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

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Up in the Tuscan mountains we tour a family farm. This is a great immersive experience and wonderful family atmosphere. A food tour in Florence and Tuscany cannot miss a stop at a local pastry shop to taste some Tuscan dessert Taking in all of the beauty of a vineyard. This is a truly immersive and cultural experience to enjoy in Tuscany Our final day in Chianti is spent with local Chianina cow farmers and Chianti wine makers in the Tuscan hills Learn how to make Tuscan specialty pastas like this pici with pesto in same setting as the movie Under the Tuscan Sun A great opportunity to take in and appreciate the beautiful city of Florence, the capital of the Tuscan region of Italy A small sample dish highlighting the wonderful cured meats we sample throughout our Tuscan adventures in Chianti Farm to table ingredients in our hand-on Chianti cooking classes build anticipation for a delicious Tuscan dinner Learning how to make dishes unique to the region we vacation in is a major part of the cultural experience we offer Piazza del Campo in Siena comes to life under the night sky If the time is right, we love to get in the vineyards and harvest grapes with our winemaker friends in Tuscany! Our vacations mean more to us than Tuscan food and wines. Creating deep bonds and friendships is our true motivation A beautiful antipasto served by our friends on their local farm in the hills of Greve in Chianti, deep in Tuscany! Taking a walk through this Tuscan castle turned winery in the hills of Chianti Our Chianti vacation features some of the best views Tuscany and Italy in general have to offer During our Tuscany vacation, we tour what is considered by many, the most beautiful wine cellars in Europe Of course, on a Chianti cooking vacation in Tuscany you cannot skip delicious pasta! Our guests eager to dive into another half day of cooking fun and learning how to make more Tuscan dishes There is nothing better than learning how make delicious Tuscan specialties and having fun doing it Our guests experience a whole new world of wine tasting on our winery tours in the Chianti region of Tuscany Florentine steak is a must-have culinary experience in the Tuscan region. We enjoy ours deep in the hills of Chianti During our Tuscan winery tours, we get a wonderful explanation of how the renowned Vin Santo dessert wine is made Take your glass of Brunello and enjoy the view of a vineyard in Montalcino. Truly a wonderful way to enjoy Tuscany The sunflowers blossoming in Tuscany is a sight to behold and we take every chance we can to appreciate their beauty Soaking up the "Under the Tuscan Sun" lifestyle at local winery in the Chianti region of Tuscany Having a cooking class in Cortona, the setting for "Under the Tuscan Sun" We only choose restaurants popular among the locals for our vacations, and Chianti is no exception. Our hands-on cooking classes always get everyone involved and having fun in some capacity Two of our guests helping out with the antipasto before our incredible meal at a family-run winery near Greve in Chianti Private lunch at a family owned winery overlooking the beautiful Tuscan landscape. 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 Italian piazzas are a great place to sit back with a glass of wine and observe Italian culture and lifestyle Our Chianti vacation features a wine tasting in a small family run winery to create a more intimate experience Our hands-on cooking classes in Chianti are all about highlighting dishes unique to Tuscany One our visits to a local farm includes learning how to make the Tuscan special pizza called schiacciata Vin Santo is a great finisher to a wonderful Tuscan meal, we'll taste many varieties on our Chianti vacation We make the trip to Cortona, the setting of Under the Tuscan Sun for a private, hands-on cooking class The Cathedral of Siena is one of the most beautiful in all of Italy. It houses many famous works of art. Our cooking class in Cortona, the setting for Under the Tuscan Sun is hosted by a local family in a private villa Enjoying a small-group hands-on cooking class and wonderful meal with friends overlooking the Tuscan landscape The wine will be so good during the Chianti vacation that you'll want it straight from the barrel!