Nine (9) night Italian food, wine and super car adventure in Italy in April or May 2023 hosted by Elisa Tozzi Piccini of Fratelli Piccini for two (2) couples
Roundtrip, Business Class Airfare from any major city in the contiguous United States to Rome, Italy
VIP Meet and Greet, roundtrip airport services with customs assistance
Roundtrip airport transfers and private ground transportation to all stated activities
Four (4) nights’ luxury accommodations at Five-star The Place Firenze for two (2) couples
Private tour followed by dinner at Museo Marino Marini
Private tour of the Uffizi Archive in the Uffizi Gallery
Private dinner on Ponte Vecchio at the Fratelli Piccini atelier
Mugello Circuit driving experience with Porsche Italia
Super car driving experience from Florence to Maremma in a Ferrari or Lamborghini
Two (2) $10,000 credits for any jewelry purchase at Fratelli Piccini
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included through the duration of the stay in Florence
Two (2) nights’ accommodations at either La Pescaia Resort or L’ Andana Resort for two (2) couples
Dinner at Marchesi Antinori’s estate, Le Mortelle
Private winery tour and lunch at Ornellaia
Private winery tour and lunch at Castello di Ama
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included through the duration of the stay in Maremma
Province of Siena, Italy:
Three (3) nights’ accommodations in the Three (3) bedroom Amiata Villa at Monteverdi Tuscany
Nightly cocktails at the Terrace Bar while watching the Tuscan sunset
One (1) spa treatment per person
One (1) private dinner with the Monteverdi executive chef, Giancarla Bodoni, in the Culinary Academy
Private tour of Nicola Bulgari’s antique car collection followed by a tour of the Tuscan countryside in two of his vintage convertibles
Daily, complimentary full-service breakfast included
Experience the jewels of Central Italy in the hands of Florence’s premier jeweler, Fratelli Piccini, and a luxury stay at Monteverdi Tuscany. During your first seven magical days, CEO Elisa Tozzi Piccini will take you on a tour of Italy’s undiscovered treasures, followed by three relaxing nights at Monteverdi Tuscany in the Siena Province.
For 120 years, Fratelli Piccini has been turning the creation of high jewelry into a fine art. Working from their studio on the Ponte Vecchio, overlooking the river Arno, the firm is the only one still designing and creating jewels in their own atelier. With a strong desire to keep their artisan craft alive, Fratelli Piccini has created scholarships to train jewelers. In this way, Fratelli Piccini is literally “handcrafting the future.”
Your experience begins in Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance, with a four-night stay at the unique and award-winning The Place Firenze.
You’ll enjoy private visits to two of Florence’s most important museums, the Uffizi Archive at the Uffizi Gallery and the Museo Marino Marini. The Uffizi inherited the art collections of the House of Medici when their dynasty died out, and it houses a priceless artistic record of the Italian Renaissance with works by Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Raphael, Titian and Rembrandt.
Marino Marini was one of the most important artists and sculptors of the 20th century. The museum named for him is housed in the ancient church of San Pancrazio. You’ll have a private dinner, surrounded by drawings, paintings and sculptures spanning six decades. On another evening, you’ll dine privately on the Ponte Vecchio with Elisa Tozzi Piccini and Laura Piccini and have the opportunity to shop in the Fratelli Piccini atelier.
Before leaving Florence, you’ll travel to the Mugello Circuit racetrack outside the city and try your luck on the three-mile closed circuit with one of the Porsche Italia race cars. The track is used for Formula One testing and has hosted the Porsche Carrera Cup.
Ever fantasize about driving a Ferrari or Lamborghini down the Tuscan highway? On this trip, you can take your pick! Settle in behind the wheel of your personal super car and head for Maremma on the western coast of Tuscany.
During the next part of your adventure, you’ll stay at one of Maremma’s leading resorts and use the area as a jumping-off point to explore the greatness of the region’s wines. You’ll make the short trip to Gaiole in Chianti for a visit to Castello di Ama, where centuries-old winemaking traditions meet contemporary art in a 12th-century borgo (agricultural estate). In addition to Chianti Classico and Chianti Classico Riserva, the estate has gained fame for Haiku (a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc and Merlot) as well as L’Apparita.
In the Northern Maremma town of Bolgheri, you’ll visit one of the most famous Super Tuscans of them all—Ornellaia, founded in 1981 by Ludovico Antinori and now owned by the Frescobaldi Family. From their first vintage in 1985, Ornellaia gained fame for their Bordeaux-style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
Your visits to both properties will be leisurely, with a private tour followed by lunch. While in the region, you’ll also dine at Le Mortelle, Piero Antinori’s estate in Maremma located near Castiglione della Pescaia.
After saying farewell to Elisa, you will transfer to the province of Siena. During your final three nights, you will find relaxation in the countryside at the stunning Monteverdi Tuscany property, staying in the three-bedroom Villa Amiata. Watch the sunset over the Tuscan vineyards while sipping cocktails at the Terrace Bar; enjoy an intimate private dinner prepared by the executive chef, Giancarla Bodoni, in the culinary academy; and relax and unwind with one spa service per guest. Take a private tour of Nicola Bulgari’s antique car collection followed by a tour of the Tuscan countryside in two of his vintage convertibles.
High jewelry, fine art, history, fast cars and great wine and food—every moment of this amazing week will be filled with surprises planned by Elisa Tozzi Piccini and Laura Piccini and Monteverdi Tuscany. Raise your paddle and make La Dolce Vita yours!
Time in Florence and Maremma will be hosted by Elisa Tozzi Piccini of Fratelli Piccini. Due to the nature of this trip, if the winning bidders desire take part in the Mugello Circuit experience, it must be taken between April 15, 2023, and May 15, 2023 due to the availability of the circuit. Business Class Airfare from any major city in the contiguous United States to Rome, Italy, VIP Meet and Greet, roundtrip airport services with customs assistance and roundtrip airport transfers and ground transportation to all stated activities are included. Each person has the opportunity to drive the Mugello circuit and to drive their own super car from Florence to Maremma. Accommodations in Maremma will be either La Pescaia Resort or L’Andana Resort, location and room categories based on availability. Tours and tastings at wineries will be with a winemaker or proprietor based on availability. Food, beverages and gratuity are included in the elements planned by Elisa Tozzi Piccini. Full-service breakfast, nightly cocktails at the Terrace Bar and one (1) dinner paired with non-alcoholic beverages and wines and inclusive of gratuities are included at Monteverdi Tuscany. Any additional food or beverages not listed above are at the winning bidders’ expense. Transfer from Rome to Florence is approximately 3 hours. Ground transfer from Florence to Monteverdi is approximately 2 hours. Transfer from Monteverdi to the airport in Rome is approximately 2 hours. Trip must be taken on mutually agreeable dates and is based on availability.
Elisa Tozzi Piccini and Laura Piccini of Fratelli Piccini and Montevedi Tuscany