Tour Overview

​La Dolce Vita Yoga Harvest Retreat 2015 with Noell Clark ~ Presented by Spirit of Italy Tours
Dates: Tuesday, October 27 through Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Small tour group, limited to 10 – This intimate group size will allow us to move more freely and experience the Tuscan region in a more authentic way. Most tour groups are much larger and restrict accessibility.
Yoga class each morning of the retreat and a late afternoon or evening yoga or meditation session conducted by certified yoga instructor Noell Clark. (all levels of yoga practitioners are welcome on the tour!)
Seven nights accommodation at Villa Le Vigne – featuring private, beautifully appointed one, two and three bedroom apartments furnished in updated Tuscan country-style furnishings, complete with dining room, kitchen, private bathroom and terrace. (Taxes and service charges are included.)
• Gourmet Italian buffet breakfast served each morning in the central dining room of the main house at the agriturismo.
• Light lunch provided on day of arrival at the agriturismo.
Lovely welcome night dinner at local restaurant featuring typical Tuscan cuisine.
Olive picking at Casa Falcioni (full day) – The centerpiece of Harvest Italia includes collecting olives by hand in the heart of Tuscany on the breathtaking 10-acre Casa Falcioni olive farm in Cavriglia, a close distance from Villa Le Vigne
• Lunch during olive picking day at Casa Falcioni featuring typical Tuscan fare such as pasta, bread, affetatti (i.e. cold cuts, cheese, sausages, etc.), and local wine.
Guided tour of local olive oil pressing facility to see self-picked olives turned into olive oil with lunch provided afterwards.
One hands-on cooking class including dinner ­­ Guests will learn to cook a traditional Tuscan-style dish with an Italian food and wine connoisseur that will emphasize seasonal ingredients and olive oil, culminating in an authentic style harvest dinner shared by guests; cantucci (traditional Tuscan style biscotti) desert to be made by each guest.
Transport to sightseeing and activities listed in the itinerary within the Valdarno region of Tuscany to towns including: Cavriglia, Montevarchi, Arezzo, Cortona, Radda in Chianti, San Giovanni Valdarno, Firenze, and others.
Full list of meals is included in the itinerary. Transport will also be provided to local restaurants for lunches and dinners mentioned in the itinerary. 
Round-trip transport to the historic center (centro storico) of Florence (one full day). Spirit of Italy Tours will provide a suggested itinerary so that guests can explore the city on their own. Mainly closed to commercial traffic, this is a compact city easily explored by foot.
A winery tour and tasting at Villa Le Vigne Winery in the heart of Tuscany, will allow guests to savor Chianti and other wine varieties this region of Tuscany is noted for worldwide.
Full time services of English-speaking friendly tour specialist who, along with the local Italian travel professionals, will help guests cultivate an authentic experience of Tuscany during the harvest/autumnal season.
All ground transport – Group transportation will be provided in a comfortable minibus with a local and experienced transportation guide to the locales listed in the Itinerary.

Please contact Vicky Gray-Clark, Spirit of Italy Tours for current pricing information at or 408-318-1980.

Pricing does not include:
• Airfare
• Airport departure taxes, if applicable
• Personal expenses, meals and sightseeing not included in the itinerary
• Gratuities for driver (suggested, not mandatory)

Note: This tour outline is tentative. There may be some changes made to the itinerary based on weather (for example, it is not possible to pick olives in the rain), and to take advantage of local recommendations and events we hear about closer to the dates of travel that would make the tour even more spectacular!