Whether you are traveling with your spouse, friends or solo, our small group vacations & tours are designed to give guests a personalized and authentic experience!
Featured SMALL GROUP TOURS
Some of Our Local Friends & Guides
Living in Tuscany for over 35 years, its easy to meet wonderful people and know the in's and out's of Italian life.... we'll guide you to the perfect holiday experience !
Bottom left is Guido, our favorite butcher located in Regello which is town about 30 minutes SE of Florence. His bistecca alla fiorentina (t-bones) are the best! On the top left is Elena, one of our wonderfully exuberant cooking teachers, she does magic in her kitchen! Next to Elena is Manuela, the owner of the majestic Badia a Coltibuono, one of our partner wineries and lodging facilities. Upper center right is Flo, our super Chianti guide. She will take you through the centuries of history in some of our favorite hill-top towns. Upper right is Giuseppe, our peccorino cheese farmer who makes the best sheep cheese in Europe. Bottom center is one of our wonderful tour planners and guide Debora, she will walk you through the medieval streets of Cortona & Arezzo. Bottom second to right is Netta, she is full of energy and "gusto" for life, not to mention great in the kitchen! Next to Netta is our Florence guide - Veronica who will take you visit the wonders of our host city Firenze! Bottom right our friend and winemaker Gianluca and his lovely wife Kae in Montalcino.
We are the locals! We'll show you Tuscany the way it's meant to be seen...
Tuscany happens to be one of the greatest destinations in Italy and most probably in all of Europe.
The elegance of the rolling hills lined with cypress tress create a majestic atmosphere unique to this part of Italy.
The exuberance of the people together with the food and wine create the perfect vacation setting. Tasting Tuscany offers Scheduled Group Tours/Vacations as well as Tailor Made Packages for groups.
Tuscany is all FOOD, WINE & FUN and that is what our tours are all about. You will be with a small group of people cooking together, hunting Truffles, tasting local cheeses & olive oils, visiting wineries together and laughing together after wonderful meals. Our aim is to take you to visit our friends & family around the area and to show you a different way of life!
What sets us apart from the others? We create our vacations & tours, you'll have the owner or one of his hosts and fabulous guides with you at all times. We don't buy or resell anything. The owner of Tasting Tuscany was one of the first in Italy to actually create and market cooking holidays.
Everything we do revolves around great food, wonderful wine, visiting special unique places & having a fantastic time!
We create wonderful and unique experiences for our guests. Our cooking vacations & tours are the farthest thing from mass tourism. As groups are small, you'll feel as if you are with friends being immersed in the best of Tuscany! You will be with like-minded people that all love great food and wine who come to experience and enjoy all that Italy has to offer.
Our job is to ensure that you have a memorable experience. We work in the "making people happy business" and our primary goal is to ensure that our guests are happy. Our success is thanks to the wonderful relationships we have with local suppliers, wineries, family restaurants, hotels, chefs, farmers, tour guides etc.... the people with whom we work so closely. Because of these contacts we are able to give you an even more special experience. We want you to enjoy, relax and have an authentic and unique vacation. Our guides and hosts are there to assist and to ensure your time with us is truly "favoloso"!
Our Food & Wine Tours...
Make for the Perfect Wedding Anniversary and Birthday Gift!
Come alone or with your bestie, with your spouse
or with your friends. We'll show you an authentic Tuscany !
Creating Memories with Every Trip
We go out of our way to give every guest special attention from even before the tour begins, you will have Marc or one of his hosts or guides with you at all times helping you to experience the place we call home, a very special place in Italy. You'll leave with great memories and new friends!
What They're Saying....
"WOW ! That's all I can say. My husband and I were so lucky to be able to spend a week with Marc and his wonderful guides. The wineries were amazing and the food, to die for! This was truly an experience that I will never forget. Thank you so much for such a memorable time."
- Jill & Frank T. - Newton, MA
A Few of Our Winery Friends That Partner with Our Tours
Thank You For A Memorable Time