Epicurean Delights - Italy

8 Days

Epicurean Delights - 8 Days

Day 1

Home to Florence airport (FLR).

Day 2 -Florence - Siena

Independent transfer to your hotel in Siena

Day 3 - Siena

Morning begins with a walking tour to explore the beautiful city of Siena. Visit the splendid Cathedral. See the Baptistery, St. Domenico Church and Piazza del Campo with its Mangia's Tower. Enjoy lunch on your own. In the afternoon, we go to a country house for our Tuscan cooking lesson. Discover the culinary secrets of typical local dishes in this magical area. Savour the wonderful dinner that you helped create. (BB D)

Day 4 - Chianti District

Morning private excursion to Chianti District. Chianti is topping the chart of the most sought after Tuscan locations. Wine tasting in a prestigious winery of the Chianti Classico. Lunch on a farm in the Chianti district. After lunch, we stop in two enchanting medieval villages, Castellina and Radda. Late afternoon, return to Siena to attend a cooking class and enjoy dinner. (BB L D)

Day 5 - Florence Excursion

Morning departure for an excursion to Florence. Our city tour begins with a visit to the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore with the beautiful Cathedral, the Baptistery, Giotto's Bell Tower, Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti and Santa Croce Square. Lunch in a traditional "trattoria". We then have the opportunity to visit one of the leather schools and admire this renowned craft. Afternoon free for shopping. Last stop in Piazzale Michelangelo for a breathtaking view of this unique city. Return to our hotel in Siena for dinner and overnight. (BB L D)

Day 6 - Val D'Orcia-Brunello District

A private excursion by bus to Val d'Orcia, south of Siena, famous as the Brunello wine area. We stop in Montalcino, here we enjoy a taste of Brunello at a winery and olive oil. We enjoy a light lunch in a very famous "enoteca" wine restaurant. After our Montalcino excursion, we return to Siena for our cooking lesson. Dinner after the lesson. As your Tuscan keepsake, our chef will award you with your diploma. (BB L D)

Day 7 - Siena Countryside

After breakfast, we visit the Castle of Brolio with its gardens and Chapel. Here we taste some superb wine. Proceed through Chianti area and visit a renowned ceramic workshop, followed by lunch in the lovely village of San Sano. In the afternoon, we visit a historical and noble villa. Enjoy a wonderful tasting of chocolate with an expert artisan chocolate maker. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner in a Medieval Castle. (BB D)

Day 8 - Siena - Florence - Home

Arrange for an independent transfer to the Florence airport for your return flight. (BB)

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