Vivace Gourmet Lifestyle Blog Presents...
Boutique Tour of Tuscany
about the tour
Sprezzatura is the art of being elegant, stylish or fashionable almost without effort - it's what Italy is famous for! My name is Jenner Southerland, owner of Vivace Gourmet Personal Chef Services. I invite you to join me to experience beautiful Florence and Tuscany as a traveler, not a tourist. Sprezzatura! is an upscale Boutique Tour that combines art, food and wine for an exclusive, relaxed traveling experience designed for people that usually don't enjoy large tours. To get the most out of this boutique tour experience, the group size is limited to 10 travelers with one home base in Florence, Italy - no switching hotels.
For the past four years, we have experienced Tuscany utilizing the wonderful friendships and business networks I've built. We're not tourists, we're visiting family! Sprezzatura! is designed to give you an exclusive experience balancing private group day trips, with one home base and personal exploring time in beautiful Florence. The focus is on experiencing the beauty of Tuscany like a local and fostering an appreciation for locally produced food and wine through private tours at family owned businesses, wineries and Agriturismos. Our small group status gets us off the beaten path to experience wonderful places that one would not be able to visit in a large group tour or cruise. The itinerary is relaxed, flexible and personal; for the person who wants to be a traveler, not a tourist!
“Firstly, Chef Jenner. she has such a winning personality. Secondly, she took us to beautiful places where everyone made us feel like family, not like tourists. She was considerate to my needs of being older and not as mobile and quick as a youngster, and she chose a car and driver, Marco, who was just as personable and enjoyable as herself. Marco was able to give us some history and some inside info into the area where he grew up. They made the trip so very pleasurable.”
— Debra S., Boston, MA
“5 Star tour. Everything was well thought out and well planned. Hotel was fantastic including the continental breakfast. Obviously the small group approach (not on a bus tour with dozens of other guests) was critical to my enjoyment. We loved the variety of wineries that we visited. From the large corporate to the smaller family run operations (which were our favourite - especially Giuseppe). The choices that you made for us to visit were fantastic! We also enjoyed both the welcoming dinner and the goodbye dinner - both were amazing experiences. Hugely appreciated Marco and the personalized service he provided. He was amazing. Foodie tour and David's Museum was a very pleasant addition to this tour.
I greatly appreciated your professionalism and lovely personality. Thank you so much for making our trip of a lifetime spectacular!!”
— Christine S., Toronto, Canada