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New Tuscan Experiencewww.newtuscanexperience.com
Trip Planning, Italy, Consultants
Personalized vacation planning services and unique custom itineraries.
Location: Tuscany, Italy
A Unique Way to Visit Tuscany
NewTuscanExperience is a custom-travel service that is committed to offering travelers the opportunity to get to know this beautiful region of Italy through custom-designed vacations that will make you feel as if you have come to visit close friends.
My name is Kathy Perunic, and I have been living in Tuscany since 1989. Over the years, it has been my pleasure to serve as a hostess for countless friends and family members during their visits, and I know for certain that one of the things they all appreciated was having someone “local” who could provide an inside glimpse of Italian life and culture.
Unfortunately, not everyone is lucky enough to have a friend or relative living in Tuscany. This thought was exactly what sparked my idea for this company: what if travelers could borrow someone else’s friend or relative to get an insider’s perspective? I realized that I could be that person, using my experience to benefit those discerning travelers looking to discover the real Tuscany.
By working with the best service providers and a staff of dedicated locals who share my vision and ideas, I am able to provide my clients with true Tuscan hospitality. Our goal is to offer travelers a unique and unforgettable stay, based on the personal touch we give to each vacation. This is what sets us apart from the others.
As locals, we are on site to personally manage all aspects of your vacation, starting from the first time you contact us until we say goodbye at the end of your visit. With us, your holiday begins long before you reach Tuscany since the process of organizing your trip will be completely stress-free.
Our job is to ensure that your vacation meets the highest standards and runs smoothly from beginning to end. We personally select the best associates, vendors and venues to provide you with top-notch services and accommodations: luxurious private villas set in the breathtaking countryside, within easy reach of all the major points of interest; certified tour guides; qualified professionals such as chefs, sommeliers, drivers and housekeepers, to name only a few.
Live the Tuscan Experience
Our custom itineraries are designed to reveal the most authentic and original aspects of Tuscany, giving you an insider’s view of what life in Italy is really like. As our guest, you will be able to immerse yourself in the local culture. You will have the opportunity to visit even the lesser-known, quaint hilltop villages that have been untouched by the passing of time; see first-hand how olive oil, pecorino cheese and gelato are made; go to the local vineyards and taste some of the best Tuscan wines; discover what the label “Made in Italy” really stands for by watching artisans in their workshops as they produce masterpieces; learn to prepare some of the most delicious Tuscan dishes during cooking classes with professional chefs; and savor regional delicacies in traditional restaurants where the natives go. These are only a few of the exciting options available to you when you plan your vacation with NewTuscanExperience.
Find the Solution that is Right for You
To help guide you in your selection, we have created different itinerary proposals based on interests. You can either join a small group on a scheduled trip or work with us to create the custom vacation of your dreams. Our philosophy is that you can do as much or as little as you like by choosing the activities that suit you best. This also means that we can design your vacation to meet your budget, whatever the size, without compromising quality.
Our Itineraries and Vacation Proposals
This itinerary is ideal for those who want a vacation, not a marathon. It is a great choice even for return visitors, as we offer you a new way to get to know the real Tuscany, by leaving the beaten path and letting the locals guide you on a unique journey through its unspoiled territory. Discover what the “slow” trend is all about. Many of you have heard about the Slow Food Movement which has been growing exponentially throughout the world. It’s no wonder that it all started in Italy, a place that inspires you to slow down and enjoy the beautiful things that surround you.
For some, a vacation means enjoying the outdoors and experiencing adventure! While the natural beauty of Tuscany can easily be savored sitting on a lounge chair and sipping a glass of Chianti, it can also be experienced riding a bicycle through its characteristic winding hills, exploring its wooded lands on horseback, hiking with a guide in search of chestnuts, mushrooms or exemplary local fauna, even taking an amazing ride in a hot air balloon or sailing along the coast for a day with a skipper. Our “Dynamic Package” is designed with the more adventuresome traveler in mind. We will organize itineraries through some of the most scenic areas of Tuscany, which will allow you to “actively” discover the hidden gems of this amazing region.
