Small Group Tours

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Special interest tours for fibre and textile enthusiasts, connoisseurs of the Tuscan cigar and the excellent food and wine of Tuscany. You learn with Italian farmers and artisans who open their workshops and homes specially for you. They’re eager to exchange views and enrich their knowledge and yours. You discover a heritage hidden behind unmarked doors whose meaning requires explanation. As I explore and understand better, I’m continually surprised, enchanted and sometimes dismayed. This is the world I want to help you appreciate and carry home with you to enrich your own life. (Maximum 10 people; no large coaches, no guides waving umbrellas)

The Tuscan Cigar

28 August–7 September 2015, 26 August–3 September 2016

A collaboration with the Congrega Fumatori Indipendenti, cigar connoisseurs of Lucca

'If I cannot smoke in heaven, then I shall not go.’ –Mark Twain

No need to risk a smoking...

Tastes & Textiles

31 May–8 June 2015, 22–30 May 2016

This small-group tour takes you to visit the last of what was once a thriving tradition in the region around Lucca, in northwestern Tuscany, producing textiles ranging from rich...

Truffles, Olive Oil & Chestnuts

12–22 October 2015

A collaboration with Viaggi Senza Fretta

An extraordinary opportunity to visit the homes of locals and workshops of artisans, sharing their culinary treasures from Val d'Orcia in the south of Tuscany to Lucca in...

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Your tour was the highlight of our seven-week absence from home....

Gillian & Max Poole, Australia

Amazing trip for both of us!...

Brian Marshall & Shirley Dwyer, Australia

It was truly a perfect honeymoon, and a once in a lifetime holiday....

Kimberly Tortorice & Jay Hochman, USA
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