Esterita Austin


Quilting/Painting/Cooking Under the Tuscan Sun

September 5-12,2020 Itinerary


Saturday Sept 5

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 6. 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 7:  Villa Day (see Sunday) morning cooking classes begins

Evening~Wine tasting in Cantina, and

  On premises museum tour of antiquities


Tuesday Sept 8:  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


Wednesday Sept 9: Villa Day

Evening presentation on resurrection and history of the Villa


Thursday Sept 10: 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

Friday Sept 11: 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 12:

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