Flavors of Chianti - Italy

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Date: May 23 – 31, 2019
Trip Status: Full
Price: $4,995 per person, double occupancy; airfare not included
Maximum capacity: 24
Trip Type: Land
Activity Level: Moderate
Travel Partner: Orbridge

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Meander through Tuscany’s breathtaking cultural capitals and intimate, cypress-studded hill towns during this small-group journey with other Frogs. Explore this Italian countryside that provides overwhelming inspiration for artists, chefs, and vintners alike. Enjoy seven nights deluxe accommodations in the luxurious hilltop Castello La Leccia in Castellina featuring exceptional views of the lush, rolling Tuscan landscape.

Visit the childhood home of Lisa Gherardini—immortalized as the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci—at villa Vignamaggio. And work side-by-side with Italian chefs during a cooking class and wine tasting in Greve. Enjoy a stroll through spectacular Siena—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—with its well-preserved cityscape, celebrated Duomo, and bustling Piazza del Campo. Admire the Etruscan ruins and Roman center at Volterra before visiting charming San Gimignano—the Town of Fine Towers—which is completely encircled by medieval walls.

At Podere Il Casale—an organic farm—learn about the owners' passion for the slow food movement and see a cheese-making demonstration. And learn the history of Bagno Vignoni, a small village surrounded by thermal waters.

Activity Level Details: Moderate - Activities are generally not very strenuous, however, we expect that guests on this program can enjoy two hours or more of walking, are sure-footed on cobbled surfaces, and can walk up and down hillsides and stairs without assistance. Historic city centers are usually more accessible by foot than vehicle.

Reservation Information

To reserve, complete the reservation form on the trip brochure along with a deposit, reserve online at tcu.orbridge.com or call an Orbridge representative at 866-639-0079.

To learn more about the TCU Traveling Frogs program or upcoming trips, please contact us by email at c.wright2@tcu.edu or call 817-257-7845.


Day 1: En Route from U.S.

Day 2: Arrive Florence, Italy / Castellina in Chianti

Day 3: Cortona

Day 4: Greve in Chianti

Day 5: Siena
   Day 6: Volterra / San Gimignano

Day 7: Monteriggioni / Via Francigena / Gaiole in Chianti

Day 8: Pienza / Bagno Vignoni

Day 9: Florence / Depart for U.S.

Optional Post-Tour: Florence


Flavors of Chiani