— Join us in Tuscany at Casali di Bibbiano —

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May 2 - May 9, 2020

A magnificent Italian Country Estate and Winery in the heart of Tuscany, guided by JAG, Wine Editor of Taste of the Seacoast Magazine

Day 1 Saturday

Morning arrival in Rome

Travel on our luxury bus through coastal Tuscan towns to Casali di Bibbiano

Orientation-tour the estate grounds and winery

Lunch on the patio overlooking the vineyards

Relax at the villa

Wine and olive oil tasting

Welcome Dinner at Casali di Bibbiano

Day 2 Sunday

Full Breakfast

Visit Abbazia di Monte Oliveto, a beautifully located abbey with majestic frescos by Sodoma & Signorelli picturing the life of St. Benedict

On to Bagno Vignoni for lunch, a mid-evil town renowned for its thermal waters and spas (luxury treatments available by request)

Aperitif & Dinner at Casali di Bibbiano - BBQ featuring Florentine Steak

Live Music

Day 3 Monday

Full Breakfast

Siena, travel through the lush landscapes of Tuscany to one of the regions’ most beautiful cities. Visit the Duomo, renowned for its spectacular use of colored marble & Piazza del Campo, famous for the Palio festival

Aperitif & Dinner at Casali di Bibbiano

Day 4 Tuesday

Full Breakfast

Florence-journey to the city of art and the birthplace of the Renaissance. Guided tour of the Uffizzi Gallery & Michelangelo’s David at the Accademia

Lunch on your own

Aperitif & Dinner at Casali di Bibbiano

Day 5 Wednesday

Full Breakfast

Relax at Casali di Bibbiano

A cooking class with Alberto & Chef will be available in the morning for those who are interested

Lunch at Pecorino cheese factory

Visit Pienza, birthplace of Pope Pius II in 1405 and Montepulciano, a small walled city lined with splendid Renaissance palaces and churches

Stop at one of our favorite leather factories on the way home

Aperitif & Dinner at Casali di Bibbiano

Day 6 Thursday

Full Breakfast

Visit Assisi-motor through the Umbrian hills to the spectacular Basilica of St. Francis with its beautiful frescos by many famous artists, including Giotto & Cimabue

Lunch at Lake Trasimeno

Afternoon in Cortona home of “Under the Tuscan Sun”

Aperitif & Dinner at Casali di Bibbiano

Day 7 Friday

Full Breakfast

Explore Montelcino-a hilltop city with breathtaking views of Tuscany and famous for its noble wine - Brunello di Montelcino

Winery tour and tasting at Castello Banfi

Lunch at Castello Banfi

Winery tour and wine tasting at Altesino and Mozart

Farewell dinner at Casali di Bibbiano

Day 8 Saturday

Depart for Rome

$4,600 pp

APRIL 27 - MAY 4, 2019 *SOLD OUT*

MAY 2 - May 9, 2020 (ask about early booking discounts)

Optional: Additional cooking classes and wine tastings, golf, tennis, horseback riding, fishing, hunting and shopping available upon request.

I’ll take you there! https://destinationcasali.com

Contact JAG for more information by email joann@winejag.com- or call 603-674-8991 to book your trip.