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Flavors of Chianti

Sept. 21–29, 2023

Tour Operator: Orbridge

Activity Level: Moderate

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Portrait of Nancy Leson, smiling, with a bright red glass of wine in hand.Join our small group for an intimate journey exploring Chianti’s countryside—a region brimming with living history, extraordinary family traditions, and an endearing farm-to-table way of life. Meander through Tuscany’s colorful cities, cypress-studded hilltop towns, classic cucinas, and idyllic vineyards, exploring the Italian countryside that provides overwhelming inspiration for artists, chefs, and vintners alike.

Renowned food writer, radio personality and UW alum Nancy Leson, ’92, will accompany our group on this culinary adventure!



  • Admire the Etruscan ruins and Roman center in Volterra
  • Visit charming San Gimignano – completely encircled by medieval walls
  • Tour an organic winery, complete with wine tasting
  • Walk the cobble-stoned streets of Cortona
  • Savor a cooking class and dinner at Badia a Coltibuono
  • Explore Siena with its celebrated Duomo and Piazza del Campo

Optional Post-Tour Extension

Spend two nights enjoying the Renaissance city of Florence.

Program Itinerary is subject to change. See final brochure for complete details. Tour brochure coming soon!

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