Amidst rolling hills, verdant fields, and endless rows of colorful vines abundant with fruit ready for harvest...
...settle into a private villa perched serenely within the lush landscape providing 360-degree views of the pastoral countryside.
Castello La Leccia's historic ancient rock walls, terra cotta tile roof, inviting rooms and common spaces—both indoors and out—and affable staff provide the perfect introduction for an enriching and lively week in Tuscany.
Dine al fresco when weather permits, stroll the tranquil grounds, sit poolside or take a dip, and tour the winery and cellar with your gracious host.
Visit Volterra—an Etruscan and Roman center high atop a hill in a volcanic region—surrounded by fortification walls. Famous for its alabaster quarries, the town's artisans produce unique handmade alabaster crafts and souvenirs.
At San Gimignano, step inside the Romanesque duomo to view the colorful frescoes including The Creation of Adam and Eve, and Last Judgement. Plus learn the story of local Saint Fina while stepping through a dedicated chapel, added in 1468, where the Florentine master Domenico Ghirlandaio depicted her dramatic life.
Travel to the hilltop town of Cortona for a guided tour including a visit to Le Celle, a 13th-century Franciscan convent that was briefly the home of St. Francis of Assisi.
Your final day's highlight features a visit to Siena—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—to admire its remarkably well-preserved medieval cityscape. Spared from major modern industrial development and large-scale urban extensions, Siena's original 15th-century street plan and Gothic architecture remains unchanged. Explore the celebrated duomo, with its striking striped columns and walls, ornate mosaic floor panels, and recently excavated 13th-century frescoes. Admire the Sanctuary of Santa Caterina—a place of pilgrimage—and learn about the city’s colorful history.