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2 Days Divine Wine and Culinary Holiday in Italy

Culinary and Wine Tasting Holidays in Italy

Treat yourself to a trip entirely dedicated to wine in a location that will leave you speechless. You will live a divine holiday at an enchanting historical relais, an exclusive experience with limited reservations, which will take place inside an ancient tower near Chiassa Superiore in Tuscany. In this relaxing and magical atmosphere, you will be guided by experts through the barrels of Vinsanto, wine tastings, and a delicious Italian dinner.

Highlights

  • Wine and cantuccini tastings
  • Tapping of the Vinsanto barrels
  • Vinsanto and local wine tasting lessons
  • Wine and olive oil tastings in the vineyard
  • Guided tour through the vineyards
  • Some delicious meals included
  • 1 night accommodation

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2 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

You will be staying at an enchanting historical relais. The complex used to be an important fortified emplacement for the village, as well as an early medieval Lombard defense castle since 1163. The gorgeous agritourism farmhouse features an adorable boutique. The relais offers double and twin suites, as well as a swimming pool.

Program

Day 1

To begin your holiday, you will arrive at the boutique-agritourism farm in Chiassa Superiore. Then, you will have a tasting of Vinsanto del Chianti Denomination of Controlled Origin (three years) and Vinsanto del Chianti Riserva Denomination of Controlled Origin (6 years), paired with homemade cantuccini, a Tuscan dry cookie.

The day will continue with a tour through the vineyards and a visit to the winery with wine and olive oil tastings. You will also enjoy a light lunch with local products, such as homemade cold cuts, local cheese, panzanella or Tuscan salad, vegetables, and desserts. There will be a quick tasting lesson.

In the evening, you will have an exclusive dinner at the Vinsantaia, the Vinsanto cellar, where you will enjoy the best local dishes and wines with the barrels of Vinsanto framing your experience. For groups from two to eight persons, the dinner will be served in an agritourism farm near the relais, in a green and fascinating setting. The menu will feature the same number of courses of the one in the Vinsantaia and will include drinks.

Day 2

After breakfast in the enchanting relais, you will have some free time to enjoy the relais, visit Arezzo, or discover the valleys of Valtiberina, Valdichiana, Casentino, and Valdarno Superiore. A guided tour can be arranged on request.

Included excursions

During this culinary vacation, there will be a guided tour through the vineyards of Vinsanto, where you will be able to discover the secrets of wine making.

Location

This wine and culinary vacation will take place near Chiassa Superiore, in Tuscany, Italy. In a location enshrined among vineyards and olive groves.

Food

Your culinary holiday includes one dinner at Vinsantaia or at a location near the relais and one light lunch with local products. You will also get wine and cantuccini tastings, as well as tasting lessons.

Dinner at the Vinsantaia menu

Appetizer

  • Tuscan canapés and classic or local bruschette with tomatoes or black cabbage and beans, with extra virgin bio olive oil (Protected Geographical Indication)

First course

  • Homemade pasta made with locally produced grano Verna with chianina sauce (beef sauce)

Second course

  • Mixed roast of chicken, duck, and goose, with potatoes from Casentino Valley; all cooked in wood ovens, following Tuscan tradition

Desserts

  • Fruit and homemade sweets

Drinks

  • House wine and Vinsanto

The following meals are included:

  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

On the second day, you can keep enjoying the relais with its trees, swimming pool, and boutique. As an alternative, you can enjoy a trip to Arezzo or through one of the four valleys surrounding the town: Valtiberina, Valdichiana, Casentino, and Valdarno Superiore. These places will surprise you with their historical heritage from the ancient Etruscan world and their spirituality among churches, villages, and charming ruffles.

What's included

  • 1 dinner at Vinsantaia or near the relais
  • 1 light lunch with local products
  • 1 local wine tasting lesson
  • 1 night accommodation
  • 1 Vinsanto tasting lesson
  • Tapping of Vinsanto barrels
  • Tour through the vineyards
  • Vinsanto and cantuccini tastings

What's not included

  • Additional meals
  • Additional tours
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Florence Airport (FLR).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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