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Set out on a hunt for the elusive truffle on this 6-hour private tour from Florence. Traverse the forest with an official truffle hunter and his dog to learn everything there is to know about this delicacy. After you work up an appetite, sit down to a delicious 3-course truffle lunch accompanied with four wines from a local farm to complete your truffle experience.
Learn your way around an Italian kitchen during this full-day experience, including a market visit and cooking class, topped off with a 5-course lunch. Search for fresh ingredients at a Florentine market before venturing to a Tuscan farmhouse in the countryside. Take your cue from an expert chef as you create Italian dishes such as bruschetta, pasta, roast pork, and tiramisù. Then sit down to enjoy the fruits of your labor, complemented by Tuscan wine.
Follow your guide on a truffle hunt on this adventure from Florence. Travel by coach to the hilly landscape surrounding San Miniato, a Tuscan town famous for its delectable white truffle. With the help of an experienced hunter and his trusty dog, make your way through the woodland, scanning the earth for this regional specialty. Afterward, reward your search with a 2-course lunch in Chianti, including a wine tasting and truffle pasta. Your small-group tour is limited to eight people and concludes with transportation back to Florence.
Discover some of Tuscany’s most sought-after wines on this private, full-day tour to the home of renowned Brunello di Montalcino. Departing from Florence or Siena, travel in a private luxury vehicle through a landscape of vineyards and cypress groves that surround the charming medieval town of Montalcino. Stop at three different wineries to tour the cellars, learn about production methods and taste many different regional wines, including coveted Brunello and Rosso varietals. Complete the tasting experience with a gourmet lunch of farm-fresh Tuscan specialties.
Explore the Tuscan countryside in true Italian style — on a Vespa! After a short van ride from Florence and a riding lesson, spend a full day zipping along scenic country roads from the seat of your own personal Vespa. Pass by historic vineyards, villas and olive groves while your guide shares insight into local history and culture. Tour an organic farm and winery in the famed Chianti Rufina region, where you’ll enjoy a traditional Tuscan lunch and wine tastings.
Explore the beauty and flavors of Tuscany on this full-day bike tour from Florence. Travel by van to the heart of the famous Chianti wine region and cycle through the picturesque landscape along bike-friendly country roads. Visit one of the only remaining private Tuscan castles in the region, where you have the chance to tour the grounds and learn how they make their wine and olive oil. A traditional Tuscan lunch with wine is included.
Learn to cook traditional Italian dishes during this Tuscan cooking class in Siena. From homemade pastas to juicy cuts of meat, a professional chef leads you through a combination of family-favorite recipes and time-tested dishes, culminating with a shared meal and excellent wine. This class is held in a professional kitchen and limited to a small group of 15 people or fewer for a more intimate experience.
Find out how Italians eat in Montepulciano during a private lunch or dinner at the home of a local chef. Everything is prepared before you, so you get an insider’s look at traditional family recipes. Be sure to come hungry as the 4-course meal consists of a starter, pasta, main course, and a side dish. Wash everything down with a selection of regional wines.
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.
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.
Unravel the secrets of Tuscany’s cuisine with a 5-hour cooking class in Lucca. Shop for fresh ingredients at the market, and then enjoy a tasting of honey, cheeses and olive oil back at the 18th-century palace where your class is held. Begin preparing a 4-course lunch with the help of your chef, and dig into your homemade creations when you're done, paired with regional wines. Best of all: you’ll leave armed with tips, techniques and a recipe book, so you can recreate your favorite dishes back home.
Try your hand at Florentine cuisine on this cooking class. Journey first to the city’s Central Market alongside expert chefs to select local ingredients for your lunch. Then head to the cooking school to learn how to make Tuscan favorites such as bruschetta, homemade pasta, and dessert. Afterward, sit down to enjoy the fruits of your labor, complemented by Chianti wine.
Take the stress out of planning a day in Tuscany on this half-day small-group tour of the Chianti wine region from Siena, including transport. Enjoy an air-conditioned ride over to two popular wineries to taste wines and oils locals love. Plus spend some free time in Monteriggioni, and catch a glimpse of the town’s well-known medieval castle.
