Though not generally considered so, wine and food are an important part of a country culture, therefore, taking part in a wine tour is not only a plesure, but also a way to get acquainted with the way of life of the country you are visiting. The way people relate to food or wines reflect their approach on life.
Meet Our producers.. We try to account for the great diversity of Italian wineries, from the large, highly sofisticated estates to the family run farm. Each one of the cellars we visit has some special feature that makes it a unique experience. From the very famous names in wine production such as Donatella Cinelli Colombini or The Florio wineries to the farmer who plays Mozart to his vines.
Experience our great wines.. You will get acquainted also with the diversity of Italian wines. In the same region there are really many completely different types of wine. For instance, if you are Touring Umbria and Tuscany you will be able to taste Chianti Classico and Supertuscan, Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino. Vernaccia and Nobile di Montepulciano, Sagrantino and rosso di Montefalco.
Experience our special accommodations.. Our accommodations are often wine producing estates; this way you can experience from close how wine is made a, by strolling through the vineyards understand better how they are cultivated and how much work goes into making a good wine.
Tuscany has many excellent wines among the most well known and even among the most expensive of Italy ; they are very different one from the other each with its own flavors and perfumes, however they all have at least 60 if not 100% of Sangioovese grape. In this tour we will visit several different wineries to understand how hard work and know -how succeed in creating uniques products. On the way we will take the time to discover some of the many artistic treasures this land has produced in past centuries.
Layers of different civilisations have made of Sicily a unique area where you can see history unfold: from Fenician ruins to Byzantine mosaics; from Greek temples to Norman forteresses and baroque churches. Then there is the landscape: what starking contrasts! Luscious vegetation next to deserted and rugged mountains; sheer cliffs drop into the clearest sea; ….and the flowers…. and the perfumes …. and the food!
The core of this program are the 7 nights spent in Piedmont to enjoy some of the most famous Italian wines. Howeve this area can be combined either with a couple of days spent in the Aosta valley with breathtaking views of the Alps and very special wines or with few days spent on the coast near the Cinqueterre and the coastal Tuscany to enjoy sea views, sea food and Sassicaia, the most expensive of Italian wines.
Preparing Italian food is fun and there are hundreds of Italian recipies that are easy to learn. In our cooking classes you will discover that you only need 20 minutes to prepare a Tiramisu ready to serve. Of course mixing eggs and flour to make tagiatelle is slightly more difficult, but all our clients succeed.
Italian cuisine and wines are genuine and sofisticated, at the same time like Italian people who are simple and warm yet elegant and refined.
We can include one or more cooking classes in our tours.
On request a day hike or a cycling tour can be included.
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