join us for ONE OF a KIND DAY TRIPS in tUSCANY!

Immersive Dinner Party with Locals

June 8, 2018

Nature,

Cooking, and Opera

June 9, 2018

Artisan Workshop in a Hidden Village

June 12, 2018

Immersive Dinner Party with Locals

June 8, 2018

Relax into the evening at a local home with breathtaking views overlooking the whole city. Get to know locals Lucia and Maurizio as they serve aperitivi, and linger with us over each bite of a homemade, multi-course meal. Meet other like-minded people and learn how our hosts navigate daily life in a place so tied to the past but trying to advance economically.

Day Trip includes:

  • Pick up and drop off from Florence

  • Private driver & nature guide at disposal

  • Pre-dinner drinks and snacks

  • Homemade multi-course meal

  • Well-connected and knowledgable trip leader

 

Artisan Workshop in a Hidden Village

June 12, 2018

Step inside the studio of one of Italy’s last master artisans of a traditional technique called intarsia (decorative wood inlay). You’ll learn the craft from the master himself in a 2-hour, step-by-step workshop, then spend the afternoon exploring a scenic village tucked away from the crowds.

Day Trip includes:

  • Pick up and drop off from Florence

  • Private driver & nature guide at disposal

  • 2-hour workshop including materials

  • Well-connected and knowledgable trip leader

 

Nature, Cooking, and Opera

June 9, 2018

Follow Fabio, local nature guide, to his favorite hidden spots in Tuscany followed by a relaxed evening sipping local wine, learning to make handmade pasta, and experiencing a private opera performance in a local’s home in the Chianti countryside.

Day Trip includes:

  • Pick up and drop off from Florence

  • Private driver & nature guide at disposal

  • Cooking class

  • Tasting of local products and wine

  • Homemade multi-course meal

  • Private opera performance by professional musicians

  • Well-connected and knowledgable trip leader

 

Reviews

"My trip to Italy would not have been complete without a tour in Tuscany with Creative Edge. Being an avid traveler, I am naturally skeptical of tours and prefer to plan my own unique trips. However, after traveling into the villages of Tuscany with Sierra, I can honestly say that no amount of research could have provided me with that type of experience. Her expertise in the area and connection with the locals allows you to get a taste and feel of the true culture of Italy. Every part of the trip was generally laid out, but each experience felt very unique. Sierra works passionately to ensure that the Italy she knows and loves is exactly what you see.If you want to get off the beaten path and see parts of Italy that otherwise would be inaccessible without local connections and the necessary language skills, these are the trips for you. Thanks, Sierra!"

Seth M.

Sierra speaks Italian beautifully, smiles freely, and opens doors to unique experiences with everyday people you encounter throughout your travels - waiters, shop owners, folks of all ages strolling and playing in the piazzas in the evening. I'll never forget when we encountered a lovely, older Italian woman outside her home. After a few minutes of conversing with Sierra in Italian, she invited us inside her home and showed us her late husband's extensive collection of Etruscan artifacts. These kinds of incredible experiences were the norm, not the exception, because of the relationships Sierra has nurtured in Italy and the enthusiasm she radiates. Anyone can give you a guided tour of the Colosseum. Sierra connects you to the heart of what truly draws us to Italy - the traditions, zest for life, and curation of beauty passed down generation to generation in this ancient culture.

Cara B.

"I am used to crowded cultural places where you can see nothing but people taking selfies in front of monuments … I was looking for an authentic, quiet, relaxed and human-centered vacation, that’s why I decided to try the Creative Edge Travel experience. The trip Sierra and her team designed for me and my friend was just way above my expectations. She brought us to a small typical village (San Miniato) and we had a magical day there, talking with locals and discovering traditional products. We went to little tiny restaurants, and took walks that we never would have found without her and her knowledge of Tuscany. We felt like the only ones in the world of Italy, able to take a deep breath from our busy lives. Thanks again Sierra, and see you soon for another trip!"

Elodie L. 

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