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

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We make the trip to Cortona, the setting of Under the Tuscan Sun for a private, hands-on cooking class Tours and tastings at various winers in Chianti create a true appreciation for these wonderful Tuscan wines Sharing a toast with our friends in the hills of Chianti who were kind enough to host us for a Florentine steak lunch A small sample dish highlighting the wonderful cured meats we sample throughout our Tuscan adventures in Chianti Our small group class is getting ready to make a myriad of delicious local Tuscan dishes Our final day in Chianti is spent with local Chianina cow farmers and Chianti wine makers in the Tuscan hills We always select traditional Tuscan dishes to prepare during our cooking classes in Chianti. One our visits to a local farm includes learning how to make the Tuscan special pizza called schiacciata Meeting locals is one of the best ways to appreciate and discover the local culture of Tuscany. Aside from its famous view, Pienza is home to the delicious Tuscan pecorino cheese Enjoying a wonderful evening of singing and dancing at a Tuscan-style barbeque Learn how to make Tuscan specialty pastas like this pici with pesto in same setting as the movie Under the Tuscan Sun Taking a walk through this Tuscan castle turned winery in the hills of Chianti Up in the Tuscan mountains we tour a family farm. This is a great immersive experience and wonderful family atmosphere. If the time is right, we love to get in the vineyards and harvest grapes with our winemaker friends in Tuscany! There is nothing better than learning how make delicious Tuscan specialties and having fun doing it Piazza del Campo in Siena comes to life under the night sky Our guests eager to dive into another half day of cooking fun and learning how to make more Tuscan dishes Soaking up the "Under the Tuscan Sun" lifestyle at local winery in the Chianti region of Tuscany Farm to table ingredients in our hand-on Chianti cooking classes build anticipation for a delicious Tuscan dinner A photo opportunity among sunflowers under the Tuscan sun can never be passed up Take your glass of Brunello and enjoy the view of a vineyard in Montalcino. Truly a wonderful way to enjoy Tuscany The wine will be so good during the Chianti vacation that you'll want it straight from the barrel! Florentine steak is a must-have culinary experience in the Tuscan region. We enjoy ours deep in the hills of Chianti Our Chianti cooking classes are a great opportunity to learn, experience and appreciate Italian food culture Private lunch at a family owned winery overlooking the beautiful Tuscan landscape. All of our Chianti cooking classes include recipe books so favorite recipes can be replicated at home Vin Santo is a great finisher to a wonderful Tuscan meal, we'll taste many varieties on our Chianti vacation Having fun learning authentic Tuscan recipes from Chef Lorenzo in our private cooking class in Radda in Chianti Our Tuscan vacation is so much more than food and wine, it's about making lasting friendships and memories Two of our guests helping out with the antipasto before our incredible meal at a family-run winery near Greve in Chianti Enjoying the intimacy and romance of a delicious tasting of famous Chianti classico wines The Duomo in Florence is one of the most iconic buildings in the world. We visit Florence during our Chianti Vacations There's no shortage of wineries and wine tasting in our vacation in the Chianti region of Tuscany Italian piazzas are a great place to sit back with a glass of wine and observe Italian culture and lifestyle The sunflowers blossoming in Tuscany is a sight to behold and we take every chance we can to appreciate their beauty Guest giving love to Chianti cashmere goat deep in the hills of Tuscany at a local artisan's goat farm Our Chianti vacation features a full day in Florence with a walking food tour, tasting the best food Florence offers Getting ready to eat some local Tuscan specialties at our barbeque party in Chianti All our cooking classes in Tuscany and Chianti are hands on, you will always make fresh pasta from scratch A great opportunity to take in and appreciate the beautiful city of Florence, the capital of the Tuscan region of Italy A food tour in Florence and Tuscany cannot miss a stop at a local pastry shop to taste some Tuscan dessert