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

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We always select traditional Tuscan dishes to prepare during our cooking classes in Chianti. We only choose restaurants popular among the locals for our vacations, and Chianti is no exception. Our cooking classes do an excellent job showcasing local specialties and these biscotti are no exception During our Tuscany vacation, we tour what is considered by many, the most beautiful wine cellars in Europe Our small group class is getting ready to make a myriad of delicious local Tuscan dishes Our vacations mean more to us than Tuscan food and wines. Creating deep bonds and friendships is our true motivation Enjoying a wonderful evening of singing and dancing at a Tuscan-style barbeque Our Chianti cooking classes are a great opportunity to learn, experience and appreciate Italian food culture Our Chianti vacation makes day trips to places that once played an integral role in the region's history Our Chianti vacation features a full day in Florence with a walking food tour, tasting the best food Florence offers All of our Chianti cooking classes include recipe books so favorite recipes can be replicated at home This is an up-close and personal experience on a Tuscan cashmere goat farm, overlooking vista from the hills of Chianti Our wine tastings are a fun, informal experience full of great information and exploration of Chianti wines An afternoon spritz is a small example of how deep we dive into everyday Italian culture Meeting locals is one of the best ways to appreciate and discover the local culture of Tuscany. We make the trip to Cortona, the setting of Under the Tuscan Sun for a private, hands-on cooking class Our Chianti vacation provides many opportunities to meet and interact with the locals of Tuscany Having fun learning authentic Tuscan recipes from Chef Lorenzo in our private cooking class in Radda in Chianti Up in the Tuscan mountains we tour a family farm. This is a great immersive experience and wonderful family atmosphere. Going off the beaten path in the Tuscan hills to learn about the goats that help make beautiful cashmere products A beautiful antipasto served by our friends on their local farm in the hills of Greve in Chianti, deep in Tuscany! Soaking up the "Under the Tuscan Sun" lifestyle at local winery in the Chianti region of Tuscany Of course, on a Chianti cooking vacation in Tuscany you cannot skip delicious pasta! The wine will be so good during the Chianti vacation that you'll want it straight from the barrel! Learning how to make pasta from scratch is one of the best ways to soak of the beautiful and rich Italian culture Two of our guests helping out with the antipasto before our incredible meal at a family-run winery near Greve in Chianti Aside from its famous view, Pienza is home to the delicious Tuscan pecorino cheese 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 Chianti vacation features some of the best views Tuscany and Italy in general have to offer Sharing a toast with our friends in the hills of Chianti who were kind enough to host us for a Florentine steak lunch Our immersive Chianti vacation offers many chances to interact and learn from locals of the area Our cooking class in Cortona, the setting for Under the Tuscan Sun is hosted by a local family in a private villa Our barbeque party in Chianti is a great time to relax by the pool an soak up some sun before a night of dancing and fun There's no shortage of wineries and wine tasting in our vacation in the Chianti region of Tuscany Our food tour of Florence is a great opportunity interact with local shop-owners and taste Tuscan specialties This is a behind the scenes look into the Tuscan lifestyle. It's an excellent cultural experience. Romance is truly in the air throughout our adventures and experiences across the Chianti region of Tuscany We love making tasty food during our cooking classes, but we love having fun even more A small sample dish highlighting the wonderful cured meats we sample throughout our Tuscan adventures in Chianti Our guests truly become our family after spending a week with us in Tuscany Tuscany offers up some of the best views and vistas in all of Italy and Florence is no exception Learn how to make Tuscan specialty pastas like this pici with pesto in same setting as the movie Under the Tuscan Sun