Important Information about tours and visiting sites.
To support the variety of desires and wishes people have regarding visiting sites, we have chosen to not provide guided tours. We will provide transportation to each of the sites we visit and will give you general information on what is available. It is your responsibility to keep within the time frames we set for arrival and departure times to various places. If you prefer to stay longer at any location or you wish to walk at a slower pace, at your own cost we can support you with alternative transportation that will fit your needs.
If you desire to have a guided tour at any time, there are guides available at most sites, or you can pre-arrange them through several websites that are available. If you wish to visit specific museums, cathedrals, etc., tickets are generally available at each site. If you wish to visit any of the very popular sites such as the Uffizi Gallery or the Accademia in Florence to see David, it is highly recommended that you purchase these tickets prior to your arrival to avoid waitin in very long lines.
There are many websited that provide tickets and guides. Some of the ones that our participants have used are:
Florence, Uffizi Gallery Guided Tours and/or Tickets: https://www.visituffizi.org/buy-tickets/
Florence, Accademia Guided Tours and/or tickets: https://www.galleriaaccademiafirenze.it/
For any other guided tours, simply go on the web and type in…example: guided tour in Siena, and there will be many choices.
Schedule for the week:
Tuesday: Pick up at airport; settle in; Dinner and Opening Ceremony (B,D)
Wednesday: Morning session; Lunch; Depart to Siena; Session in San Domenico Church or Palio; Tour and dinner on your own (B,L)
Thursday: Brief Session; Depart to Assisi; Session at Monastery; Lunch and tour on your own; Dinner back at the villa (B,D)
Friday: All day at the villa – Morning and Afternoon sessions; (B, Pizza Lunch, D)
Saturday: Brief session; Depart to Florence, Lunch and tour on your own; Session at Piazza Michelangelo; Gregorian Chanting; Dinner at Montebuoni in Impruneta on your own (B)
Sunday: Brief session; Lunch and wine-tasting at Ulignano, Tenuta Torciano; Afternoon at San Gimignano; Dinner on your own at Bivaco (B,L)
Monday: All day at villa; Morning and afternoon sessions; Dinner; Final closing (B,L,D)
Tuesday: Departures to airport
Optional Yoga sessions will be offered each morning
(B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)