
  • Visit of the Big Bath with the archaeologists
  • Tour of the Maggio Fiorentino
  • Guided tours of the Archidoro
  • Visit to the Garden of La Foce

Visits

  • Visit of Montepulciano
  • Exclusive visit of Palazzo Ricci
  • Guided tour of Florence and the Museum of the twentieth century

Meals

  • Lunches and dinners throughout the stay
     

 

Tickets

  • Entrance to the Sensory Spa
  • Closing evening at the Opera

Transport

  • Transfer for the duration of the trip
  • Transfer to / from the airport not included. Available on request

Program

Day 1

Arrival and check-in in the accommodation. 
Welcome drink.
Welcome dinner and conversation with the hostess. 

Day 2

Awakening and breakfast at the accommodation, based on fresh seasonal products at km 0.

Your Tuscan stay will open with a visit to the archaeological excavation of San Casciano dei Bagni. You will visit the Santuario Ritrovato, in the company of the archaeologists who unearthed it, who will be able to walk you through you all the steps of their precious discovery, starting from the exhibition hall of the Cassianensi rooms and then walking to the excavations.

In the afternoon you will travel to the delightful village of Celle sul Rigo, for a lunch based on pici, a particular variety of handmade pasta typical of the Valdichiana Senese. After this delicious stop, you will take part in the Filo&Fibra tailoring workshop, which combines passion for craftsmanship and conviviality, promoting moments of exchange with local women.

The afternoon will continue with a guided walk through the streets of the town of Cetona, to then reach the Archidoro. Center of artistic production and creative collaboration, the Archidoro was founded by Fausta Ottolini, artist author of compositions where a silver ex-voto, recovered from popular art and resacralized in a new magic, is the protagonist of enigmatic stories.

The day will end with a dinner at the accommodation, to share your first impressions of Tuscany with your traveling companions.

Day 3

Awakening and breakfast at the accommodation, based on fresh seasonal products at km 0. 

You will travel to Villa La Foce, an Italian Historic House where the Anglo-American historian Iris Origo, who has recounted her Tuscan years in various biographies, lived for many years. You will have the opportunity to take a guided tour of the beautiful Italian Garden that surrounds the Villa, the result of the skill of the English architect Cecil Pinsent. 

For lunch, stop at the Dopolavoro La Foce restaurant.

An afternoon dedicated to relaxation will follow, at the Terme Sensoriali in Chianciano Terme. Here, the spa treatments are integrated with oriental philosophies, to create an experience that involves all the senses, through specific paths that will allow you to rediscover the well-being of the body and spirit.

In the evening, return to the accommodation for a dinner of conversations and typical products of the Valdichiana Senese. 

Day 4

New awakening in Tuscany and breakfast at the accommodation, based on fresh seasonal products at km 0.

You will reach the hamlet of Montepulciano, for a day entirely dedicated to discovering the architectural beauties of the 16th century Pearl, without neglecting the Vino Nobile here produced. 

You will start the day by making the acquaintance of Eleonora Contucci, an interesting and dynamic woman, custodian of her family's wine tradition. With her you will visit the Salone delle Feste, inside Palazzo Contucci, an historic residence in Piazza Grande, and, subsequently, you will be able to visit the ancient cellar.

The guided tour of the historic center of Montepulciano will begin right from the splendid setting of Piazza Grande. A walk through breathtaking views over the Valdichiana Senese and alleys of other times, completed by an exclusive visit to Palazzo Ricci, home to the European Academy of Music and Entertainment.

Your day in Montepulciano will end with a dinner in the historic center, where your conversations will be accompanied by a good glass of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.

Day 5

Last awakening in the Valdichiana Senese. 

You will travel to Sarteano to visit the spectacular Tomb of the Infernal Chariot. It is a unique testimony of Etruscan culture, both from a pictorial and ceramic point of view. You will hardly forget the suggestive representations, in particular a three-headed snake that Alessandro Michele has chosen for the design of one of his incredible Gucci dresses.

The morning in Sarteano will end with a very special breakfast, in the setting of the historic residence Palazzo Pio III. Chef Chiara Petrella will offer you a vegan pastry tasting, walking you through all the secrets of her cooking.

In the afternoon, you will leave for Florence, to end your Tuscan stay in the city of art par excellence. You will live a unique experience in the magical world of opera or symphonic music, thanks to an exclusive tour of the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. In addition to the places normally frequented by the public, you will discover the world that moves behind the scenes, between dressing rooms, tailoring laboratories and rehearsal rooms.

To close out the day, dinner in the historic center of Florence, for a complete immersion in the unique atmosphere of the city of the Renaissance. 

Day 6

The last day in Tuscany will open with a guided tour of the Florentine beauties, from the city's iconic monuments to the most hidden routes. Once in Piazza Santa Maria Novella, a tour of the Museo del Novecento will follow. In addition to the permanent collection, various temporary exhibitions and special projects allow you to delve into the multiplicity of the arts of the 20th and 21st centuries, characterized by the plurality of languages, themes and researches.

 

The afternoon will be free, so you can enjoy the atmosphere of Florence in complete autonomy, depending on whether you prefer a shopping session, a walk in an Italian garden or any other experience offered by the city of the Renaissance. 

You will top off your trip with an evening at the theater. Between opera and symphony, the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino presents a calendar of international level, whose shows will leave you entranced.

Day 7

Last awakening in Tuscany. 
Your week dedicated to art and culture has flown by. 
Wave your new friends goodbye and make an appointment for the next trip together!

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€1999

  • Where

    Tuscany

  • Duration

    7 days

€1999
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