“Bella Lucca” Tuscany VIP Vacation

“Bella Lucca” – A week in Italy

VIP Escape-September 23 to September 30, 2015

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

• 3:20 PM    Arrive Pisa Airport
• 4:00 PM    Meet your driver Michele after you clear customs
• 5:00 PM    Arrive Albergo Casanova
• 6:00 PM    Wine Tasting and intro to Tuscan wines served with Tuscan bites followed by 3- course candlelit dinner for 2 at Hotel

Albergo Casanova

This elegant and highly rated boutique hotel (suite only) is an ideal centre for exploring Tuscany and all its many treasures, including churches and monuments, as well as enjoying the many cultural events such as the Puccini opera Festival and the Lucca Summer Festival. The closest beach is 15 minutes away and the countryside is wonderful for walking and cycling as well as simply relaxing in the peace and quiet of the 360 private acres around Albergo Casanova.

Albergo Casanova Italy

Wine Tasting

To really understand the culture of the local people in Tuscany, it is essential to try some of the excellent wines from the region which have a natural affinity with local cheese, fish and meat. You will enjoy tasting 4 different wines with canapés while their resident sommelier talks about the characteristics of the wines, the wine producers, their techniques and the different soils where the vines grow.

Dinner for Two at Albergo Casanova

Albergo Casanova proudly serves freshly homemade food, and homemade pasta and bread.
Their chefs are passionate about the quality and taste of their food always using the best possible local ingredients. (Please advise us if there are any special dietary requirements they should be aware of). The wine list is focused on wines from the local Lucca area and a selection of Tuscan wines including Super Tuscans.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

• 9:00 AM     Freshly Prepared Breakfast served on the Terrace
• 12:00 PM   Wine tasting and olive oil tasting in Poggio Alloro, light lunch/San Gimignano
• 2:00 PM     Meeting in San Gimigano with the local guide at Porta San Giovanni
(Main entrance gate of the city), guided tour half day San Gimignano tour and wine tasting

Poggio Alloro

Friday, September 25, 2015

• 5:00 AM    Depart Albergo Casanova for a private balloon ride (1 hour ride toward Sienna)
• 6:30 AM    Private Balloon ride
• 8:30 AM    Prosecco Champagne Breakfast
• 9:30 AM    Head to Sienna for private guided tour through the city and Pienza
• 11:00 AM   Meeting in Siena at San Domenico Church (Piazza San Domenico) with the local guide for a guided tour of Siena, half day followed by guided tour of Pienza and the visit and cheese tasting of the Cheese Maker nearby Pienza.
• 7:00 PM    Return to Albergo Casanova

Siena Italy Day Tour

Siena private guided tour: Narrow alleys, hidden fountains, green valleys and gardens in the middle of the city, fossilized shells in the stones of the Cathedral floor, all of them have something to tell a curious visitor. Natural history, legends and secrets that can be revealed little by little and step by step, getting lost around Siena (well, not literally!)

Saturday, September 26, 2015

• 10:30 AM Private guided tour of the Uffizzi Art Gallery

Private tour of the Uffizi Art Gallery

Florence’s Uffizi Gallery, housed in former offices employed by the Medici family, houses one of the premier art galleries of the world.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

• 11:00 AM   Private Guided tour of Volterra with ruins of the Roman Theater, Piazza di Priori and a visit to one of the famous alabaster workshops.
• 7:00 PM     Couples Massage at Albergo Casanova


Monday, September 28, 2015

• 11:00 AM   Guided tour of the leaning tour of Pisa and Piazza dei Miracoli

Tower of Pisa

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

• 10:00 AM   Pick up from Hotel
• 12:00 PM   Take-off from Massa Cinquale Airfield-Forte de Marme – 1 Hour flight time up to Cinque Terre and Portofino, with a free landing in Monterosso for 2 hours of Village sightseeing and lunch.

Cinque Terre Italy

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

• 5:00 AM    Depart Albergo Casanova for flight home

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