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This new eight day trip takes you through the beauty of a well-trodden Tuscany. Well-trodden yes but we will be showing you this great region through our eyes and with our passion. Food, wine, culture and walking will lend itself to the success of a great week. There are some outstanding wines made in Tuscany … namely Brunello of Montalcino and the Vino Nobile of Montepulciano. These you will be sampling and comparing. James has always had a great love for the works of the Gothic sculptor Giovanni Pisano and as well as seeing some outstanding works of his there will be much early and Renaissance work of equal merit to see! In Florence you visit the Accademia to see the wonderful Michelangelo sculptures for instance and then the ethereal frescoes of Fra Angelica painted some sixty years earlier in the Convent of San Marco just nearby.

Tuscany, like a fine wine, has been some time in the making…From the Etruscans to the Romans to the Renaissance, Tuscany is possibly the greatest repository of art in the world, from extraordinary paintings and sculpture to frescoes and architectural masterpieces. Tuscany is widely regarded as the true birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, and has been home to some of the most influential people in the history of arts and science, such as Michelangelo, and Leonardo da Vinci.

Visitors to Tuscany come for many reasons. Many come in search of fine art, others to explore the extraordinary countryside. Gourmets and wine buffs descend on Tuscany to enjoy the simple yet wonderful cuisine and wine, we will enjoy all of this as we walk and the beautiful country side, or while we visit several historical towns and cities such as Florence, San Gimignano and Sienna.

Please note: you could extend your vacation to two weeks in Italy by adding a week in Umbria, either before or after this trip.

Dates: (7 Nights) June 9-16
Rate: $2,795.00 USD double occupancy (Single Supplement: $500.00 USD)

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