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“My only regret in life is that I did not drink more wine.” – Ernest Hemingway

Welcome to Tuscany!  Our host Villa is located in San Giovanni Valdarno and dates back to the 14th century and was known for its strategic position, set halfway up the hill separating the Valdarno and Chianti Valleys.  Plan to have a fun filled week visiting the ultimate Tuscan wineries in Chianti, tasting, drinking and toasting to some of the best wine on the planet!  We haven’t forgotten about the food either!  We’ll be eating and drinking our way through Tuscany as we live like a local at the wineries in Chianti, spending a day in Florence and a day in Siena. We’ll even host a cooking class with a well-known local chef where we’ll learn to make authentic local dishes and take home secret recipes.  During the Ultimate Tuscan Wine Experience, you can also enjoy the swimming pool, solarium, tennis courts, Italian gardens, hiking and panoramic views at our host Villa for your unforgettable and fun-filled week in the Tuscan countryside where you are surrounded by olive trees, rolling hills and the vineyards of Tuscany.  It really is the Ultimate Tuscan Wine Experience!

Click here to explore each day of the 7 Day Ultimate Tuscan Wine Experience.

Click here to explore each day of the 4 Day Ultimate Tuscan Wine Experience Getaway.

Hands on Pasta making class in Tuscany

Welcome to Tuscany!  Our host Villa is located in San Giovanni Valdarno and dates back to the 14th century and was known for its strategic position, set halfway up the hill separating the Valdarno and Chianti Valleys.  Plan to relax and have a fun filled EXPERIENCE of daily hands-on cooking lessons from a menu we’ve designed exclusively for YOU, truffle hunting, visiting a local market, an outdoor yoga class, painting lessons, pizza making with a local pizza chef, wine tastings at a local Castle and a day in Siena.  During your Cooking Under the Tuscan Sun Experience, you can also enjoy the swimming pool, solarium, tennis courts, Italian gardens, hiking and panoramic views at our host Villa for your unforgettable and relaxing week in the Tuscan countryside where you are surrounded by olive trees, rolling hills and the vineyards of Tuscany.

Click here to explore each day of the 7 Day Cooking Under the Tuscan Sun Experience.

Click here to explore each day of the 4 Day Cooking Under the Tuscan Sun Getaway.

Fountain of Neptune

Welcome to Tuscany!  Our Experience is based in Florence, Italy arguably one of the beautiful cities in the world, known as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.   Our luxurious accommodation in the center of Florence is a five star luxury hotel situated in a XV century building and is known for impeccable service.  Each day, we host you in our exclusively designed experience beginning with our welcome dinner where you will enjoy some of the most delicious Tuscan wine and one of the best Bistecca alla Fiorentina in town.  We will travel in a Mercedes to visit stunning wineries in Chianti not easily found by tourists, travelling through beautiful rolling hills and slopes, dotted with vineyards and olive groves.  We will take you on a walking tour of Florence so you can learn how the locals live now and visit the Uffizi and Accademia Galleries to see how they used to live. Each day of our Tuscan Wine and Culture Experience is filled with experiences that the locals enjoy from the menus we’ve created to the wineries we visit; we want you to live Florence and Chianti like a local.

Click here to explore each day of the 7 Day Tuscan Wine and Culture Experience.

Click here to explore each day of the 4 Day Tuscan Wine and Culture Getaway.

Click on the date of the The Ultimate Tuscan Wine and Cooking Holiday Extravaganza that you are interested in learning more about.

December 19-25, 2017

December 26- January 1, 2018

Experience Tuscany-Live Like a Local for a Week

A Toast to Travel is a celebration of life through Wine, Culture, Food and Fun.  We are more than a travel company; we help create memories of a lifetime for all our guests.  We have designed our Experiences based on our years of travelling and living overseas, and living like locals.  We believe that to get the most out of an experience, you need to immerse yourself in the culture and actually interact and share experiences with the locals.  This concept is our guiding principle when designing our Experiences.  While hosting you on one of our Experiences, we travel with you to some of the most stunning wineries not easily found by tourists, eat at enotecas and restaurants where the locals eat, cook with resident local chefs, pursue truffles, share secret typical Tuscan recipes with you and visit cultural sites led by local, native guides.  We are fluent in the local language, know the locals, the wineries, the restaurants, the barkeepers and are part of the family.  We live our life by the guiding principle of living each day to the fullest and celebrating life.  We welcome you to explore our Ultimate Tuscan Wine Experience (6 night/7 day and 3 night/4 day Getaway), Tuscan Wine and Culture Experience (6 night/7 day and 3 night/4 day Getaway) and our Cooking Under the Tuscan Sun Experience (6 night/7 day and 3 night/4 day Getaway).  Our Experiences are like no other; each carefully curated exclusively for you.  Just remember, you may leave Tuscany but Tuscany will never leave you.  Once you’ve experienced Tuscany, you will never forget La Dolce Vita.  Besides, after having lived like a local for the week, you are now part of the family.

