Taking place in the Autumn, 24 – 29 October 2016, attending guests will have the chance to experience the Italian dolce vita and partake in some of Italy’s finest pleasures, sampling delicious gourmet food, fabulous Italian wines and experiencing Italy’s famed culture.
Highlights include a private Ferrari tour of the beautiful Chianti region and a real truffle hunt at the Villa Cusona estate, owned by the Guicciardini Strozzi family where a lunch will be hosted by Princess Natalia Strozzi. This historic estate covers 530 hectares and has set aside 15 hectares as protected truffle ground. The rich soils and humid microclimate make this territory particularly appropriate for the famous Tuscan White Truffle. Additionally, renowned art historian Andrea Ghiottonelli offers an in-depth discovery of Florence unearthing its culture, renaissance art, and monuments. Guests are sure to be impressed by a visit to the Antinori Estate where they will gain an appreciation of the tradition of Italian wines. The Antinori family has dedicated their efforts to the production of flawless wine for over six centuries, while their art collection is famed across Italy.
Villa La Massais a beautiful 16thCentury Medici Villa, located alongside the banks of the River Arno in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, yet just 15 minutes from Ponte Vecchio (the centre of historic Florence).With just 37 guest rooms providing an experience akin to staying in a private home, Villa La Massa has a magic atmosphere of ancient charm. The rooms and suites are each individually decorated in the Renaissance style, with views divided between the landscaped gardens, Chianti and Rufina hills and across the River Arno.Il Verrocchio Restaurant is famed for serving traditional Italian and regional gastronomic delights, including seasonal produce grown in the Chef’s garden, plus the hotel’s own olive oil. The atmospheric wine cellar showcases some of the finest Italian wines with wine tastings alongside pairings of local meats and cheeses.
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