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78 ITALY Unique Stays

Unique Stays in Tuscany

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Villa Lenzi

TTT Viale Armando Diaz 83, Vicopisano Nestled in the small medieval town of Vicopisano with it’s ancient castle, meandering cobble stoned street and village atmosphere, Lenzi’s is only 20 minutes from Pisa. Lenzi’s offers an idyllic Tuscan base from which you can explore the surrounding countryside, Florence, Viareggio or the Chianti region. Eat, drink and shop the way locals do, away from the tourist traps; explore olive groves and taste true virgin olive oil at a local press anb visit local wine makers on their stunning vineyard. OUR VIEW: A family run bed & breakfast where you can relax with all the comforts of home. Tuscany

Planning an Italian adventure often includes a dream of a villa in the Tuscan countryside or taking a cooking class ensuring that your memories last a lifetime with dishes you can recreate at home. Experience Tuscany like a local; stay in a villa or bed and breakfast, explore the gastronomic delights that this spectacular region has to offer and immerse yourself in the Italian way of life, where the passion for cooking is a treasured tradition.

Value: Breakfast daily. *^ per person per night

PRICE FROM

$66

twin share

Add a cooking class to your stay

These unique properties are located in beautiful villages outside Tuscany’s main centres and are not necessarily within easy reach of public transport, we highly recommend hiring a car so that you are free to explore the surrounding countryside.

Cooking Classes: Learn how to cook in the private home of a renowned food blogger & hobby chef. Discover the family secrets as Gloria shows you her grandmothers and mothers techniques to preparing delicious Tuscan food from pasta making, to slow cooked meals and traditional sauce making. At the end of the course sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labour. Wines with dinner are included. You can even invite some of your friends or travelling companions to join you at dinner. (additional charges apply) Afternoon cooking courses: Wed-Sun, 3.30pm-10pm. From $207* per person

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BOUTIQUE COLLECTION Hotel Villa Pitiana

Casa al Castello

TTT 11 Via Pietraia, Vicopisano Casa al Castello is a 900 year old Tower House located on the oldest medieval lanes in the Village of Vicopisano. The three story Tower House accommodates up to 7 people in comfort. Each room offers views across the village, hills and the ancient towers. The house also features a dining room with open fireplace, rustic Tuscan kitchen and a large private garden with sun drenched terrace. Immerse yourself in village life; shop at the wine store and gourmet food shops, dine in quaint restaurants and spend time local bars. OUR VIEW: Immerse yourself in quiet village life at this beautiful medieval house. Value: Welcome pack of wine and food for your first evening meal and breakfast included. PRICE *^ per person per night FROM

$104

twin share

Hotel Villa Pitiana

TTT Via Provinciale Per Tosi 7, 50060 Donnini - Firenze, Florence Located 30kms south east of Florence, Villa Pitiana is a typical Tuscan fortified farmhouse. The villa still retains the articulated architecture of a millenary history, from the foundation as a fortified farm, to the utilisation as Benedectine monastery and eventually to the conversion in nobleman elegant Villa in the IXth century. Architecture, decorations and furniture maintain memory of flowing of ages and styles. OUR VIEW: Surrounded by the wonderful landscape of Valdarno.

PRICE FROM

per night $104 TO $136*^ ptwiner person share

Add a cooking class to your stay

Add a cooking class to your stay

Cooking Classes: Learn how to cook in the private home of a renowned food blogger & hobby chef. Discover the family secrets as Gloria shows you her grandmothers and mothers techniques to preparing delicious Tuscan food from pasta making, to slow cooked meals and traditional sauce making. At the end of the course sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labour. Wines with dinner are included. You can even invite some of your friends or travelling companions to join you at dinner. (additional charges apply). Price from $207* per person

1 DAY COOKING COURSE

3 DAY COOKING COURSE

5 DAY COOKING COURSE

10.30am-1.30pm. From $187* per person

9.30am-12.30am. From $478* per person

9.30am-12.30am. From $789* per person

Cooking Classes: Cooking class in the Monastery Kitchen at Villa Pitiana Execution of either, 3, 6 or 10 recipes and learning about complimentary wines and the final tasting.

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