TOTAL TUSCANY: wine food & fun !!!
Join Sandy & Phil for an Authentic Exploration Of Wine, Local Cuisine and Secret Places!
Current Dates Offered:
April 26th – May 3rd , 2023
June 6th -13th, 2023
July – 10th – 16th , 2023
October 5th – 12th, 2023(Book Total Tuscany anytime for your private group)
(Additional weeks will be open as these sell out) (Book Total Tuscany anytime for your private group)
Join us at our Rick Steve’s recommended luxury bed & breakfast for a 7-night/ 8-day all-inclusive
Total Tuscany: Wine, Food & Fun Week!
Montepulciano residents Sandy & Phil Ferretti (Cooper too!) Have immersed themselves in the fabric of their adoptive community & “Tuscan Lifestyle.”
They will introduce you to the ever-growing slow food & farm-to- table movement of this region; “cucina povera” cooking; Etruscan & renaissance art, architecture & history; local traditions; learn about the famous wine of this region Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino.
All while you discover Tuscany’s passion for Wine, Food, And Fun!
We will learn to cook with local renowned chefs... Tour estates & taste their wine at exclusive vineyards with the winemakers... Step back in time on the cobblestone streets of our medieval villages...Explore Etruscan cellars and underground caves in Montepulciano... Tour hilltop towns with a local resident & expert...Search for Truffles with our favorite hunter and his dogs...Meet a local "Bee-Keeper" and learn about our Tuscan Bees and taste their honey... Visit our local Olive Frantoio and participate in an Olive Oil Tasting...Roll handmade pasta on a farm while learning how to milk sheep with our friend the shepherd for our famous local cheese: Pecorino di Pienza... Enjoy a Tuscan BBQ with Phil in the vineyard and Pizza Night with Roberto under the Tuscan stars... wander our gardens, groves, orto & vineyards as you enjoy the local wines of the region and you discover our incredible 360 degree views of the Val d’Orcia, Valdichiana and historic hilltop town of Montepulciano.
This is the TRIP OF A LIFETIME that you have dreamed of!
Spots are limited please email us to hold you exclusive space today!
+39 391 163 9887 CELL/TEXT/WHATSAPP
See you in Tuscany!
Sandy e Phil e Cooper
1 Universe, 9 Planets, 204 Countries, 809 Islands, 7 Seas and We have the Privilege to meet YOU!
PROGRAM COST = COST OF PROGRAM (PER PERSON) + ACCOMMODATIONS (PER ROOM).
3500€ per person (+accommodations) for our 7-night 8-day program, based on double occupancy. Cost includes cooking classes, all meals, excursions, and tours. In other words, if you are with US, everything is included! (*Airfare and airport transfers to Relais Ortaglia B&B are not included.) *Accommodations: We have 5 luxury suites on property and 2 luxury suites in an adjacent renovated church – Room assignments are first come first serve and range from 2660€ to 4060€ double occupancy in additional to the Program Cost.
Please ask for single supplement price. TDB
50% required at the time of booking.
The balance is due 150 days before start of the program.
https://www.consumersadvocate.org/travel-insurance "Highly Recomended"
- 150 days before start of program – full refund
- 149 days to 90 days before start of program
– 50% refund
- 90 days before start of program you will unfortunately forfeit 100% of your payment.
- Not responsible for any failure to perform obligations if it is prevented or delayed by an event of force majeure.
SAMPLE DAILY ITINERARY
(Activities Subject to Change with Seasonal Availability)
THE ITALIAN ADVENTURE BEGINS...
Check-in at Relais Ortaglia B&B
Sandy & Phil welcome you with a 'special' signature cocktail which captures the flavor and feeling of summer
in the vineyard overlooking the spectacular grape wines and olive trees.
Enjoy our Famous Tuscan BBQ in the vineyard cooked by our very own host with the most!
RELAX AND UNWIND AT THE ANCIENT THERMAL BATHS
Let the healing thermal waters of Bagno Vignoni soothe away aches and pains of the body & the mind.
