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Villa Borgo Di Cortefreda

Ideally located in the Tuscan countryside-just south of Florence in the village of Tavernelle Val di Pesa near the city of Siena-the Villa Borgo Di Cortefreda combines the charming ambience of a scenic country estate with state-of-the-art technology and comfort. Situated atop a hill, it features a marvelous view of the verdant Chianti valleys. Hotel amenities include a restaurant and bar, fitness room and sauna, large outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi. ® Its air conditioned guest rooms offer direct-dial telephone, satellite television, safe and minibar.

Chianti in a Tuscan Villa


Chianti in a Tuscan Villa                             this trip can be booked
June 14 - 22, 2009
                                                  with Amalfi Coast

Imagine yourself amid the rolling hills of Tuscany, blanketed with verdant vineyards, olive groves and cypress trees. From the idyllic village of Tavernelle Val di Pesa, travel to the hilltop Etruscan town of Volterra. Visit San Gimignano, a medieval “Manhattan;” charming Castellina dominated by  its imposing fortress; the market town of Greve; and Castello di Monsato, where you’ll sip the region’s distinctive wine. Walk inside the ancient walls of Lucca, and admire the spectacular artistic and architectural wonders of Florence, the Cradle of the Renaissance. In Siena, stroll along narrow cobblestone streets lined with Gothic buildings, and visit the city’s magnificent Duomo.






Unpack only once for a stay of seven nights that allows you to immerse yourself in the provincial culture and lifestyles.

Experience warm Tuscan hospitality and breathtaking view at a villa situated in the heart of the Chianti region. 

Learn about winemaking in the Elsa Valley during a private tour and tasting at the Castello di Monsanto.

Travel along the Chianti Road to visit the well-preserved hill town of Castellina.

Absorb the incomparable ambience in Florence, home to the world's greatest art and architectural treasures.

Join the chef of the Villa Borgo di Cortefreda as he reveals the secrets to preparing flavorful Tuscan cuisine during a private cooking demonstration.


Cost  Special Tulane pricing is from approximately $2495 per person, plus airfare and V.A.T., based on double occupancy.

Booking  For booking information please contact Alumni Holidays International at 800-323-7373, or  Tulane Alumni Travel at 877-488-5263.

Specific trip details (itinerary, meals, sightseeing & accommodations) will be published in the brochure.

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Alumni Relations, Tulane University, 6319 Willow Street, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5901