Raise your paddle if you want to raise your glass with three of your favorite couples in dramatic Cuvée villas wonderfully nestled in two of Italy’s gems, Florence and Tuscany!
Your adventure begins in Florence with three nights in Cuvée’s modern, 2,000-square-foot apartment, surrounded by Florentine charm and history. Taste and elegance defines every detail, combining modern design with original Renaissance beauty. Only steps from the iconic Ponte Vecchio and historic town plaza, the flat features four well-appointed bedrooms and a modern new kitchen, fully outfitted and chef-ready. Gather in Italian style at the laboratorio culinario, an open space with a handcrafted table in a bright and stunning setting.
The winning couple and their guests will spend a morning at the Florence Duomo and Giotto Tower during a private, Cuvée-curated behind-the-scenes tour. Use special access to enter the Uffizi Museum for a private visit and marvel at the most impressive works of the Italian Renaissance. Your exclusive shopping excursion, led by Cuvée style guru Maximiliano, includes stops at Florence’s finest cashmere, jewelry and designer-shoe boutiques, as well as private meet and greets with designers from Gucci, Ferragamo and others. Savor a Michelin-starred dinner overlooking the rooftops of Florence at SE-STO on Arno atop the famed Excelsior Hotel.
After your Florentine immersion, your party moves to Tuscany for four nights at Cuvée’s idyllic farmhouse — La Veduta di Vertine (The View of Vertine) — in the heart of Chianti Classico. An elegant, striking villa with 16th-century roots, the farmhouse overlooks endless rolling vineyards, with views of a nearby medieval castle. Less than an hour from Florence and 30 minutes from Siena, the villa features five private, one-bedroom Suites that exude luxury and style. The new infinity pool is surrounded by olive groves, stately Italian cypress trees and Chianti vineyards. Designer details like a handcrafted pizza oven, covered terrace with 16th-century fireplace, bocce court and expansive organic garden make for an authentic, magical Tuscan experience. Upon arrival, enjoy a chef-prepared apéritif paired with Cuvée Lorenzo wine. The villa’s own label, which is stored in a stone wine cave, is just icing on the cake.
In the verdant Tuscan hillsides, embark on a private truffle “hunt,” including a visit to 1,000-year-old cellars and a lunch of Italian design and delicacies with truffles and premium estate wines. Fly high over Tuscany on a culinary adventure via helicopter to Tenuta Torciano Estate & Winery for a private lunch and wine tasting, and an exclusive-access tour through the charming city of San Gimignano. At your villa, indulge in an authentic Italian evening with a traditional Tuscan dinner, along with the best of Brunellos, Montepulcianos and Chiantis, served to the sounds of your own private musical entertainment. Hop into vintage FIAT 500s to race through the Tuscan hillsides, rustic vineyards and cypress-lined roads, ending at Castel di Lama for an extraordinary evening of Italian food, wine and art.
In true Italian style, let your hands do the talking as you raise your paddle to make this Tuscan adventure yours!
Airfare to Italy is not included. Visit to be scheduled for mutually agreeable dates between February 1, 2020 and February 28, 2021, with the exception of December 15-31, 2020. The apartment and villa are subject to availability at the time of booking and are unavailable during holidays. All pre-arrival planning and daily housekeeping is included, as well as the chef-prepared appetizers and refreshments upon arrival. No smoking is allowed in the apartment or the villa, and pets are not permitted. Additional nights are available at the winning bidders’ expense.