"From a Texas Hill Country getaway to a luxurious London trip, travel is a vivid and exciting part of our romantic relationship. Whether it's in the mountains, at the beach, a long road trip or a passport voyage, Troy and I find that each trip brings us closer and the joy of the experience is that much better with the one you love.
Maybe this is your first couples trip. Maybe you go every year. Maybe you are newlyweds or perhaps you’re empty nesters. With our eyes set on Tuscany we look forward to experiencing this vibrant part of Italy with each other and with you!"
A Tuscan gem of a town just a hop, skip and jump away from Umbria, we'll explore, taste and immerse ourselves in the best both regions have to offer.
Just outside the charming town of Cortona, we'll have the exclusive use of the gorgeous villa, Bramasole, of the famed, "Under the Tuscan Sun," book and movie. When you arrive at Bramasole, it's clear you're crossing the threshold of a magical place. A well-kept garden welcomes you with a fragrant concentration of roses, lavender and rosemary.
Recently named by Conde' Naste Traveller as one of Italy's top villas, we'll have exclusive use of this villa and its grounds, a stone's throw from Cortona.
The villa has a swimming pool and an outdoor Jacuzzi hot tub. The 17th century well in the garden adds a beautiful presence in the garden. A brick-paved pergola is beautifully furnished for eating al fresco.
Each of Bramasole's rooms is plush and cozy, all with ensuite bathrooms and views of the surrounding countryside and grounds.
The main villa, with its five bedrooms has a gorgeous living area, a kitchen, a fireplace, a large dining room table and two guest bathrooms.
The villa also has its own private chapel and a full-sized American billiard table in the game room.
Using the villa as a base during the week, we'll take day trips to nearby Montepulciano known for its 'vino nobile' and explore Perugia's Etruscan, Roman and Medieval architecture. We'll immerse ourselves in the beautiful picturesque hills out on a group guided e-bike ride through the picturesque hills. Along the way we'll (of course!) have time for sipping, tasting and snacking on some of the region's local delicacies.
Whether you're celebrating an anniversary or are just looking to take a no-hassle trip you'll both enjoy, this is the perfect escape.
The only decision you'll need to make during the week will be 'white, red or rose!'
We'll visit the cosmopolitan city of Perugia, a gorgeous medieval gem full of fascinating history. As the capital of Umbria and also home to one of the oldest universities in the world as well as the university for foreigners, it boasts a large student population -- both Italian and international, keeping it young (despite its pre-Roman roots!).
We'll visit the town whose name is synonymous with only the best reds which, of course, we'll get to taste. Afterwards we'll head to a family-run wine estate and farm, home to some of the best wines of Tuscany as well as some of the best bred beef. We'll have a tour followed by a meal at the estate's top-rated restaurant.
We'll have a cooking class at the villa one afternoon, a great excuse to make use of the villa's gorgeous kitchen. We'll also get the chance to go on a group guided electric bike tour through the glorious countryside. Along the way, we'll stop, hydrate and snack on some of the region's sumptuous delicacies and wines.
Starting from £4200 per person
Roundtrip group transfer to and from Florence
Five nights' accommodation in your choice of room at private villa
All meals except for lunch on Day 1 & 2 (wine with dinner)
Cooking Class by local chef
Day trip to Perugia with guided tour
Wine tasting & lunch at winery / farm estate
Day trip to Montepulciano
Guided e-bike ride
Transportation to and from organized excursions
Guided tour of Cortona