Camellia in blossom in TuscanyTuscany
Enchanting spring awakening
The camellias on the hills of Lucca are among the oldest in Europe. When thes trees are in bloom in March, Sant’Andrea di Compito hosts the largest Italian camellia exhibition. Our guests will enjoy a stroll along the camellia paths and can marvel at the splendor of the flowers.
Accommodation in our 4* selected hotel, seafront location at Marina di Pietrasanta, under excellent management and offering outstanding cuisine.
Day 1 – Arrival
Arrival at the hotel. Personal greeting by our chief tour guide. Presentation of the hotel and the program with a welcome drink. Dinner with a salad and starter buffet and a 3-course menu of your choice.
Day 2 – Pisa with Piazza dei Miracoli & Montecarlo with wine tasting
After a regenerating breakfast buffet, drive by coach to Pisa, where we visit the majestic Piazza dei Miracoli with the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. Photo stop and time at leisure.
We continue into the backcountry of Lucca and stop at a winery on a typical Tuscan estate. After a tour of the wine cellar, wine tasting of several wines from the region and light lunch including a warm pasta dish.
Back at the hotel, where a delicious dinner awaits us with a menu of your choice and a salad and starter buffet.
Day 3 – Lucca + Camellia Path with Villa Orsi and its blooming gardens
Departure from the hotel to one of the most beautiful cities in Tuscany – Lucca.
During a city walk, we explore the historical center, with its small alleys, unique palaces and churches.
Built in the Romans times, the Piazza Anfiteatro is one of the most beautiful squares in Lucca, lined with coffee houses and bars, the historic city wall and a wonderful promenade with centuries-old trees. Not to be missed is the birth house of the famous composer Giacomo Puccini which stands right in the middle of the historical part of the city. Palaces and churches from the Middle Age are the testimonies of the incredible wealth of the town, from the time when Lucca was the center of silk production in Europe.
Departure to Sant Andrea di Compito.
A short drive from Lucca, we arrive at Sant Andrea di Compito, home to the largest camellia exhibition in Italy. Over 1500 different varieties bloom in all their splendor in the colors white, pink and red. The oldest camellias are over 200 years old.
The best to dive in this experience is to walk along a romantic brook, through olive groves and the small medieval stone village of Sant Andrea di Compito.
We stop at the Villa Orsini with its beautiful blooming gardens.
Return to the hotel afterwards. Dinner with a choice of menu and a salad and starter buffet
Day 4 – Lari with Pasta factory and Viareggio
Arriving in Lari, a small village set on the beautiful Tuscan hills, it seems that time has stood still, as we embrace the view of small houses made of stone, with blooming flowers in the terracotta pots.
But that’s not what makes Lari so special … this little town has managed to become world famous !! And that’s not an exaggeration! The Martelli family is a family business and is the smallest and perhaps also the best pasta maker in the world.
We take a look at how the famous pasta is made, packed by hand and delivered to the other end of the world.
On the way back, we have time for a stopover in Viareggio, a seaside resort. Art Nouveau villas and the famous Café Margherita are reminders of the glamor of the Belle Epoque. Enjoy the views and the classy small harbor with famous yachts, designed for millionaires.
Return to the hotel and dinner with typical Tuscan specialities
Day 5 – Departure
Breakfast at the hotel and departure.
Welcome and assistance from our staff
5x Overnight in a double room
5x varied and generous Buffet Breakfast
4x 3-course meal with menu choice
Salad and starters buffet
1 dinner with Tuscan specialities
Visit of the smallest Pasta factory
Entrance fee to the Camellia Path
Entrance fee to Villa Orsi
Services not included
Guides and city tours
Entrance fee to Piazza dei Miracoli (Baptistery and Leaning Tower)
Parking fees and city toll if applicable
Everything which is not included under Services
Beginning of March until beginning of April
Prices on request
This program is a suggestion, all of our offers are tailor-made to the respective customer requirements.
Min. number of participants: 20 pax
All our services are carried out in absolute safety in accordance with the current Covid-19 regulations.