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

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There is nothing better than learning how make delicious Tuscan specialties and having fun doing it 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 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 There's no shortage of wineries and wine tasting in our vacation in 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 Sharing a toast with our friends in the hills of Chianti who were kind enough to host us for a Florentine steak lunch The wine will be so good during the Chianti vacation that you'll want it straight from the barrel! Having a cooking class in Cortona, the setting for "Under the Tuscan Sun" Our food tour of Florence is a great opportunity interact with local shop-owners and taste Tuscan specialties A food tour in Florence and Tuscany cannot miss a stop at a local pastry shop to taste some Tuscan dessert Tuscany offers up some of the best views and vistas in all of Italy and Florence is no exception The sunflowers blossoming in Tuscany is a sight to behold and we take every chance we can to appreciate their beauty Farm to table ingredients in our hand-on Chianti cooking classes build anticipation for a delicious Tuscan dinner Up in the Tuscan mountains we tour a family farm. This is a great immersive experience and wonderful family atmosphere. Our final day in Chianti is spent with local Chianina cow farmers and Chianti wine makers in the Tuscan hills Our Chianti vacation stops at the DeRicci family winery, widely regarded as the most beautiful cellar in the world Learn how to make Tuscan specialty pastas like this pici with pesto in same setting as the movie Under the Tuscan Sun Going off the beaten path in the Tuscan hills to learn about the goats that help make beautiful cashmere products Piazza del Campo in Siena, Italy is the famous piazza of the Palio horse race, a pillar of the culture of Siena We make the trip to Cortona, the setting of Under the Tuscan Sun for a private, hands-on cooking class A photo opportunity among sunflowers under the Tuscan sun can never be passed up Our Chianti vacation provides many opportunities to meet and interact with the locals of Tuscany Truly living under the Tuscan sun, enjoying a glass of famous Chianti classico red wine in a Tuscan vineyard One our visits to a local farm includes learning how to make the Tuscan special pizza called schiacciata Our Chianti vacation features a wine tasting in a small family run winery to create a more intimate experience Our guests experience a whole new world of wine tasting on our winery tours in the Chianti region of Tuscany Going to small family farms and places only locals know about are what make our trips truly immersive experiences Florentine steak is a must-have culinary experience in the Tuscan region. We enjoy ours deep in the hills of Chianti Our hands-on cooking classes always get everyone involved and having fun in some capacity Sunflower blooms in the middle of summer are a wonderful opportunity to soak up the romance and beauty of Tuscany This is a peek of dish that can only be found in the Chianti region Tuscany, a truly local specialty The Cathedral of Siena is one of the most beautiful in all of Italy. It houses many famous works of art. A great opportunity to take in and appreciate the beautiful city of Florence, the capital of the Tuscan region of Italy Romance is truly in the air throughout our adventures and experiences across the Chianti region of Tuscany The small town of Pienza offers the perfect view of the Chianti valley, a great chance to appreciate the Tuscan beauty A beautiful antipasto served by our friends on their local farm in the hills of Greve in Chianti, deep in Tuscany! Guest giving love to Chianti cashmere goat deep in the hills of Tuscany at a local artisan's goat farm During our Tuscany vacation, we tour what is considered by many, the most beautiful wine cellars in Europe Our Chianti cooking classes are a great opportunity to learn, experience and appreciate Italian food culture All of our Chianti cooking classes include recipe books so favorite recipes can be replicated at home Taking a walk through this Tuscan castle turned winery in the hills of Chianti