Join The Cooking Mom in Italy- NEW TRIP November- 2024

If you’ve always dreamed of going to Italy, THIS is the trip! It’s THE ULTIMATE!

This is a trip I plan every year and it ALWAYS sells out immediately! That’s because it’s OVER THE TOP AMAZING!

Ready To Vacation In Tuscany, Italy With Amy?

November 1, 2024 – November 9, 2024

Click the button to get the full Itinerary & pricing details. You can also use this link to book your trip! Spots are limited, and the vacations sell out, so don’t wait!

This isn’t a cookie cutter trip! This trip is VERY unique and so incredibly special! I work hard to plan every meal we’ll be enjoying and every last detail. Bring on the Italian food and wine!

Fall is my FAVORITE time to visit Italy! Our trip is early in November so the weather should be lovely! I’m hoping for temperatures in the 60’s. Plus, it’s not crowded this time of year. No big summer crowds!

For the main trip you’ll fly out Nov. 1, arriving in Florence Nov. 2.

But, you can also fly in and join me two days early! I strongly suggest this OPTIONAL pre-trip add-on. It’s very affordable and it’s a great way to see and do a little more! For this we’ll fly out Oct. 30, arriving in Florence Oct. 31. We’ll stay at one of THE MOST grand and beautiful hotels in Florence! I’ve planned a welcome celebration and a delicious Italian dinner with wine and two fabulous fun filled days in Florence before we move to our resort in Tuscany! More details on all this in a minute.

First, let’s talk about more about this trip. I’m very hands on when I plan my group vacations. We stay in THE BEST hotels and eat the BEST food!  The daily itinerary for this trip is INCREDIBLE!

My trips are also a GREAT value! So much is included on this trip like breakfast every morning and most meals! We’ll enjoy some amazing Italian lunches and many gourmet multi-course dinners with wine are included too! Because we are a group I negotiate to get the best rates!

Let’s start with our resort in Tuscany. I’ve found THE PERFECT place for us to spend 7 magical nights in Tuscany!  It’s this gorgeous sprawling 14th-century Tuscan resort, the Villa Casagrande. It’s filled with so much history and charm. All my travelers LOVE IT! You will too!

Villa Casagrande exterior
Villa Casagrande at Night

It is in the Chianti region with views of the countryside, yet just a short stroll to the cute village for shopping and restaurants. The resort has pools, and beautiful courtyards to enjoy coffee in the morning or wine outside at night to relax and unwind.  Speaking of wine, they make many Italian wines right here on the property. There’s a huge wine cave where they produce lovely wines! We’ll get to take a private tour of the wine cellars to learn all about it. Then, we’ll get to taste their wines during a beautiful welcome party with lots of hors d’oeuvres outside in the courtyard followed by a multi-course Italian feast with bruschetta, mushroom risotto, tiramisu and more!

Villa Casagrande Pool
Villa Casagrande Outdoor Dining

A delicious breakfast with coffee and espresso is included every morning. Our resort even has a wonderful cooking school on the property! We’ll learn how to make several authentic Italian dishes like the best ever homemade lasagna, an Italian pork roast, biscotti and lots more. Then we get to eat what we make!

Villa Casagrande Cooking School

This is just one of 3 different cooking classes I’ve planned for this trip. All of them are wonderful but one will be extra special! One of the highlights of this trip is spending the afternoon on a real Tuscan farm. I’ve known Momma Teresa for years now and all my groups love visiting her farm. We’ll meet her family and tour the farm. Tonight’s dinner is extra special! Teresa will teach us how to make homemade pasta, the most wonderful Italian vegetable soup, the best ever bruschetta and more! It’s a night you’ll never forget and we’ll get all the recipes too!

Homemade Bruschetta
Hand making pasta and bruschetta

We’ll get to explore several charming towns and villages in Tuscany, like Cortona, where the movie Under the Tuscan Sun was filmed and Arrezo, where the movie Life us Beautiful was filmed. We’ll visit the quaint hilltop town of San Gimignano, home of the world’s best gelato. Yes, we’ll get to taste, too. It really is THE BEST EVER! So many flavors to choose from. It’s hard to pick. I always try two or three!

