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From beginning to end, the experience at Tenuta Torciano was an incredible one. Our instructor, Antonio, was incredibly personable and helpful as we made three different types of pasta from scratch. Not only is it fun to do this while sipping on wine, we learned a valuable life skill that we will have forever. After the prep is done we went into a beautiful private room where we tried at least a dozen different wines led by the fantastic Marco while we at the pasta that we made (which was legitimately some of the best pasta we've ever had), meats, and cheeses.
The staff at Tenuta Torciano was incredible warm and welcoming and we can't wait to go back!
Discover the art of pasta making and other Italian cooking techniques at a 2-hour class in Tuscany. Visit a winery and learn to create three varieties of pasta plus other Tuscan classics, with guidance from a chef. Then, savor your creations for lunch or dinner. Afterward, enjoy an estate tour and tastings of 15 home-made winery products, including wines and olive oils. Choose a lunchtime or evening class, with no hotel pickup or drop-off included.
This wine tasting experience was great. The people were lovely and passionate about their wine. The light lunch and tasting of wines and oils was delicious. The grounds are beautiful, a must do if in the area.
Sip on wine in San Gimignano during a Tuscan wine and food tasting. Try varietals such as Brunello di Montalcino, Vernaccia, and Chianti Classico, and learn about the distinct Tuscan winemaking regions as you drink. The tasting session is complemented by your choice of food. Select a winemaker option to include some light snacks, or upgrade to include a light lunch or dinner.
Breeze past the Casa Campatelli and Tower admission line with this pre-booked entrance ticket. This saves you trouble and leaves more time to enjoy the “casa,” a reconstructed 18th-century house and tower that evokes Tuscan life from a different age. The tower is a great introduction to San Gimignano and Tuscany, where visitors can learn about the history of the area through the carefully restored rooms and multi-media narration available in several languages.
Combine your San Gimignano sightseeing with a taste of the local terroir on this organic winery visit. Go behind-the-scenes at the family-run farm and vineyard, tour the facilities, and then indulge in a generous wine tasting. You’ll also sample locally made olive oils, and enjoy a classic Tuscan feast of bruschetta, pasta, and more. Choose from lunch or dinner tours to best suit your schedule.
Taste Tuscan wine at the source with a vineyard tour and light lunch. Explore beyond the center of San Gimignano and visit an organic farm where grapes and olives are grown. Learn about how wine is made and meet the people behind the winery. Sample extra virgin olive oils along with a lunch that includes bruschetta, pasta, and a selection of pecorino cheeses.
San Quirico Winery is a family-run winery located in the Tuscan Hills, just outside of San Gimignano. On this tour, gain an insight into Tuscany’s winemaking heritage as you tour the winery and vineyards, then enjoy an expert-led wine tasting. Sample a selection of three red and white wines, accompanied by regional specialties such as bruschetta and olive oil.
From our greeting through our departure, First Class. Very knowledgeable family, everyone is family. The grounds are breathtaking and the level of service impeccable. Our lunch, part of which was an old family recipe for lasagna made with no cheese but bechamel sauce delicious. The wines were exceptional and the white one of a kind.
Enjoy a celebratory lunch in Tuscany with a four-course meal and wine tasting at the atmospheric Torciano Wines Private Reserve. Stroll the property while admiring the vineyard-draped hills and olive groves. Snack on an appetizer of Tuscan cheeses, salami and Bruschetta before a delicious lunch of truffle lasagna, Tuscan ribollita, roasted meat, and potatoes. Then, savor an after-lunch treat of Cantuccini with dessert wine and a sampling of reserve wines.
San Quirico Winery is a family-run winery located in the Tuscan Hills, just outside of San Gimignano. On this tour, gain an insight into Tuscany’s winemaking heritage as you tour the winery and vineyards, then enjoy a gourmet wine-tasting lunch. Sample a selection of five red and white wines, accompanied by regional specialties such as bruschetta, Tuscan soup, cold cut meats, and cheeses.
