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Day Trip from Florence - Visit a Tuscan Castle and Ancient Wine Cellars with Cooking Class and Wine Tasting Experience

Day Trip from Florence - Visit a Tuscan Castle and Ancient Wine Cellars with Cooking Class and Wine Tasting Experience

Visit a Castle and Wine Cellar outside of Florence in the Tuscan Countryside with a cooking class and wine tasting!  You’ll experience the Castle’s historic milestones first hand - the history is interwoven with that of Florence and its historic noble banking family the De’ Pazzi, the castle original owners from the 12th century. The Pazzi family’s crest still adorns the courtyard today and was created by one of the true Renaissance masters, Donatello.

  6 Hours    TuscanyFlorence   189.00 per person


Duration: 6 Hours

Type of Service:  Private Tuscan Castle and Ancient Cellars Visit with Cooking Class and Wine Tasting Experience near Florence - small group tour/cooking class

The day will begin with your private, English-speaking chauffeur picking you up in a Mercedes at your hotel. From there you will head up into the beautiful rolling Tuscan hills to a castle in the countryside. Once at the castle, a staff member will lead you on a private tour of the enchanting castle which includes its wine cellars and vineyards.

The castle has an incredibly rich history and was built by the Pazzi family in 1184 AD. At the height of Florence Renaissance in 1478, the Pazzi  family masterminded in these castle halls the now infamous plot to kill two outstanding representatives of  Florence ruling family, the Medici. With the “Pazzi Conspiracy,” the family - long rivals of the Medici - intended to eliminate Lorenzo de' Medici and so dethrone Florence ruler. Today, in the Castle nucleus,  the magnificent “Conspiracy Room” can be admired.

After the tour, you will have a cooking class with three courses which include learning to make handmade pasta, sauces, and dessert. Once you have finished cooking, it’s time to try your masterpieces along with three wines produced at the vineyards of the castle in the castle dining room. Then, you will meet your driver who will take you back to your hotel.  A beautiful and intriguing castle, great food, and delicious wines are awaiting your arrival.

Things to Know:

  • In a 4 hour experience, you get to visit a still inhabited 900-year-old castle and wine cellars, you cook 2 different type of handmade pasta and 2 sauces, dessert and taste 3 wines during the light lunch with the self-cooked food
  • Private castle tour and wine tasting at a historic estate located 45 minutes from Florence
  • The castle tour and wine cellar visit last about 55 minutes and includes the historical part in the castle's courtyard, the family history in one of the private rooms
  • The Pazzi family’s crest still adorns our courtyard today and was created by one of the true Renaissance masters, Donatello.
  • Learn about wine and olive oil in the ancient cellars and enjoy a typical Tuscan snack of crostini, olive oil, salami, and cheese
  • Cooking class with personal chef
  • You will have the opportunity to purchase farm products like pure saffron, honey, cheese and natural cosmetics, wine and olive oil, available in the farm gift shop - at the end of the tour, you can walk in the vineyards, olive groves and take pictures in the countryside
  • Florence hotel pickup and drop-off in luxury vehicle with English-speaking driver
  • No more than 12 people in small group tour and cooking class
  • Private Castle and Cellar Visit is available for groups 4 or more.

Pricing & Booking

 The cost of the small group castle and cellar tour with cooking class, the sampling of three wines and round-trip transportation from Florence is $189.00 per person.  Inquire about discounts for groups larger than 6 people. Private tour and cooking class available - inquire with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking. 

Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

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