Come pick olives with us in Tuscany - November 2011





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Uploaded on Oct 5, 2009

If you are yearning for an unforgettable "slice-of-life" travel experience to enjoy the Tuscan countryside in the Fall when the climate is moderate without hordes of tourists, a chance to get to know the locals, savor extraordinary Italian cuisine made with the freshest ingredients, meander through outdoor markets, historic sites, restaurants, and nature, or simply relax in carefree idleness (il dolce far niente) then please mark your calendars now for Harvest Italia 2011 -- November 1 -- 8, 2011.

Come relax and spend a glorious week living like an Italian. You'll get to pick your own olives, see them pressed and take home a bottle of your very own olive oil -- a rewarding experience you will reflect on for a lifetime. Daniela will spoil us all with meals made from home grown produce and wine from her vineyards. Tanya and her husband Silvano will share insights on the olive oil making process -- from tree to bottle -- and also pamper us with meals fatto da mano (homemade) while we meander and pick olives on their spectacular property with views out of a medieval Tuscan dream with only the sounds of church chimes to break the silence.

Harvest Italia 2011 is designed to coincide with the annual olive harvest (la raccolta). The tour is centered in the picturesque small towns and villages of the Valdarno (Valley of the Arno River) region of Tuscany, about 30 minutes southeast of Florence. The cornerstone of Harvest Italia 2011 is picking olives by hand at Casa Falcioni in the charming and central Tuscan town of Cavriglia.

Agriturismo Valleverde located in the Chianti hills will serve as home base for the seven night duration of the trip. The breathtaking property features a characteristic farm house and adjoining apartments that overlook an expansive courtyard, meadow, vineyards and hillside.

The carefully handpicked Harvest Italia 2011 itinerary also includes visits to outdoor markets, a winery tour, cooking demonstration by local chefs, visits to Florence, Siena, Cortona and Arezzo, and much more.

Harvest Italia would make for an unforgettable travel experience if you will be celebrating a special occasion or are planning a family reunion in 2011.

Please visit the Spirit of Italy Tours website, www.spiritofitalytours.com or our Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/San-...

For additional information on Harvest Italia 2011, please call now to book a reservation.


Vicky Gray-Clark
Spirit of Italy Tour
Founder/tour operator

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