iB 54 - Medieval Old Town Tuscany Experience for 2

Spend a settimana (a "week" in Italian) exploring one of the Etruscan-medieval hill towns of Tuscany: Monte San Savino, Passignano, Castiglion Fiorentino, Cortona, Citta Della Pieve or Casiglion del Lago. Unlike hotel tourism, this medieval hill town experience will be an opportunity to meet local villagers and observe day-to-day life in Tuscany. This is a seven-day deep dive inside an ancient, hill-top, walled-city museum of cultural discovery. This off-the-beaten-path immersion into local lore and historic art and monuments is best suited for travelers who seek authenticity and exciting cultural exchange.

On your first day, you will be greeted by a local host for a briefing and lesson on the hidden secrets in Tuscan village lore. You will gain local insight inaccessible to most travelers. During the week you will meet chandlers who will take you behind the scenes to see the inner workings of their shops. One of the more authentic activities to experience is walking to the butcher, the baker and the greengrocer's to pick up items to take home and cook just as you would as a local.

Your one-bedroom apartment, located in the heart of town, is beautifully restored and elegantly furnished with a traditional coziness. Modern comforts include satellite TV, Wi-Fi, central heating, a fully-equipped kitchen and beautiful bathrooms. Furnished with a king-size bed, this is great for two adults or one adult and one child.

Being in Tuscany is like a fairy tale.

Reserve Saturday through Saturday. May be re-gifted and extended for an additional fee. Mutually agreeable date and no blackout dates. Concierge service is available for the duration of the stay, but there is no reception or staff. A local host will be your best friend during your stay, and help you make the most of the experience. Non-transferable. Non-refundable. May not be re-donated or resold. Airfare not included. May be credited to a larger property at fair market value.

Value: $4,500
Category: Getaways - Destination
Expires: 4/27/2020
Donor(s): April Brown