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Tuscany Culinary Trip$8,500
Tuscany Culinary Escape Suggested Retail Value: Up to $11,895 This Experience Includes: 2-night stay in a superior room at the Hotel Ponte Sisto, Rome;5-night stay in a classic room at the Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa (Barga, Lucca);Daily breakfast for 2;Private cooking class, lunch, wine cellar and olive oil mill tour and tasting for 2 at Fattoria Colleverde (Lucca);Spa treatment at the Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa ;$700 towards the rental of a 7-day compact car rental (round-trip from Rome Fiumicino International Airport);Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 from the 48 contiguous U.S. to Rome, Italy;Winspire booking & concierge service Gourmets and wine buffs descend on this hidden Tuscan Valley to enjoy local specialties. The Garfagnana Valley is famous for its prosciutto, pork, pecorino cheese and honey. Fortunately, the area also boasts beautiful areas for walking, hiking and biking, so you can work up an appetite in between meals. Pisa, Florence and Cinque Terra are reachable by car or train - day trips not to be missed. Hotel Ponte Sisto, Rome Enjoy a 2-night stay in a superior double room (one queen bed or two twin beds) including daily buffet breakfast for two, subject to availability. Guest rooms overlook either the charming courtyard or the garden of the historic Palazzo Spada. The 4-star Hotel Ponte Sisto is a gorgeously renovated palazzo and just steps from Trastevere and Campo de' Fiori. Located in the heart of Rome on a quiet downtown street, you are within walking distance to the Piazza Navona, Campo de' Fiori, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Via Giulia and the Trastevere district. A wonderful choice of trattorias awaits just across the Ponte Sisto in Trastevere.For your convenience, you may wish to split your stay so you have one night at the beginning of your trip and one night at the end in Rome. Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa (Barga, Lucca) Enjoy a 5-night stay in a standard room (maximum occupancy of two) including daily breakfast for two and an spa credit. Culinary Extravaganza "La Cucina Italiana", Fattoria Colleverde (Lucca) Enjoy a private cooking class, lunch, tour of the wine cellar and olive oil mill and tasting for two at Fattoria Colleverde, an organic/biodynamic vineyard producing some of the most distinctive wines and olive oil in Tuscany. Owners Francesca and Piero welcome you to Fattoria, where you will cook with Chef Rodolfo as he shares the secrets of Tuscan cuisine with you. Car Rental Enjoy a $700 credit towards the rental of a 7-day compact car rental with automatic transmission (round-trip from Rome Fiumicino International Airport), inclusive of tax, insurance (not including deductible) and unlimited kilometers. Vehicle license fee (3.5 EUR/day), additional drivers, GPS, and gasoline are the responsibility of the purchaser. NOTE: Tuscany is approximately a 4-hour drive from Rome. Airfare Airfare must be booked within one year from the date of purchase. Airfare taxes and a $25 per person processing fee are the responsibility of the purchaser. Blackout dates: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's weeks. Business and First Class upgrades are available at the time of booking for an additional fee. Winspire Booking & Concierge Service Winspire provides a team of seasoned travel professionals who will help you redeem your experience. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance. Reservations are subject to availability. Certificates cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed. All purchases are non-refundable. Packages cannot be resold. Suggested retail value is calculated using tariff air rates and rack room rates. Ground transportation is not included unless where specified.