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Invest in the station you love, between now and September 26th at 10 am, you’ll automatically be entered into a drawing for a once in a lifetime, cuisine-themed trip to Tuscany in Italy!

The adventure includes airfare, five nights in Villa Casagrande in Tuscany, eight meals, wine, and hands-on cooking classes.

If you’re a current sustaining member, you are automatically entered into this and all of our drawings. You don’t have to pledge to enter, but we hope you will.

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Here’s an itinerary:

  • Day 01, U.S. to Italy: Board your overnight flight to Italy.

  • Day 02, Tuscany: Arrival transfer from the Florence airport or railway station to Figline Valdarno. Check into your accommodations and get settled. Dinner tonight will be around 7:30 pm, where you will enjoy the culinary delights of the Villa Casagrande. Overnight at the Villa

  • Day 03, Cooking Class. Enjoy breakfast at the villa. Your morning is free to discover the lovely village of Figline Valdarno. In the afternoon, participate in your first cooking class with Mamma Paola. During the 3-hour class, you will learn to prepare many traditional and seasonal Tuscan dishes. Dinner to follow based on your efforts. Overnight at the villa.

  • Day 04, Siena – San Gimignano. An exciting day after breakfast, where you meet your driver for a full-day excursion to Siena and San Gimignano. Independently discover the beauty of these perfectly preserved medieval towns. Although you will be on your own touring these areas, your driver can make recommendations on what to see and where to eat. Before leaving, you will experience a wine tasting at a local farm in the area. Return to Figline Valdarno for overnight at the villa.

  • Day 05, Pizza today! After breakfast your morning is free. An optional trip to Prada or other shopping outlets can be arranged. In the afternoon, a special pizza class with Mamma Paola, with dinner to follow based on your efforts. Overnight at the villa.

  • Day 06, Free day. After breakfast, the day is free for you to enjoy. May we suggest a visit to Florence (the train station is walking distance from the villa), where you can enjoy the history, culture, shopping and culinary splendors of Florence. Return to the villa for overnight.

  • Day 07, Tour ends. After breakfast, a return transfer to Florence Airport or the railway station ends your Tuscan package.

 

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