‘Under The Tuscan Sun’ Author Joins Tauck Groups In Tuscany

Guests travelling on selected departures of Tauck’s eight-day, small-group “A Week In… Tuscany and Umbria” itinerary will be joined by Frances Mayes, the author of Under the Tuscan Sun.

Mayes, who will share reflections of her 30 years in Italy, will join Tauck guests on more than a dozen 2023 and 2024 tours when they visit the author’s adopted Tuscan town of Cortona, where the principal events of the book and its film adaptation took place.

While in Cortona, Tauck guests will take part in a guided walking tour in town and a lunch of local specialties prepared by a Michelin-starred chef who is also a close friend of Mayes.

Rates for Tauck’s “A Week In… Tuscany and Umbria” itinerary start from CDN$6,390 per person, plus airfare.

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