Spring Itinerary, 2017

Nancy, Leann, Mary, Toby and Lynda’s Tuscan Adventure

April 17- April 26, 2017 (10 nights at Il Colle, departing April 27)

Our home at Il Colle

Monday, April 17 – Arrival Day

  • Marcie and Daniele will pick up our group at Florence Airport
  • After 30-45 minutes’ drive, we will arrive at Il Colle
  • Our host Giovanni will greet us with Tuscan snacks and wine
  • Unpack and tour the grounds


Tuesday, April 18 – Figline, Greve and Podere Le Fornachi

  • Market Day in Figline.  For early risers, the weekly market has local food, clothes, housewares, etc.
  • Lunch at La Cantina in the town of Greve.  In the afternoon, we’ll stroll through Greve, and then visit the Town of Montefioralle.


  • Podere Le Fornachi Goat Farm.  We’ll tour the farm and visit the goats, and learn how they make organic cheese.  Then we’ll enjoy a tasting of wine and cheese.
  • Novella, our private chef, cooks our dinner tonight.



Wednesday, April 19 – Firenze

  • Anna, our licensed guide, will guide us through the Uffizi and take us to see the David.
  • Lunch on your own in Firenze.
  • Aperitivo in the evening and ‘Italian language for fun” with Cristina.


Thursday, April 20 –Amadei Chocolate Factory and Lucca

  • In the morning, we’ll enjoy chocolate tasting at the Amedei factory.
  • Then we’ll visit the walled town of Lucca.


Friday, April 21 –Paterno

  • Visit to Cristina’s farm in Paterno, and optional visit to ceramic studio


Saturday, April 22 – Firenze- Individual itineraries

  • Marcie will help you see and do what’s most important to you
  • Dinner in Firenze, place TBD.


Sunday, April 23 – Castello del Trebbio

  • We will be picked up at 12:00 for our tour of Castello del Trebbio, the medieval home of the Pazzi family.
  • Catello del Trebbio will include Wine cellar tour, olive oil tasting, cooking class and late lunch/early dinner.


Monday, April 24 – Trip to the seaside, the town of Viareggio


Tuesday, April 25 – Festival in Panzano, “Stagion Bona Festival”

  • Gelato tasting in Castellina
  • Lunch at Le Panzanelle
  • Panzano festival until we are ready to go home



Campo in Siena, where the Palio takes place in the summer

Wednesday, April 26 – Last day of activities

  • TBD as group decides (Siena, plus La Foce is open today also the Abby at San Galgano)
  • We have Daniele and the van for the entire day.

  • Dinner party tonight – Giovanni barbeques Bistecca Fiorentina!


Thursday, April 27 – Departure day

  • Van to Florence airport (or train station in Florence if you are remaining in Italy).



6 thoughts on “Spring Itinerary, 2017

  1. my dear Marcie
    I love this tour plan!
    just wish I could go without having
    to travel, so I appreciate your fabulous
    photos .
    you are so beautiful, this new photo
    of you is really YOU1

    much love

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