by Vicky - Spirit of Italy Tours on October 2nd, 2014

Spirit of Italy Tours is excited to present a very, very special tour in the Fall of 2015 – “La Dolce Vita ~ Yoga Harvest Italia Retreat with Noell Clark”

For anyone that has been yearning to visit Italy in the Fall and enjoy activities related to the harvest AND practice yoga in the most beautiful area of the Tuscany countryside, this tour is for you!

Noell is a highly respected yoga teacher in the Bay Area and has a gorgeous practice. She’ll be leading me and my guests each day into various aspects of yoga and we’ll also have plenty of time to leisurely venture into the surrounding areas to enjoy olive picking, wine tasting, sightseeing and much more. 

So, mark your calendars for October 27 – November 3, 2015. Specific tour details and the itinerary are being finalized. Please check back soon for updates!

You can read more about Noell here

by Vicky - Spirit of Italy Tours on September 18th, 2014

Autumn in Italy is a feast for the eyes, and the palette. Breathtaking fall colors can be seen in the vineyards, olive groves and mountains and the mild temperature is ideal for traveling.  “Harvest Italia”, a seven-night/8-day tour to Tuscany, Italy, October 28 – November 4, 2014, is designed to coincide with the annual olive harvest which occurs each year during this time period.

Centered around the olive harvest, the customized itinerary affords tour guests time to hand-pick olives at Casa Falcioni, a 10-acre property in the central Tuscan town of Cavriglia. In addition to olive picking, the carefully selected activities include visits to outdoor markets; a journey to the famous Fiera Antiquaria di Arezzo – considered one of Italy’s finest open-air antique markets; a day in Firenze, winery tour, cooking demonstrations and much more. 

It is my hope that my guests come back feeling that they enjoyed a personalized, ‘slice-of-life experience’ of the Tuscan countryside in autumn that they wouldn't have been able to cultivate on their own. 

Veteran travel writer, Danielle Pergamont, writes about the joys of traveling to Italy in the off season here.

Spots are still available on this year’s Harvest Italia tour. Please contact to register now. 

by Vicky - Spirit of Italy Tours on September 17th, 2014

Spirit of Italy Tours is excited to see that our Harvest Italia 2014 tour is featured in ITALIA, the UK's leading magazine covering Italian travel and life.  Read article here.

There are still openings on this year's tour. Please contact Vicky at for details and reserve your spot. Grazie.

by Vicky - Spirit of Italy Tours on July 27th, 2014

Harvest Italia is a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience to enjoy the Tuscan countryside in the Fall when the climate is moderate, a chance to get to know the locals without hordes of tourists, savor extraordinary Italian cuisine made with the freshest ingredients, meander through outdoor markets and historic sites, or simply relax in carefree idleness (il dolce far niente.)
The first Harvest Italia tour in  2012 was a MAGICAL experience for my six guests and myself. This year’s tour – October 28 – November 4, 2014 – promises to be just as awesome.
Here is a testimonial/thank you note from two of the Harvest Italia 2012 guests: 
"An unforgettable experience. Having traveled to Italy several times before, this boutique style vacation was a favorite of ours.  Vicky took care of all the details.  The olive picking was my favorite and the scenic trip to the press was really cool.  Trips into the various cities/towns were also refreshing.  We had time to leisurely wander the shops and enjoy Italian meals, but nothing could match the homemade Italian dinner we helped make at the Falcioni's.  The tour felt more like a family gathering than a typical tour.
This trip is a must for anyone interested in having an Italian experience. The people you meet and experiences you have will provide you a lengthy list of memories.  I am so glad I was able to locate Vicky and participate in this tour.  Going once is not enough.  I will have to find reasons to go many times."

~ Brandon Franco and Laurie Wright


To register for Harvest Italia 2014, please contact Vicky, vicky@spirit, 408-318-1980.

by Vicky - Spirit of Italy Tours on June 26th, 2014

This year's  "Harvest Italia" flyer is now available with tour details printed conveniently on one page!

​Please feel free to share it with any friends or family who might be interested in a once-in-a-lifetime experience to explore Tuscany in the Fall. To register for the tour or to ask any questions, please contact me at ANDIAMO!

Harvest Italia Tour Flyer file:///Users/vicky/Desktop/Spirit%20of%20Italy%20PC_6_24_2014.jpeg

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