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

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Our Chianti vacation features some of the best views Tuscany and Italy in general have to offer There is nothing better than learning how make delicious Tuscan specialties and having fun doing it Of course, on a Chianti cooking vacation in Tuscany you cannot skip delicious pasta! We make the trip to Cortona, the setting of Under the Tuscan Sun for a private, hands-on cooking class Taking in all of the beauty of a vineyard. This is a truly immersive and cultural experience to enjoy in Tuscany Enjoying the intimacy and romance of a delicious tasting of famous Chianti classico wines Having fun learning authentic Tuscan recipes from Chef Lorenzo in our private cooking class in Radda in Chianti Learning how to make dishes unique to the region we vacation in is a major part of the cultural experience we offer During our Tuscany vacation, we tour what is considered by many, the most beautiful wine cellars in Europe Aside from its famous view, Pienza is home to the delicious Tuscan pecorino cheese There's no shortage of wineries and wine tasting in our vacation in the Chianti region of Tuscany Our Chianti vacation features a wine tasting in a small family run winery to create a more intimate experience 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 Our cooking classes do an excellent job showcasing local specialties and these biscotti are no exception One our visits to a local farm includes learning how to make the Tuscan special pizza called schiacciata Italian piazzas are a great place to sit back with a glass of wine and observe Italian culture and lifestyle All our cooking classes in Tuscany and Chianti are hands on, you will always make fresh pasta from scratch All of our Chianti cooking classes include recipe books so favorite recipes can be replicated at home The Duomo in Florence is one of the most iconic buildings in the world. We visit Florence during our Chianti Vacations Our vacations mean more to us than Tuscan food and wines. Creating deep bonds and friendships is our true motivation We only choose restaurants popular among the locals for our vacations, and Chianti is no exception. A shot of our locally produced ingredients we use for our hands-on cooking class experiences in Chianti A small sample dish highlighting the wonderful cured meats we sample throughout our Tuscan adventures in Chianti Our wine tastings are a fun, informal experience full of great information and exploration of Chianti wines Admiring the offerings at the market of San Lorenzo during our food tour in Florence This is a peek of dish that can only be found in the Chianti region Tuscany, a truly local specialty Good food, good wine and good friends are always cause for celebration! We love making tasty food during our cooking classes, but we love having fun even more Going off the beaten path in the Tuscan hills to learn about the goats that help make beautiful cashmere products Having a cooking class in Cortona, the setting for "Under the Tuscan Sun" A food tour in Florence and Tuscany cannot miss a stop at a local pastry shop to taste some Tuscan dessert Enjoying a small-group hands-on cooking class and wonderful meal with friends overlooking the Tuscan landscape Enjoying a wonderful evening of singing and dancing at a Tuscan-style barbeque Piazza del Campo in Siena, Italy is the famous piazza of the Palio horse race, a pillar of the culture of Siena Piazza del Campo in Siena comes to life under the night sky The location and architecture of Pienza make it one of the most picturesque towns of Tuscany Romance is truly in the air throughout our adventures and experiences across the Chianti region of Tuscany Our Chianti vacation provides many opportunities to meet and interact with the locals of Tuscany Our Chianti vacation features a full day in Florence with a walking food tour, tasting the best food Florence offers Our hands-on cooking classes in Chianti are all about highlighting dishes unique to Tuscany Our food tour of Florence is a great opportunity to get a feel of the local culture and experience the central market