Bella Italia: Under the Tuscan Sun

featuring Pre-Tours: Summertime in Venice & Roman Holiday!

Tuscan Villa: June 18–25, 2022
Venice Pre-Tour (optional): June 11–15, 2022
Rome Pre-Tour (optional): June 15–18, 2022

Only one room remaining in our Tuscany Villa!

We have worked diligently with our travel partner, Destinations & Adventures, to offer a trip to Italy like no other! Exclusive, Enchanting, Exceptional.

Our adventure begins in the soulful city of Venice, built on more than 100 small islands. No roads, just canals. We will visit Venetian landmarks as well as the islands of Murano and Burano.

Next stop: a journey to the past…Rome, the historical capital of Italy. We’ll explore the art, architecture, and culture of the Eternal City including private tours of the Vatican, Colosseum, and Roman Forum.

Final stop: Tuscany — art, culture, food, wine, beauty, all at your fingertips, and from the privacy of our own magnificent villa! During our stay in Tuscany, we’ll visit Florence, Siena, Chianti, and San Gimignano. Our private activities include gourmet dinners, cooking classes, wine-tasting, and guided tours.

Do everything! Do nothing!
This is your time, your place, your way!


Castello La Leccia: Your home for the week!

Castello La Leccia is situated on a hilltop surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. This boutique agro-tourism resort is an 11th century castle estate offering luxury accommodations with spectacular views over the Tuscan countryside. Decorated with exquisite furnishings and accompanied with its own restaurant, wine cellar, private pool, and sundeck, the property showcases Frances Mayes’, Under the Tuscan Sun, in an unsurpassable setting.

Your castle awaits…godere!



  • Three nights at the Hotel Metropole—Venice
  • Arrival airport transfer by private water taxi (within allotted time per the itinerary)
  • Water taxi transfer by private boat to the Piazzale Venice Train Station (June 15th)
  • English-speaking escort at all destinations as per itinerary
  • Breakfast daily
  • One three-course luncheon in Murano at a traditional restaurant, including one glass of wine & mineral water
  • Two dinners, including a casual Welcome Dinner and an exquisite Venetian dinner at Antico Martini Restaurant, including a 3-course menu and two glasses of red/white wine and one glass of mineral water
  • Local city taxes
  • Three-hour walking tour of classic Venice
  • Entrance tickets to Palazzo Ducale and San Marco Basilica
  • Full day tour to Murano and Burano Islands by private deluxe large boat
  • One local expert/guide on the boat and during the tour
  • Individual headsets during the tours
  • Visit to a classic Murano craft workshop for Venetian crystal
  • Gondola ride at dusk, escorted walk back to the hotel after dinner
  • First class train ticket aboard the Train Italo Treno from Venice to Rome


  • Three nights at the Donna Camilla Savelli Hotel—Rome
  • Arrival airport transfer by private minivan
  • Private tour of the Vatican
  • Private tour of the Coliseum and Roman Forum
  • Private walking tour exploring the highlights of Rome
  • English-speaking guides at all destinations per the itinerary
  • Breakfast daily
  • One luncheon
  • Two dinners including Welcome Dinner at our charming host hotel and Farewell Dinner at an upscale Italian restaurant. Both dinners include a three-course meal with one glass of red/white wine or beer and one glass of mineral water
  • Private transportation via minivans to all locations per the itinerary
  • Private motor coach transfer from Rome to Castello La Leccia
  • Admission to all attractions and private tours per the itinerary
  • All gratuities for guides, drivers, and hotel porterage
  • All local taxes


  • Seven nights at the Castello La Leccia—Tuscany Villa (Private and Exclusive Use)
  • Private motor coach airport transfer from Florence, Italy
  • All transportation as indicated per the itinerary
  • Private guide for all included tours: Siena, Florence, San Gimignano, Chianti
  • All private touring and excursions (including skip-the-line and VIP entrance fees)
  • Gratuities for guides, drivers, and restaurant staff per the itinerary
  • Complimentary WiFi at Castello La Leccia
  • Daily cleaning services
  • Exclusive use of the Castello La Leccia and its facilities (i.e. kitchen, pool, sauna/steam)
  • Welcome cocktail upon arrival at Castello La Leccia
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinners at Castello La Leccia
  • Private Italian Barbecue Dinner
  • Private wine tastings/tours (San Gimignano & Chianti)
  • Private 4-hour cooking class with a master chef at Castello La Leccia
  • Private concierge available daily from 8am to 8pm
  • Meals specified as in the itinerary: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners

Venice Pre-Tour Program:
$2,595 per person, based on double occupancy
Rome Pre-Tour Program: $1,575 per person, based on double occupancy
Tuscany Villa Program: $5,395 per person, based on double occupancy

Please Note: There is only one room currently available.

For a detailed itinerary and/or to secure your spot, please email

Let’s go…everywhere! 2022

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