Set on a pretty hill just 2 miles (3 kilometers) from the heart of San Gimignano, San Quirico Winery is the ideal spot to discover the magic of Tuscan wine on a private tutored wine tasting. Tour the cellar, learn the basics of winemaking, then sample four delicious vintages alongside bruschetta, salami, and cheese.
This experience is a full immersion in the wine and Evo oil world, the focus is not the food but what we produce with so much passion.
Relax in our garden watching the city of San Gimignano from an amazing perspective, taste our organic wines and olive oils paired with some homemade simple snacks.
Visit a family-owned winery in San Gimignano for a tour of its prestigious vineyards, followed by a tasting session and lunch. Owned by the esteemed Giachi winemaking family, the Tenuta Torciano estate is dedicated to the production of the vernaccia grape, which is then turned into San Gimignano’s famous wine. Visit the estate’s unique spiral vineyard, sample several varietals of Tuscan wine, then take a seat for a 4-course lunch of local specialities.
We had a very enjoyable experience with chef Tina (Valentina). She was fun and very easy to work with. My husband, who’s not one to cook, rolled up his sleeves and really got into it.
Our dinner and wine tasting after was very enjoyable. Left we wine and olive oil for home!!!
Step into the kitchen and prepare a delicious Tuscan meal during this 3-hour hands-on cooking class. Learn to make a 4-course seasonal Tuscan meal with your chef from start to finish such as homemade pasta, truffle lasagna, crostinis, steak, and tiramisu. Also enjoy a tasting of a variety of local wines, olive oils, and vinegars to get a well-rounded look at Tuscan cuisine.
Tuscany is Italy’s gastronomic heartland and a cooking class is the perfect way to discover the region’s rich culinary traditions. On this 3-hour small-group cooking class, pick up tips and techniques from a local chef; create traditional recipes such as antipasti, bruschetta, and pasta dishes; then tuck into a delicious homemade lunch or dinner, accompanied by Tuscan wines.
San Gimignano Walking Tour and Vernaccia Wine Tasting - Semi Private
, Oct 2019
Tour was fantastic. Anja was exceptional. So personable, knowledgeable, and just plain fun to have on the tour. We spent 2 weeks in Italy and the some of the most fun was the time we spent with Anja. The city was interesting, the local shops were and Anja was able to introduce it to us all. She clearly knows the history, the businesses, and the people well. She made the experience really outstanding.
On this insider’s introduction to San Gimignano, you’ll explore the Tuscan hilltop town on foot, discovering medieval-era landmarks. Highlights include panoramic views of the surrounding countryside from the Torre Grossa, Renaissance-era frescos in the Church of St. Augustine, and a peek at the town’s original walls. You’ll also have the chance to partake in a local wine tasting.
The ideal treat for wine aficionados, this special tasting excursion gives you exclusive access to San Quirico Winery, overlooking the stunning hill town of San Gimignano. Sample five organic labels, including Chianti and Vernaccia, and enjoy a tasty market lunch composed of local meats, cheeses, and breads. Small-group tours also included a guided visit of the winery’s cellars and a behind-the-scenes look at the winemaking process.
Don’t fret about planning a shore excursion yourself—leave the logistics to someone else on this seamless, full-day trip from Livorno. Meet your private guide upon disembarkation, and hop aboard your air-conditioned, Wi-Fi-equipped minivan. You’ll head first to Florence, where you can see the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, and other key sights. Then, discover another Tuscan highlight when you venture to the UNESCO-listed town of San Gimignano, renowned for its many towers. Enjoy a traditional Tuscan lunch (own expense), and explore further at your leisure.
Visit an organic winery for an exclusive private tour complete with a balsamic tasting and light lunch. Walk from the San Gimignano town center to explore a family-run farm where both grapes and olives are grown. Taste several organic wines alongside a light lunch including bruschetta, pasta, and a range of pecorino cheeses.
Get out of restaurants and cooking classes and into the outdoors for a truffle hunt. With this tour, a guide and truffle-hunting dogs take you to look for white and black truffles while teaching you to identify the trees they grow on. After the hunt is complete, have a lunch of traditional Tuscan food products, and taste local wine, olive oils, vinegar, and truffle oil.
