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Best Things to do in Tuscany

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Even though Tuscany attracts millions of tourists each year, it remains an unspoiled land abundant with natural beauty. Rolling emerald hills, medieval hilltop villages, lone mansions, vineyards, and fields sprinkled with sunflowers span the verdant landscape. The region has always attracted creative types, Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Puccini, and Galileo grew up here, nature inspiring them to create their greatest works, and today you can experience Tuscany on a range of tours to suit your own needs. Whether you wish to cook Italian style dishes overlooking cypress trees and patchwork fields, sample local wines, or take a 4 x 4 jeep ride across the hills, we have the perfect tour for you.

Taste of Chianti 4×4 Back Road Safari Tour from Florence

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If your idea of the perfect Tuscan holiday is eating and drinking your way through the Chianti region of Italy, we have the perfect tour for you! Our Taste of Chianti 4×4 Back Road Safari Tour allows you to embrace the real Tuscany, not just the tourist areas. You’ll travel through the region in a customized 4×4 vehicle accompanied by a local expert. On route, you’ll stop at a variety of “off the beaten path” family-run locations to sample 9 varieties of Tuscan wine, regionally produced extra virgin olive oil, cheeses, and salumi, and that’s before feasting on a traditional Tuscan lunch overlooking the vineyards! In the afternoon, explore Greve – a charming riverside town in Chianti with its medieval churches, triangular piazza, and Franciscan monastery, and see the house of explorer Amerigo Vespucci who discovered America. You’ll return to Florence in the early evening, giving you ample time to relax and head out to explore the city at night.

Balsamic Vinegar ‘Aceto’ Tasting from Modena

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If you’re fascinated not only by food but where it comes from and how it is produced, you will enjoy our Balsamic Vinegar ‘Aceto’ Tasting from Modena. On this tour departing from Modena, you’ll learn all about the history and traditions of Italy’s famous “Black Gold”. This fully immersive tour delves deep into the techniques used to produce the balsamic vinegar and you will also go behind the scenes and glimpse the aging rooms used to facilitate the process. The tour is short, only an hour long, so you have plenty of time to head to a local trattoria afterwards and sample it on your caprese salad or appetizers.

Brunello Wine Tasting & Lunch in a Tuscan Castle

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Beginning in Montalcino, this popular daily guided tour takes in the beautiful landscapes of the Brunello area of Tuscany. This romantic location is known for its verdant vineyards and superb wines which can easily rival Napa and Bordeaux blends. Your Brunello Wine Tasting & Lunch adventure begins in a medieval Tuscan castle deep in the heart of Montalcino. On arrival an expert sommelier will guide you through the different vineyards of Brunello and reveal generations of Tuscan wine-making secrets. You will learn all about the castle’s rich history, get the opportunity to stroll through vineyards, before sitting down for a traditional Tuscan lunch of home-made pasta, cold-cuts, local cheeses, desserts, and coffee. It’s an atmospheric location in Tuscany and a perfect tour for couples, groups, solo travelers, and foodies who wish to enjoy a unique blend of history, food, and wine tasting all in one.

Tuscany Pizza and Gelato Cooking Class

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Love Italian food? You’ll adore a day trip from Florence to learn how to make your own pizza and gelato with an expert chef! You will venture from Florence into the Tuscan countryside to a private estate, where you will learn how to make authentic Tuscan pizza. Every element is covered, from kneading the dough to picking fresh vegetables and herbs from the garden so you can recreate your delectable dishes on your return home. After you’ve completed your cooking challenge, enjoy your delicious pizza with wine or beer before moving onto creating your dessert – mouth-watering gelato!

Tuscany Day Tour From Florence

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If you are staying in Florence but also wish to experience the Tuscan countryside during your stay, there’s no better way than on a Tuscany Day Tour. This wonderful, immerse day trip from Florence takes in the medieval city of Siena with its bustling piazzas, bell tower and impressive cathedral. You will enjoy a delightful Tuscan-style lunch in a family-run private estate overlooking lush gardens and rolling hills, coupled with an informal wine tasting session. Then in the afternoon continue to historic San Gimignano and Pisa to delve into local history, sample gelato, and capture memorable photographs by the Leaning Tower!

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