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

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This is a behind the scenes look into the Tuscan lifestyle. It's an excellent cultural experience. Florentine steak is a must-have culinary experience in the Tuscan region. We enjoy ours deep in the hills of Chianti Learning how to make pasta from scratch is one of the best ways to soak of the beautiful and rich Italian culture Having fun learning authentic Tuscan recipes from Chef Lorenzo in our private cooking class in Radda in Chianti We make the trip to Cortona, the setting of Under the Tuscan Sun for a private, hands-on cooking class The sunflowers blossoming in Tuscany is a sight to behold and we take every chance we can to appreciate their beauty Piazza del Campo in Siena comes to life under the night sky Soaking up the "Under the Tuscan Sun" lifestyle at local winery in the Chianti region of Tuscany Our cooking classes do an excellent job showcasing local specialties and these biscotti are no exception Italian piazzas are a great place to sit back with a glass of wine and observe Italian culture and lifestyle All of our Chianti cooking classes include recipe books so favorite recipes can be replicated at home Farm to table ingredients in our hand-on Chianti cooking classes build anticipation for a delicious Tuscan dinner Private lunch at a family owned winery overlooking the beautiful Tuscan landscape. Sunflower blooms in the middle of summer are a wonderful opportunity to soak up the romance and beauty of Tuscany The location and architecture of Pienza make it one of the most picturesque towns of Tuscany A beautiful antipasto served by our friends on their local farm in the hills of Greve in Chianti, deep in Tuscany! 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. Getting ready to eat some local Tuscan specialties at our barbeque party in Chianti There's no shortage of wineries and wine tasting in our vacation in the Chianti region of Tuscany Two of our guests helping out with the antipasto before our incredible meal at a family-run winery near Greve in Chianti Tours and tastings at various winers in Chianti create a true appreciation for these wonderful Tuscan wines Our Chianti vacation provides many opportunities to meet and interact with the locals of Tuscany We take every opportunity we can to have fun as we galavant through the Tuscan hills Our Chianti vacation features some of the best views Tuscany and Italy in general have to offer Our hands-on cooking classes always get everyone involved and having fun in some capacity This is a peek of dish that can only be found in the Chianti region Tuscany, a truly local specialty During our Tuscany vacation, we tour what is considered by many, the most beautiful wine cellars in Europe Up in the Tuscan mountains we tour a family farm. This is a great immersive experience and wonderful family atmosphere. The Duomo in Florence is one of the most iconic buildings in the world. We visit Florence during our Chianti Vacations Going to small family farms and places only locals know about are what make our trips truly immersive experiences Our Chianti cooking classes are a great opportunity to learn, experience and appreciate Italian food culture Our Tuscan vacation is so much more than food and wine, it's about making lasting friendships and memories This is an up-close and personal experience on a Tuscan cashmere goat farm, overlooking vista from the hills of Chianti Aside from its famous view, Pienza is home to the delicious Tuscan pecorino cheese Our Chianti vacation features a full day in Florence with a walking food tour, tasting the best food Florence offers Taking a walk through this Tuscan castle turned winery in the hills of Chianti An afternoon spritz is a small example of how deep we dive into everyday Italian culture Enjoying a wonderful evening of singing and dancing at a Tuscan-style barbeque Take your glass of Brunello and enjoy the view of a vineyard in Montalcino. Truly a wonderful way to enjoy Tuscany Our Chianti vacation features a wine tasting in a small family run winery to create a more intimate experience Romance is truly in the air throughout our adventures and experiences across the Chianti region of Tuscany Our vacations mean more to us than Tuscan food and wines. Creating deep bonds and friendships is our true motivation