For Women Only
If you are 50 or over and have a passion for travel, but also feel you deserve a taste of the dolce vita, join us for the perfect blend of exploration and relaxation. This itinerary is designed for single women (or even married ones whose husbands don’t like to travel!) who would like to discover the culture, way of life and cuisine of Tuscany in good company. You will take things “slow”, according to the local motto that promotes fine living. Reside in a luxurious private villa without early wake up calls and with plenty of time to relax and really enjoy the beauties of this extraordinary region. Activities will include cooking classes, wine tastings, a spa day, tours, and excursions. This is your chance to experience the pleasures of simple Tuscan living while enjoying a stress-free vacation.
Treat yourself to a fun-filled getaway just for the girls! Bring some friends, or meet new ones, and pamper yourselves while you discover and enjoy the magic of Tuscany. Reside in a fabulous private villa where it will be easy to feel like a VIP. Take a cooking class with an Italian chef (we’ll try for tall, dark and handsome!) and choose your favorite wine by tasting it with a sommelier. Step back in time with a tour of some of the most picturesque hilltop towns. See how artisans produce their beautiful wares by visiting their workshops. Indulge yourselves for a day at a world famous thermal health spa. Shop at the best designer outlets. Spend a night on the town in Florence and if you are up for it, why not go dancing? And best of all, forget the diet, and dine in some of the best local eateries - after all, you are in Italy!
The Total Culinary Experience
For the food buff, Italy is the ideal place to enjoy great cuisine. So come spend a week learning the ropes with a professional Italian chef. This will be much more than a simple cooking course, you will take part in the whole process of preparing your meals, including shopping locally for (or hand-picking from the garden) your organic ingredients. A wine tasting seminar will introduce you to the best local varieties and teach you how to select the right wine for every meal. You will also learn about the “Slow Food” philosophy that is rapidly spreading throughout the world, and sample some of the wonderful restaurants that have joined the movement. Excursions geared around Italy’s popular eno-gastronomic culture, including famous local food festivals, will complete this perfect culinary experience.
Milestone Celebrations: Birthdays/Anniversaries/Graduations…
What better way to celebrate a special occasion than a party in the Tuscan hills? A private villa for you and your guests, where we will cater your event to perfection, will be the perfect venue. And the best part is that the party doesn’t have to end: afterwards, you can enjoy an amazing custom vacation with your family and friends in one of the world’s most beautiful regions. Together we can design a celebration-vacation that will be remembered by all for a lifetime!
Family/Group Reunions and Vacations
There’s no better place than a Tuscan villa for that perfect get together! We will provide you with a fabulous “home away from home” where you can all gather and enjoy the best of this amazing region. Our properties are located throughout the region and all guarantee abundant space for you to move about, both inside and out, a private pool with an unparalleled view of the world-renowned Tuscan hills and all the modern amenities you could ask for. Request a chef, driver or babysitter. Let us organize an excursion, wine tasting, tour, cooking lesson… We can custom build your perfect Tuscan gathering, giving you as much assistance or independence as you desire.
Tuscan Autumn and Winter Wonderland
Seasons often overlooked for a Tuscan vacation, autumn and winter have many advantages. The temperate climate in this area means that there are still many outdoor activities taking place. November signals the olive harvest and Tuscany is in a bustle preparing its world famous olive oil. It is also the season for chestnuts and truffles – which means that local festivals, markets and fairs abound. December and the holiday season, offer an array of charming Christmas markets, holiday concerts, and countless culinary seasonal delights unavailable year-round. February means Carnival - and Viareggio’s is one of the world’s finest! Another advantage is that you’ll find fewer crowds, which means shorter lines for museums and historic venues. And last, but certainly not least, “low season”, is more affordable.
Visit our Website or Contact Us for More Details
Our website will provide more information and detailed sample itineraries. We are happy to receive inquiries and will personally answer every email. Our mission is to take the worry and uncertainty out of planning your trip. Let us make your next vacation a new kind of experience in Tuscany!
Company: New Tuscan Experience
Website: www.newtuscanexperience.comE-mail: Click here to send an e-mail inquiry
Listing #4422, on Slow Travel since 2/19/2012
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