Savor the Flavors and Wonders of Italy on a Taste of Tuscany Food and Wine Tour
Visit local producers, cook, eat, drink, laugh, repeat.
Embark on the adventure of a lifetime with our Taste of Tuscany tour. Immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of Tuscany as you visit with local producers, cook, eat, drink, and repeat. Explore the culinary and cultural riches of one of Italy’s most beautiful regions, all while staying at a luxury 13th-century farmhouse hand-chosen by our expert team.
Taste of Tuscany Tour at a Glance
Our Taste of Tuscany food tour includes cooking classes, wine tastings, and visits to quaint villages and destinations steeped in history. Indulge in world-famous Italian cuisine prepared with love by local chefs. Learn about olive oil, cheeses, breads, coffee and more. After exploring the surrounding area, enjoy delicious meals that you prepare — made from the finest produce and vine-ripened wines. Whether you’re a foodie or just enjoy exploring new cultures, the Taste of Tuscany food tour is the perfect way to create unforgettable memories as you savor the flavors of Italy.
Stay in a Luxury Farmhouse
Your trip to Italy begins in Montepulciano, a charming town in Italy where you will be accommodated in a 13th-century luxury farmhouse. The 72-acre estate with vineyards and olive trees was part of a farm system laid out by Pope Pius II in the mid-1400s. During your leisure time, you can wander the grounds, take a dip in the swimming pool and enjoy the stunning view of Pienza. You will be enchanted by Tuscany’s picturesque landscape with its rolling hills, vineyards, and cypress trees.
Enjoy the Best Food and Wine Tuscany Has to Offer
Test your culinary skills with several cooking classes where you will learn how to make pasta and traditional Tuscan specialties. Your hands-on class begins with a trip to the vegetable garden to pick fresh, seasonal produce. Participate in a truffle hunt with a trained dog and enjoy the fruits of your labor during a delicious meal based on truffles. Grill a delicious Fiorentina steak!You will receive the recipes of everything you learn to make, so you can keep the tastes and memories of your Italian adventure when you return home. You will also have the opportunity to visit local cheese makers and taste some of the best sheep’s milk cheese in Italy. Finally, you’ll visit an ancient olive oil grove to learn about the process of making this liquid gold.
Sip Wine Under the Tuscan Sun
In addition to enjoying the cuisine of the region, tasting the incredible wines is essential. Toast with the winemakers as you sample the excellent local red wine made from the Sangiovese grape. Engage your senses as you learn about the nuances of this renowned varietal, appreciating its complexity while being immersed in the natural beauty of a Tuscan vineyard. All meals will be paired with local wines including Chianti, Super Tuscans, and Brunello selections.
Explore the Culture of Charming Villages
Accompanied by your local guide, you will visit the picturesque hilltop destinations surrounding the villa, including Pienza, Montalcino, Montichiello, and the Crete Sinese. Explore winding, hilly streets, where Renaissance-style palazzi and churches rise from the cobblestones. The stunning views of the surrounding landscapes are second to none. Enjoy leisurely hikes on ancient Roman roads that traverse through vineyards. Dine at local cafes, shop for Tuscan leather goods and cashmere, and discover local artisan shops at your leisure.
April 14-20 | October 13-19 | October 20-26 | October 26-November 2
From €4510-€4840 based on double occupancy
Contact our luxury travel experts today for a detailed itinerary and more information.
What is included in the Taste of Tuscany tour?
During the seven-day, six-night trip, all breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 5 dinners including wine, water and coffee are included. All tastings during your visits are also included. Transportation is included during your stay, including pick up and drop off to the nearby Chiusi Chianciano Terme train station. A drop off to Rome Fiumicino Airport can also be arranged for a supplement.
How many days in Tuscany is enough?
The ideal number of days to spend in Tuscany varies depending on personal preferences, the places you wish to visit, and the depth of experiences you want to immerse yourself in. However, our recommendation is to plan at least 5 to 7 days to explore Tuscany thoroughly. On the Taste of Tuscany food tour, you will explore the southern area of Tuscany called the Val D’Orcia. You can also add to your journey before or after the Taste of Tuscany tour. The nearest train station to the farmhouse is Chiusi Chianciano Terme which has trains to Rome Termini and Florence SMN stations with a travel time in under two hours.
How many people are on the tour?
The tour can accommodate up to 20 people based on double occupancy.
Can you accommodate more than two people in a room?
Yes, the farmhouse has family rooms that can accommodate up to four guests. On the grounds, there is also a small villa with two bedrooms and two bathrooms which can accommodate up to four guests.
Can solo travelers join this tour?
Yes, if you are taking a solo trip to Italy, you can join this tour. Solo travelers are required to pay a single supplement.
Will there be any other costs?
The Taste of Tuscany tour is an all-inclusive tour. During the six-day trip, your experiences and all breakfasts, lunches, dinners, including wine, are included in the trip cost.
What is the weather like in Tuscany?
Spring and fall are the ideal times of the year to take a trip to Italy. During spring, warm, sunny days melt into cool evenings and the air is filled with the scents of rosemary and jasmine starting to bloom. The landscape is colored in vibrant green. Average temperatures in spring range from 51-75 degrees Fahrenheit.
In fall, the days are sunny and warm and the nights are characterized by a cool breeze. The verdant green hills transform into a warm golden landscape. The morning fog evaporates and gives way to bright, clear days. Average temperatures in the fall range from 51-81 degrees Fahrenheit. During this time, the grape and olive harvests occur. Winemakers and farmers work tirelessly to produce the highest quality wines and olive oils.
When is white truffle hunting season in Tuscany?
The prized white truffle hunting season in Tuscany typically spans from September to December. Winter black truffles can be enjoyed from December to early March and summer black truffles can be enjoyed from May to August.
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