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Arezzo: Val di Chiana Wine Tasting Experience

1. Arezzo: Val di Chiana Wine Tasting Experience

Together with an expert, you will walk in the vineyard whilst admiring the amazing Tuscan landscape. You can listen to your guide as they explain to you the history of the location, as well as the explanation of the methods and techniques of the wine production. This journey follows a unique tradition in high-quality wine production, and you will learn how this is all possible thanks to the ideal climate conditions of the Chiana Valley, exposure of the fields, location, and soil properties. Following that, take part in an exclusive wine tasting created by the farm combined with local Tuscan products. Throughout this experience you will taste three most-important Tuscan wines known all around the world, as a professional sommelier explains to you in depth the particularity of those Italian excellencies. A sample of red and white wines will be served with local products such as Tuscan sausages and cheese, and you will also be treated to water, wine, appetizers, and bread. This experience will prove a fantastic opportunity to learn how to match your wine with tasty food, as well as how wines are made.

Tuscany: Ripalte Design Winery Wine and Cheese Tasting Tour

2. Tuscany: Ripalte Design Winery Wine and Cheese Tasting Tour

Allow yourself to journey through the flavors and aromas of the grapes of the Island of Elba. Walk among the vineyard rows stretching towards the Tuscan Archipelago and listen to the story of winemaking. Taste several types of wine, try locally made cheeses, and bask in the atmosphere. Arrive at the Ripalte Design Winery and explore this 1000 acre private property. Tour the estate and learn the varieties of grapes that grow there and the local legends and fascinating facts of the area. Enter the design cellar and marvel at the work of the architect, Tobia Scarpa. Overlook the Tyrrhenian Sea and taste the local wines of the island. Try 3 wines produced at the winery. Varieties include rosé, sparkling, white, red wine, and the dessert red wine Aleatico dell'Elba. Pair the tasting with domestic products from Tuscany. Enjoy local cured meats and flavored cheeses of various types. Immerse yourself in the magical ambience of a private natural oasis.

Full-Day Brunello Wine Tour from Florence with Full Lunch

3. Full-Day Brunello Wine Tour from Florence with Full Lunch

Your winery tour begins with a drive along one of the most beautiful and ancient roads of Tuscany and its sweet and enchanting hills. Once in the area, visit the historic village of Montalcino, and proceed with a guided tour and wine tasting of a small producer in Brunello. Visit the cellar and learn something about the origin and production of this world-renowned wine. Taste the wine in evolution straight from the barrel. During a typical Tuscan lunch, you will drink DOCG Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino DOC. On request, you can visit the vineyards and enjoy the anecdotes and “stories” on viticulture and production narrated by the winemaker. In the afternoon, you will go to another wine producer of the Val d’Orcia and Chianti region, where you can taste the Tuscan extra virgin olive oil. This is no ordinary tour, as you will explore the lifestyle of the country listening to those who live it. Visits to farms will not be just a quick stop for a glass of wine, but a real intercultural experience.

San Gimignano: Cooking Class and Wine Tasting

4. San Gimignano: Cooking Class and Wine Tasting

Podere la Marronaia is a small family-run farm in San Gimignano dedicated to the cultivation of grapes and olives with the production of organic wines and extra virgin olive oils. The story will begin in the year 2000 when Silvia and Luigi Dei, together with their young children Pietro and Corrado, bought a property called Podere la Marronaia to make of it their home and follow the dream of a new life. The old vineyards and olive yards were immediately converted into the organic method of cultivation, while a long restoring of the house began. Now the whole family works in the farm business. Pietro and Corrado grew up following the dream to continue the family tradition. In the year 2000, the production was converted into the organic ethos of cultivation and recently in 2016, following the idea of a more sustainable agriculture and the respect of the environment, the fields have been converted into biodynamic agriculture. The cellar and the tasting venue are situated within walking distance from the town center of San Gimignano, surrounded by a beautiful countryside with a view of the towers and the Vernaccia vineyards. Different options will be to introduced to guests of the Tuscan farming world and local traditions. The aim is not to offer just a wine tasting, a lunch or a visit but to introduce guests to a full immersion personalized experience and share soul and passion for the land and products.

From Milan: Bologna the Capital of Italian Food Tour

5. From Milan: Bologna the Capital of Italian Food Tour

Depart from Milan Central Station. Wake yourself up with an Italian coffee (espresso) offered by your professional guide and get ready for your enogastronomic route through Bologna, the Capital of Italian food. You will reach Bologna by train in one hour (approximately). Once in Bologna, your guide will show you the heart of the city with its Porticos, Medieval Towers, the Emilian capital commences in Piazza Maggiore, a rather large square that was originally a market.  After a quick stroll, stop for a food and wine tasting. Try the famous Gnocco Fritto (salty fried bread) served with Italian salumi and cheese. Your guide will give you a curious explanation of these traditional dishes. Taste the flavor of the authentic regional wine and spend unforgivable moments in a typical trattoria. Spend an afternoon dedicated to visit the beauties of the city with some free time for shopping. Before taking the train to Milan, get some energy through the taste of a small piece of chocolate in one of the most famous chocolate factories. Depart from Bologna in the late afternoon and arrive in Milan the next evening.

From Bologna: Franciacorta Lunch and Wine Tasting

6. From Bologna: Franciacorta Lunch and Wine Tasting

Discover Franciacorta, the land of production of one of the most prestigious wines in Italy. Visit some of the best wineries in the area, taste the wines and have a suggestive lunch among the vineyards. The private transfer will pick you up at your hotel and will take you to the Franciacorta area. In the morning, visit the first winery, where you'll be taken on a guided tour. Learn the history of the winery and the production processes of one of the most prestigious wines in Italy and at the end, you'll have a wine tasting. Afterward, move to another winery where, after the guided tour and the tasting, you will enjoy the suggestive experience of a picnic immersed in the vineyards.

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Wonderful experience. The host ( Andrea) was amazing and absolutely professional.