2023 Fall V. Sattui Tuscany Tour
Imagine you had a good friend, a native Italian, who knew all of the best places to see, eat, drink great wine, and could introduce you to some of the locals. We have that friend, and we’re sharing him with you! Salvatore Gangale, is the Castello delle Serre owner and a native to Italy. Salvatore brings with him over forty years of experience, that assures you that you will relish in the most authentic meals and local experiences during this stay as he takes you through Italy as only a local can, effectively capturing the essence of la dolce vita.
He’ll lead our V. Sattui guests through charming villages, farmhouses, majestic castles and the beautiful architecture of churches and monasteries. You’ll taste some of the world’s finest olive oils, wines, learn how the Italians cook, truffle hunt the Tuscan countryside, and eat meals you’ll remember for a lifetime.
“Open your heart and you will see . . . Italy.” – Robert Browning
Total cost per person, double occupancy, exclusive of airfare: $5,295.
Space is limited to 16 travelers. Available on a first-come-first-served basis. Reserve early!
Tour includes: all meals, bilingual guides, bus transportation, eight nights premium lodging in Italian castle, accommodations based on double occupancy, sightseeing, tours, truffle hunting, museums, wine tastings, olive oil tastings, and cooking demonstrations.
“Incredible! Our only regret was that we didn’t stay longer! …We toured some of the most incredible Tuscan towns just a short drive away from the castle to explore and do some wine tasting.” – Heather A
“Spent 4 wonderful days in the castle. Mirco, Antonio, and Salvatore were very gracious and helpful hosts of our stay. Our Tuscan trip would not have been the same without their help, guidance, and wonderful hospitality. Do not miss this experience. We will be back!” – Vedya B
“The best trip ever! Dori and I had a blast! Salvatore and his family are the perfect hosts and best possible guides of the area. Food and wine were spectacular” – Dean & Dori A
Dario's 10th Century Monastery
Monastero di Coriano
Your chance to stay in a monastery with more than 1,000 years of history that has been authentically restored to evoke the romance of another era.
Nestled in the hills at the confluence of three valleys 23 miles east of Siena in Tuscany is Monastero di Coriano, built more than 1,000 years ago. It remained a fortified monastery in the Augustian Order of the Catholic Church until 1650, when the order was abolished by the Pope, as it rivaled his power. It then became a farm. Dario Sattui, owner of V. Sattui winery and Castello di Amorosa, bought it in 1991.
Monastero di Coriano has recently been beautifully and authentically remodeled, and one apartment is available for rent on a limited basis by the week only to V. Sattui and Castello di Amorosa club members.
The two-bedroom, one large bath apartment can comfortably host four people. It has a large fireplace, large, fully-equipped kitchen and dining area. It is furnished with antiques, but has modern-day free wi-fi service.
Guests will enjoy the Monastery’s swimming pool, pond, outdoor oven for making bread and pizza, as well as an outdoor kitchen and pergola for al fresco dining.
The Monastery’s courtyard features a deep well, surrounded on four sides by a church and two-story buildings in which the farm animals and monks lived. It overlooks a castle 2 miles away, another monastery, a walled medieval town, vineyards, olive orchards, fields and forest. The monastery is surrounded by 5 acres of olives and immense forests. It is very private and secluded, yet close to many major sites.
Monastero di Coriano is very centrally located and near just about everything. Distances by car to:
- Chianti Classico – 20 Minutes
- Siena – 25 Minutes
- Cortona – 30 Minutes
- Piensa – 40 Minutes
- Montalcino – 50 Minutes
- Florence – 60 Minutes
- San Gimignano – 75 Minutes
- Assisi – 75 Minutes
- Rome – 115 Minutes
Special pricing for V. Sattui Winery Guests: $275 per night including all taxes for a 1-6 night stay, and stays 7 nights or more at a rate of $250 per night including all taxes. This rental cannot be reserved by calling either V. Sattui or Castello di Amorosa. Early reservations are highly recommended to secure desired dates. A $350 deposit is required at booking, which applies towards rental of the property.
Payment due in full at least 60 days prior to occupancy.
$500 damage/breakage deposit required before taking occupancy. Fully refundable
if no damage or breakage occurs.
* Price includes all taxes and service charges. Cleaning service also available at additional cost.
Contact Irina at 510-432-3520 or Irina@CastelloDiAmorosa.com
2023 President's Wine Cruise
Immerse yourself in the history and culture of this enchanting corner of the world and be rewarded with a myriad of epicurean adventures with Tom & Cara Davies as your consummate hosts.
- Personally hosted by V.Sattui Winery President, Tom Davies
- Private onboard wine-themed events and Winemaker’s Dinner featuring impeccable V. Sattui wines
- FREE Roundtrip airfare PLUS airport/ship transfers on embark/debark days
- Limited Time Offer – $149 Premium Economy Air Upgrade ( per person, each way, intercontinental flights only, restrictions apply)
- Food & Wine Trails optional pre-cruise Athens land program and wine-themed shore tours in select cities
- FREE unlimited soft drinks, bottled water, cappuccino, espresso, teas and juices
- All meals & entertainment on ship
- FREE pre-paid gratuities and $100 shipboard credit per stateroom if booked by Nov. 30, 2021
This once-in-a-lifetime cruise will sell out fast. Please act quickly if you are interested. We look forward to this amazing cruise and sharing an abundance of V. Sattui wines, fun and memorable adventures.
To be added to the Wait List, please contact our exclusive travel partner, Food & Wine Trails, at (800) 367-5348.
Castello delle Serre
V. Sattui Winery is a partner in Casterllo delle Serre. Centrally located midway between Chianti Classico and the Crete Senesi, the Castle sits above the charming medieval town of the Serra di Rapolano. It is just a short drive to many of the treasures found in Tuscany and Umbria. Choose from 14 rooms, including 2 suites, along with a pool, loggia bar and morning breakfast.
Sport Hotel Alpina & Il Cantinone Restaurant
Chef Stefano Masanti and his wife, Raffaella, own this boutique hotel and Michelin-Star restaurant. In their off-season (April -October) you will find them at V. Sattui Winery. But the rest of the year they here, creating delicious food and running their boutique 8-room hotel. The hotel rooms can accommodate parties of 2, 4, and 6 people. The rooms are larger then most European standard hotel rooms. The Sport Hotel Alpina has complimentary wi-fi, and breakfast is included with your stay.
Il Cantinone Restaurant is open for dinner and offers a nightly tasting menu of 80 euros per person. Wine pairings are additional for 60 euros. Stefano’s menu is filled with creative, original presentations of simple, delicious ingredients. Gambero Rosso, a well-respected food and wine publication, has named Il Cantinone the best Italian restaurant that promotes local food and farmers, and the restaurant was named one of the best 60 restaurants in Italy and top 10 in Lombardia by the L’Espresso Guide to Italian restaurants.