Whisked Away to Italy

Panzano, Tuscany

June 8-15, 2024

Whisked Away to Italy 2024

2024 will mark our sixth trip to beautiful Tuscany and we couldn’t be happier to be heading back to one of our favourite places with a new group of excited vegans! 

We are beyond thrilled to be joined by two incredibly inspiring women and vegan lifestyle experts, Erin Ireland and Lauren Toyota

From June 8th-15th (our very favourite time of the year in Italy) we will once again call beautiful Panzano our home, and we’ll have the opportunity to indulge in a mouth-watering menu of veganized Italian food prepared by our very own private vegan chef, the fantastic Gabriele Palloni. In addition to Gabriele’s Italian vegan menu, Erin and Lauren will lead us through two fun and interactive cooking experiences!  

As always, we’ll reside at our home away from home, Pensione Vignamaggio, and throughout the trip we’ll embark on a day of vegan wine-tastings, traverse the varied landscape of colourful Cinque Terre, go on a guided tour of historical Florence and so much more! 

Italy is truly an amazing destination and we can’t wait to grab a glass of wine and watch the sunset together.

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Getaway Details

Saturday, June 8th: Check-in at Pensione Vignamaggio followed by welcome drinks and opening dinner party.
Sunday, June 9th: Family breakfast, wine tasting experience with lunch, dinner at hotel.
Monday, June 10th: Family breakfast, lunch at hotel, dinner cooking experience with Erin Ireland.
Tuesday, June 11th: Family breakfast, day trip into Florence with guided tour, free time (dinner not included on this day). 
Wednesday, June 12th: Family breakfast, free time (lunch not included on this day), dinner cooking experience with Lauren Toyota.
Thursday, June 13th: Family breakfast, Cinque Terre excursion with lunch, dinner at hotel.
Friday, June 14th: Family breakfast, free time, lunch at villa, time to pack and enjoy Panzano, closing night dinner.
Saturday, June 15th: Family breakfast followed by check out and goodbyes.

Schedule details subject to change. All meals included unless otherwise mentioned.
The Getaway Co. groups are comprised of approximately 15-25 participants of all ages (21+)

Event Participation Agreement

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Our Packages

Flight and alcohol (except during wine tastings and opening night) are not included in the above prices. 
Must be at least 21 years of age to participate.
To set up a special payment plan, email info@thegetawayco.com

Included in all packages:

    • 7 nights accommodation at our very own Tuscan Boutique Hotel (Pensione Vignamaggio)
    • 3 special excursions (Wine Tasting, Cinque Terre Day, Guided tour of Florence)
    • 3 delicious plant-based meals per day (except one lunch in Panzano and one dinner in Florence)
    • 2 special vegan cooking experiences, one with Erin Ireland and one with Lauren Toyota 
    • Airport transfers (pickup/drop off at Florence Peretola airport on first and last days of getaway only)
    • Opening and closing dinners
    • A local onsite coordinator to help you with everything you need throughout the trip
    • A whole week long holiday and cultural adventure completely organized for you so all you have to do is show up and enjoy! 
    • 1 unforgettable experience 
    • 1 group of amazing new friends

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About Your Hosts

Amanda Persi


As a PR and event management expert, Amanda has over 15 years of experience working with everyone from Lady Gaga to Kendrick Lamar, to entrepreneurial groups, to corporate teams, and everyone in between! Having planned events and getaways in North America, Europe and Asia, she is both The Getaway Co’s founder and go-to inspiration captain!


Erin Ireland is the owner of Vancouver’s To Live For Bakery and Cafe, as well as, a recipe developer, content creator and animal rights advocate.  A former TEDx speaker, she shares her knowledge and experiences to support other plant-based entrepreneurs globally in an effort to raise awareness about the importance of vegan eating.

Hot For Food Lauren Toyota


As one of the most recognizable experts in plant-based living, Lauren has made a name for herself as an inspirational voice of a generation. From YouTube to Twitter to Instagram, she has countless loyal followers, fans, and subscribers across the board! Currently she is devoted to creating authentic and engaging content on her YouTube channels, Lauren In Real Life and hot for food.

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Kim is a Rome-born, Tuscany-based, British-Italian who has spent 20 years consulting for some of the world’s largest environmental NGOs. Kim has dedicated his life to promoting social change, with a focus on redefining the way in which humans relate to other life forms, especially animals. Leading The Getaway Co.’s vegan tours in Italy is part of Kim’s dedication to supporting vegan companies who are contributing to changing the world.


Born and raised in Florence, Italy, Gabriele has worked as a chef in countless creative formats, has written three vegan cookbooks, and collaborates on all kinds of exciting vegan projects in Italy and beyond. Gabriele owns a vegan B&B in Florence, and works as a home chef spreading his message of antispeciesism across the nation. 

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Check out all the fun we had in Italy in 2021!