Italian Villa

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1 Week | Aug 2014 | Multi Family with Kids | CIty Visits and Exploration

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A wonderful multi family trip where we started in Rome, drove to our beautiful villa (that came with a chef), took side trips to Siena and Florence and small villages in the area.

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Day 1:

Arrive Rome airport (we came in from a week in Switzerland so no jetlag)Transport to 47 Hotel in Rome. Really nice hotel with a great location. Walked to dinner at Antica Pesa where we ate on the back patio for a special birthday dinner that we had booked ahead of time. Incredible meal – one of the best ever.Hotel: 47hotel r

Day 2

Wandered through Rome in the morning – other families we were traveling with took a Vatican tour with Context Travel who we had used during a prior trip to Rome and who are great. Picked up rental car at EuropeCar in Rome city center and drove the few hours to le Ripe villa in San Castiagno dei Bagni.Our villa Le Ripe is about half hour walk from the village, and a fairly long drive from any other larger town. It was booked through Home Base Abroad. It is a beautifully furnished home with three bedrooms in the main house and three others in the guest house. Rolling lawns down to the pool and views to die for. We could have a local woman come in and make up breakfasts and dinners and the food was simply incredible. Such good food each and every day in such a beautiful location!

Day 3 Relax. Swim. Read. Repeat. Dinner in town at Daniela restaurant.

Day 4 Day trip to Siena, which was about a 1.5 hour drive. Visited the main square, wandered the back allies, ate gelato (of course).

Day 5 Hang at villa . Pasta making class. Dinner at villa.

Day 6 Florence Trip. The other two families had a tour of the city via Context Travel. We had been to Florence before so we didn’t join the tour, but instead went to our favorite gelato store, visited churches, shopped a bit and soaked up the beauty of Florence. We all had a great dinner in the middle of a courtyard, watching Florence evening life unfold around us. After dinner drove back to the Villa.

Day 7 Villa time. Trip to amazing hot sulfur baths. Final dinner at VillaDay 8 Drove to Rome and flew home.



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