Indulge Yourself in Tuscany...
Whether you are traveling with your spouse, partner, friends or solo,
our small group vacations & tours are designed to give guests a wonderfully authentic experience.
What a better way to celebrate a special birthday, anniversary or retirement than on a small group accompanied tour and leave the worries of planning to us!
Featured Small Group Accompanied Tours
Meet Some of Our Local Friends & Guides
Bottom left is Gabrielle, a true Florentine artiscan & artist. His studio is in the center of Florence and we'll most likely stop in to say hi. Bottom sfl is our favorite winery family, GianLuca at Santa Giulia in Montalacino. Bottom sfr is David, he is the owner of Villa Bardoni located near Greve-in-Chianti, we will be dining at his wonderful property. Bottom right is Netta, she is full of energy and amazing in her Cortona kitchen. Middle left is Guido, our favrite butcher located in Regello, his bistecca alla fiorentina (t-bones) are the best! Next to Guido is our amazing guide and tour planner Debora, she will walk you through the medieval streets of Cortona & Arezzo. To the right of Debora is Tommaso, an owner of the Tricerchi Castle and Winery in Montalcino. Middle right is our Veronica, the best guide in Florence, she will take you to visit the wonders of Florence. To the right of Veronica is one of my oldest and dearest friends in Florence, Stafano Alinari... probably the best jeweler in Florence. 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 lodging facilities. Next to Manuela 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 pecorino cheese farmer who makes the best sheep cheese in Europe.
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, hunting Truffles, tasting local cheeses & olive oils, visiting wineries, hill-top medieval towns and laughing together at 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 back in the late 1980's.
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 (never exceeding 14 guests), 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"!
JUST FOR OUR FRIENDS & GUESTS
That's what the extra-virgin olive oil is referred to as in Tuscany!
We have arranged for our friends & guests a very special 2020, 1st press of "EVOO" from Chianti's "Castello di Gabbiano" Winery (a Tasting Tuscany partner)
Contact directly Castello di Gabbiano & have shipped "Tuscan Gold" to your home
Cost: 3 liter cans Euro 50 or 5 liter cans Euro 60
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 a bi-lingual host with you the throughout the tour in addition to our licensed guides showing you our favorite spots that we call home. 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 Partners....
Thank You For A Memorable Time