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Wine and food day-trips

During your stay here in Tuscany we invite you to visit some very interesting farms and cellars that produce local wine, oil and food in an organic and traditional way. An English (on request also German, French, Spanish or Russian) speaking assistant will lead you throughout the area and will share with you an unforgettable tasting of these delicacies. If you prefer not to drive your own car, we can also provide a car or minibus with personal driver.

Wine tasting

Tuscany is famous worldwide for its excellent production of wine thanks to its unique D.O.C., I.G.T. and D.O.C.G. wines. We organize wine tours with visits to cellars and tastings to experience the process of winemaking.
Prices and Details: Our wine tours include a tour leader speaking your language at your disposal for the whole tour, the visit to the cellars with the person in charge, a walk through the vineyards, the tasting of the wines produced there, with a bit of local bread, cheese and ham or bruschetta. There are several wine cellars to visit, from the small family run estate where the used methods are the very traditional ones, to the big wine producers who use very high technologically advanced machinery. The excellent wines produced in this area are Chianti and IGT wines. In September and October you will have the pleasure to assist to the harvest of the grapes!

2 People

80 p.p.

4 People

50 p.p.

6 People

40 p.p.

8 People

35 p.p.

Olive oil tasting

A very important Tuscan produce is olive oil. Thanks to the patient care to the trees and the groves, the result of the olive pressing is an unrepeatable oil that you can taste during a visit to a mill.
Prices and Details: Our olive oil tour includes a tour leader speaking your language at your disposal for the whole tour, the visit to the mill with the person in charge, and taste of the different extra virgin olive oils produced in the area to better understand this wonderful product of Tuscany! In November and December you will have the pleasure to assist to the harvest of the olives!

2 People

75 p.p.

4 People

45 p.p.

6 People

35 p.p.

8 People

30 p.p.

Cheese and salami tasting

An original idea while staying in Tuscany is visiting a local farm specialized in the production of fully organic cheese, from fresh ricotta to ripened pecorino. The farm is located near the Etruscan town Volterra, on the top of a hill, surrounded by a unique landscape.
Prices and Details: Our cheese and salami tour includes a tour leader speaking your language at your disposal for the whole tour, the visit to the organic cheese factory, located in the countryside on the hills around Volterra, the barn with the animals and the whole estate. Rates also include the tasting of all the different kinds of sheep cheese produced by the farm combined with local ham, wine and other typical produce for a nice light lunch.

2 People

90 p.p.

4 People

60 p.p.

6 People

50 p.p.

8 People

40 p.p.

Pasta factory and medieval castle day-trip

Even if it is not famous on a large scale yet, the handcrafted production of pasta is also something Tuscany can be proud of. An English speaking personal tour leader (on request also German, Spanish, French, Italian or Russian) will take you to a small family run pasta factory that exports its production in all the world.
Prices and Details: Our pasta tour includes a tour leader speaking your language at your disposal for the whole tour, the visit to the family-run pasta factory with the person in charge to understand all the secrets of a high quality pasta production. Rates also include the ticket to the medieval castle located at the top of the little medieval village of Lari, and the tasting of a cherry liquor in an old fashion bar.

2 People

75 p.p.

4 People

45 p.p.

6 People

35 p.p.

8 People

30 p.p.

Chocolate tasting

The newest jewel among our local produce is chocolate. Tuscan chocolate makers got the best producers in Italy over the last years and right in the areas of our activity you can visit a family-run factory. Learn why the basin of the river Arno is now called the Chocolate Valley.
Prices and Details: Our chocolate tour includes a tour leader speaking your language at your disposal for the whole tour, the visit to the chocolate factory with the person in charge that will explain you the history of the cocoa and its working process. The factory is located very close to Pisa. Rates also include the tasting of the exquisite chocolate creations from the maitre chocolatier. There is also the possibility to learn with your own hands how to create chocolate bon-bons!

2 People

120 p.p.

4 People

70 p.p.

6 People

50 p.p.

8 People

40 p.p.

Pastry tasting

Tuscany has a century old pastry tradition. From the traditional festivity cakes to the world known cantuccini biscuits served with Vinsanto liquor wine. Visit a traditional pastry shop and taste the hand made cakes in the setting of a medieval town.
Prices and Details: Our pastry tasting tour includes a tour leader speaking your language at your disposal for the whole tour, the visit to the traditional pastry shop with the person in charge that will explain you the preparation of traditional cakes and biscuits. The tasting of all the different products is accompanied with excellent original coffees and cappuccinos. There is also the possibility to organize a hands-on activity for the preparation of pizza and cakes.

2 People

90 p.p.

4 People

60 p.p.

6 People

50 p.p.

8 People

45 p.p.
Ideas for combined tours

1) Visit to the cheese factory and cheese tasting, visit to the olive oil mill and tasting of the different oils.

2 People

100 p.p.

4 People

70 p.p.

6 People

60 p.p.

8 People

50 p.p.

2) Visit to the pasta factory, to the castle and to one of the wineries of the area with wine tasting.

2 People

100 p.p.

4 People

65 p.p.

6 People

55 p.p.

8 People

45 p.p.

Note

– Rates include a private tour guide, visit to the farms/factories and tasting of typical produce.
– The tour leader is supposed to come in your car and be your personal guide at your disposal for the whole tour, telling you about history, culture and curiosities concerning the places you are visiting.
– Prices are without car transport. In case you wish not to drive we are happy to provide for you a car or minibus + chauffeur.
– Prices are per person, per adult. Discounts are available for children. Children 0-4 y.o. free of charge, Children 4-12 y.o. from 30 to 80% off. Ask for an estimate.
– Special prices for groups with more than 8 people. Ask for an estimate.
– All the services are possible in English, German, Russian, Spanish, French and Italian.