World's best gelato!

For wine lovers, you are in for a real treat! We’ll go to some of the best wineries in Italy. We’ll taste so many amazing Italian wines on this trip. We’ll even get to enjoy a gourmet Tuscan night in a gorgeous vineyard!

Vineyard Tour
Dinner and Wine Tasting

Speaking of wine, on this trip we’ll visit Montepulciano. They produce some of my favorite wines. We’ll spend the day exploring this spectacular hilltop town and tasting wines from a couple different wineries. We’ll even enjoy a lovely lunch with wine. I can’t wait!

Wine Making and Wine Buying!

If you like truffles, we’ll go to an area in Tuscany that’s known for them. We’ll enjoy an AMAZING all truffle pasta lunch with Italian wines at the most beautiful restaurant. This is some of THE BEST pasta I’ve ever eaten!

Amy Eating truffle Pasta!

We’ll shop and eat our way around the beautiful vibrant history-filled city of Florence. We’ll visit the HUGE central public food market! When I travel, I love discovering the hidden gems. We’ll enjoy a delicious lunch in Florence with Tuscan wines. We’ll go in search of some of the best gelato in Florence too! This is an AMAZING day!

We’ll also visit Siena on this trip. This is one of my favorite Italian towns. It’s got so much charm! Great shopping too. Some free time here will let you can wander and explore this engaging town on your own! You’ll love it!

Siena Cafe
Italian Cheeses and Meats

On our last night in Tuscany we’ll have a big delicious several course Italian dinner at a nearby Tuscan villa, right next door to Sting’s Tuscan Villa! We’ll drink wine, eat Tuscan steak and pasta, and enjoy a fabulous night with our new friends.

I get the best people on my group trips. That makes the trips even more special. We keep in touch long after the trip and my hope is that we’ll meet and travel again after this trip! I have so many travelers who have come back to travel with me on several of my Cooking Mom Vacations. It warms my heart and inspires me to keep planning new amazing trips!

I mentioned flying in two days early. I highly recommend this! It’s a long flight and it’s so nice to be able to sleep in and rest up before we start all our adventures in Tuscany!

We’ll stay two nights at a beautiful Florence hotel. There is so much to see and do in Florence! We’ll have two days to really explore this vibrant city. It’s one of my favorites! I’ve put together some optional add on tours in Florence. I’ve hired the best guides so we can get tickets so you can see the famous David statue and the Uffizi Art Gallery! You’ll also have the option to join me for a progressive dinner and food walking tour of Florence with wine, pasta, and lots of other wonderful Italian food! A delicious breakfast at our Florence hotel with espresso is included both mornings!

Most of my travelers do this Florence add on. We’ll fly out Oct. 30 and arrive in Florence Oct 31. We’ll have that Thursday and Friday to explore Florence. Then on Saturday, Nov 2, we’ll take our private transfer to our gorgeous Tuscan Villa. We’ll be there for 7 glorious days and nights!

Come with your husband or wife. We have lots of couples on my trips! Come with your mom or daughter. Come with your girlfriends, or come alone. You’ll never feel alone on my trips!

If you’re interested DON’T WAIT to reserve your spot! This trip ALWAYS sells out almost immediately. We have a limited number of rooms and I don’t want any of you to miss out on the fun!

After you book your spot, we’ll be announcing more details soon on extending this trip with me to spend a few days after Tuscany in Rome! You’re in Italy anyway, why not spend a few more days to see Rome! We’ll see the Colosseum and you can see The Vatican too! We’ll go from Tuscany to Rome on Nov 9 to spend 3 fabulous nights in Italy’s Capitol. We’ll fly home on Nov 12. Details on this very affordable OPTIONAL add on extension and pricing will be coming VERY soon but first let’s go to Tuscany this fall! Join me for this trip of a lifetime!

Call Sara with Rose Travel with any questions! You can reach her at 720-884-7913 or email