Italian Inspirations

Italian Language, Culture & Cuisine for foodies and travelers

Seasonal Explorations in Tuscany

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

 Now booking unforgettable experiences for 2023


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

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Announcing Italian Inspirations custom itineraries

  • Experts source unique lodging, book experiences, connect you to local people & culture
  • Insider’s perspective on Tuscan food, wine and artisanal products
  • Tour the rolling hills of Chianti, between Florence and Siena
  • Settle into a traditional villa with scenic panoramas or enjoy a loft in the heart of town
  • Guided excursions to farms, wineries and scenic hilltop towns with your own interpreter
  • Meet passionate artisans bridging traditions of quality and craftsmanship with innovation
  • Celebrate the seasons in Tuscany as you immerse yourself in culture and indulge your palate

All-inclusive tour features:

  • Mindful travel approach
  • Ground transportation from arrival to departure
  • Daily lodging with meals & wine
  • Guided truffle hunt or seasonal foraging for edibles
  • 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.

Elect to adventure alone or with Italian Inspirations’ owner, seasoned interpreter, passionate gastronome and guide, Ashlee Redfern, for customized accompaniment on your next Italian journey.

To book guided tours and custom itineraries, please send an email to 

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Sample Week’s Itinerary*

Day 1 – The Experience begins! Chianti villa 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

* Specific experiences based on seasonal availability 


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