Check-in at the farmhouse. Welcome cocktail. Dinner with typical Tuscan products.
Breakfast. Visit of Castiglion Fiorentino and the Archaeological Museum “Gaio Cilnio Mecenate”. Lunch in the historic centre. Lesson about the Etruscan loom at the museum. Return to the farmhouse, aperitif in Arezzo. Free time for dinner.
Breakfast. Day dedicated to the visit of the Etruscan city of Chiusi: the maze of Porsenna and the “Tomba della Scimmia”. Lunch in Chiusi and return to the farmhouse. Free time in the afternoon and for dinner.
Breakfast. Visit of Cortona, paying specific attention to “Meloni del Sodo” and the Museum of the Etruscan Academy. The schedule also includes a meeting with an art restorer to begin the preparation of a fresco. Light lunch in the historic centre. After lunch we’re going to keep on realizing the fresco combined with a lesson about Etruscan writing. Aperitif in Cortona. Return to the farmhouse and dinner.
Breakfast. Walking following the Etruscan’s Tracks. Return to the farmhouse to have a lesson about making bread as the Etruscan did in the past. Light lunch at the farmhouse. Scenographic setting and Etruscan dressing. We’ll also see how the Etruscan vinification works. Etruscan banquet with thematic performance, dancing and music.
Breakfast. Check-out. Visit to Arezzo and to the Archaeological Museum of the city. Free lunch.
- Transfer by private minivan in accordance with the road safety regulations in force set down in the CE n. 561/2006
- N.5 overnight stays with breakfast in a luxury farmhouse
- Accommodation in double rooms with private bathroom
- Lunch and dinner service as described
- Excursions and visits as scheduled with a guide
- Transfer from and to the airport
- Personal extras
- Everything that is not mentioned in the section “Included” or defined as optional in the schedule
- Possible tourist tax
- Health insurance and cancellation
CULTURE, ART AND HISTORY
The Etruscans, one of the most mysterious populations of ancient times that we’ll discover visiting the archaeological sites of our territory. In the city of Castiglion Fiorentino, at the Archaeological Civic Museum, you will admire the remains of an Etruscan sanctuary’s covering and some ex voto bronzes. In Chiusi you’ll visit the“Tomba della Scimmia” fully decorated with frescos and the maze of Porsenna, an underground path 130 meters long. Then, in Cortona you can find an Etruscan necropolis, in particular “Meloni del Sodo” and the Musuem of the Etruscan Academy, MAEC, that owns some unique pieces, as the Chandelier and the Cortonensis tabula, one of the rarest Etruscans’ written work that we still preserve today. When in Arezzo we’ll discuss about Chimera and Minerva and visit the Archaeological museum “Gaio Cilnio Mecenate”, inside the former Olivetan monks’ monastery, built on the ruins of the Roman amphitheatre, that offers the chance to see a large number of objects dating back to the Etruscan Era.
FOOD AND WINE
Tuscan food and wine traditions are among the most known and appreciated in the world. The Etruscans were one of the first populations that began to grow grapevine saplings as we grow them today. The aim of the Etruscan Vinification, in addition to research, is to spread a system lost 2500 years ago and to show the genuineness of wine. As in the past, wine is vinified in wax and resin insulated terracotta jars buried three meters underground.
TRADITIONS AND CURIOSITIES
With a trip back in time you will have the chance to discover Etruscans’habits and traditions visiting archaeological sites and taking part in many experiential activities. The Etruscans were master of frescos, they enjoyed painting images depicting people dancing and playing instruments. These frescoes enhance the care of the body and of the clothing of both men and women. The Etruscan writing, called Mizichu, is an experience that allows you to feel the Etruscan culture in an accurate and fun way. Weaving was instead considered as a feminine work, mostly done at home or in spaces with communal looms. We know how the loom’s structure was thanks to many representations on vases, paintings and decorative furniture depicting women while weaving. The banquet will let us discover wine and dishes prepared according to Etruscan recipes, all accompanied by music, dance and acting, wearing Etruscan clothes and celebrating like a real Rasna, that is to say a real Etruscan! The Rasna spirit still survives in many things of the "Tuscan style".