Imagine yourself walking through the heart of Tuscany, breathing in the fresh air scented by the vineyards throughout the area. Imagine yourself strolling along the Arno River, surrounded by the immense natural beauty of one of Italy’s most idyllic regions. Imagine no longer with this exclusive Great Value Vacations package. Travelers will spend 7 nights in a luxurious 2-bedroom Farmhouse at the 5-Star Il Borro Estate, spend 2 nights in Rome, have a mid-size manual shift car rental for their trip, plus roundtrip airfare to Florence, returning from Rome.
Immersed in the beauty of the Tuscan countryside, Il Borro estate offers guests an experience which will satisfy all the senses! Owned and operated by the famous Ferragamo family, Il Borro extends over 1700 acres providing travelers the ultimate Tuscan experience of luxury accommodations combined with the excellence of wine production, art and design. This 5-star property provides travelers plenty of activities on the grounds including wine tasting, cooking classes, spa treatments, fishing, horseback riding and various outdoor activities. Il Borro is the perfect base to travel to Siena, Florence or venture a visit to Pisa to see the famous leaning tower.
After your stay at Il Borro, travelers will then journey to just outside Rome where they will spend 2 nights at the superior 4-star Villa Vecchia Hotel in the Roman hills in Frascati. Just 30 minutes from the heart of Rome, with the Villa Vecchia as your home base in a park filled with Roman ruins, you can make your way to Rome and visit such famous sites at The Vatican, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and more.
Advertised package prices are based on select departures as noted on the booking calendar and were available via the Great Value Vacations website and may not represent current prices.
Packages include roundtrip economy class airfare on valid transatlantic services as noted in specific package inclusions and as indicated on booking engine calendar which may also include code share flight agreements between carriers as indicated during the booking process; carriers may vary based on city of origin.
Other departure dates and origins are available at slightly higher rates. Prices are per person based on four people traveling together (unless specified otherwise) based on 7 day advance purchase and include roundtrip economy class airfare including carrier and government-imposed taxes and fees including the September 11th Security Fee of $5.60 per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport. Fluctuations in exchange rates may affect some taxes or fees.
Packages are subject to availability and are capacity controlled and may not be available on every date or on all flights and may be restricted to certain hotel room and car categories. Fares apply to North American originating passengers only. Full payment is made at the time of reservation. Seats are limited and fares may not be available on all flights. Higher fares may also be available throughout travel period. Cannot be combined with any other discount/promotion. Not eligible for accrual of frequent flyer points/mileage. Child/infant discounts not available. Stopovers are not permitted. Valid for new bookings only. Offers may be changed or withdrawn at any time without notice.
Please note: Many cities in Italy charge a local tourist tax to hotel guests. These taxes must be paid directly to the hotel by hotel guests; these taxes cannot be pre-paid or covered by a tour operator. All taxes are subject to change, as determined by local governments in Italy.
In Rome, there is a 3 euro per person per night local tax; in Florence and Venice, there is a 3 - 5 euro per person per night local tax. Other examples of cities where a tourist tax applies include: Alberobello; Ancona; Bergamo; Capri; Catania; Giardini Naxos; Montecatini; Padua; Tuscany region; Sorrento Coast. Similar local taxes apply in other cities in Italy. A 2 euro per person per night local tax also applies at Fattoria Usignoli.
Cancellations /Changes: Fares are non-refundable. Substantial restrictions apply for cancellation/change and depend upon the package type.
Travel Trip Protection (including Pre-departure Trip Cancellation Waiver) will be offered during the booking process and if purchased you will be allowed to cancel/change your trip once for any reason up to 72 hours prior to departure and receive a refund of your payments made, less Travel Trip Protection costs and fees. Additional coverage for trip delay; missed connection; baggage and medical protections; and 24 hour worldwide assistance services are also included. If you have not purchased Travel Trip Protection, all bookings are non-refundable.
