Fall in Italy is a glorious time, almost magical, especially in Tuscany; the colors, the smells, most importantly, the food.  Throughout the countryside, the colors are brilliant – from deep golds to rich reds and purples, the air is cooler and there are less crowds.  But also, most importantly, fall means harvest time and Tuscany is no exception.  Tuscany’s autumn harvest includes truffles, mushrooms (Porcini!), chestnuts, olives and grapes. 

​The harvest is a celebration, marking the end of the agricultural season. In almost every town throughout Italy you can find a sagra (Sagre plural), a festival celebrating the harvest of that town’s local food and specialty. These food festivals are a wonderful chance to experience and to try the local culture, traditions and foods. Of course there are sagre in the spring too, and these celebrate the foods and joys that come with that season as well: artichokes, asparagus, strawberries, pecorino cheese, and more. 

Imagine literally tasting the four seasons.; from spring’s grassy mild pecorino to fall’s earthy truffles or porcini.  It’s seasonal activities such as these events that help create authentic Italian experiences, which become extraordinary memories.


Join us this October as we make our way through the Tuscan countryside and sample and savor the flavors of fall.  

The Tour includes:


  • Small group size: Maximum of only 12 travelers per group
  • 10 nights lodgings in a 14th century agriturismo in the countryside of Tuscany
  • Transfer to and from Rome airport (FCO)
  • All breakfasts, buffet style
  • All lunches and dinners
  • Regional wines with most meals
  • Land transportation for the duration of the tour
  • Private full-time escort, interpreter and driver
  • Private bus/van for our daily excursions
  • All excursions and entrance fees
  • Winery tours and tastings
  • Trips to local markets
  • A day in Florence
  • Cheese & olive oil tasting events
  • Pre-trip information packet
  • Local VAT taxes and government fees, gas, highway tolls, city access licenses and permits, and parking fees​







Tour Highlights:

Food, Feste, and Funghi​​

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  1. Due to the nature of the activities of this tour, it is not recommended for children under the age of 14.  Please consult with us if you have any questions or concerns.  
  2. This tour is physically active!  While not necessarily physically challenging, visiting Tuscany means a lot of walking is involved.  Hilltop towns means that there will be a lot of walking uphill (sometimes steep) and ...downhill, in addition to walking over cobbles or uneven pavement. We also will be walking in the woods for a few adventures.  Therefore, we recommend bringing an excellent pair of walking shoes or hiking boots and that you must be in good physical condition to participate on this trip.

To reserve your place and register for this tour:

To register for this tour, a deposit of 50% of the total tour price is required to secure your reservation(s).


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Explore Arezzo, Cortona, the Val D’Orcia area, the Chianti region, Florence, and more. Indulge in the ultimate Tuscan gastronomic experience! Relax in a countryside farmhouse overlooking the rolling hills and mountains.  Discover the hilltop towns, the regional cuisine, and boutique wineries, take cooking classes, get to know local artisans, and experience the Tuscany region.  Come with us as we savor all the flavors of the harvests of fall: Olive Oil, Porcini, Truffles, Chestnuts, wild boar, cheeses, wine…and more!

Deposits must be made by July 7, 2016


Final payment is due August 7, 2016

  • Attend a local sagra or festival
  • Spend an afternoon with a truffle hunter and his well-trained dogs.

  • Tour a working olive oil mill that has been in existence for hundreds of years, complete with olive oil tasting and lunch. 

  • Visit a sheep and goat farm that makes fragrant pecorino cheese for a tour and tasting

  • Meet & observe local artisans as they craft

  • Discover the hidden gems of Florence

  • Experience the vibrancy of local market days

  • Enjoy a hands-on cooking class learning to create authentic Tuscan specialties.

  • Indulge in several winery tours and tastings

  • Visit two very unique and beautiful medieval walled towns that have their origins in Etruscan history.  Both towns were also made famous in movies:  Arezzo (Life is Beautiful) & Cortona (Under the Tuscan Sun)

  • Explore the small hilltop Tuscan villages and intimate locations not often visited.

  • Learn about the regional Tuscan cuisine and local specialty dishes.  

​​​Dates:

October   7th - 17th, 2016   

​October 17th - 27th, 2016  


Where: Tuscany, Italy


​Group size: 12 Maximum


​Tour Cost:

$4175 per person/double occupancy

$250 single supplement

Not included:

  • Airfare
  • Travel insurance**
  • Travel documents & fees: i.e. passport and visas (if required)
  • Lunch on arrival day
  • Any telephone, cell, data & internet usage*
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel-related expenses outside of the tour itinerary
  • Any food or beverage ordered by traveler that is not included or presented during meals including: wine and other alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks & gelato
  • Any taxes on personal items purchased
  • Optional tips to guides, staff or drivers. These are not required and are given at your discretion.


  • * There is free wifi at our accommodations


  • **  We highly recommend purchasing trip insurance to protect your investment.  This is to ensure that you are covered in the event of loss of deposit and cancellation fees, medical emergency or health expenses, personal accident, flight cancellation or delays and to protect your luggage against any loss or damage.
Vitalia Tours and Celebrations, LLC, Tours Operators & Promoters, Gilroy, CA