There’s only one way to experience Italy — and that’s to eat and drink your way through it. Thankfully, the folks over at the Il Salviatino hotel get it. That’s why they’re offering a very special tour that includes trips to three different vineyards, 15 wine tastings and lunch, all while taking in views of scenic Tuscany from a vintage Jeep. Sound like your idea of a vacation? We can’t say we blame you!
Travel + Leisure was the first to report on this special offer from the hotel, which is available only to those staying at Il Salviatino. The package reportedly costs $495 per person, with all of the food and wine included in this price, of course.
According to the publication, while visiting the various vineyards, you’ll have the chance to meet with the winery owners as you enjoy the selection of wines. In other words, you stand to learn a thing or two while on this trip, which means you’ll be able to carry your newfound vino knowledge with you into your everyday life long after you’ve left Tuscany — and that’s worth the cost of this experience alone, honestly.
Not to mention, you’ll have access to the gorgeous hotel when you return from your five-hour day of drinking and dining. The hotel’s grounds are absolutely beautiful, and the rooms look luxurious, so it’s safe to say you’ll more than enjoy your stay.
Il Salviatino also offers a variety of experience packages outside of the Jeep wine tour. You can try everything from gardening in an authentic Italian orto, or vegetable garden, to driving a Ferrari through the Tuscan hills when you book a package offered through the hotel.
Of course, even if you aren’t a guest at Il Salviatino, there are still plenty of chances to go wine tasting while in Italy. In fact, you can book a similar, but different wine Jeep tour through Airbnb. As part of this tour, you’ll visit the Fattoria Agriturismo La Presura estate via a vintage Jeep. And yes, you’ll sample plenty of wine along the way. This experience starts at just $58 per person, according to the Airbnb listing.
While wine tasting your way through Italy may sound nice, it might not be practical, depending on the amount of money you have in your summer vacation fund. But not to worry — there are plenty of budget-friendly options you can take advantage of in the States that don’t require a hotel stay or flight. Check out these wine country destinations in states such as California, Texas and Washington that just might find their way on your summer bucket list.
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