Italian Inspirations

Italian Language, Culture & Cuisine for foodies and travelers

Essence of spring in Tuscany

Dreaming of your next adventure abroad?  Is Tuscany on your bucket list?

 Now booking unforgettable experiences for spring 2019


If you’re looking for a small-group tour focused on exploring the hedonistic delights of this rich region, you’re in luck…

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Announcing Italian Inspirations custom itineraries

  • Let the experts do the groundwork and make travel arrangements, then relax as your vacation unfolds
  • Get an insider’s experience of Tuscan food, wine and artisanal products
  • Stay in the rolling hills of Chianti, between Florence and Siena
  • Settle in for the week in your cozy rustic villa with bucolic panoramas
  • Treat yourself to nourishment for the body and soul in authentic Tuscan tradition
  • Enjoy guided excursions to farms, wineries and scenic hilltop towns
  • Meet artisans who passionately uphold age-old traditions of the quality and craftsmanship synonymous with the area’s renowned products
  • Celebrate the beginning of autumn in Tuscany as you create treasured memories and indulge your palate

All-inclusive tour features:

  • Mindful travel approach
  • Ground transportation from arrival to departure
  • Daily lodging & meals w/wine
  • Guided truffle hunt
  • 2 cooking classes
  • Intimate tastings & tours
  • Exclusive excursions and dining experiences
  • Expert local guides & group interpreter

Tours for groups of up to 10 travelers. Experience booking for individuals and couples.

Italian Inspirations’ owner, seasoned interpreter, passionate foodie and guide, Ashlee Redfern will accompany you on this special journey.

To sign up for this tour or to inquire about future dates and custom itineraries, please send an email to and you’ll receive a registration packet and itinerary updates with priority status.

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Sample Week’s Itinerary*

Day 1 – The Experience begins! Chianti farmhouse arrivals, relax & bread making lesson

Day 2 – Saffron farm tour, Chianti Classico winery lunch, Olive oil tasting & dinner

Day 3 – Pasta factory tour, rustic lunch, afternoon vineyard stroll, Farmhouse dinner

Day 4 – Cooking lesson lunch, Impruneta terracotta workshop visit, Polenta party

Day 5 – San Gimignano Silver atelier tour, Vernaccia winery tasting lunch, Siena stroll

Day 6 – Goat & sheep farm visit with cheese making lunch, explore Chianti hill-top villages

Day 7 – Truffle hunt & cooking lesson, traditional Tuscan dinner, music & dancing

Day 8 – Farmhouse breakfast & departures – van to Florence airport & train station

* Additions & substitutions may occur if needed


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