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Discover this beautiful and time-honoured region through its quintessential food and wine, as we walk through a gentle landscape of vineyards, olive groves and medieval hilltop towns.


Activity Level: Moderate

Up to 12km daily

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Discover this beautiful and time-honoured region through its quintessential food and wine.

This tour takes us into the heart of the Chianti Classico region, as we walk through a gentle landscape of vineyards, olive groves and medieval hilltop towns. We meet the colourful locals, eat in rustic trattorias, enjoy private dinners, and relish wine and oil tastings with master producers. Our accommodation is in a beautiful self-contained villa amid the Tuscan hills, and in small, authentic hotels.

Our half-day cooking class with an entertaining chef gives us a unique insight into the secrets of Tuscan cuisine. For those who love to explore a region in depth through the delights of its culinary genius and enviable lifestyle this tour is for you.

Food & Wine

Tuscan cuisine is a celebration of simplicity, a return to the freshest breads, cheeses, seasonal vegetables, and fruit.  On this journey we indulge in local game including wild boar, hare, deer and pheasant, locally cured pork as well as top quality Florentine steak. We try the ribollita or “reboiled” soup with its peasant origins. Hand rolled thick grainy surfaced pici pasta and pappardelle are also local to this region. Sweets such as panforte, ricciarelli and cavallucci biscuits accompany coffee stops along our walks.

Naturally we’ll also have ample opportunity to taste regional wines such as Chianti, Sassicaia and Brunello di Montalcino.

JourneyHighlights

~ Explore the cultural and historical wonders of Florence and Siena
~ Lunch at Lorenza de Medici’s famous restaurant in the Chianti hills
~ Walk through vineyards, tiny villages and medieval hill towns
~ Learn the culinary secrets from one of Tuscany's most highly acclaimed chefs
~ View the magnificent Signorelli frescoes at the Abbey of Monte Oliveto
~ Learn how to cook a classic Italian dish at a leading cooking school

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