Meals – Tuscany, Italy 2018

All breakfasts are included and most lunches. Five dinners will be provided and on the other four nights you can choose where you would like to eat.

There are many restaurants within walking distance. We usually go out to dinner together.

Breakfasts are Help-Yourself to cereal, yoghurt, fresh fruits, fresh bread, tea and coffee.

Lunches are picnics if we are out walking. We normally take bread, cheese, olives, tomatoes and pick some wild herbs from the roadside.
If we are dining in we cook something simple using local ingredients ­ pasta, risotto, big salads, lots of olive oil, crusty bread, local wine. We often finish with a sweet Vin Santo wine accompanied by ‘cantucci’ (almond biscuits) which are dipped into the wine. Delicious!

Your passion or Italy is infectious! This tour has far exceed our expectations.”……Leah and Cath
“Not only did you feed me a diet of interesting and delicious food, you served it with historical, cultural, and social history in a warm, friendly atmosphere around a table of love and care. I will always remember and treasure my Tuscan holiday”……Beverley
“Highlights are many, however, for me, the wonderful friendships shown by the people of the village will always remain in my heart. The professional and friendly manner that you have shown to us as a group reflects how much you enjoy being in this area. As a result we feel special and accepted by the community, which can only be a bonus for us!”……Janine
“From the first view out of my window, I was captivated!”……Betty
”I’ve never done anything like this before. So me achieving and enjoying a walking tour was a new page in my book of Life’s achievements. Than you for providing this opportunity in a friendly, female and supportive manner. The food and the friendship were fantastic, and the contact with the local people was the ‘icing on the cake’. I’m not saying ‘Good-Bye’. I’m saying :’See you again!”……Linda
“So hard to decide what I enjoyed most – the rambling walks or the fabulous Italian food!”
“You have created a holiday experience for ladies that is unique. There are many ways in which you make our stay personal and very special. Your warm, friendly nature and the wonderful relationship you enjoy with the Italian people we meet, make the whole experience unique and special. Keep me on your mailing list for future adventures.”……Nola
“Words are poor tools for me to describe how wonderful my stay with you was.”……Jan
“At the end of each day, it was great to come ‘home’.”
“Sharing the experience with a group of other women has certainly intensified the enjoyment and appreciation of all we have seen.”……Shirley and Julie
“Travel the world and you won’t find a better place to call home for 10 days than Colle Val D’Elsa, better company more fun, or more spectacular scenery. It has been an affair to remember – an affair with Tuscany I shall cherish always.”……Meredith
“Now I know why everyone raves about Tuscany. I loved staying in Colle Val D’Elsa!”
“A ‘spur of the moment’ decision has led to the most fabulous ten days of pure pleasure and indulgence. Spectacular scenery, food and great company. Not enough superlatives! Thanks so much. I’m sure I’ll be back to Tuscany”……Meredith
“Thanks for your generosity and caring.”
“Carpe Diem! What a wonderful group to seize the day with! Each day has been an unforgettable experience. There has been a spirit in our group which is hard to explain except to say that the care and attention and sense of fun made our time together in Tuscany fantastic!”……Trish
“Thank you so much for making our 50th birthdays so special. We were embraced as a family and the entire trip was a family affair. The wisteria, poppies, iris, the green, green wheat, were all breathtaking.”……Hanna and Carol
“Your quiet, calm, fun approach towards your “Ladies” is admirable! Best wishes and may many more women experience Tuscany a la Valentine Travel.”
“This trip has been one of the special highlights of my life”……Lynne
”You enabled us to experience things we would not have been able to if travelling alone or with most other tour groups.” ……Inge
“I want to come back again and again!”……Christina
”Thank you for your calm, friendly, efficient, organizing manner which provided our group with a wonderful learning experience of Tuscany.”
“I have been to Tuscany before but this visit is the absolute highlight. Special to me was your gentle care and your capacity to make me feel totally spolit. Also special was your interaction with the local people in both Colle Val D’Elsa and elsewhere an the obvious high regard you are held in. Your planning of our activities was enhanced by your local experience and knowledge. Your generosity of spirit and time make this holiday special”……Lyn.
“Walking through woods of chestnuts, then coming out to find farms of olives, grapes and figs. What bliss!”……Wendy
“Many thanks for a wonderful holiday. You rock!”……Bronwyn
“Wow! What an amazing holiday I had had with a great bunch of girls. A trip of a lifetime full of sunshine and laughter.”……Sheila
”I’m sure I will return to Tuscany again and again.”
”Each day was a basket of surprises”……Wendy
“Bella Italia! The culture, scenery, food, wine, people and the language. It has it all! Thanks for your guidance, support and friendship. I really admire the service you provide and will recommend it to everyone. Grazie mille”……Chris
“Women together always know how to have fun : great walks, food and company”……Gina