The Art of Fine Living Tours Presents, Italian Design in the Heart of Tuscany, Nov. 8 to 16, 2019

Join our expertly tailored tour of Tuscany's best kept design secrets. Our team will introduce you to artisans, designers, chefs, antiquaries, chocolatiers, curators, artists, and historians.  We'll address fashion, textiles, leather artistry, stained glass, paper-making, gilding, fragrance design, furniture fabrication, pietra-dura, and antiques. We'll spend a day cooking with a leading chef and tour exceptional Villas, Palazzos, and Gardens.  You'll have plenty of time to shop and explore your own passions.  To learn more about The Art of Fine Living Tours contact Leslie Tishman at 804-358-8749 or by email at Leslie.Tishman3215@gmail.com   Our Italian Design Tour is limited to just 14 travelers so book your space now. Deadline for registration is May 1, 2019. 

 A view of the Duomo of Santa Maria del Fiore from our luxury boutique hotel, Antica Torre de Via Tornabuoni, next to Ferragamo' and on the Arno River.

A view of the Duomo of Santa Maria del Fiore from our luxury boutique hotel, Antica Torre de Via Tornabuoni, next to Ferragamo' and on the Arno River.

 The Birth of Venus by Botticelli is one of the masterpieces we'll see on our private tour of the Uffizi Museum.

The Birth of Venus by Botticelli is one of the masterpieces we'll see on our private tour of the Uffizi Museum.

 Four Seasons Hotel Atrium in the historic Palazzo Scala Della Gherardesca. Our exclusive tour group will share a luxury brunch followed by a tour of the house and gardens with the hotels general manager. 

Four Seasons Hotel Atrium in the historic Palazzo Scala Della Gherardesca. Our exclusive tour group will share a luxury brunch followed by a tour of the house and gardens with the hotels general manager. 

 Perugia is famous for its chocolate. We'll tour La Casa del Cioccolato and taste the wonderful chocolates that have brought them global acclaim.

Perugia is famous for its chocolate. We'll tour La Casa del Cioccolato and taste the wonderful chocolates that have brought them global acclaim.

 Our day in Perugia will include a special studio tour at Moretti Caselli Stained Glass Studio. We'll learn the foundations of this ancient art form.

Our day in Perugia will include a special studio tour at Moretti Caselli Stained Glass Studio. We'll learn the foundations of this ancient art form.

 Sartori Rossi, the celebrated Bespoke Menswear Company has invited us to visit their master tailors in their Chiani workroom. We'll learn about the process of measuring, cutting, and assembling their exception Italian suits and formal wear.

Sartori Rossi, the celebrated Bespoke Menswear Company has invited us to visit their master tailors in their Chiani workroom. We'll learn about the process of measuring, cutting, and assembling their exception Italian suits and formal wear.

 Our visit to Villa Gamberaia includes a delicious Tuscan lunch as well as a private tour of the villa and its celebrated gardens. One can't imagine a more beautiful place to spend an afternoon in Tuscany. 

Our visit to Villa Gamberaia includes a delicious Tuscan lunch as well as a private tour of the villa and its celebrated gardens. One can't imagine a more beautiful place to spend an afternoon in Tuscany. 

 The Sumptuous Villa Pandolfini is the setting for our cooking class with Chef Luciano of Good Taste of Tuscany. We'll begin our day at the Mercato Centrale where Chef will instruct us regarding how to select the very best products.

The Sumptuous Villa Pandolfini is the setting for our cooking class with Chef Luciano of Good Taste of Tuscany. We'll begin our day at the Mercato Centrale where Chef will instruct us regarding how to select the very best products.

 Our day in the Oltrarno Artisan District will include a stop at one of the best pottery shops, where you can shop for a colorful addition to your kitchen. 

Our day in the Oltrarno Artisan District will include a stop at one of the best pottery shops, where you can shop for a colorful addition to your kitchen. 

 Another stop in the Oltrarno will be the spectacular shop of Angela Capoti Giuggiu, known the world over for her dramatic costume jewelry. 

Another stop in the Oltrarno will be the spectacular shop of Angela Capoti Giuggiu, known the world over for her dramatic costume jewelry. 

 Our final day in Florence will focus on High Fashion with stops at the Gucci and Ferragamo Museums, the leather school of Santa Croce, AquaFlor Parfumery, and shopping at the top luxury stores in the world. 

Our final day in Florence will focus on High Fashion with stops at the Gucci and Ferragamo Museums, the leather school of Santa Croce, AquaFlor Parfumery, and shopping at the top luxury stores in the world.