Italy, and the region of Tuscany in particular, has had a hugely resounding influence on the world in general. From religion to science, art, literature and just about all other topic under the sun, Italy’s influence can be felt in one way or another. Today, Italy embodies many travellers’ dream destination as it is the home to so many passions of interest. Our small group tours of Italy are tailored to allow our guests to follow their hearts’ desires that are found in these beautiful rolling Tuscan hills. The art aficionados and the wine connoisseurs among our groups always have great success in finding wonderful treasures to feed their passion during our tours. Ever-Evolving Tuscany Tuscany, although typically viewed as a historic destination, rarely falls behind the times. The rustic timeless appeal of many of Tuscany’s major attractions, such as Florence or San Giminagno, also provide a seat for some of this generation's finest modern artists. Many of our guests enjoy embracing the juxtaposition of these two artistic genres and look forward to visiting a broad variety of exhibitions or shows along their journey. This year our travellers are very fortunate to be able to participate in what has been named ‘The Art of the Treasure Hunt’. This endeavour is an ongoing project founded by Kasia Redzisz, the senior curator of the Tate Liverpool in the UK. A Marriage of Pleasures The goal of ‘The Art of the Treasure Hunt’ is to offer an experience that ‘oscillates between the old and the new’, according to Redzisz. Small groups tours of Italy and some of its finest wineries allow visitors to ‘contemplate contemporary art in the shadow of ancient cellars while savouring new [olive] oil and tasting ageing wine.’ Thus a marriage of two of Tuscany’s greatest products is made. |
Many of these wineries have stood for hundreds of years and have needed very little updating to continue producing some of the finest wines in the Tuscan region. The introduction of masterful modern art pieces created by artists from all over the world truly sets the scene for a very unique experience. Our small group tours of Italy, and the Tuscan region in particular, are set to a comfortable pace allowing our guests to stop and savour these special exhibits without feeling hurried or rushed. Following Your Heart ‘The Art of the Treasure Hunt’ is just another brilliant example of the creativity this country inspires. Small group tours of Italy enable travellers to truly appreciate all this country, and the Tuscan region in particular, has to offer, especially appealing to the art and wine lovers in our group. Whether you are a seasoned wine connoisseur, a true art aficionado or just a beginner wondering what all the fuss is about, ‘The Art of the Treasure Hunt’ will certainly leave you intrigued and ready to seek out more!
Antonio Nobile is Tour Operator & Researcher at Caspin Journeys, a specialist provider of small group tours of Italy, England and Spain. Following in the footsteps of the company founders Pino and Caroline, he has exceptional insider knowledge and a personal devotion to all the tours he organises.
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