“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on,
deep and permanent, in the ideas of living”
Mary Ritter Beard
Experiential travel—this is what we help you achieve! We are not interested in only renting rooms. Our passion for hospitality translates into helping our guests encounter Tuscany at a deeper level, in a way that stays with them for a lifetime! The Isabella Experience is a guarantee that we will leverage our passion and expertise to usher you into a week full of delightful and rewarding encounters with authentic Tuscan life.
Upon arrival, you will be given a specially curated weekly events calendar with optional activities. These are the exquisite moments which make The Isabella Experience so memorable, encounters that travelers who depend on a guidebook simply do not have access to. From special concerts and festivals, to custom wine tastings and artisan tours, unforgettable dinners and more. We give great attention to assembling a menu of events that allows you to participate in small group activities that interest you, with everything coordinated in such a way that your time is maximized to get the most out of your precious days in Tuscany.
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Dolce Vita means Sweet Life, and that’s exactly what you will find during your stay with us. Our “Dolce Vita stay” includes many special activities scheduled strategically throughout the week.
Stays at Agriturismo Cretaiole and at Il Nido at Le Casine di Castello can only be booked with the purchase of the “Dolce Vita Stay” package, whereas these same activities can be acquired “à la carte” at our other properties.
These are the delicious and varied experiences that make an Italian vacation unforgettable! From private wine tours and tastings to dinner in a monastery, cooking classes, cheese tasting, private truffle hunts, customized private day trips and guided tours, art and cultural events, massages and thermal spas, sports activities, hot air ballooning, and vintage car or vespa rentals.
Tuscany is a great place to come with children! Families traveling with youngsters will find many fun and interesting things to do to keep active, stay happy, learn about other cultures, and connect with new people—both locals and fellow travelers.