Discover Tuscany 

There is no place on earth more enchanting than Tuscany. A region in central Italy known for its captivating landscapes, artistic legacy, influential history and delicious cuisine. Tuscany is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and the home to Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Dante Alighieri, Sandro Botticelli and to world famous opera singer, Andrea Bocelli. Tuscany is often culturally identified as “a nation within a nation.” 

For over 20 years Bella Toscana Holidays has been creating unique and extraordinary holidays in Tuscany. We capture, for you, the authenticity and playfulness of this most beautiful culture. Our journeys are exquisitely designed to enhance and ignite all 5 of your senses. The visual beauty of magnificent Fiorentina architecture, the unforgettable taste of aged Chianti wine, the feeling of touching smooth ancient marble, the memorable sound of laughter wafting from a local cafe and the aroma of a freshly brewed cappuccino at sunrise. 

Bella Toscana Holidays offers you a unique travel experience- small intimate groups of guests, highly professional tour guides, private accommodations and delicious cuisine.  

We invite you to join us for an inspiring and unforgettable journey in Tuscany! 

 

Let’s Travel To Tuscany Together!

Upcoming Trip Schedule

Prima Volta In Toscana

With Host, Victoria Fitz-Gerald 

May 13th – 23rd, 2020 

Have you always dreamed of visiting Tuscany but just haven’t had the chance? This is the perfect trip for you. Join a small, enthusiastic group to share your first visit to Tuscany with!

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Paint From The Heart  

With Host, Marilyn Bauman  

May 30th – June 13th, 2020 

This is the third time accomplished artist and instructor, Marilyn Bauman, has partnered with Bella Toscana Holidays to host a painting holiday in Tuscany. There’s no better place to be inspired to create than in Tuscany!

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Passion For Painting 

With Host, Valerie Pilrot

October 10th – October 19th, 2020

Join Valerie, a Belgian artist specializing in oil painting, who will share her tips and techniques to help you improve and progress your painting skills. Inspired by French impressionists, you’ll learn in a welcoming and relaxed environment, but the plan is always to work hard, learn lots, and have a fun time!

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France Meets Italy In Tuscany

With Host, Aaron Rosenthal, Co-creator of ADAR in Paris

October 23rd – November 3rd, 2020 

Join professional chef, Aaron Rosenthal, for an outrageously wonderful culinary holiday that infuses hands-on cooking classes, Chianti wine tasting and delicious dining experiences that your taste buds will remember for a lifetime! 

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TRIP REVIEWS

 “I could not have been introduced to Italy and Tuscany by a more gracious and experienced hostess, Victoria, an American with a deep love for the Tuscany region. Victoria took our experience beyond the ordinary by connecting us with wonderful, friendly locals and organizing unique and creative activities, such as a visit to a local artist’s studio. But she was sure to include all of the highlights as well: excursions to Siena and San Gimignano, wine tasting in the Chianti region, a day trip to Venice, a wonderful guided tour of Florence, a visit to  the local town of Reggello and every day a return to the lovely Tuscan villa that she had arranged for our accommodations. I remember saying to my traveling companions almost every day of our stay, ‘this is like living in a painting!’ I have traveled a great deal but Italy remains to this day my favorite destination, thanks to the glorious introduction that Victoria made for me several years ago. I highly recommend Bella Toscana Holidays!”  

– Drina Simons, San Francisco, CA

 

 “In 2018, I visited Tuscany for the first time and Victoria could not have planned a nicer trip. She arranged for a guide in Florence who was very knowledgeable and made entry into museums a breeze. We also visited small towns across the region from Reggello to Greve in Chianti. I was traveling with three teenagers, and the trip Victoria planned for us really had something for everyone. Whether you are a newbie like I was or have been to Italy many times, Victoria can plan a trip for you that you will never forget.” 

– Polly McCord,  Santa Fe, NM

 

“I could write pages about my experience helping Victoria organize her cultural vactions in Tuscany but I will keep it short. Victoria is very detail oriented and makes sure that her guests are introduced to all aspects of the Italian culture. And she did it through offering an introduction course to the Italian language, cooking classes, conducted by real Tuscan homemakers, art activities that include not only sightseeing but an immersion in the Italian art – we had a chance to attend Aida Verdi’s opera performance in the amazing Verona arena, in addition to visiting as many museums and historic sites as possible. But there is also what I refer to as Victoria’s touch and that is her pleasant surprises that make her guests beam a smile of joy – I will not elaborate on these surprises to not spoil them. I have lived in Italy for many years but I will always remember my Tuscan trip with Victoria with a smile on my face.”

– Felice Bezri, Owner of The Multi-Lingual Group

A Note From Victoria

Ciao, to all of you. All of you that are seekers of beauty and art, of elegance, extraordinary architecture, history, delicious cuisine, fine wine, romantic language and magnificent landscape.

I am Victoria Fitz-Gerald, owner of Bella Toscana Holidays. I am the architect that designs and executes unforgettable journeys in Toscana. For 22 years I have been the creator of unique and memorable boutique holidays in Tuscany. For so many reasons Tuscany is the most desired region to explore in Italy.

August 22, 1996 was the first day that my feet touched the ancient Etruscan soil of central Italy. All 5 of my senses were ignited. The fragrance of fresh lavender waltzing through the hillsides, the sound of laughter coming from local cafes and admirers exchanging “mi amore”.

There was the taste of freshly pressed olive oil, the warmth of being greeted with a kiss on both cheeks and the sensation of stroking a warm piece of ancient marble. Then there was the feeling I had the first time I saw Michelangelo’s David, The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli and the stunning Duomo in the center of Florence. Everything was breathtaking, intoxicating and soulful.

It was the following summer, in 1997, that I founded Bella Toscana Holidays. Over the past 22 years, I have not only met some of the most wonderful and intriguing travelers, but I have been able to introduce to them the unique beauty of Toscana.

I know, that my purpose in life, is to share this beloved land with seekers like myself that have a passion for art, beauty and rich culture. I invite you to join me in Tuscany, for an extraordinary journey to remember.

Andiamo!!

 

Victoria Fitz-Gerald

Bella Toscana Holidays Founder & Trip Director

 

 

 

 

Our trip PROMISE 

 Make Memories To 

 Last A Lifetime  

Our sole purpose is to create a curated travel experience that will touch your soul and leave you with memories of the breathtaking beauty of Tuscany that will never parish.   

We invite you to join us for an unforgettable adventure to Tuscany. Rolling hillsides bathed in sunflowers, footpaths of pungent lavender, acres of olive groves, and skylines filled with the worlds most exquisite architecture. 

For the holiday experience of your lifetime, join us in “Bella Toscana.”