Tuscany is one of Italy’s most famous wine regions, but you don’t need a full day exploring the vineyards to enjoy a taste of Tuscan wine. The family-run Podere la Marronaia winery is just minutes from San Gimignano and this private 45-minute tour includes a tasting of organic wines and extra virgin olive oils.
Hop on a scooter to explore the rolling landscapes of Chianti on this 7.5-hour Vespa tour from San Gimignano. Settle on a Vespa and ride around vine-coated hills, cypress groves and old villages, soaking in the views of this famous wine producing region. Your tour includes a wine tasting and lunch, plus the option to ride as a passenger with an escort driver or to upgrade to drive your Vespa.
Horse Riding in Tuscany for Experienced Riders: Full-day Trail Ride
Excellent riding - the best in Italy.
, Nov 2019
Was looking to horse riding Trial near Florence, but most places I enquired were more interested in me taking cooking and wine tasting classes, along with just a hour of horse riding where they quoted me a bomb.
Then I came across this in viator of full day horse riding almost in middle of jungle at very reasonable price. Jasmine was my guide, got a amazing sure footed horse with great temperament Rode around 6 hours.
In jungle, grass lands, Near abandoned houses in forest, all the way near old town. Mix of walk, trot, canter and galloping. Easily one of the best horse riding experience I had. They even got a lunch box and water packed for full day ride.
Jasmine was very friendly guide and she loved her horses. Thanks to her for making riding wonderful.
They are closed in winter as they are linked to hotel which also closes down.
I am surely coming back next time i am in Italy.
Discover the Tuscan countryside on this all-day horseback riding tour. Designed for experienced riders, you’ll explore the wild region of Maremma Toscana, crossing wooded areas and small rivers and traveling past medieval villages. The horses are reliable and sure-footed; there are several opportunities to trot and canter. A picnic lunch is included.
Volterra is a three thousand year-old small town nested on the top of a hill more than 500 m high (1650 feet) on the sea level. It is surrounded by the valley of the river Cecina to south-west and, to north-east, by the valley of the river Era. A place where you can experience millenniums of history, art, archeology and culture from the Etruscans to the Romans, from the Middle Ages to Renaissance simply strolling through its narrow streets, unique squares, winning artisan shops and charming landscapes.
Departure for San Gimignano a tiny city that has remained intact through the centuries; situated on a hilltop, it is famous for its numerous towers, frescoes and other art treasures; free time to discover this fascinating city.
Immerse yourself in the charming Tuscan countryside and its ancient traditions.
Country people, simple and delicious food, pure, natural products for your INCLUDED lunch in a family owned farm house. Buon appetito!
I must start this review by saying it was my and my husband’s favorite experience BY FAR. Lorenzo and his wife Renata are absolutely amazing hosts. They are extremely welcoming and comforting. The grounds of Casa Lucii are beautiful and has wonderful views. Lorenzo provided us with lots of information about the winery’s processes and his family’s history. The tasting itself and the lunch BLEW OUR MINDS. They far exceeded our expectations. The wine is magnificent and the food was so SO SO delicious. I Plan on coming back here on my next trip because it was truly an experience.
Guided tour of the company facilities: vegetable garden, orchard, vineyard, olive grove, vinsantaia, historic cellar, collection of tools from the rural world.
Tasting of 3 wines of your choice from the company production:
- DOCG Vernaccia di San Gimignano: "Casa Lucii"; "Vigna Cellori" selection, "Mareterra" reserve.
- "Spicchio" (IGT rosè)
- "Fuscelli" (DOCG Chianti)
- "Senarum" (DOCG Chianti Colli Senesi)
- "Serafo" (DOCG Chianti Superiore)
- IGT Rosso Toscano: without sulfites "Purus"; "Arturo"
- DOP Vin Santo del Chianti
- IGT extra-vergin Tuscan olive oil
The tasting is accompanied by a taste of our organic extra virgin olive oil, a platter of cheeses and cured meats produced by
local farms and accompanied with vegetables
from the vegetable garden and finally DOC Vinsanto del Chianti 2006 and Tuscan cantuccini.