Living the Real Tuscan Dream

Tuscany is one of the world’s most popular destinations, and its increase in popularity make the “authentic” Tuscany at time a little harder to find. But look no further! This unique culinary vacation is meant exclusively for those who are looking for a true Tuscan experience, the one lived by the Tuscans themselves. Immerse yourself in the Chianti countryside, take a break from the hi-tech world by embracing local slow rhythms and medieval rituals, and rediscover the pleasures and pure joy of simple food, gorgeous scenery, and beautiful souls!

Chef Andrea defines himself as a Chianti “host” which explains a lot about his personality. An avid adventurer and great communicator, he has lived in Chianti his entire life, knows every single corner of the region, and through his different professional ventures has always shared his limitless passion for his land: he ran a restaurant, gave guided visits to a historical winery for years, and has organized Tuscan dinners all around the US.

What essentially marks the difference in between Italian and other cuisines is the importance of fresh and tasty ingredients versus the preparation techniques. Apart from the cooking phase which is of course a key component, the focus of this culinary trip is definitely the “journey” that all the local ingredients made before ending up in the kitchen. You will pick up the veggies from the chef’s garden, learn more about the seasonal ingredients and talk to the local producers (meat, cheese, olive oil, wine and more).

Living the Real Tuscan Dream Pricing & Tour Dates

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Year-Round Pricing:

6-night Program
US$3600 per person based on double occupancy
  • Add US$350 for single occupancy (use of a double room by 1 person)
  • Subtract US$300 per person when booking 4 or more people

30% deposit due to confirm booking.
Balance payment due 60 days prior to tour start date. Questions? Please contact us!

Olive Oil and Mushroom Week Pricing:
October 27-November 2, 2019

based on a minimum of 4 people

6-night Program
US$3100 per person based on double occupancy
  • Add US$350 for single occupancy (use of a double room by 1 person)

Tour Dates

Available any week you choose starting on Sunday for a minimum of 2 people.

Available the following weeks. For other weeks, please inquire.
April 14-20
May 12-18
May 26-June 1†
June 9-15†
September 1-7 (please inquire)
September 15-21†
October 13-19
October 27-November 2 (mushroom and olive oil week – please inquire for itinerary)

†Join a week others have already confirmed.