Duration: 8 hours
Type of Service: Visit a Goat Cheese Farm + Experience Organic Wine Tasting + Explore two Chianti Villages outside of Florence – small group tour
You will begin your day visiting an organic goat farm and cheese producer. You will meet the owner and his staff of adorable goats who will tour us through their organic farm. Our generous host will demonstrate and share the wisdom of organic production as you taste freshly made goat cheese and watch the baby goats play hide and seek with one another. You will then enjoy a delicious homemade lunch at the farm, sampling simple and tasty recipes with several types of cheeses. Delicious!
Afterward, you will visit a boutique organic wine producer and “vignaiolo”(wine maker), enjoy a guided tour through the vineyards and then escorted to their cellar for a final tasting of products. Your hosts will welcome you into their classroom of vineyards, where you will see an organic and passionate approach to wine and farming in the Chianti.
Things to Know:
On this private tour, you will visit a small family farm that breeds goats to make goat cheeses. Stroll through the pastures, enjoy wine tastings with a home-made lunch and explore two Chianti Villages along the way.
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:
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.
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.