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.
Duration: 8 Days – 7 Nights
Extra-nights: Possible extra night in Florence or Perugia.
Day 1 – Arrival in Panzano
Transfer from Florence airport to Panzano. Check in at Fattoria Valle then walk (500mt) to the famous Cecchini butcher shop where you will taste a Mac Dario. Cooking course. Supper with what you cooked.
Day 2 – Transfer to San Gimignano.
Transfer to San Gimignano through winding Chianti roads. Walk to Torraccia di Chiusi a wine producing farm facing San Gimignano towers for a wine tasting lunch. After lunch return to S. Gimignano and Visit this beautiful town and its towers, enjoy a gelato and have some leisure time for shopping in its many enticing boutiques. Return to the villa along a different route.
Day 3 – Siena
Transfer to Castellina in Chianti and short tour of the town then transfer to Dievole winery, one of the largest estate in Chianti. Lunch will be in Siena at the Enoteca nazionale. In the afternoon we peak inside Siena Duomo, sit at a café in P.za del Campo, the famous square where the Palio is run. Transfer to Fattoria del Colle and supper.
Day 4 – Transfer by van to Montalcino.
Along the way you can stop to visit (Monte Oliveto Monastery – Wine tasting/lunch at Paradiso di Frassina on the way up to Montalcino. Tour of the town then back at your villa. Supper and night.
Day 5 – Fattoria del Colle
A restful day: have a walking tour in the vineyards of the Fattoria del Colle, visit the winery and have a wine tasting lunch. In the afternoon cooking class and supper. Possible 20 mn walk to Trequanda for a cappuccino.
Day 6 – Today you are heading for Umbria
But first drive to Montepulciano. Have a wine tasting of the Nobile wine at a nice winery of the area Poderi Boscarelli and reach your country Inn. Check in and transfer to Perugia where we will have time for a short tour of the town. Supper at il Caffè di Perugia. Hotel Fortuna
Day 7 – Transfer to Assisi
Transfer to Assisi and visit then have a wine tasting/ lunch at Dionigi, a family owned winery near Bevagna. On the way home stop in Deruta for the ceramic factory. Do not miss the best of our cooking classes with Cristina and its family. Overnight at villa Il Poggiolo.
Day 8 – Transfer to Florence hotel.
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