il vigneto

WELCOME TO

TUSCANY

June 26 - July 3, 2022

Il Vigneto means "the vineyard" in Italian. Nestled in an olive grove on a wine estate that has been producing wine since 1172 sits the villa Casavecchia. Come spend the week in this beautiful farmhouse sipping renowned Chianti Classico and soaking up the Tuscan sunshine. 

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THE VILLA

Sitting atop the Castello di Volpaia estate, this farmhouse-style villa boasts six bedrooms and six bathrooms with a panoramic view of the vineyards. Lovingly restored in the typical Tuscan tradition, the farmhouse also includes all the modern comforts one might expect, such as wifi and en-suite bathrooms. In 2018, Wine Spectator ranked their 2015 Riserva as the third best wine in the world! 

 

The main farmhouse holds four bedrooms, and the other two bedrooms are in the guest house, connected by a small stone courtyard. The stunning views from the pool are reminiscent of the 2017 movie "Call Me by Your Name," set in Northern Italy.

Within walking distance of the villa is the charming village of Volpaia. Strolling down the village's quaint streets, you can buy fresh, handmade bread at the local bakery, grab a drink at a neighborhood bar, or sample the outstanding wines at the local cantina. Additionally, you could enjoy a gourmet meal at the Osteria or taste the local cuisine at one of the more simple restaurants. Whatever your heart desires!

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TO DO

Perfect for exploring other parts of Italy, the villa is situated one hour from Florence and 45 minutes from Siena. San Gimignano, Arezzo, and all the famous villages in Chianti are a short drive away.

 

In addition to the many wineries, you can choose from a variety of cheese shops, pasta-making classes, bike tours, hot air ballooning, and all the flavors of gelato. Many award-winning restaurants and unforgettable family-run trattorias can be found in the nearby villages, or you can just cruise through the countryside for the enchanting scenery.

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THE WEEK

sunday - 

June 5

Arrive at the airport or train station in Florence - both can be accommodated. Our driver will be waiting to wisk you away to the Villa!

As everyone will arrive at different times this afternoon is for exploring the Villa, hanging by the pool and jetlag recovery. We ask that everyone join the group for dinner so rest up as you need to. 

*if you are self driving , we ask that you arrive by 4PM.

A cocktail hour followed by dinner will begin at 5:30PM. 

monday - 

June 6

A buffet style breakfast will be served (this will be available every morning.

At 10AM we will head into the nearby village with an opportunity to meet several local artisans and craftspeople.

We are happy to point you to a great lunch spot in the village. After this group activity your trip is your own...

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PRICING

Each trip can accommodate a maximum of 10 people (plus your Host, Ashley).  

$2450 per person

Our trips are designed for shared accommodation. Single travelers are paired in twin accommodations with someone of the same sex.

 

If you are traveling with a friend or partner with whom you wish to share a room, please indicate that in your booking. The villa can accommodate both twin and double beds depending on your preference. 

If you prefer a private room, the cost will be $3950 for the week. 

* Please note: To help protect our travelers and the places we are visiting, all travelers must be fully vaccinated and upload proof of vaccination upon booking. 

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WHAT IS  INCLUDED

ACCOMODATIONS:

Villa (6 nights). Double occupancy room with private bath. 

MEALS:

6 breakfasts

Welcome cocktail hour and dinner 

Wine & snacks  in the garden each day at 5PM

Farewell dinner on the last night

TRANSPORTATION:

Pick up and drop off at Florence Airport or Train Station

Shared van available throughout the week for exursions

STAFF:

A cook and housekeeper will be on hand each day to prepare breakfast and clean common areas. Rooms will not be cleaned each day.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Your host, Ashley, will be available throughout the trip to help give advice and guidance about day trips and activities. 

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tuesday - thursday -

June 7-9

Tuesday - Thursday are free days. We are happy to help you decide what to do - winery tours, biking, hot air ballon rides, cooking classes. Relaxing by the pool is quite wonderful too!

A van will be available each day to take those without a car around the area. We will designate a town each day depending on interest. This is a great way to do a day trip to Siena or Florence or a few of the famous Tuscan hill towns like Montepulciano.

friday - 

June 10

Tonight we have a special farewell dinner - an Italian potluck! We will all be preparing our dinner together with the guidance of a chef in the villa's professional kitchen. We will also hopefully be joined by some of our local friends we met in the village on Monday - and maybe more we have met throughout the week. 

*If cooking is not your thing, you are welcome to bring something prepared in the village.

saturday -

June 11

A van will be available to take you to the Florence Airport or the train station. 

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