Gourmet Tuscany

GOURMET TUSCANY – escorted tour
Fist day: Siena
Dinner – Overnight
Arrival in Siena and check-in at charming residence in the picturesque landscape of the rolling Tuscan hills. Visit of the farm producing wine and extra virgin olive oil.
Typical Tuscan dinner and overnight stay.

Second day: Siena guided tour / cooking class
Breakfast – private guided tour – cooking class with dinner – Overnight
Buffet breakfast at the residence.
Private guided tour of Siena with Urban trekking is an innovative way of visiting a town where you have the chance of exploring hidden corners and admiring unexpected views, far from the crowd. All you need is a comfortable pair of shoes! At the end your guide will take you for a taste of the famous ricciarelli and panforte, explaining you how since the Medieval times the recipes have been handed down.
In the afternoon enjoy a cooking class with English instruction at one of the most famous Culinary School of the town: the chef has always been a passionate researcher into old texts on cookery, and her lessons combine a mixture of both ancient and family recipes, coupled with only the healthiest and most authentic local ingredients.
Dinner at the Cooking School, overnight at the residence.

Third day Chianti Classico d.o.c.g.
Breakfast – wine tasting – dinner – overnight
Buffet breakfast at the residence.
Departure for a Chianti Classico wine tour with personal driver.
Driving along the beautiful Tuscan landscape, your first stop will be an exclusive and small Chianti winery in order to visit the wine cantina and its cellars.
Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Fourth day Brunello di Montalcino – Pecorino cheese
Breakfast – wine and cheese tasting – dinner – overnight
Buffet breakfast at the residence.
Departure for Montalcino, exploring the Brunello wine region, along a scenic drive through the beautiful Tuscan countryside. Visit of the historic cellars and the charming town of Montalcino with its narrow streets, filled with artisan food and wine shops.
In the afternoon you will visit the town of Pienza, well known for tiny gourmet cheese and handmade pasta as “Pici”. Visit to a Pecorino sheep cheese producer.
Dinner at a restaurant. Ovenight stay at a charming hotel.

Fifth day Nobile di Montepulciano
Breakfast – wine tasting
Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
Departure for Montepulciano where you will have a tour of the some cellars and then taste several fruity and rich wines, including Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.
Departure.
PRICE PER PERSON: Euros 985,00
Base: 4 paying people

THE PRICE INCLUDES
Transfer to from airport (a shuttle will be arranged based on arrival times in Florence airport)
Travel by car or van with driver for the whole tour.
Four nights at a boutique hotel or residence in double occupancy rooms.
Buffet breakfast and dinner
Cooking course and dinner
Private guided visit of Siena with tasting products
Wine tasting and cheese tasting
Parking fees, highway fees and driver’s expenses
Informative material
Travel insurance assistance (*)
Vat tax
THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
Flights
Personal expenses, tips and what is not mentioned in “the price includes”

(*) Travel insurance Assistance for foreigners traveling in Italy. The policy covers residents abroad for travel and stays for the purpose of tourism and study within the Italian territory.
Travel assistance in Italy; Reimbursement of medical expenses up to € 2,500


Photos by: Giulia Brogi – Silvia Pratelli - FotoGielle Siena