Mangia - Pregare - Amore!
(eat - pray- love!)
10-day adventure to immerse ourselves in everything Tuscan

Tuscany 2020
Mangia – Pregare – Amore!
(eat – pray- love!)

Don’t just vacation… IMMERSE!
Periquito Adventures & Travel has planned a
10-day adventure to immerse ourselves in everything Tuscan … Don’t miss out on the fun! ​

May 28 through June 6, 2020

Space is limited. This trip will likely sell out quickly. Reserve your spot now.

Upon arriving at our 17th-century Tuscan farmhouse, you quickly store your luggage in your apartment, and then head down to join the others around the pool. Someone offers you a glass of delicious local chianti, and you kick your shoes off so you can dangle your feet in the cool water.

You quickly get lost in conversation with one of the others in the group… but neither of your can take your eyes off of the show unfolding before you. As the sun slowly slides behind the hills and vineyards that spread out before you, Mother Nature begins painting her daily masterpiece called “Sunset”, as the ever-changing sky glows magnificent pinks, reds, oranges and yellows, and the landscape takes on a purple hue.

Just as the magic of the sunset begins to fade, you catch a wiff of delicious scents wafting out of the kitchen window… garlic, basil, sausage… mmmm, yes please! Your mouth starts to water, and you quickly head towards the dining hall to see what amazing meal our two chefs have prepared for the group this evening. Right THEN, you realize how happy you are that you leaned into this very special travel experience!

Tuscany Itinerary

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May 28 – Day 1

Meet up at Rome airport & drive to villa
Welcome reception / room assignments / opening briefing
Specially-prepared welcome dinner at the farmhouse
Free time in the evening

VOLTERRA ITALY - APRIL 23 2017 - View of a street of the small and famous town of Volterra Italy.

May 29 – Day 2

Breakfast at farmhouse
Day trip to  the hill town of Volterra
Explore and lunch on your own
Dinner at farmhouse
Evening chill-out
MASSAGE APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE (massages are 50 Euro per hour –  must book in advance)

Siena town, panoramic view of ancient city in the Tuscany region of Italy, Europe.

May 30 – Day 3

Early start today breakfast at farmhouse
Day trip to Siena w/guided walking tour of important sites
Self exploration, shopping, lunch on own (don’t forget the Gelato)
Dinner at farmhouse
Evening chill out

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May 31 – Day 4

Breakfast at farmhouse
Day trip to Abbey of San Galgano (pictured above) – Susie will have her camera at the ready for anyone wanting to participate in a photo session in and around the abbey… stunning backdrop for photography.
Possible horseback riding or hot air ballooning.
Dinner at farmhouse
Evening chill-out
MASSAGE APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE (massages are 50 Euro per hour – must be booked in advance)

FLORENCE ITALY - APRIL 30 2015: Vegetables at Mercato Centrale market in Florence Italy. The market is an ultimate Italian shopping experience. It was opened in 1874.

June 1 – Day 5

Breakfast at farmhouse
Visit to olive oil farm with tasting
Back to villa for time with Ivan and Anne.  Ivan will address the group to talk about his journey, and to talk about food as medicine, etc.
Draw teams for tonight’s Iron Chef competition
Visit to local market to obtain ingredients for tonight’s contest
Let the games begin!  Teams will prep, cook, plate and serve the judges!  Prizes will be awarded!

San Gimignano, Italy - July 3, 2018: Panoramic view of famous Piazza della Cisterna in the historic town of San Gimignano on a sunny day, Tuscany, Italy

June 2 – Day 6

Breakfast at farmhouse
Morning exploration of  San Gimignano (well-preserved, beautiful hill town).  If you eat lunch, make it a light lunch.
Afternoon WINE TASTING SCHOOL at Tenuta Torciano!   FUN FUN FUN!
Snacking or small plates at farmhouse

Duomo, - Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, Italy, one of main landmarks in Florence

June 3 – Day 7

Early rise and quick breakfast
Long day trip to Florence with guided walking tour and possible progressive dining experience throughout the day
Small plates at farmhouse  in evening

natural spa with waterfalls and hot springs at Saturnia thermal baths, Grosseto, Tuscany, Italy

June 4 – Day 8

Breakfast at farmhouse
Day trip to Saturnia Therme
Back to farmhouse for dinner and relaxation.
Sunset photography for anyone interested.

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June 5 – Day 9

Breakfast at farmhouse
A day of Tuscan-cooking classes
Light dinner at farmhouse
MASSAGE APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE (massages are 50 Euro per hour – must be booked in advance)

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June 6 – Day 10

Sadly this is departure day… headed to Rome airport by 8:00 a.m.
You will be dropped off at the Rome airport by 12:00 p.m.  If you want to schedule flights home today, please ensure they leave after 3:00pm.
Otherwise, you might want to get a hotel or B&B and have a look around Rome and the Vatican for a few days.   This extension would be on your own.

Another consideration would be to spend a few days making your way up to Lauterbrunnen Valley in Switzerland, and joining Periquito Adventures for another amazing trip!  June 9-14!

What You Can Expect​ from Periquito Adventures & Travel (PAT)

  • Commitment to Quality – Periquito Adventures & Travel (PAT) is committed to elevating the vacation experience by taking small groups of people to beautiful places to see/do amazing things!
  • End-to-End High-touch Service – Take the guesswork out of your next vacation!  PAT does all of the pre-trip planning and preparation for you, and Susie personally accompanies the group throughout the entire journey.
  • Professional Guides   PAT hires only private, professional, certified, local guides when necessary to get you around the crowds and to the heart of the destination.  Our guides not only explain what you’re seeing, but will make sure you have a sense of history or the significance of the place or treasures before you.
  • Transportation:  We avoid large buses and motor coaches at all costs.  Our transportation will be either well-appointed passenger cars or vans, or public transportation (meaning trains, planes, boats, funiculars, gondolas, lifts, etc.)
  • Best Agenda / Unique Experiences –  Susie is dedicated to making her adventures so much more than a standard family vacation could offer.  The group dynamic, world-class locations, a focus on fun and uncommon experiences are all a part of what makes a Periquito Adventure a journey you’ll always remember… for ALL THE RIGHT REASONS!


  • ​All accommodations at the farmhouse (double occupancy)
  • All activity/entry fees
  • All guide fees
  • All meals, water, soft drinks, beer and wine consumed at the farmhouse  
  • All local transportation (vans, trains, boats, etc.)
  • Two private chefs to prepare breakfasts and dinners 
  • Minimum tips for our service personnel


  • Airfare to/from Italy
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Additional tipping (optional)  –  While very basic tips for our service providers are already included in the price… should you see or feel that someone is going above and beyond to make your trip easy, safe, or special, I encourage you to spontaneously tip these folks on your own. This is always appreciated more than you could ever imagine.  (Our health coaches, chefs, guides, or various instructors are all examples of whom you may wish to give a little extra to, if so moved).  
  • Any food or drink consumed away from the farmhouse (generally lunches and snacks)
  • Pre- or post-tour Extensions – Any expenses you incur prior to pick up and after drop off will be on your own.  
  • ​Optional massage appointments ($50/hour)