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

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Our hands-on cooking classes are a great opportunity to learn how to make the famous Italian liquor, Limoncello A small sample dish highlighting the wonderful cured meats we sample throughout our Tuscan adventures in Chianti Enjoying a small-group hands-on cooking class and wonderful meal with friends overlooking the Tuscan landscape Italian piazzas are a great place to sit back with a glass of wine and observe Italian culture and lifestyle There is nothing better than learning how make delicious Tuscan specialties and having fun doing it Good food, good wine and good friends are always cause for celebration! Our Tuscan vacation is so much more than food and wine, it's about making lasting friendships and memories A food tour in Florence and Tuscany cannot miss a stop at a local pastry shop to taste some Tuscan dessert Taking a walk through this Tuscan castle turned winery in the hills of Chianti Our vacations mean more to us than Tuscan food and wines. Creating deep bonds and friendships is our true motivation The Duomo in Florence is one of the most iconic buildings in the world. We visit Florence during our Chianti Vacations All of our Chianti cooking classes include recipe books so favorite recipes can be replicated at home Soaking up the "Under the Tuscan Sun" lifestyle at local winery in the Chianti region of Tuscany Our small group class is getting ready to make a myriad of delicious local Tuscan dishes 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, Italy is the famous piazza of the Palio horse race, a pillar of the culture of Siena The small town of Pienza offers the perfect view of the Chianti valley, a great chance to appreciate the Tuscan beauty Of course, on a Chianti cooking vacation in Tuscany you cannot skip delicious pasta! Private lunch at a family owned winery overlooking the beautiful Tuscan landscape. Tuscany offers up some of the best views and vistas in all of Italy and Florence is no exception This is a peek of dish that can only be found in the Chianti region Tuscany, a truly local specialty Up in the Tuscan mountains we tour a family farm. This is a great immersive experience and wonderful family atmosphere. Our cooking classes do an excellent job showcasing local specialties and these biscotti are no exception We make the trip to Cortona, the setting of Under the Tuscan Sun for a private, hands-on cooking class Our Chianti vacation makes day trips to places that once played an integral role in the region's history 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 Learning how to make pasta from scratch is one of the best ways to soak of the beautiful and rich Italian culture Our food tour of Florence is a great opportunity interact with local shop-owners and taste Tuscan specialties The location and architecture of Pienza make it one of the most picturesque towns of Tuscany Florentine steak is a must-have culinary experience in the Tuscan region. We enjoy ours deep in the hills of Chianti Vin Santo is a great finisher to a wonderful Tuscan meal, we'll taste many varieties on our Chianti vacation Our final day in Chianti is spent with local Chianina cow farmers and Chianti wine makers in the Tuscan hills 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. Sunflower blooms in the middle of summer are a wonderful opportunity to soak up the romance and beauty of Tuscany Aside from its famous view, Pienza is home to the delicious Tuscan pecorino cheese Take your glass of Brunello and enjoy the view of a vineyard in Montalcino. Truly a wonderful way to enjoy Tuscany Sharing a toast with our friends in the hills of Chianti who were kind enough to host us for a Florentine steak lunch Learning how to make dishes unique to the region we vacation in is a major part of the cultural experience we offer Our cooking class in Cortona, the setting for Under the Tuscan Sun is hosted by a local family in a private villa Guest giving love to Chianti cashmere goat deep in the hills of Tuscany at a local artisan's goat farm We only choose restaurants popular among the locals for our vacations, and Chianti is no exception. Our guests truly become our family after spending a week with us in Tuscany