Local Living Italy - Southern Tuscany

From$1399USD
7 days,Rome to Rome
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Learn traditional recipes and eat delicious Tuscan cuisine, tour the agriturismo's organic orchards and wine cellar and learn more about the Slow Food movement, visit medieval Montalcino and sample delicious local wines, explore the Tuscan countryside and stone-walled hill towns

Experience life the local way and you’ll experience a Tuscany that most tourists miss. This trip offers plenty of opportunity to get your hands dirty in the kitchen, as you’ll learn to prepare and enjoy this picturesque region’s culinary and viticultural delights. Peruse the local markets and delis in search of the finest organic fare, sample wines in the very vineyards that produced them, and work off all that deliciousness with walks through some of the world’s most beautiful scenery. Just start forwarding your mail here now.

What's Included

  • Hands-on cooking class using local organic produce
  • Wine tasting with local meats and cheeses
  • Visit to Montalcino and Abbey Sant'Antimo
  • Half-day Montepulciano excursion
  • Five home-cooked dinners at the agriturismo
  • Tour of agriturismo's orchards, fields and cellar
  • Transport between destinations and included activities
  • 6 Breakfasts, 5 dinners (Allow EUR120-170 for meals not included.)
  • Minibus, local bus, train, walking
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
  • Small group experience; Max 12, avg 10
  • Small, locally owned agriturismo/guesthouse (5 nts), hotel (1 nt).

Itinerary

Day 1Rome

Arrive any time.

Day 2Rome/Chianciano Terme(1B, 1D)

Orientation walk of Rome. Transfer to an agriturismo located outside the charming hill town of Chianciano Terme and get settled in. Enjoy the first of many delicious multi-course home cooked Italian dinners.

Day 3Chianciano Terme(1B, 1D)

Visit Chianciano Terme, with free time in the afternoon to enjoy lunch followed by a local wine tasting.

Day 4Chianciano Terme(1B, 1D)

Enjoy a visit to the medieval hilltop town of Montepulciano.

Day 5Chianciano Terme(1B, 1D)

We are in for a treat as our host, Stefano, takes us through his orchards, fields, and cellar showing us local produce from the ground up.

Day 6Chianciano Terme(1B, 1D)

Visit the quintessential Tuscan hill town of Montalcino and stop along the way for Gregorian chanting at the famous Abbey of Sant'Antimo.

Day 7Chianciano Terme/Rome(1B)

Morning transfer to Rome. Depart any time after 1pm from the Rome train station.

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