Your 7 Day Itinerary
Saturday: You will be collected from a central Rome location in private transportation and driven to Ficulle for lunch in a family run trattoria. Then on to Villa Bellissima, your home away from home, to settle in and admire the view. Shopping and visiting the hamlet of Ficulle in the afternoon. Dinner at the Villa.
Sunday: A really special day trip to Orvieto with lunch in magnificent ancient Grottos. You will visit an archaeological dig that is closed to the general public. Here your guide and the local head of archaeology will take you on a tour of 3,500 years of history, explaining the varied and storied history of Orvieto.
Monday: A guided trip to Assisi, home of St Francis, with lunch in the main town square. Dinner at the Villa
Tuesday: A visit to the famous wine town of Montepulciano with a wine tasting and lunch in the main square. On to Montalcino winery famous for its musical performance in the vineyard and a stop at Bagno Vignoni (natural hot springs). This special day will include dinner at the Tenuta Vitalonga vineyard on the outskirts of Ficulle.
Wednesday: A day in Siena with free time to savour the exquisite beauty of this Renaissance town, lunch in the Piazza Del Campo and to finish – a tour of the incomparable Duomo di Siena. Pizza dinner at the Villa, prepared and cooked in front of the dining table.
Thursday: A visit to Cortona, home of Under the Tuscan Sun with a Michelin tasting lunch at Relais Chateux Il Falconiere. Not normally open for lunch, but we know the owners! A visit to the remarkable Etruscan Tombs. Dinner at the Villa to round off a sensational day.
Friday: A visit to the ancient ‘dying’ town of Civita di Bagnoregio, a UNESCO protected site. Lunch will be at the famous Lago Di Bolsena which is on stilts hovering over the lake, to be followed by a cruise on the lake. Dinner at the Villa.
Saturday: Check out of the Villa. Transfer to Rome included. Transfers to other destinations on request.
Dinners at the Villa are prepared by a classically trained chef who will gladly give you cooking lessons and pointers. You are welcome to join in or sit back and have a glass of wine while the chef cooks.
Menus will be seasonal and developed with the guests when they are in Italy. You are welcome to join the shopping expedition to buy ingredients for the dinners.