Siena, Siena, 53100
This is the most ancient but still intact tour of the Etruscan and Roman Maremma. The thermal and healing spring attracts users from all over the world. Here you can breathe authenticity, history and rurality. Breathtaking views. Spectacular wines. The villages we will visit preserve the characteristics of Tuscany and its inhabitants still speak the ancient dialects.
Discover Chianti Classico highlights riding through Tuscany’s backroads with Land Rover Defender. There is a sort of magic on riding through hidden gravel roads of Tuscany, “le strade bianche” that’s how we call them. Shortcuts of rare beauty across vineyards, olive groves and deep woods that offer breathtaking views. We will have access this way to local wineries, from small family businesses to huge realities of our wine market. We will discover not only the natural beauty of the area but also some of the most prestigious wines of Tuscany: Chianti Classico and all its appellations, learning all the secrets of the production, from the vines to the glass. Tour around the fields and cellars accompanied by a wine expert local guide. Tasting various wines and spirits and typical products such as extra virgin olive oil and organic honey, including a traditional Tuscan lunch hosted in the most authentic setup.
Immerse yourself in a private cooking class at local's home, learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of Siena cuisine and taste the fruit of your labour accompanied by a selection of local wines. During the lesson the local home cook will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic Siena recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Each participant will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. This experience is held by Cesarine: Italy’s oldest network of 1000+ home cooks all over the country in more than 500 cities. They are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.
Culinary tradition is a protagonist of Tuscan culture, and a major part of the experience visiting the region. We will be hosted in an organic farm, in the heart of Chianti Classico area. A typical farmhouse where a Tuscan family lives since many generations. It’s a charming set up, surrounded by rows of vines, olive groves, flowers and vegetable gardens. Here we will have to roll our sleeves up and start cooking our meal. With the help of a local Tuscan Lady you will learn traditional secrets of our cuisine as well as cooking techniques. Success is guaranteed. Starters like bruschettas and crostini, cold cuts, cheeses and their pairing with honeys and jams. Pasta, and its fascinating world. We will make our own fresh home-made pasta from scratches, the old-fashioned way with a wooden rolling pin! Since any great meal ends with a dessert, we will be making something traditional to be enjoyed at the end of our lunch too. A tasting of various wines
Visit the vibrant local market and the traditional food shops with the Cesarina and immerse yourself in a private cooking class at the Cesarina's home, learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of Sienese cuisine and taste the fruit of your labour accompanied by a glass of local wine. During the lesson the Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic Sienese recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Each participant will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Cesarine is Italy’s oldest network of 1000+ home cooks all over the country in more than 120 cities. They are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.
Unsurprisingly, Tuscany is one of the favorite destinations of our cyclist friends: the views, the smell of the trees along the avenues, the typical colors of our hills make this area unique for tourists as well as for locals. There is a great variety of routes and itineraries: from the less challenging, for those who want to easily enjoy both nature and villages, to those for professional cyclists, real cycling enthusiasts who defy steep climbs with simplicity. We will ride surrounded by precious landscapes, feeling free to stop for a little rest or to enjoy the beautiful sight of nature on the Tuscan hills. What's waiting for you at the end of the tour? A well deserved full lunch, so to regain his strength after so many hours of cycling. In addition to delicious dishes of Tuscan cuisine, guests can also sample three wines. You will have no other task than to relax in one of the most beautiful areas in the world.