Photos - Wine & Cooking in the Heart of Chianti and Florence, Tuscany

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A food tour in Florence and Tuscany cannot miss a stop at a local pastry shop to taste some Tuscan dessert Our Chianti vacation features a full day in Florence with a walking food tour, tasting the best food Florence offers Piazza del Campo in Siena comes to life under the night sky Our guests experience a whole new world of wine tasting on our winery tours in the Chianti region of Tuscany Taking a walk through this Tuscan castle turned winery in the hills of Chianti Enjoying a wonderful evening of singing and dancing at a Tuscan-style barbeque Our Chianti vacation stops at the DeRicci family winery, widely regarded as the most beautiful cellar in the world The Palio horse-race in Siena is more than just a race. It is the life-blood of every citizen and a wonder to behold. Our food tour of Florence is a great opportunity interact with local shop-owners and taste Tuscan specialties Enjoying the intimacy and romance of a delicious tasting of famous Chianti classico wines Getting ready to eat some local Tuscan specialties at our barbeque party in Chianti Up in the Tuscan mountains we tour a family farm. This is a great immersive experience and wonderful family atmosphere. Enjoying a small-group hands-on cooking class and wonderful meal with friends overlooking the Tuscan landscape Soaking up the "Under the Tuscan Sun" lifestyle at local winery in the Chianti region of Tuscany Our Chianti cooking classes are a great opportunity to learn, experience and appreciate Italian food culture Piazza del Campo in Siena, Italy is the famous piazza of the Palio horse race, a pillar of the culture of Siena During our Tuscan winery tours, we get a wonderful explanation of how the renowned Vin Santo dessert wine is made Learning how to make dishes unique to the region we vacation in is a major part of the cultural experience we offer Our guests eager to dive into another half day of cooking fun and learning how to make more Tuscan dishes Our cooking class in Cortona, the setting for Under the Tuscan Sun is hosted by a local family in a private villa The sunflowers blossoming in Tuscany is a sight to behold and we take every chance we can to appreciate their beauty Tuscany offers up some of the best views and vistas in all of Italy and Florence is no exception We make the trip to Cortona, the setting of Under the Tuscan Sun for a private, hands-on cooking class Of course, on a Chianti cooking vacation in Tuscany you cannot skip delicious pasta! Our final day in Chianti is spent with local Chianina cow farmers and Chianti wine makers in the Tuscan hills Our Chianti vacation makes day trips to places that once played an integral role in the region's history A beautiful antipasto served by our friends on their local farm in the hills of Greve in Chianti, deep in Tuscany! The location and architecture of Pienza make it one of the most picturesque towns of Tuscany Our food tour of Florence is a great opportunity to get a feel of the local culture and experience the central market We only choose restaurants popular among the locals for our vacations, and Chianti is no exception. Meeting locals is one of the best ways to appreciate and discover the local culture of Tuscany. We love making tasty food during our cooking classes, but we love having fun even more Guest giving love to Chianti cashmere goat deep in the hills of Tuscany at a local artisan's goat farm The Cathedral of Siena is one of the most beautiful in all of Italy. It houses many famous works of art. All our cooking classes in Tuscany and Chianti are hands on, you will always make fresh pasta from scratch A photo opportunity among sunflowers under the Tuscan sun can never be passed up Going to small family farms and places only locals know about are what make our trips truly immersive experiences Learn how to make Tuscan specialty pastas like this pici with pesto in same setting as the movie Under the Tuscan Sun The small town of Pienza offers the perfect view of the Chianti valley, a great chance to appreciate the Tuscan beauty Our hands-on cooking classes always get everyone involved and having fun in some capacity Truly living under the Tuscan sun, enjoying a glass of famous Chianti classico red wine in a Tuscan vineyard Learning how to make pasta from scratch is one of the best ways to soak of the beautiful and rich Italian culture