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Tasting Tuscany

Cooking and Food & Wine
Vacations in Tuscany and Beyond

Feed Your Soul With Us!

Ciao!

I'm Marc, managing partner and tour designer at Tasting Tuscany. I would like to thank you for stopping by and hope you find what you're looking for.  Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.
 

All of us at Tasting Tuscany are passionate about local art, food, and wine and cater to people who are looking for all that is Italian. Tasting Tuscany is a 4 star tour operator working in Tuscany since 1994. The company specializes in accompanied small group food & wine tours focusing on Tuscany, however we also get to special places such as Venice & Amalfi. Request a detailed tour itinerary for any of our small group accompanied package tours.

We look forward to showing you a vacation of a lifetime. All you need to do is show up with a smile!

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Cooking Vacation & Tour in Chianti
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What They're Saying....
Testimonials

"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, a true cooking vacation!  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

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Best of Florence & Chianti
Art, Food & Wine Tour

Be part of a small group that will enjoy a unique

accompanied 9 day food & wine tour with 8 nights lodging in charming 4-star quality historical hotels & wineries/country resorts.  You'll be dining at carefully selected restaurants and trattorias, lodged at 3 different locations in Florence and in the Chianti Classico area including a 12th-century abbey (now privately owned) located near Gaiole-in-Chianti as well as a deluxe 4-star castle winery located in northern Chianti. This tour begins at our partner hotel in Florence located in the historical city center just a few meters from the Ponte Vecchio. You are invited to our very special welcome cocktail on the roof terrace of a medieval tower followed by a feast at one of our favorite Florentine eateries situated on banks of the Arno River. 

During this 9 day food & wine tour, you have 4 privately guided city tours and 6 premium tastings in Florence and the Chianti Classico, Montalcino and Montepulciano wine regions. You will embark on a breathtaking country tour of the Val d'Orcia where you will visit a pecorino cheese farm, then onwards to the Brunello di Montalcino region to taste magnificent wines and have a wonderful family-style dinner prepared by "la Nonna"! In addition. You will visit the iconic medieval town of Montepulciano for a very special tasting of the Nobile di Montepulciano. You will have several city tours including Siena, San Gimignano & Montepulciano and Florence.   If all the above weren't enough, you will be spending the afternoon  in the heart of Chianti taking part in a wonderful cooking class with our favorite chef, Patrizia!

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Cooking in Chianti
A Cooking & Touring Holiday

You will be part of a very small group enjoying a

7 night - 8 day Cooking and Touring holiday lodged in charming 4-star quality historical hotels & country resorts. This tour  begins  in Florence where you will spend 2 nights in the city's historical center just a stone's throw from the iconic Ponte Vecchio.  You will tour the city with a foodie perspective and be given a private tour of the Medici Chapel and a special visit to the Basilica of Santa Croce to pay respect to the "The Great Masters....Galileo Galilei, Machiavelli, Michelangelo and more....". You'll spend 5 nights in a historic 15th-century manor house hotel in charming Radda-in-Chianti. During the week in magical Chianti, you will ​have FIVE hands-on cooking classes around the region.  Your kitchens will be in charming farmhouses, historic palazzos,

castles and wineries.

While lessons are in different locations the common thread is the same throughout....  a love of Italian food and culture!   You'll be touring around Tuscany with excursions to Cortona, San Gimignano, Siena, Pienza and San Quirico d'Orcia. There are two winery tours planned where you will visit ancient cellars and taste some magnificent Tuscan wines in Chianti Classico.  This 8 day culinary& touring experience is truly a vacation of a life-time! 

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Florence to Venice
Art, Food & Wine Tour

 

This magical 8 day, 7 night art, food and wine tour to two

of Europe's richest cities takes you to experience places where time has virtually not moved in over 500 years. The tour begins in Renaissance Florence where you are lodged in a boutique 4-star hotel just yards from the Ponte Vecchio.  You will spend the first 3 days with private guides visiting the city's iconic landmarks, museum visits The Uffizi Gallery & The Accademia Gallery, a Renaissance city tour, wonderful meals, and naturally shopping.  You will transfer to spectacular 4 star deluxe winery castle resort for 2 nights in Chianti where you will enjoy a magnificent dinner at the castle's restaurant and enjoy a very special cooking class.  You will visit the hill-top town of San Gimignano with your private guide followed by Vernaccia wine tasting at a  near-by organic winery. We will transfer you by train to Venice where you will enjoy the city of Doges with two city tours, starting with a cultural tour visiting the historic landmarks of the city followed by special foodie tour taking you to some of the special eateries "off the beaten path" where the Venetians gather for afternoon spritz and cicchetti .  You'll end your Venetian journey with an excursion to island of Murano. You 'll have time to shop and explore on your own. This magnificent foodie and cultural tour takes you to two of the

most beautiful cities in Europe!

 

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Amalfi Coast & Ravello
Art, Food & Lemon Tour

This fabulous 5 day, 4 night tour to

one of Italy's premier destinations is now available at Tasting Tuscany!   You will transfer to our partner 4 star hotel in the village of Ravello,  located just minutes from the spectacular coastal resorts of  Amalfi! 

You'll spend four nights in the charming town of Ravello, Italy... a lovely touristic town filled with galleries, ceramic shops and restaurants. The town is nestled between the hills behind Amalfi, away from the crowds and noise.  This four night "extension" tour has been designed for our guests to add to one of our principle tours (The Best of Florence & Chianti and Cooking in Chianti or Florence to Venice) that will combine into a fabulous 2 week tour of the best that Italy has to offer! If you are simply looking for an Amalfi experience then this is the perfect tour.  You'll visit the magnificent Emerald Caves by boat in Amalfi, take part in wonderful mozzarella making and a very special private dinner at the home of our friends Fabio & Mara in their garden overlooking the incredible coastline You'll shop in Positano and Amalfi, and visit Minori  & a lemon farm and see some of the amazing landmarks of this coastal dreamland!  This mini tour has been designed to give you a punch of the southern Italy's best.. wonderful meals, amazing daily excursions & charming 4 star hotel in the heart of Ravello.  Add the Amalfi & Positano mini tour to your Tuscany Food & Wine experience, we'll make it a vacation of a life time for you!

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