Feel invigorated & uplifted.
Massage, Lunch, Steam & Sauna Included, followed by a healthy lunch (food for the soul.)
Stroll along the winding cobblestone streets of this beautiful historic medieval village.
Later, Sandy & Phil will whisk you away to a secret location in the countryside for supper at thier favorite traditional Tuscan 'trattoria!'
"LIFE IS A COMBINATION OF MAGIC & PASTA" - FELLINI
Enjoy a "master class" in how to make the perfect pasta at an organic cheese farm in Pienza.
Included Tour & Lunch on the Farm!
Pair your pasta with one of 12 artisian Tuscan cheeses? Mangiamo!
Wander along the Corso Rosselino in Pienza, a charming street lined with speciality food and gift shops
Take in the ambience of the town and stop for a delicious gelato... Which flavour will you choose?
5-course wine-paired dinner at our favorite terrace overlooking San Biagio Church
"WINE IS BOTTELED POETRY" - RL STEVENSON
Discover the history and passion behind every bottle with our exclusive vineyard tour in Montalcino.
A private chef will prepare a gourment lunch for you in world class dining room with 7 handpicked award winning Tuscan wines for you to taste.
Visit some of the magnificant UNESCO world heritage sites as we return to Relais Ortaglia B&B.
'La piece de resistance?' Dinner in the Vineyard!
As the Tuscan sun sets, a special private dinner will be served at your table among the rows of vines - overlooking the rolling hills below Cortona from a vineyard in Montepulciano.
A 7-course tasting menu with wines paired by a professional sommelier.
IF FOOD IS THE BODY OF GOOD LIVING. WINE IS ITS SOUL!
Savour the taste of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano at an exclusive wine tasting, 60 meters under Piazza Grande in the ancient Etruscan caves.
We offer you a private guided tour of Montepulciano, a medieval town of rare beauty and some time for retail therapy followed by lunch on a private terrace overlooking the spectacular Val D’Orcia.
In the afternoon, we have a truly rural experience planned for you.
Come and meet the famous belted pig at The Cinta Sienese Pig farm. Learn about Roberto’s breeding program, relax on the farm with local wines, snacks and the sunset.
Dinner in Montepulciano’s newest gem - our secret! SHHHH!
A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE!
Experience an age-old tradition spanning generations to discover the black gold of ‘tartufo’.
Come truffle hunting with Niko in his private truffle forest, then we have an amazing truffle, pasta, and dessert Cooking Class with our favorite chef in Montisi.
Then onto our friends Vermouth & Gin Distillery where we will have an exclusive private tour and tasting.
Try one of their specialty cocktails! “Shaken but not stirred!” of course.
Pizza Night! Finally, we take you for a 6-course gourmet pizza tasting in Piazza Grande where Roberto, an award-winning world class pizzaiola will cook authentic Tuscan pizzas for you to enjoy with Prosecco of course!
A DAY WITHOUT WINE IS LIKE A DAY WITHOUT SUNSHINE
We have saved the best until last!
ìJoin us on a tour one of the oldest organic & biodynamic vineyards in Montepulciano!
ìWine tasting, gourmet lunch and a private guided tour of the famous hilltop village of Cortona
made famous from the book by Frances Mays’ “Under the Tuscan Sun.”
As your week draws to a close, Sandy and Phil invite you to a farewell supper in Montepulciano at the restaurant of a personal friend!
“IF YOU CAN DREAM IT. YOU CAN DO IT” -Walt Disney
Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride from our front lawn (+€)
As we serve you one last breakfast in the rose garden of Relais Ortaglia B&B we sincerely hope we have made your dreams come true.
Our goal is to entertain, delight, enchant, surprise, and spoil you!
Our Total Tuscany Tour is a gift-wrapped magical experience which will leave you with unforgettable memories.
You arrive as guests, but you leave as friends! A Presto!
Phil & Sandy
Are you Ready to Join us in Tuscany?
We will be sure to get right back to you!"
See you in Tuscany! XO