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5 Days in Tuscany and Assisi
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  • Tuscan hills
  • Assisi
  • Siena

THE TOUR INCLUDES:

  • 4 nights at the hotel relais "La Lupaia" (or similar)
  • Breakfast everyday at the hotel
  • Open mini bar for the entire duration of the stay
  • Professional, personal, English speaking driver for tours of Assisi and Siena
  • Private luxury car equipped with A/C 
  • Personal Expert guide for the tour of Siena
  • Personal Expert guide for the tour of Assisi
  • Lunch with complete menu (beverages not included) in Siena
  • Lunch with complete menu (beverages not included) in Assisi
  • Dinner with complete menu (beverages not included) in hotel
  • Cooking class (3 hours) at the hotel "La Lupaia"

THE TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Tips
  • Meals not expressly listed in "THE TOUR INCLUDES"
  • All that is not expressly listed in "THE TOUR INCLUDES"

Please note: Private car or rail transfers can be arranged from other points in Italy

 

 

 

This tour incorporates culinary experiences with a breathtaking historical journey sure to leave you with memories that will last a lifetime. 

This tour incorporates culinary experiences with a breathtaking historical journey sure to leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.

Day 1

Upon arrival at the magnificent Tenuta La Lupaia you will be free to relax and admire the splendid Tuscan valleys that surround your resort .Enjoy a glass of good wine or relax in the beautiful swimming pool that offers an enchanting view of the Tuscan hills. In the evening you will experience a delightful dinner at the resort, where your chef will skillfully prepare a delicious meal right in front of your eyes.

Day 2

After a gourmet breakfast of homemade pastries, jams, cheeses and fresh milk, your personal driver will chauffeur you to the nearby town of Assisi. This magnificent medieval village (famous for Christianity) is perched on the mountainside of Monte Subasio; here you can see the splendid Basilica of San Francesco (listed as a World Heritage Site). Be swept away by this stunning city with its views and countless churches, as your personal guide leads you on a journey of discovery around the city rendered famous by San Francesco. And following this, in the center of Assisi you will lunch in a truly exclusive restaurant immerged in the remains of an ancient Roman settlement dating back to 75 AD; an experience exclusive to Dragonfly Tours which unites the passions of both art and cooking. You will be offered a menu that has been carefully selected by us, and impeccably prepared by the chef who will regale you with the secrets of the traditional dishes of Umbria. After your tour you will return comfortably to your hotel, free to relax.

Day 3

Today you depart for Siena where your personal guide will meet and lead you on a journey of discovery. The history of this small and unique city will be expertly illustrated, allowing you to open your hearts as if you were a true inhabitant of Siena. You will discover the Magnificent Piazza del Campo where twice a year (2 July and 16 August) an event takes place that every citizen of Siena looks forward to: the Palio di Siena. You will learn about the history of the Contrade (ancient Sienese name for neighborhood) and visit the famous Duomo and other monuments of the city. After the tour, your guide will accompany you to a restaurant that we have chosen especially for you; a famous restaurant in a unique location that will leave you astounded. After lunch you will be accompanied back to your hotel, content with a new experience that has combined culture and good traditional food, as is the Italian tradition.

Day 4

After breakfast, you will have the morning free to relax in your hotel, or go for a walk on one of the many trails in the woods (where nearby Montepulciano can be reached). In the afternoon you will become the chef, joining the professionals as you challenge yourself in the kitchen to create and prepare a menu designed entirely by you. Discover the secrets of true Tuscan cuisine as you make homemade pasta, desserts and many other dishes, before sitting down to enjoy the fruits of your labour during a sumptuous dining experience.

Day 5

Start the day with a leisurely breakfast at your hotel before a late morning check-out. From this point DRAGONFLY TOURS can accommodate your specific ongoing travel needs including transfers to a nearby airport, rail station or other travel requirements to your next destination - alternatively, why not choose to enjoy another of our 'Italy MiniTours'.

