Tour Description

October 16-24, 2019 - 9 Days/8 Nights

ARCHITECTURAL WINERY WONDERS & HISTORIC WINERIES 

From Maremma to Montalcino, Montepulciano, & Chianti Classico through Renaissance & Medieval hilltop towns 


TOUR DESCRIPTION  

TRAVEL WITH ME from the Etruscan coast of Tuscany in Maremma, to the picturesque Val D’Orcia and charming Chianti Classico wine regions.

With this Italia Dolce Vita tour, you will experience the ultimate Culinary & Wine  while discovering or revisiting the most beautiful areas of Tuscany of rolling hills, slender cypresses, and quaint farmhouses surrounded by neatly aligned vineyards dotted on the horizon with Medieval and Renaissance hilltop towns.  

Tuscany is one of the most breathtaking and carefully preserved regions in Italy where splendid and incredible wines have all evolved over time and the culinary traditions have remained linked to the territory. From Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, to the rising Bolgheri and Maremma Supertuscan wines, see  powerful expressions of a millenary tradition. The culinary and wine experiences on this tour are exclusive and will surprise the wine enthusiast satisfying  even the most discerning wine connoisseur. 

Begin on the Etruscan Coast in the Maremma region, considered Tuscany’s Wild West. This off the beaten path area for most tourists had been swamp land for centuries, but once drained it opened to farmland and vineyards gaving life to the SuperTuscan wines, and the Bolgheri wines here truly excel. Visit pioneer winemakers like Ornellaia and newcomers like Petra and Michele Satta or Grattamacco

Then on to spectacular Val D’Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage landscape, where charming medieval towns of Montalcino, Montepulciano, Pienza, and Bagno Vignoni await. Breathtaking and picture perfect landscapes! Learn to make pecorino cheese in Pienza. Visit single vineyard Tenuta Nuovo Brunello of Casanova de Neri and top quality producers of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano like Poliziano Winery. 

In the Chianti Classico region, wineries like Felssina, Volpaia and Dievole, to name a few, birthplace of Chianti Ricasoli welcome us. Also enjoy a truffle hunt and lunch in San Gimignano and a hands-on cooking lesson at typical Tuscan farmhouse. 

Learn from our privately led guided tours include the city of Siena , the Etruscan archaeological park of Populonia, and the hilltop towns with their ancient traditions and history.

Great wines, delicious food, and history will make this tour an unforgettable experience!

Join me for our 4th year on this highly reviewed food and wine tour of fabulous Tuscany!







TOUR HIGHLIGHTS 

 

  • 8 nights in charming Tuscan accommodations
  • Expertly led private guided city walking tours
  • Private VIP vineyard and cellar tours with sit-down tastings
  • Authentic lunches and dinners paired with wines
  • Explore the treasures of Gothic Siena
  • Cheese making class and tasting of Percorino di Pienza 
  • Tuscan cooking lesson
  • Private San Gimignano Tower visit
  • Truffle Hunting 
  • Sommelier/Wine Specialist led tours in Maremma, Montalcino, Montepulciano, and Chianti
  • Airport transfers at arrival on 10/16 from Rome Airport and at departure on 10/24 to Florence Airport 
  • Leisure time
  • …and much more




wine tasting experience in an incredible location: at the beginning of the famous Via dell’Amore