Introducing Live Tuscan

Our TV series relies on underwriters to make our programming possible. A very special thank you to Live Tuscan for supporting the new Dream of Italy: Tuscan Sun Special on PBS. Kathy was lucky enough to enjoy their wonderful hospitality with her dad. What a special experience that was! Their mission is to offer travelers a unique and affordable holiday in any of their carefully chosen Tuscan destinations.

“Tuscany is the perfect communion between what God made, and what Man did with it.” The Live Tuscan family was born in Cortona, the location of the book and film “Under the Tuscan Sun” in 2011, after Becky attended a cooking class in the Tuscany countryside.  She expected the week to be fun and informational, but after only 24 hours felt the hand of destiny on her shoulder.  She knew within that short time that sharing Tuscany with others, in the most authentic way possible, was to be her life’s work. Meeting her two partners, Vittorio and Enzo, came just days later, and the three have been together since.  Their passion for Tuscany and it’s beauty, culture and food is contagious.  The Live Tuscan experience touches each person , making them feel a part of something special that remains with them long after they return home.

Becky traveled extensively from a very young age. She had the opportunity to live in Europe, work for an international airline, and has a close family history that links her forever to her beloved country of Italy.  Her maternal Grandfather was born and raised in Rome, and her Grandmother from Sulmona, about 3 hours east of the Eternal City. Being raised in a large Italian family instilled an appreciation and passion for all things Italian, and she wants to share this beautiful country, and especially the Tuscan region, with everyone.

Vittorio, a native of Cortona, is one of the most sought-after food event creators in Tuscany. He has appeared all over Italy, sharing his talent for authentic food, design and his love for Tuscany.

Enzo, another native of Tuscany, has traveled extensively in the Tuscan and Umbrian regions for over 40 years.  The itineraries that he creates will reveal the unbelievable beauty of the spectacular regions of Tuscany and Umbria… surprise vistas and locations undiscovered by many, along with their famous hill towns.

Their work together brings them great joy, and they feel privileged to be able to share the magic of Cortona and the wonderful hill towns of Tuscany with others. You will live a week where much of your experience cannot be put into words, with incredible vistas that cannot be captured in a photo. They promise friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.


Mention LIVETUSCAN/DREAM for a 10% discount on the 2020 and 2021 season.  See the beautiful regions of Tuscany and Umbria with Live Tuscan!

Live Tuscan has 7-day, 10-day, and 14-day itineraries which are priced to include everything once you have arrived in Cortona.  They limit each group to 12-14 guests, allowing for a fun, bonding experience. You will stay in a 450-year old beautiful restored villa, with a private bathroom. Your meals include all breakfasts and their incredible dinners, some on property, and a few at very memorable destinations. Lunches are away from Cortona at carefully selected, unique locations chosen for their contribution to Tuscany history and authentic food.  

Your experience with them includes all luxury transportation to each itinerary destination, an incredibly fun cooking class in classic Tuscan cuisine, wine tastings, guided tours and an incredible Party Night, which will be one of the best memories you will take home, along with the friendships made.

They create unforgettable itineraries;  sunset aperitifs on a private boat on nearby Lake Trasimeno, a vintage Fiat 500 picnic in the countryside, dinners in the vineyard, and much, much more. Montepulciano, Pienza, Siena, Perugia, Spello, Deruta, Montalcino, Florence, Assisi, Cortona, Orvieto, Civita di Bagnoregio, and even to the sea… You return home at the end of each daily adventure with the anticipation of time around the table; a table designed to amaze and delight. These itineraries are completely customizable for groups with particular interests, such as cooking wine, and art.

With Live Tuscan, everyone becomes family..and their guests return again, and again.

Remember to mention LIVETUSCAN/DREAM for a 10% discount on the 2020 and 2021 season.  See the beautiful regions of Tuscany and Umbria with Live Tuscan!