024Eat, live and experience Tuscany like a Medici prince guided by Giuliano Hazan and his wife Lael. You will lodge five nights at the extraordinary Locanda dell’Amorosa, nestled in the hills above Montepulciano, and a night in the center of Florence, a five minute walk from the Piazza del Duomo.

Visit some of the region’s finest food artisans, benefiting from an insider’s access that tourists rarely have. Go on a truffle hunt and learn from a veteran tartufaio; visit a dynamic and innovative chocolatier from the famous Tuscan “chocolate valley”; make your own Amaretti cookies at an artisanal bakery; and visit one of the top sheep’s milk cheese producers in Pienza, a honey producer in Montepulciano, and an artisanal pasta producer near Pisa.

truffle-huntingGiuliano and Lael have put their palates to work in testing and choosing the restaurants that will cook memorable meals for you. Marilisa Allegrini, one of the Italy’s most honored wine producers, will be filling your glasses with choice tipples. Marilisa will host you at her two Tuscan wineries, San Polo, in Montalcino, and Poggio al Tesoro in Bolgheri, the land of Super Tuscans, where you will learn how to blend your very own bottle to take home!

Those of you who have joined Giuliano and Lael in Valpolicella already know the level of experience you can expect. Your tour will include:

  • 068Six nights luxury accommodations including full breakfast
  • Nine meals at the finest restaurants
  • All field trips
  • Transportation in air conditioned bus including transfer from Rome airport to Locanda dell’Amorosa

The next tour offered will be September 18-24, 2016

Cost per person based on double occupancy: $4,795
Cost based on single occupancy: $5,545

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Enclosed is a $1,500 deposit for each person of which $500 is a non-refundable registration fee. The balance of the fee is due no later than 60 days prior to the beginning of the course. Please note that accommodations for special food needs may not be possible.

Cancellation policy: If notice of cancellation is received less than 60 days but at least 30 days prior to the course, 50% of the fee will be refunded. if cancellation is received less than 30 days prior to the course, no refund will be given. We highly recommend obtaining trip cancellation insurance. We reserve the right to cancel a course, in which case our liability will be limited to refunding all money paid.

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