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Chianti: an Entire Territory "to taste" 
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  • Radda in Chianti
  • Borgo La Volpaia

THE TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Luxury car equipped with A/C 
  • Personal English speaking driver
  • Personal assistance for the entire duration of the tour
  • Entrance tickets
  • Wine tasting classic Chianti at the "Le Vescine" winery
  • Wine and Oil tasting at "Castello di Volpaia" 

THE TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Tips
  • All that is not expressly listed in "THE TOUR INCLUDES" 

Please note: transfers by luxury chauffeured car to and from your accommodation can be arranged upon request.

 Welcome to the wine and food tasting kingdom.

Welcome to the wine and food tasting kingdom.

There is a place in Tuscany that is synonymous with wines of excellence; this place is Chianti. Along with its "nectar of the Gods," the Chianti region hills provide a spectacular view of pristine nature.You will meet your personal guide directly at Radda in Chianti, where together you will explore this magnificent and charming Medieval village, dating back to the XV Century.  You will then be chauffeured in luxury to Castello di Volpaia where you will be immersed in the extraordinary natural treasures of the earth: olive oil and wine, and learn of their traditional manufacturing methods.
The climax of the day is the visit of an ancient winery, during which you will taste four different locally produced Chianti typical of the region, together with a platter of traditional Tuscan cuisine and culminating with a delicious dessert accompanied by Vin Santo.  Following this exclusive food and wine spectacle, you are free to exploreand eat something in the wonders of characteristic Borgo della Volpaia. Later, your driver will take you to another ancient winery, dating back to 1,000 A.D. where you will have the opportunity to taste further varieties of Chianti, including their famous "Chianti Riserva".Finally, you will be chauffeured in luxury car back to Radda in Chianti, satiated by your gastronomic feast for both the eyes and the palate. Please note: travel by luxury cheffeured car to and from your accomodation can be arranged upon request. 
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Siena: History, Cuisine and Tradition
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  • Piazza del Campo
  • Duomo
  • One Contrada

THE TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Expert guide for the entire duration of the tour (6 hours approx)
  • Lunch in a typical antique Tuscan restaurant
  • Entrance tickets

THE TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Tips
  • All that is not expressly listed in "THE TOUR INCLUDES"

HELPFUL SUGGESTIONS:

  • It is advised to wear appropiate clothing for this activity 

Please note: transfers by luxury chauffeured car to and from your accommodation can be arranged upon request

 

 

 

 Piazza del Campo, authentic Cuisine and the Secrets of the "contrade".

Piazza del Campo, authentic Cuisine and the Secrets of the "contrade".

Your tour will begin in the unique Piazza del Campo in Siena. With its unusual and original seashell shape this historic landmark is renowned worldwide for its beauty and architectural integrity. This is the "piazza" where the noted Palio di Siena is performed twice a year (2 July and 16 August); an event drawing in all of the Sienese population, divided by tradition and the different "contrade" (antique name for Sienese neighborhoods).

Your personal guide will show you two buildings of inestimable cultural value: the Duomo, one of the more significant churches architecturally in the Romanesque-Gothic style, and the Museo dell' Opera. The latter being the location of some extremely valuable works of art, gathered by some of the great Sienese artists from the III and VIII Centuries, including Jacopo della Quercia, Lorenzo Ghiberti and Donatello.Lunch will then be served at a regionally characteristic restaurant where you will be able to taste a variety of refined authentic Sienese dishes. This unique restaurant, built within the Etruscan tuff vaults, will offer you culinary memories that will last a lifetime. The ample choice of Italian and foreign wines will allow you to fully appreciate the ancient flavors and aromas represented by the chef through traditional world-famous Sienese cuisine.Later you will witness a truly unique side of this beautiful city - an exclusive to Dragonfly Tours - when your guide will take you on a rarely seen tour of one of the seventeen 'contrade of Siena'.A truly memorable tour experience unlike any other you will have experienced, and illustrative of the personalized service we at Dragonfly Tours aim to deliver.Please note: transfers by luxury chauffeured car to and from your accommodation can be arranged upon request.
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The Abbey at San Galgano and a Special delicious meal
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  • Abbey at San Galgano
  • San Gimignano

THE TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Expert guide for the entire duration of the tour
  • Private luxury car equpped with A/C 
  • Complete lunch in characteristic restaurant in San Gimignano (beverages not included)
  • Entrance tickets
  • No waiting in lines

THE TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Tips
  • All that is not expressly listed in "THE TOUR INCLUDES"

 HELPFUL SUGGESTIONS:

  • It is advised to wear appropiate clothing for this activity

 Please note: transfers by luxury chauffeured car to and from your accommodation can be arranged upon request

 

 

 

Discovering a lesser known Tuscany!

