Villa La Massa invites you to discover the beauty that lies behind the gates of several private
villas and gardens throughout Tuscany. You will learn the stories behind each of these
magnificent places from none other than their owners and caretakers.
Villa La Massa Friends of Gardens
“Villas & Gardens of Tuscany”
From Sunday, May 10th to Friday, May 15th, 2015
Garden Villa La Massa on the Arno
DAY 1: Sunday, May 10th
Individual arrivals in Florence during the day. Check-in at Villa La Massa.
19.00 - Welcome cocktail with Armand de Foucault and dinner at Il Verrocchio Restaurant of Villa La Massa, Executive Chef Andrea Quagliarella.
DAY 2: Monday, May 11th
10.00 – Departure from the Hotel and visit of Palazzo Corsini al Prato (private), where you will be received by Princess Giorgiana Corsini for a drink and visit of the Gardens.
15.00 – Visit of Palazzo Corsini in Priore (private), received by Marchesa Miari who will show you the collection of paintings.
17.00 - Return to Villa La Massa and dinner at the Hotel (individual). Light lunch in a restaurant
DAY 3: Tuesday, May 12th
10.00 – Departure from the Hotel and visit of Villa Corsini Mezzomonte (private) received by Marquis Corsini d’Ormesson
13.30 – Lunch at the restaurant of Villa Vignamaggio – Greve in Chianti
16.00 – Visit of Villa Calcinaia (private), received by Countess Ginevra Capponi. A wine tasting will follow.
DAY 4: Wednesday, May 13th
10.00 – Departure from the Hotel and visit of Villa Cetinale (private), property of Lord Lambton who created a beautiful Renaissance garden in the 1990’s.
14.00 – Lunch at Villa Cusona (private), received by Princess Natalia Strozzi and visit of the Gardens, followed by a wine tasting.
18.00 – Return to Villa La Massa and dinner at the Hotel (individual)
DAY 5: Thursday, May 14th
10.00 – Departure from the Hotel and visit of Villa La Foce (private), in the UNESCO Region of Val d’Orcia, designed by Cecil Pinsent and lunch in the restaurant of the Villa.
15.00 – Visit of the Medieval city of Montepulciano and return to Florence. 17.00 – Return to Villa La Massa and dinner at the Hotel (individual).
DAY 6: Day at leisure
Dinners (wine included) are counted in the program and foreseen at the hotel: 2 are group dinners (the welcome dinner and the farewell dinner), all the others are individual.
This program is created and organized by:
Villa d’Este Hotels and Armand de Foucault, art and garden historian.
The organizer reserves the right to make substitutions to the itinerary with similar activities/venues as those described in the original official program, if necessary.
INFORMATION & BOOKING CONDITIONS
MODALITY OF PAYMENT The total amount for each tour is:
Double Deluxe Room- Euro 6390,00 (two persons);Double Prestige- Euro 7240,00 (two persons); Junior Suite Top- Euro 7.990,00 (two persons) ; Suite Euro 8.840,00(two persons)
Double Deluxe Room: Euro 4.470,00 (one person); Double Prestige- Euro 5.320,00 (one person); Junior Suite Top- Euro 6.070,00 (one person) ; Suite Euro 6.920,00 (one person)
The above rates include accomodation, everything specified in the program except for transportation from/to airport or train station, activities not mentioned in the detailed itinerary, meals not stated on
official itinerary, additions or substitutions to meals, incidentals, tips, and gratuities.
In order to secure the reservation a non refundable 50% deposit of the total amount is required upon confirmation of the reservation from Villa La Massa. The remaining 50% of the total amount of the tour will be paid by Clients once arrived at the Hotel. Payment can be made by credit card or bank transfer. The Reservations Office at Villa La Massa will send bank details upon booking confirmation. Should the organization not reach the minimum number of participants to go on air with the program, it will be the hotel’s care to refund the requested deposit.
IN CASE OF CANCELLATION
If the cancellation is received before the deadlines (April 4th ): the total deposit will be refunded. If the cancellation is received after the deadlines: no deposit will be refunded.
FOR INFORMATION AND BOOKING Villa La Massa Mrs. Tamara Trambusti Ph. +39 055 62611 email@example.com www.villalamassa.com REGISTRATION
The program is reserved to a group of 15 participants due to its exclusive nature (on a first come first served basis).