2019 Flavors of Chianti

June 6 – 14
Tour Operator: Orbridge 
Price: From $4,995 (Airfare additional)
Tour Length: 9 days
UNC Lecturer: Terry Rhodes, Senior Associate Dean for Fine Arts and Humanities, will accompany the tour with a minimum of 15 UNC participants.
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Embrace the bewitching enchantment, bucolic ambiance and charismatic culture of Chianti. Meander through Tuscany’s colorful cities, cypress-studded hilltop towns, classic cucinas and idyllic vineyards during this small-group journey. Explore this Italian countryside that provides overwhelming inspiration for artists, chefs and vintners alike. With your small group, enjoy seven nights deluxe accommodations in the luxurious hilltop Castello La Leccia in Castellina featuring exceptional views of the lush, rolling Tuscan landscape. Take a guided tour of Cortona, visit  Villa Vignamaggio and work side-by-side with Italian chefs during a cooking class and wine tasting. Stroll Siena—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—with its well-preserved cityscape, celebrated Duomo and bustling Piazza del Campo. Admire the Etruscan ruins and Roman center at Volterra before visiting charming San Gimignano—the Town of Fine Towers. 

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : Florence | Castellina
  • Day 3 : Cortona
  • Day 4 : Greve
  • Day 5 : Siena
  • Day 6 : Volterra | San Gimignano
  • Day 7 : Monteriggioni | Via Francigena | Gaiole
  • Day 8 : Pienza | Bagno Vignoni
  • Day 9 : Florence | Depart for U.S.

Additional Information

Note: Tour schedule is subject to change due to local conditions. Many excursions in this program involve an element of walking as some of the finest attractions are located in areas not closely accessible by motorcoach.

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All 2019 prices and itineraries (including port order) are tentative and subject to change; final pricing adjustments may occur after the release of marketing materials.