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  • Chianti Wine Tour

    Chianti Wine Tour

    Languages: ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Half day Tour - Stop by the beautiful Chianti wine region and get the best of Tuscany landscapes. Wine tasting Tuscany: Chianti region is a mandatory stop Are you ready for the best wine route in Tuscany? Join us on an afternoon Chianti Wine Tour from Florence. Become an expert in wine and premium olive oil tasting. When you think about Tuscany, all of a sudden your mind starts to focus on peaceful images. Farmers working each day with a smile on their face. Inhabitants and tourists walking or biking with no hurry. Tiny villages located on the top of gentle hills. Ancient churches standing alone there, in the middle of nowhere. Oak, walnut woods, olive tree groves, vineyards. Men planted trees that are now shaping the landscape. With the harmonic curves of the roads, the air reflects iridescent colors. Castles, towers, fortresses leading us into another timeframe. Cypresses by the roadside, following paths that are there since remote times. Chianti is the quintessence of Tuscany. It is a sum of the relationship between man and nature. A lucky region where land is fertile and the cycle of nature is repeating itself since the dawn of times. Inside this peaceful anthropic landscape, visitors can find a true balance between nature and humans. The same equilibrium that many of us need to proceed through the difficulties of this life. (MT)
  • Florence: Liquid gold: the secrets of Tuscan oil

    Florence: Liquid gold: the secrets of Tuscan oil

    Private Activity - Duration 3 hours - Tuscany was the home of great artists who made it the cradle of the Renaissance, a very lively cultural center and which can still be seen in the wonder of its monuments. In addition to art, Tuscany is the land of other masterpieces, the food and wine ones, of which this region is very rich. Oil is certainly one of the products that made Tuscany famous in the world and is the basis of many recipes that symbolize the region and the whole of Italy. Discover the secrets of "liquid gold" with this experience, savor the different varieties in a tasting dedicated to this precious and unique ingredient. After the tasting, the journey to discover the authentic flavors of the area continues with an unforgettable lunch or dinner where you will taste ancient recipes of the area accompanied by selected local wines.What's included *Tasting of 3 different Tuscan oils with the expert advice of our host * Italian Aperitivo: Prosecco and nibbles * 3-course lunch/dinner in a local home (starter, pasta, dessert) * Beverages (water, local wines and coffee) (Ces)
  • Venice: Cicchetti Dishes and Wine Bar with a Local

    Venice: Cicchetti Dishes and Wine Bar with a Local

    Languages: ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Duration: 2h30 - This tour is the perfect introduction to Venice, giving you an overview of the cityโ€™s unrivalled history and a taster of its world-famous cuisine. Your adventure begins in the Cannaregio neighbourhood, one of the few remaining residential areas of Venice, known for being a popular after-work meeting spot for thirsty locals. Take a gentle stroll around and chat about its 1,000-year history and your local guide will offer suggestions on other things to see and do during your stay. A ride in a traditional, stand-up traghetto gondola is next, as you cross the Grand Canal the way the locals do. Once in Rialto, the food tasting can begin! A briefing on local products at the market (only available in the morning tour) precedes the first stop at a small eatery, owned by a group of young locals with a passion for experimenting with traditional recipes, giving them a modern twist. Expect dishes such as black ink calamari, polenta with seafood or seasonal vegetables (served in elaborate dishes). The second foodie stop is a historic spot which will help you better understand the Venetian culture of 'bacari' and how to enjoy this experience while youโ€™re flying solo around the city. A few secret, hidden spots near the Rialto are up next, which will demonstrate the importance of moving just one street away from the tourist hordes, to get a little slice of Venice to yourself. The tour will end at the iconic Rialto bridge, which is surrounded by great restaurants and shops. Your guide will be happy to help you with recommendations for continuing the fun or with directions to help you back to your accommodation. (GYG)
  • ๐Ÿ† Dinner in the Chianti Vineyard

    ๐Ÿ† Dinner in the Chianti Vineyard

    Languages: ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Enjoy a magical evening in the Chianti region and live the unforgettable experience of a dinner in the vineyards. A unique experience designed to give you only the best of what the Chianti region has to offer in its various declinations: the history, the landscapes, the wine and culinary traditions and the incomparable atmospheres. Other than enjoying a delicious typical dinner of local products and dishes, you will be surrounded by the splendid and charming landscape made of vineyard rows, which so quaintly characterize the Chianti region. The dishes that you will taste, all made of fresh local products, are the fruit of the hard work and care for the land that local producers have been exercising for centuries. Upon your arrival you will be given a glass for you to carry along the visit of the farmโ€™s wineries and thus enjoy a number of wine tastings on this small-scaled wine route. The dinner location will be set to offer you maximum quality and cosiness, as it will be decorated with candles and torches. Not only the gentle sounds of the earth and the vineyards will accompany your dinner under the stars, but also a harmonious musical background, which will perfectly match the succession of dishes. You will taste pappa al pomodoro or ribollita (both typical recipes from the peopleโ€™s folklore) and a barbecue of meat and fresh seasonal vegetables of the farm. Let yourself get carried away by the warmth and fragrances of the barbecue and the perfumes of the grapevines, which will complete your dinner experience. The cozy rural setting will make for a nice relaxing dinner in the amazing Chianti area. (MT)
  • Food & Wine in the Navigli District

    Food & Wine in the Navigli District

    Languages: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง / Duration: 3h30 / This evening walking tour will allow you to explore one of the most picturesque districts in town that in the last years has faced many changes and now is a perfect window of the vibrant atmosphere of the city. At sunset, when the first lights shining on the waters of Navigli, we will enjoy typical Italian food specialities at local markets and shops. A perfect way to experience local culture, to people-watch, to unwind with a drink after a long day of sightseeingโ€ฆ At the end the last stop is on a selected historical bar of the city where a special Milanese Aperitivo will be served. (MT)
  • ๐Ÿ† 6 Wines and Food Tasting with an Expert

