Esterita Austin

Itinerary

Quilting/Painting/Cooking Under the Tuscan Sun

September 8-15, 2018 Itinerary

 

Saturday Sept 8

Arrival in Rome FCO  by 9:30 AM, latest, for bus transfer to the villa.

 Arrive at the villa in the afternoon.

6:00PM  Welcome drinks in Garden.    8:00 PM. Dinner at the Villa

 

Sunday Sept 9. Villa Day (format to be repeated)

8-9:30 AM. Breakfast

9:30-12:30.  Introduction for painting and quilting groups , Morning session workshops

1:00-3:00.   Lunch, swim or tennis, weather permitting

3:00-6:00  Afternoon session workshops

8:00          Dinner at the villa`….socializing

 

Monday Sept 10:  Villa Day (see Sunday) morning cooking classes begins

Evening~Wine tasting in Cantina, and

  On premises museum tour of antiquities

 

Tuesday Sept 11:  Full Day excursion to Florence

9A m.    Depart from Villa to Florence  for brief walking tour through the city to Piazza Signoria, Uffizi (ticket reservations by request). open air markets shopping, museums, lunch, free time

5:30PM. Meet back at piazza Signoria Leave Florence returning to Villa

8:00 PM   Dinner at the Villa

 

Wednesday Sept 12: Villa Day

Evening presentation on resurrection and history of the Villa

 

Thursday Sept 13: Full Day excursion to Siena and the Bassilica

9 AM leave for Siena

Walking tour through Siena to il Campo (main piazza)

Walk to Bassilica

5:30 PM meet at Il Campo to return to bus.    8PM dinner at the Villa

 

Friday Sept 14: Villa Day

4PM Afternoon afternoon Gathering of groups for salon discussion and appreciation of weeks work. 

Evening Wine Musical entertainment with Luigi Ghirardi, dancing, dinner

 

Saturday Sept 15:

6AM Leave for  Fumicino ...Plan flights for after 12PM please