Beautiful Tuscan views. Typical town. Live Like a Local
Live Like a Local in Tuscany. Experience life the way locals do.
Making fresh pasta dough in Tuscany

Click on the date of the The Ultimate Tuscan Wine and Cooking Holiday Extravaganza that you are interested in learning more about.

December 19-25, 2017

December 26- January 1, 2018

Welcome to Tuscany!  Our host Villa is located in San Giovanni Valdarno and dates back to the 14th century and was known for its strategic position, set halfway up the hill separating the Valdarno and Chianti Valleys.  Plan to have a fun filled week visiting the ultimate Tuscan wineries in Chianti, tasting, drinking and toasting to some of the best wine on the planet!  We haven’t forgotten about the food either!  We’ll be eating and drinking our way through Tuscany as we live like a local at the wineries in Chianti, spending a day in Florence and a day in Siena. We’ll even host a cooking class with a well-known local chef where we’ll learn to make authentic local dishes and take home secret recipes.  During the Ultimate Tuscan Wine Experience, you can also enjoy the swimming pool, solarium, tennis courts, Italian gardens, hiking and panoramic views at our host Villa for your unforgettable and fun-filled week in the Tuscan countryside where you are surrounded by olive trees, rolling hills and the vineyards of Tuscany.  It really is the Ultimate Tuscan Wine Experience!

Click here to explore each day of the 7 Day Ultimate Tuscan Wine and Experience.

Click here to explore each day of the 4 Day Ultimate Tuscan Wine Experience Getaway.

Welcome to Tuscany!  Our host Villa is located in San Giovanni Valdarno and dates back to the 14th century and was known for its strategic position, set halfway up the hill separating the Valdarno and Chianti Valleys.  Plan to relax and have a fun filled EXPERIENCE of daily hands-on cooking lessons from a menu we’ve designed exclusively for YOU, truffle hunting, visiting a local market, an outdoor yoga class, painting lessons, pizza making with a local pizza chef, wine tastings at a local Castle and a day in Siena.  During your Cooking Under the Tuscan Sun Experience, you can also enjoy the swimming pool, solarium, tennis courts, Italian gardens, hiking and panoramic views at our host Villa for your unforgettable and relaxing week in the Tuscan countryside where you are surrounded by olive trees, rolling hills and the vineyards of Tuscany.

Welcome to Tuscany!  Our Experience is based in Florence, Italy arguably one of the beautiful cities in the world, known as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.   Our luxurious accommodation in the center of Florence is a five star luxury hotel situated in a XV century building and is known for impeccable service.  Each day, we host you in our exclusively designed experience beginning with our welcome dinner where you will enjoy some of the most delicious Tuscan wine and one of the best Bistecca alla Fiorentina in town.  We will travel in a Mercedes to visit stunning wineries in Chianti not easily found by tourists, travelling through beautiful rolling hills and slopes, dotted with vineyards and olive groves.  We will take you on a walking tour of Florence so you can learn how the locals live now and visit the Uffizi and Accademia Galleries to see how they used to live. Each day of our Tuscan Wine and Culture Experience is filled with experiences that the locals enjoy from the menus we’ve created to the wineries we visit; we want you to live Florence and Chianti like a local.

Click here to explore each day of the 7 Day Tuscan Wine and Culture Experience.

Click here to explore each day of the 4 Day Tuscan Wine and Culture Getaway.

Beautiful Tuscan Town

Experience Tuscany – Live Like a Local for a Week

A Toast to Travel is a celebration of life through Wine, Culture, Food and Fun.  We are more than a travel company; we help create memories of a lifetime for all our guests.  We have designed our Experiences based on our years of travelling and living overseas, and living like locals.  We believe that to get the most out of an experience, you need to immerse yourself in the culture and actually interact and share experiences with the locals.  This concept is our guiding principle when designing our Experiences.  While hosting you on one of our Experiences, we travel with you to some of the most stunning wineries not easily found by tourists, eat at enotecas and restaurants where the locals eat, cook with resident local chefs, pursue truffles, share secret typical Tuscan recipes with you and visit cultural sites led by local, native guides.  We are fluent in the local language, know the locals, the wineries, the restaurants, the barkeepers and are part of the family.  We live our life by the guiding principle of living each day to the fullest and celebrating life.  We welcome you to explore our Ultimate Tuscan Wine Experience (6 night/7 day and 3 night/4 day Getaway), Tuscan Wine and Culture Experience (6 night/7 day and 3 night/4 day Getaway) and our Cooking Under the Tuscan Sun Experience (6 night/7 day and 3 night/4 day Getaway).  Our Experiences are like no other; each carefully curated exclusively for you.  Just remember, you may leave Tuscany but Tuscany will never leave you.  Once you’ve experienced Tuscany, you will never forget La Dolce Vita.  Besides, after having lived like a local for the week, you are now part of the family.

Amazing Chianti and Salumi!
Beautiful Tuscan Town
Amazing Chianti and Salumi!