    ๐Ÿ† 6 Wines and Food Tasting with an Expert

    All locations in Italy | Private activity | Duration: 3h30 hours | The experience takes place in the home of a local Wine Expert. Your host will teach you all about the typical wines of the region you are visiting. Together with your host you will: *Learn the basic techniques of wine tasting in order to detect and enjoy its different notes and aromas *Taste 6 different regional wines and discover their characteristics. The wine tasting will be paired with savory regional food: a table of cold cuts and cheese or vegetarian appetizers. As you sip the different wines, you will also have the chance to discover the local delicacies. As this experience is private, you will have the time to ask all the information you would like to have in a lively and authentic atmosphere. As we say in Italy โ€œIn vino veritas = In wine there is truthโ€. Are you ready to taste the true Italy? (Ces)
  • ๐Ÿ†  3 Wines and Food Tasting with an Expert

    ๐Ÿ† 3 Wines and Food Tasting with an Expert

    All locations in Italy | Private activity | Duration: 2 hours | The experience takes place in the home of a local Wine Expert. Your host will teach you all about the typical wines of the region you are visiting. Together with your host you will: *Learn the basic techniques of wine tasting in order to detect and enjoy its different notes and aromas *Taste 3 different regional wines and discover their characteristics. The wine tasting will be paired with savory regional food: a table of cold cuts and cheese or vegetarian appetizers. As you sip the different wines, you will also have the chance to discover the local delicacies. As this experience is private, you will have the time to ask all the information you would like to have in a lively and authentic atmosphere. As we say in Italy โ€œIn vino veritas = In wine there is truthโ€. Are you ready to taste the true Italy? (Ces)
  • ๐Ÿ† Typical Dining Experience

    ๐Ÿ† Typical Dining Experience

    All locations in Italy | Private activity | Duration: 3 hours | Immerse yourself in the regional traditions of everyday Italy. Your host will treat you to a three-course dining experience, showcasing their favorite traditional family recipes. You will take part in an experience which is so much more than just a lunch or dinner. Dining with a host gives you the chance to be welcomed in like one of the family and live like the Italians do. What's included: *3-course lunch/dinner in a local home (starter, pasta, dessert) *Carefully selected local wines, beverages and coffee
  • ๐Ÿ† Small-group Street Food Tour

    ๐Ÿ† Small-group Street Food Tour

    All locations in Italy | Small group activity | Duration: 3 hours | Dive into your destination like a local foodie. Explore the most trusted artisanal food shops, tasting as you go. Share your passion for Italian gastronomy with other lovely travelers just like you as you make new friends in this street food tour. Street food tasting tour. Explore your local host's most trusted artisanal food shops. Sample some of the typical street food staples. Do some sightseeing as you walk from tasting to tasting Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 people for an authentic food experience What's included: *Food walking tour (3 typical food shops) *3 delicious tastings (sweet and savoury bites) *Share your passion for the Italian cuisine with new friends (Ces)
  • ๐Ÿ† Market tour and Cooking class

    ๐Ÿ† Market tour and Cooking class

    All locations in Italy | Private activity | Duration: 5 hours | You'll visit the local market with your host, who will teach you all about how to select the best ingredients with the seasons. Then, you'll return to their home to enjoy an Italian Aperitivo and to cook a traditional feast together.You'll learn how to make Bruschetta (/bruหˆsketษ™/) and to pick up a selection of your host's signature recipes, straight from their family cookbooks. After the class, you will enjoy everything you've prepared with local wines. This experience is the perfect choice if you want to encounter the real Italian regional gastronomy through genuine connections, food and friendship. What's included: *Food shopping and home cooking class * Select and prepare 3 dishes with local ingredients (starter, pasta and dessert) *Learn to make Bruschetta *Italian Aperitivo: prosecco and nibbles * Tasting session (lunch or dinner) *Enjoy everything you've prepared with wine, beverages and coffee included (Ces)
  • ๐Ÿ† Typical dining experience with cooking demo

    ๐Ÿ† Typical dining experience with cooking demo

    All locations in Italy | Private activity | Duration: 3 hours | Immerse yourself in a private dining experience at a guest home, enjoy an exclusive cooking demo and taste authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian Mammas. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. Enjoy an Aperitivo with sparkling wine and nibbles followed by a 4-course menu including starter, pasta, main course with side dish, dessert with drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars and coffee). What's Included: * 4-course lunch/dinner in a local home (starter, pasta, second course with side dish, dessert) * Private cooking demo (Watch your host at work: the host will complete one of the dishes from the 4-course menu in front of you) * Beverages (water, wines and coffee) * Italian Aperitivo: Prosecco and nibbles (Ces)
  • ๐Ÿ† Classic Cooking Class

    ๐Ÿ† Classic Cooking Class

    All locations in Italy | Private activity | Duration: 3 hours | Learning how to cook in a local home is a wonderful way to gain insight into Italy's real culture. What could be a better souvenir than cooking knowledge to last a lifetime? Learn how to prepare 3 local recipes (starter, pasta and dessert) from scratch and discover the secrets of regional Italian cuisine. After the class, taste the fruit of your labour accompanied by local wines. What's included * Cooking Class (learn to make 3 traditional dishes: starter, pasta and dessert) * Tasting session (lunch or dinner). Enjoy everything you've prepared with wine, beverages and coffee included (Ces)