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7 Days Italy Culinary Tour with Giuliano & Lael Hazan

  • Localita l'Amorosa, 53048 Sinalunga, Tuscany, Italy

7 Days Italy Culinary Tour with Giuliano & Lael Hazan

  • Localita l'Amorosa, 53048 Sinalunga, Tuscany, Italy

An over-the-top Food and Wine Tour of Tuscany

Eat, live and experience Tuscany like a Medici prince guided by Giuliano Hazan and his wife Lael. You will lodge five nights at the extraordinary Locanda dell’Amorosa, nestled in the hills above Montepulciano, and a night in the center of Florence, a five minute walk from the Piazza del Duomo.

Visit some of the region’s finest food artisans, benefiting from an insider’s access that tourists rarely have. Go on a truffle hunt and learn from a veteran tartufaio; visit a dynamic and innovative chocolatier from the famous Tuscan “chocolate valley”; make your own Amaretti cookies at an artisanal bakery; and visit one of the top sheep’s milk cheese producers in Pienza, a honey producer in Montepulciano, and an artisanal pasta producer near Pisa.

Giuliano and Lael have found restaurants that will cook memorable meals for you. Marilisa Allegrini, one of the Italy’s most honored wine producers, will be selecting your wines. You will visit Marilisa's two Tuscan wineries, San Polo in Montalcino, and Poggio al Tesoro in Bolgheri, the land of Super Tuscans.

Highlights

  • Experience a truffle hunt
  • Visit to famous local food artisans
  • Visit to a family run artisanal pasta factory
  • Plate painting class with a traditional manufacturer
  • Visit to a stylish and innovative chocolatier
  • Meals prepared by renowned chefs
  • 6 nights luxurious accommodation
  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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You will be staying for five nights at the breathtaking Locanda dell'Amorosa, located in the province of Siena, just outside Sinalunga. The rooms are comfortable, they have everything that you may need and the surroundings will take your breath away. Your sixth night will be spent at the Grand Hotel Cavour in Florence The building dates back to 1280, and has been adapted as a comfortable hotel where you will find excellent hospitality and services. It is situated in the heart of Florence in front of the magnificent Bargello Palace, five minutes away from the Piazza della Signoria and the Duomo.

Sunday

  • Check in at Locanda dell'Amorosa in Sinalunga and meet your group.
  • Enjoy a gala welcoming dinner.

Monday

  • Visit to Marilisa Allegrini's San Polo estate in Montalcino.
  • Have lunch at the winery.
  • Dinner will be in Montalcino.

Tuesday

  • Trip to San Giovanni d'Asso where you will meet a tartufaio, who will lead you on a truffle hunt. After a successful hunt you will have a truffle based lunch followed by a visit to one the top producers of the famous sheeps milk cheese of Pienza.
  • For dinner, you will savor an authentic Chianina beef T-bone steak.

Wednesday

  • You will travel to Deruta, Umbria, famous for its ceramics.
  • You will visit one the traditional manufacturers that will teach you how to paint your very own plate. After you leave, your finished product will be fired and shipped to your home.
  • You will have lunch in the small town of Bevagna, prepared by Simone.
  • After lunch, you will drive to the medieval jewel of Assisi, where you will have free time to explore on your own.
  • You will have dinner back at l'Amorosa.

Thursday

  • Visit to an artisan bakery that produces traditional Tuscan sweets where you will get to try your hand at making amaretti cookies.
  • After your visit, you will drive to the Tuscan coast for a seafood lunch, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
  • After lunch you will visit Poggio al Tesoro, Marilisa Allegrini's winery in Bolgheri, where you will blend your very own Super Tuscan.

Friday

  • Check out and departure to Lari, where you will visit a family run artisan pasta factory.
  • After the visit, you will have lunch and then proceed to visit a stylish and innovative chocolatier in the famous Tuscan chocolate valley.
  • Afterwards you will head to Florence to check in at the Grand Hotel Cavour.
  • You will have dinner at l'Enoteca Pinchiorri, one of only 8 Michelin three-star restaurants in Italy.

Saturday

  • Check out by noon.
  • Excursions to Bevagna, Assisi, Bolgheri, and Florence
  • Trip to Deruta, Umbria where you will paint plates
  • Visit to Montalcino where you will have lunch at a winery
  • Visit to Pienza for a cheese taste
  • Visit to San Giovanni d'Asso for a truffle hunt and a truffle-based lunch

This holiday will take place in Tuscany, Italy.

General
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Mini bar
  • Restaurant
Services
  • Hair dryer
  • Parking lot
  • Wireless internet

In this tour you will savor some of the best Italian dishes and memorable meals at the best restaurants in Tuscany. Renowned chefs will be cooking memorable meals for you at the most exclusive restaurants in Tuscany. You will also enjoy a lunch based on truffles after an exciting hunt. You will taste delicious wines at famous wineries, visit a famous chocolatier, prepare amaretti cookies and taste some cheeses at a local farm.

  • All field trips
  • Full breakfasts
  • Nine meals at the finest restaurants
  • Six nights accommodation
  • Transfer from Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO) in Rome to Locanda dell'Amorosa
  • Transportation in air-conditioned bus
  • Airfare
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary

Driving directions

Please send Giuliano Hazan an inquiry for driving directions.

Arrival by airplane

You can arrive to Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO) in Rome. Giuliano Hazan will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.

Arrival by train

At Sinalunga there is a train station with connections for Siena and Chiusi, once in Chiusi you can connect with the Rome line.

Testimonials

  • Review by Lynn Keller from United States

    "Friday's class and meal with you were absolutely fantastic! Thank you so very much!"

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  • Review by Lael Sara Caplan Hazan

    "A lovely day fishing to celebrate Victor's birthday. We were fortunate to catch a variety of great fish. Giuliano marinated some of the mackerel with red onion, lime, parsely, and extra virgin olive oil that we enjoyed on the boat. That night he pan fried the rest of our mackerel with red wine vinegar for dinner. Thanks to our great captain Daniel Graue for a terrific day that will soon become delicious memories."

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  • Review by Barbara Zawoysky from United States

    "It may sound like a clich, but it was a dream come true. My trip last May was everything that I had hoped and so much more! Arriving at the Villa was surreal, rivaled only by awe upon being led into my elegantly appointed quarters. Each morning I awoke with such eager anticipation for the trip that awaited us that day and the culinary adventure planned for that evening. I was never disappointed. To be able to cook alongside such a highly regarded professional in the culinary world was humbling without being intimidating. Marilisa was delightful. I felt that the unison of introducing the wine with the food was seamlessly orchestrated. I just simply loved it all!"

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  • Review by Elaine Grey from United States

    "I found myself at 6 a.m. deboning chicken and making fillets, peeling peppers, and making cutlets at 11 in the evening. Again, this is not the one that I have been all these years. Thank you for my new epicurean interests."

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  • Review by Sophann Schleifer from United States

    "Our room, view, and breakfast were wonderful. Marilisa charmingly taught us so much about wine and every day was special, exciting, and delicious. The day trips were so educational. Lunches were so delicious that we couldnt pick our favorite lunch because they were all so good. We learned so much in class. She gave us so much information. We wouldnt have changed a thing. She thought of everything, right down to the minutest detail."

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