If you’re waiting for a special reason to plan your next trip to Tuscany, here are two: the wines of Marchesi Antinori and the jewelry collections of Fratelli Piccini. Two couples are invited to luxuriate for four days in the Antinori country side and four days in the heart of Florence with the Piccinis.
Especially for you, private wine tastings and wine tours, private feasts paired with superior wines and six Double Magnums of some of the finest wines to enjoy at home, from the finest vintages under the Tuscan sun. All compliments of the Antinori Family, who have been cultivating their vines for 26 generations, since Giovanni di Piero Antinori joined the Florentine Craft Guild of the “Vinattieri” (Vintners) in 1385. The celebrated family is credited with the renaissance of quality in Tuscan wines, and in large part, for the Super Tuscan movement.
You will relish two nights of pastoral perfection at Fonte de’ Medici in Val di Pesa, in the heart of Chianti Classico, followed by a two-night stay in the small, but prestigious area of Bolgheri on the Guado al Tasso Estate.
Amid the vineyards which produce Antinori’s Tignanello and Solaia wines is Fonte de’ Medici, which dates back to 1400. The beauty of the Chianti country side and the wealth of its food and wine, together with the attention to its furnishings and attentive hospitality, make Fonte de’ Medici a unique locale.
When you pull yourself away from your enviable accommodations, there are few things more enjoyable than being wined or dined at acclaimed Antinori wine destinations—from the magnificent Tignanello Estate, where every sense will be aroused—to the Guado al Tasso vineyards and cellars near the medieval town of Bolgheri in Maremma—to Le Mortelle Estate near the town of Castiglione della Pescaia. You’ll also dine at one of Tuscany’s best-loved dining establishments, Antinori’s Michelin-starred Osteria di Passignano, charming and elegant in the vaulted cellar of a medieval abbey.
Then, just a short and pretty drive away—benvenuti a Firenze for four fabulous nights. Courtesy of your hosts, Laura Piccini and Elisa Piccini, you have exclusive seats at the gala dinner in Palazzo Corsini for the grand opening of the XXXII edition of the Florence International Biennial Antiques Fair in September 2021—and VIP access to the Fair preview and to all the collateral events!
But, first, you will attend the exclusive cocktail party in the Fratelli Piccini Atelier to preview the collectible pieces that will be shown at the Biennial Fair.
Fratelli Piccini was founded in 1903 in a shop on the Ponte Vecchio, the celebrated medieval stone arch bridge that crosses the Arno River. Today, an internationally renowned jeweler, the founder’s granddaughter and great-granddaughter—your hosts, Laura Piccini and Elisa Piccini—continue the tradition that made them purveyor to the Royal House of Italy. Elisa is the CEO and fourth generation to run the business.
You will spend some very special evenings with the Piccinis. First, as a guest at the legendary Palazzo Antinori with Laura and Elisa Piccini and the Antinori Family—what an amazing gathering—just imagine this magnificent dinner and wine pairings! You’ll also enjoy the pleasure of Laura and Elisa’s company at a beautiful private property in the hills of Florence as they bid you farewell.
Get two great Tuscan experiences for one great bid!
Airfare to Italy is not included. VIP arrival and departure services at the airport in Italy; roundtrip, private airport transfers and private transportation between the Antinori properties are included. All meals, where specified above, are included throughout the stay in Italy. Visit to be scheduled for mutually agreeable dates at least two (2) months in advance and excludes the months of May and August. Exact dates for the Florence International Biennial Antiques Fair in September 2021 are to be determined. The package includes a 25% discount on any piece from the Fratelli Piccini jewelry collection that is purchased during the trip. Experience expires December 15, 2021.
Piero Antinori of Marchesi Antinori and Elisa Piccini and Laura Piccini of Fratelli Piccini Firenze, Jewelers since 1903