2017 Tours



March  17 – 27     Sacred Sites Tour 

April  3 – 13          Art, Food & Gardens Tour

October  16 – 26   Art, Food & Gardens Tour


Sacred Sites Tour 

March 17 – 27, 2017

$1950 dbl. occupancy – Full

smarcoangelThere are some very spiritual places both in and outside of Florence. Some highlights will be the arcane mysteries of San Miniato al Monte, the curative waters of Fontelucente, an overnight stay at St. Francis’s monastery, La Verna, high in the Casentino mountains.

“Thank-you, Marsha, for all of the careful thought and meticulous arrangement that made everything seamless and easy for us. The sharing of your enthusiasm, knowledge and friends, and the door opening use of your proficiency in the language made this an enjoyable visit.  In addition, the fact that some of our money will be sending the women you know in Zambia to nursing school is very satisfying.  I enjoyed your explanation of the project, which gave me a bit more insight into your endeavors.”

Carol Kourey, West Tisbury, MA

Details at http://Sacred Sites Tour Sacred Sites Tour -March 2017


Art, Food & Gardens  Tours

April 3 – 13, 2017

$1950 dbl. occupancy – 1 space available


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Delight all of your senses experiencing my favorite places in Florence, Fiesole and Settignano, including the perfection of the gardens at Gamberaia, wonderful local restaurants tucked away in corners of Florence unfrequented by tourists and the pleasure of seeing masterpieces of renaissance art in the churches and public spaces they were commissioned for 400 years ago. See this beautiful city through the eyes of my friends who live, breathe and love its history and legacy. This is a personal tour that opens up a side of Tuscany you would never see otherwise.


October 6 – 16, 2017

$1950 dbl. occupancy –   4 spaces available

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See your favorite art treasures, eat delicious food in all kinds of venues from the fabulous Caffagi, to the famous Nerboni’s (panino porchetto) at the Mercato Centrale and taste the wonderful local wines selected for us by experts. We will visit villas and gardens in the Tuscan countryside and stroll through the Etruscan/Roman ruins in the lovely hillside village of Fiesole.

“If you’d like to find yourself surrounded by extraordinary art, mesmerized by historical sites (some dating back to Roman and Etruscan times), and all the while enjoying delicious Italian food and wines, join Marsha on her tour of Florence. Each day brought a new delight. The trip exceeded our dreams.”

 Shakti Reynolds and John Early Chilmark, MA


Detailed Itineraries for all tours at “Tours” button on top of website.


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Candy Lincoln May 5, 2016 at 12:29 pm

I joined Marsha in March of this year (2016) for the Sacred Sites Tour. It was the trip of my life! I went without knowing just how deeply this would affect me. The beauty in the architecture and the art was astounding. To be in the heart of the where the Renaissance began was eye opening and almost magical. Marsha knows the very best restaurants where the food and wine will make you feel you are tasting Italian food for the very first time! My experiences in the many sacred places were most precious to me and the memories will be with me always. I laid on a bench and filmed the story of the Bible in mosaics in the dome of the Baptistry and it brought me to tears. I heard Monks sing their Vespers and I looked down upon the city at sunset. I sat still at monasteries and felt my beliefs surround me with beauty and inspiration. Sometimes just the stillness alone was just what I needed.
I do need to say that the the shopping was amazing!! The people that we met along the way were warm and wonderful to be with.
Your days will be filled with everything you could dream of without ever wondering where to go, what to see or where to eat! Marsha works very hard to make that happen!
Candy Lincoln

Candy Lincoln May 5, 2016 at 1:24 pm

I did not mention the fact that history surrounds you everywhere and you are transported back in time.

Marsha Winsryg May 6, 2016 at 2:08 pm

Thank you, Candy. Your ability to be open to every new experience enhanced my trip as well!

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