Package ID: PK-GC4P-LTEX99-FLR
Surrounded by a beautiful park and immersed in an environment of art and nature, the Hotel Villa Vecchia is conveniently located just outside of Rome (under an hour from the airport), in Frascati – a lovely area in the midst of Roman castles, known for its peace and tranquility.
A historic Frascati mansion with stunning views, Hotel Villa Vecchia features 92 elegantly furnished, air-conditioned guestrooms. Its spacious Winter Garden offers a superb collection of artwork, and the stunning panoramic terrace provides breathtaking views over the Eternal City and nearby Roman castles. Boasting 16th century vaults, the restaurant Il Vignola offers an outstanding blend of local culinary traditions, with specific detail to innovative preparation techniques and presentation. The surrounding park features a swimming pool, providing guests with a stylish setting to enjoy the beauty and harmony of the natural environment – all within easy reach of the highlights of Rome.
Il Borro is located in an area rich in history and tradition. Situated near the ancient route of Via Clodia, one of the main roads of the Etruscan-Roman period, Il Borro's castle stood virtually in the center of medieval Tuscany, a large region nestled between the unprotected boundaries of the Tiber and Arno rivers.
The spectacular countryside views are dominated by picturesque nature, particularly from the point where, near Arezzo, the Arno reverses its course heading first south, then north towards Florence. The whole area is dominated by green hills, with cypress trees, oaks, olive trees and vineyards that blanket the landscape to the foothills of the nearby mountains. Immersed in this oasis of tranquillity, guests can use our driving range, hunt for wild boar and pheasant, visit the castles and abbeys of Valdarno and retrace the footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci.
A journey in Tuscany, a land of history and tradition, in perfect harmony with the stylish simplicity and elegance that has always distinguished the Ferragamo family, which upholds the highest standards of the Made in Italy brand, and here at Il Borro the true “Made in Tuscany.” For those who love the taste of tradition, for those who love luxury and comfort, for those who love simple elegance, we have holiday options that can satisfy your every whim: country farmhouses, immersed in vineyards and sunflower fields, apartments in the medieval village, where it is possible to ‘breathe’ Tuscany, and refined villas, furnished with every comfort and attention to detail. Distinctly diverse experiences, but with one objective, to give our guest a moment of pure relaxation in an oasis of tranquility, far from the frenzy of everyday life…to show you good Tuscan living.
Chianti Classico Wine Region: Located between Florence and Siena, the Chianti region is home to picturesque villages, wineries and countryside. The famed Chianti and Chianti Classico wines are produced here, making this a favored destination for those looking to do some tasting.
San Gimignano: This classic medieval hill town is known as the "City of Beautiful Towers" because it has 14 surviving towers, serving up a fascinating skyline. But originally there were over 70 towers, which were all built by patrician families to demonstrate their wealth and power. The historic center of the town has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site for its architecture.
Siena: This classic medieval hill town in Tuscany is famous for it's fan-shaped plaza and summer horse race, Il Palio. Dominating the plaza is a bell tower, the Torre del Mangia, and the rest of the city has a handful of museums and churches to explore.
Lucca: This small city has one of the best-preserved city walls in Italy, on top of which are walking and bicycling paths. Walk around the historic center or climb several historic towers for fabulous views.
Cortona: Francis Mayes made this Tuscan hill town famous in her book "Under the Tuscan Sun." Surrounded by 3,000-year-old walls, Cortona retains much of its history through its medieval architecture.
Montepulciano: Set on a sloping limestone ridge, Montepulciano is a small, walled town known for the wine called Vino Nobile. It also has one of the most impressive main square sin Tuscany, nnotable for its many beautiful Renaissance buildings.
Pienza: This Renaissance town in Tuscany is famous as the birthplace of Pope Pius II and for its pecorino cheese. The Pope's family home, Palazzo Piccolomini, is located in the heart of town near a cathedral also dedicated to him.
Val D'Orcia: This beautiful valley in southern Tuscany extends from Siena to Monte Amiata and is characterized by gentle, carefully cultivated hills. Home to the towns of Pienza, Montepulciano and Montalcino, the entire valley has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site because of its Renaissance architecture and planning.