Castiglion Fiorentino (Tuscany), , Italy
October 29-31, 2020
Residence Le Santucce
Tuscany (Castiglion Fiorentino) Italy, October 29-31, 2020
Everyone talks about how beautiful Tuscany is, and frankly, it is! But the real beauty of Tuscany can be found in many of the small villages found throughout the region. Walk the small streets of a medieval village, listen to the sounds of the locals and the church bells, experience authentic Tuscan cooking. And most importantly, slow everything down. Immerse yourself in the true Tuscany you hear so much about. And relax. The smile in your soul awaits.
The first Spring 2019 meeting will be held in Castiglion Fiorentino, in the heart of Tuscany. Many of you probably have not heard of Castiglion Fiorentino, which plays into why we are having the meeting there. It is a small, medieval hill top walled village that is completely self contained. Everything you can want or need can be found inside the town walls. Yet the town is easily accessible by car or train. Trains from Rome and Florence stop in Castiglion Fiorentino.
You probably have heard of Cortona, which is where the movie Under the Tuscan Sun was filmed. Cortona is about 6 miles from Castiglion Fiorentino. It is a beautiful town with fantastic views, but honestly, it is full of tourists. A great place to visit for a day, and the bus from Castiglion Fiorentino is 2.90 euros town center to town center, but to get the Tuscan experience, Castiglion Fiorentino is the place to be. Just north of Castiglion Fiorentino lies the city of Arezzo, a larger Tuscan town that is a great mix of medieval streets and the 21st century. Antiques and jewelry are the top products of Arezzo. Train ride from Castiglion Fiorentino to Arezzo?….5 minutes and about 4 euros.
This short video captures the essence of Castiglion Fiorentino. Watch, and you will feel yourself slowing down!
Our conference hotel will be Residence Le Santucce which is inside the medieval walls of the town. Le Santucce is a converted convent with absolutely beautiful rooms in authentic Tuscan form. Many of the rooms have kitchens and views of the Val di Chiana, the fertile grape growing region of Tuscany. View the beautiful Residence Le Santucce here: www.santucce.com
As a special offering to the CE in Italy participants, please note that if you decide to stay for a full week at Le Santucce, there are several packages that are available to you that can make your stay even more memorable. Please note that Castiglion Fiorentino is a great jumping off point to explore Tuscany, and having these tours and excursions as part of your hotel stay will make your planning that much easier.
Make your room reservations for Residence Le Santucce directly by contacting Alfeo at: email@example.com
A welcome reception will be held on the evening of October 29, 2020 at 6 PM overlooking the Tuscan countryside on the terrace garden. Continuing education will be from 6:30AM until 12:30PM on the following two mornings (October 30 and 31, 2020) for a total of 12 hours of COPE approved CE.
Residence Le Santucce will fill during the times of our meetings, and if this is the case, that is not a problem. There are several bed a breakfast facilities in Castiglion Fiorentino that we can locate for you. As an overflow place to stay, I would suggest the bed and breakfast only a 3 minute walk to Le Santucce called Viziottavo, run by Federico Vannucci. This quaint B&B has uniquely decorated rooms that are modern and nicely appointed, with a fantastic breakfast assortment. Here is the link to their website: http://www.viziottavo.com/pages/ You can make your reservations with them by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org The town is small enough where even if you were staying on 'the other side of town', you would still only have a few minutes walk to Le Santucce. Contact the kind folks at Le Santucce for your room reservations; should the facility be filled, Alfeo or Luisella will work with you finding another close location.
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