Tuscany has been the go-to place for first-time visitors to Italy for centuries, sometimes sadly to its detriment. However, Bellini knows how to avoid the tourist trail and see Tuscany as it was centuries ago.

The region is famous for its festivals, of which the best-known is the Palio of Siena – the awe-inspiring bareback horse race that takes place twice a year. Our clients watch from the comfort of the most beautiful palazzo on the Campo which overlooks Mossa, the start and finish line. The aristocratic owner is head of the notorious Goose contrada and her other guests range from visiting rock stars and Prime Ministers to some very well-known Italian faces.

Tuscan wines are world-famous and we are friends with some of the finest winemakers in the region. Whether it be Brunello, Chianti or the Super Tuscans, we can arrange private tastings and lunches with the owners, at vineyards which are usually closed to the public.

With its rolling hills and cypress-lined roads, Tuscany is the perfect place for an open-top Alfa Romeo. If travelling with friends and family, Bellini Travel can arrange tailor-made treasure hunts by vintage car, incorporating some of Tuscany’s most beautiful landmarks and private homes.