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The Hidden Villages of Tuscany

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Program #20096RJ
10 Days | 9 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
The borghi (small villages) of Tuscany have their own pace, their own traditional meals, their own culture and, it sometimes seems, their own world apart from modernity and even from the flow of tourists into some parts of the region. Explore the piazzas, churches, fortresses and hilly landscapes of this smaller, timeless Italy. Interact with the people in markets and cafés, see the masterpieces that have long resided here and taste simple, ancient, delicious Tuscan cuisine.


Highlights

• Absorb the culture and day-to-day life of Tuscan villages on this thorough, in-depth journey.
• Observe artisans creating fine textiles using ancient methods including pre-treatment with olive oil and coloring with onions, sage and carrots.
• Learn how Tuscany’s chefs work with the fertile northern Italian land to create distinctive dishes.

Activity Notes

Walking up to one mile and standing for up to one hour at a time; some uneven terrain and stairs without railings.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Florence; coach to Anghiari, 8 nights; coach to Florence for departure.


Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
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8 nights of accommodations
20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 8 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
12 Field trips

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4.8
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