Learn how to make traditional Italian pizza and gelato on this cooking class in Florence. Led by a chef, sample a variety of flavors before getting to work on your own creations. Afterward, bring home your newfound skills in the kitchen to impress your friends. This class is limited to 25 people to ensure you receive personal attention from your instructor.
Learn to prepare a full Italian meal from scratch during a small-group cooking class in Florence. Your instructor is a professional chef who takes you first on a shopping excursion to the Central Market, then leads you through the steps of preparing the multicourse meal. Includes lunch with wine, and recipes to take home.
Indulge in the decadence of Tuscany on this gourmet food tour of Florence! During a walking tour of this picturesque city, your local guide will share information about Tuscan cuisine and what makes it so special. You'll enjoy samples of regional specialties from some of the top food markets in the city where you'll meet the friendly proprietors. Try truffle panini, Tuscan olive oil, handmade chocolate, focaccia, and gelato, washed down with prosecco and Chianti wine.
Treat yourself to a winemaking tour and horseback riding in Tuscany on this 6-hour experience from Florence. Led by an expert guide, ride through Tuscany’s Chianti wine region by horseback, admiring the scenic landscape of vineyards and olive trees as you go. Stop to visit 2 local wine cellar and hear about the region’s winemaking tradition. Afterward, sit down to a flavorful meal of Tuscan dishes, complemented by smooth Chianti wines. Numbers are limited to eight people to keep the experience as intimate as possible.
Experience the highlights of Cinque Terre and Portovenere on this comprehensive full-day tour from Florence. Explore the Ligurian coast's cliffside villages and ports, accompanied by insightful guided commentary to learn much more than you would simply wandering on your own. Midday, stop to feast on a typical Ligurian lunch of seafood, pasta, and dessert with wine. All transportation, including boat and ferry tickets, is included, making this an easy day trip.
Discover the delights of freshly baked Italian pizza and delicious gelato during an expert-led cooking class in Florence. Learn tips and techniques to make the perfect pizza, tasty homemade tomato sauce and fresh fruit gelato. Finally, sit down to indulge in your creations with your fellow chefs, accompanied by free drinks.
Taste authentic Tuscan wine straight from the source on a relaxing half-day trip from Lucca. Travel by minivan through a serene landscape of rolling hills and vineyards, stopping at both a big-name winery and an organic family-run estate. Sample red, white and sweet wines, along with local products like extra-virgin olive oil. Learn about traditional wine production methods and see all the work that goes into making some of the world’s most coveted vino.
Tuscany has been known for its pottery since ancient times, and with this hands-on class you’ll enjoy an introduction to traditional Tuscan “majolica” in just a few hours. Join a local artisan in his family-run workshop outside the town of Montelupo to learn how to work raw clay, fire, and glaze your own work. Once cooled from the kiln, your piece will be shipped directly to your home.
Indulging in local wine is a must when you visit Tuscany—and on this private tour, you’ll go behind-the-scenes at one of the region’s most scenic and esteemed wineries, located just on the outskirts of Arezzo. Learn about organic winemaking processes when you tour the vineyards, delve into the cellar to discover how wine is aged, and finally taste three organic wines, along with locally made pecorino cheese and cured meats.
Explore the history and flavors of Tuscany with a tour of a 900-year-old castle and winery. Learn about the history of the estate and the Italian family that has lived here for generations on a tour of the castle courtyard, grounds and some private rooms. Then, descend to the ancient wine cellars to learn about traditional production methods and taste four different wines produced on site, paired with a snack of local products like extra-virgin olive oil, salami and cheese. Upgrade to include an authentic Tuscan dinner served at the castle’s restaurant.
Hi, my name is Matteo and thank you for being here!
In my family business we make Tuscan pottery since generations and after achieving the Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor we decided to share our knowledge to who wants to discover that very ancient tradition.
In a full immersive two/three hours class we will experience together all the process in ceramic making.
After the class I will bring you to the Osteria di Fuori, the oldest restaurant in Montelupo (it was built on the Renaissance!) to enjoy a lunch made with typical Tuscan food and Chianti wine.
Then I won't say more, it's a full-immersive experience that you have to feel with all your senses.