Discovering a lesser known Tuscany!

Come and discover one of the most unusual and evocative landmarks that Tuscany has to offer. A "hidden" place (and perhaps what makes it so fascinating): The Abbey at San Galgano. The tour starts in San Galgano. The construction of the abbey dates back to the XIII Century, but the reason why it was built dates back, in reality, to the preceding century. This is linked to the life and events of one man: Galgano Guidotti, who radically changed his life when he embraced the Christian faith. The architecture of this abbey will completely astound you as you marvel at the elegant structure and its stunning lines which soar toward the sky.  Here, you can also admire the famous sword of San Galgano, better known as the "Sword in the Stone", linked to the worship of San Michele Arcangelo (from which originates the legend of the Walt Disney film).
After the visit you will enjoy lunch in the nearby town of San Gimignano, soak up the spectacular views of the Towers of the Historic Center and of the Countryside of Val d'Elsa all the way to the Chianti hills. Your food will be meticulously prepared with ingredients that respect the simplicity of the traditional Tuscan cuisine, accompanied and enlivened by excellent local red wines.Your tour concludes after lunch when your personal guide will accompany you back to your departure point, leaving you with memories that will last a lifetime. Please note: transfers by luxury chauffeured car to and from your accommodation can be arranged upon request

 

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Food, Drink, Spirituality: Montalcino, Sant'Antimo and sips of Brunello
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  • Sant'Antimo
  • Montalcino
  • Tuscan hills

THE TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Luxury car equipped with A/C
  • Personal English speaking driver
  • Expert guide for the entire duration of the tour (4 hours approx)
  • Wine tasting of 4 wines with samples of local food products
  • Entrance tickets

THE TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Tips
  • Transfers to and from any location to Montalcino ( starting point of the tour)
  • All that is not listed in "THE TOUR INCLUDES"

HELPFUL SUGGESTIONS:

  • It is advised to wear appropiate clothing for this activity

Please note: transfers by luxury chauffeured car to and from your accommodation can be arranged upon request

 

 

 

Originally inhabited by the Etruscans, the ancient village of Montalcino is perched on top of a hill and is now famous for its Brunello wine. Here you will be met by your personal guide and travel by luxury car to the first stop on your memorable tour: L'Abbazia di S. Antimo (Abbey of Saint Anthimus). A monastic settlement situated at Castelnuovo dell'Abate that emanates strong spirituality.

Originally inhabited by the Etruscans, the ancient village of Montalcino is perched on top of a hill and is now famous for its Brunello wine. Here you will be met by your personal guide and travel by luxury car to the first stop on your memorable tour: L'Abbazia di S. Antimo (Abbey of Saint Anthimus). A monastic settlement situated at Castelnuovo dell'Abate that emanates strong spirituality.

It is a typical example of Romanesque architecture (built in the XII Century) and exists today thanks to a community of eight monks mainly Italian and French.Later, you will return to Montalcino for a pleasurable walk through the streets of this old town situated high in the Tuscan countryside. Climb the battlements in the historic fortress built in AD 1361 by noted Sienese architects, and enjoy a unique panorama before breaking for lunch at a restaurant in the village center, carefully chosen by us to showcase the region's unique flavors.Next, you will visit a very special winery - run only by women - who will guide you on an extrasensory journey through the four different wines of the region, including their well-known Brunello di Montalcino 'Reserve', all accompanied by samples of cheeses that will delight your palate.During the journey back to your hotel soak up the breathtaking surrounds and indulge in the fragrant countryside; landscapes that liberate the soul creating timeless memories to share with friends and family upon your return home.Please note: transfers by luxury chauffeured car to and from your accommodation can be arranged upon request.
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