20096
Italy
The Hidden Villages of Tuscany
Tuscany’s culture extends far beyond its crowded cities. Join us as we go off the beaten path to explore timeless examples of architecture, crafts and cuisine in this idyllic region.
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Program No. 20096RJ
Length
11 days
Starts at
2,499

At a Glance

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.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • 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.
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