Local Living: Local Living Italy - Tuscany Garfagnana (EITL)
Trip Style: Local Living - Don't just visit; move right in
Always dreamed of renting a villa or cottage somewhere but thought you couldn't afford tos You can now. Local Living adventures put you undercover in some of the world's greatest and most out-there destinations and serve up a taste of life as it's lived every day. Unpack once at a central home base-a Tuscan farmhouse, a French river barge, a private home in the Amazon Delta, that sort of thing-and explore alongside like-minded travellers and a connected CEO who knows the area best.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 14, Avg 10
Meals Included: 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Enjoy the stunning Tuscan countryside, mountain walks, taste local specialties, savour home-cooked meals, relax at the authentic countryside accommodations.
The difference between a tourist and a travellers Tourists visit. Travellers explore. And once you've seen, smelled, felt, and tasted northern Tuscany, you'll want to devour as much of it as possible. This journey into Garfagnana - one of Tuscanys most breathtaking regions - offers plenty of exercise for mind, body, and soul alike. Over seven days, you'll explore the unspoiled mountains by day, learn to prepare delicious local cuisine in the evening, and put your feet up at the end of it all to soak in the simple pleasures of country life.
- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 3/31/2018
- 7 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Rome||Day 1 Rome|
We highly recommend arriving a day early to experience everything that this incredible city has to offer. Additional Notes: There is a welcome meeting at 6pm; check in the hotel lobby or ask at reception for more details. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Garfagnana||Day 2 Rome/Garfagnana (1B, 1D)|
Take a private transfer to the local villa. Additional Notes: Please note the home cooking experience will take place on a best suited day for your specific group. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Sambuca Village Visit Transport: Train (5.00 hour(s))
|Day 3||Garfagnana||Day 3 Garfagnana (1B, 1D)|
Settle in and explore Castelnuovo di Garfagnana. Enjoy the daily Tuscan village life at your own pace. Choose from the many trattorias in town to try some delicious rustic Italian fare, or opt to visit the Rocca dell'Ariosto castle, the local Duomo, or the fortress of Mont'Alfonso d'Este. Afterwards return to the villa in the afternoon for a tasting of local wines paired with typical foods from the region with a sommelier before dinner. Salute! Included Activities: Garfagnana Wine Tasting
|Day 4||Garfagnana||Day 4 Garfagnana (1B, 1L, 1D)|
After arriving at Pania della Croce, explore the town before starting your hike in the Apuan region. This easy hike takes you through the Tuscan countryside along different paths following a natural stone wall enjoying the view en route. Enjoy a picnic lunch of local produce. Additional Notes: We take along our picnic lunch of local produce during our hike. Included Activities: Garfagnana Hiking Transport: Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s)) Private Vehicle
|Day 5||Garfagnana||Day 5 Garfagnana (1B, 1D)|
Take in the breathtaking views of historic San Pellegrino. Opt to continue wandering around town, visit the museum, or visit the Sanctuary of San Pellegrino and San Bianco. Alternatively, head off for a 2 hour easy-moderate hike along rolling terrain in the afternoon. Afterwards, travel to meet a local farmer, learn how bread is made, and pair fresh samples with local olive oil. Return to the villa to unwind with a glass of wine. Included Activities: Bread Making Demonstration
|Day 6||Garfagnana||Day 6 Garfagnana (1B, 1D)|
Enjoy a day trip to Lucca including an orientation walk with the CEO. Included Activities: Lucca Excursion Transport: Local train Local train
|Day 7||Garfagnana||Day 7 Garfagnana (1B)|
A transfer back to Castelnuovo di Garfagnana train station is provided in the morning. Depart in the afternoon. Additional Notes: This trip ends at approximately 10am at train station Castelnuovo Di Garfagnana. Castelnuovo Di Garfagnana is about 5h from Rome and 4h from Milan by train, with trains running frequently between these stations. Please book any onward travel from these major cities after 3:00pm. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: If required all local flights are included in the cost of your tours unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.
VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.
Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
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Countries Visited: ItalyTrip Style: Local Living - Don't just visit; move right inAlways dreamed of renting a villa or cottage somewhere but thought you couldn't afford tos You can now.