Wine Tours and Activities

Brunello di Montalcino

Montalcino is a small hilltop town South of Siena. The famous Brunello grape (Sangiovese Grosso) has its very origins and exclusive growth here. Brunello di Montalcino was invented more than a century ago by Ferruccio Biondi-Santi and has become one of the most famous wines in the world, prized and praised by important wine critics, wine collectors and wine lovers

Chianti Classico

This day trip will be an exploration of the heart of the Chianti Classico, the defined area that begins just South of Florence and reaches all the way to the North of Siena. While visiting the wonders of the area and in tasting its wines, you will come to understand the concept of terroir, and you will learn how Chianti Classico is made, how to distinguish the characteristics of the main grape varieties, and much more...

Contrada
Neighborhoods Walk

Siena is the only city in Italy which has the CONTRADAs – Neighborhoods. There are 17 in all. During our tour you will get to know about the history of the the contrada – linked to the World-famous PALIO horse race which takes place twice a year; on the 2nd of July and on the 16th of August. Only in Siena – and “only” since the past 7 hundred years

Cooking Classes

Italy has the most amazing culinary heritage – and what would be better than taking a piece of that with you home?! In fact, it has become very popular to do cooking lessons, especially in Tuscany where the cuisine is well known to be one of the best of the country. Learn how to make pasta, ribollita, pappa al pomodoro, local pasta sauces, minestrone toscano, crespelle, pasta & fagioli, panzanella, tortelli, pici....

Nobile di Montepulciano

The historical hilltop towns of Montalcino and Montepulciano are often confused because their names sound so similar. However, the first means “the mount of the oak” the latter means “the mount of politics”. Both names were given to each area centuries ago and their meaning no longer have much to do with what goes on in these towns. Nowadays both are wonderful wine making regions of Tuscany.

Vernaccia di San Gimignano

San Gimignano is a hilltop town North of Siena famous for its many medieval towers. But it is also the location of one of the most important white wines of Italy named Vernaccia di San Gimignano, the absolute first white wine to receive the DOC status back in 1966. In recent years the area has also shown an interesting potential for....

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