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Local Living Italy - Southern Tuscany

Experience life the local way and youll experience a Tuscany that most tourists miss. This trip offers plenty of opportunity to get your hands dirty during a cooking class, as youll learn to prepare and enjoy this picturesque regions culinary and viticultural delights. Peruse the local markets and delis in search of the finest organic fare, sample wines in the very vineyards that produced them, and work off all that deliciousness with walks through some of the worlds most beautiful scenery. Just start forwarding your mail here now.

  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Beer Tasting, History, Local Culture & Cuisine
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Tour code: 127114
  • Starts: Rome, Italy
  • Finishes: Rome, Italy
You will Visit
  • Rome
  • Rome

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Rome

Arrive any time.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Rome/Chianciano Terme (1B, 1D)

After settling into the agriturismo, our host, Stefano, will welcome us with the first of our many wonderful meals comprised of local and often organic produce. He is a very keen producer of everything local and organic and loves showing visitors around the region of his ancestors.

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk

Transport:
Train (2.00 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (0.25 hour(s))

03

Day 3: Chianciano Terme (1B, 1D)

Visit Chianciano Terme, with free time in the afternoon to enjoy lunch followed by a local wine tasting.

Included Activities:
Chianciano Terme Orientation Walk
Local Wine Tasting

04

Day 4: Chianciano Terme (1B, 1D)

Visit the medieval hilltop town of Montepulciano. Enjoy an included half-day cooking class in the afternoon.

Included Activities:
Montepulciano Visit
Half-day Cooking Class

Transport:
Local bus (1.00 hour(s))
Local bus (1.00 hour(s))

05

Day 5: Chianciano Terme (1B, 1D)

We are in for a treat as our host, Stefano, takes us through his orchards, fields, and cellar showing us local produce from the ground up.

Included Activities:
Agriturismo Tour

06

Day 6: Chianciano Terme (1B, 1D)

Visit the quintessential Tuscan hill town of Montalcino and stop along the way for Gregorian chanting at the famous Abbey of Sant'Antimo.

Included Activities:
Montalcino & San Quirico visit

Transport:
Minibus (2.00 hour(s))

07

Day 7: Chianciano Terme/Rome (1B)

Morning transfer to Rome. Depart from the Rome train station in the afternoon.

Additional Notes:
Please be sure to allow for enough time to travel to the airport if you are flying out on this day. There are frequent trains to the Termini airport that take approximately 30 minutes to arrive to the train stop at the airport.

Included Activities:
Departure Day (Activities)

Transport:
Private Vehicle (0.25 hour(s))
Train

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Hands-on cooking class using local organic produce
    • Wine tasting with local meats and cheeses
    • Visit to Montalcino and Abbey Sant'Antimo
    • Half-day Montepulciano excursion
    • Five home-cooked dinners at the agriturismo
    • Tour of agriturismo's orchards, fields and cellar
    • Transport between destinations and included activities
    Accommodation
    • Small, locally owned agriturismo/guesthouse (5 nts), hotel (1 nt)
    • 6 breakfasts, 5 dinners
    Transport
    • Minibus, local bus, train, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • Learn traditional recipes and eat delicious Tuscan cuisine
  • Tour the agriturismo's organic orchards and wine cellar and learn more about the Slow Food movement
  • Visit medieval Montalcino and sample delicious local wines
  • Explore the Tuscan countryside and stone-walled hill towns.