The Italian Collection: Modena to Chianti

4 days

An experience like no other: stay in a former aristocratic residence in central Modena, enjoy wine and vinegar tastings, before you indulge in the ultimate dining experience; with 4 Michelin stars in 48 hours as you travel into Tuscany.

Trip Highlights

  • Return flights to Italy (hold luggage not included)

  • Self-drive car hire option, or relax with private transfers. Please ask for details

  • Relax in style in a boutique villa from the early 1900s, situated in the historical city center of Modena

  • Soak up some local culture with a private tour of a traditional Modena vinegar factory – tasting 12 year and 25 year aged vinegars paired with local delicacies; parmigiano, prosciutto, salamis and gelatos!

  • Indulge in the ultimate dining experience; a 10 course tasting menu at the 3 star Michelin Osteria Francescana restaurant (Number 2 in the world’s top 50 restaurants) with paired wines

  • Rest your head in an elegant classic Tuscan farmhouse in the Chianti for two nights

  • 5 course wine tasting lunch at a 1 star Michelin restaurant in the heart of Chianti wine region

  • Top up your wine knowledge with two visits to world famous wine estates in Chianti

from £1,884 per person

This is a guide price based on 2 people travelling together and sharing a room. This package includes flights.

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Trip details

Day 1

Fly into Bologna airport where you will be welcomed by your private wine guide and driver. Check in to your boutique villa accommodation in the heart of Modena.  Your group will promptly be chauffeured to a traditional vinegar factory dating back to 1910, meet the owner and taste a wonderful variety of vinegars including barrel aged  12 year and 25 year aged varieties. Enjoy a light lunch, tasting local delicacies including parmigiano, prosciutto, salami and gelato and get a real insight into the history and production of balsamic vinegar and how well they pair with these foods.   years. This evening you’ll enjoy an unforgettable dining experience at a 3-star Michelin Osteria Francescana with a 10 course tasting menu paired with wines  (Number 2 in world top 50 restaurants)

Day 2

After breakfast, self-drive (or relax with private transfers) to the heart of the Chianti wine region. Enjoy elegant accommodation in a classic Tuscan farmhouse surrounded by the breathtaking Chianti countryside with a bottle of Chianti waiting for you on your arrival!

Optional cookery experience that afternoon. We invite you to a culinary journey with an authentic Tuscan cooking class followed by a meal paired with wines. £90 per person. Please ask for details.

Day 3

Wake up with incredible vineyard views! A full day private guided Chianti Wine tasting experience. In the morning explore a stunning family boutique estate, tour the cellars and winery before a fabulous tasting of 5 wines with local delicacies. Visit to one of the famous Antinori vineyards; from ceiling to vault, the old historical wine cellars of the abbey today host approximately 2,000 wooden barrels within which the wine is aged. Following the tour, enjoy a Michelin star 5 course tasting menu.


Day 4

A day to enjoy the swimming pool and stunning vineyard views before lunch and heading home to reminisce.

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