Tuscan Culinary Experience

COUNTRY Italy
REGION Tuscany
AVAILABLE FROM Florence, Siena,
INTEREST Culinary, Family Friendly,

An in-depth visit into the heart of Tuscany to experience two one-of-a-kind culinary extravaganzas of this lovely Region. Your English speaking driver-guide will share insights into the region and take you on a tour beginning with visit to the FattoriaCorzano and Paterno. This Farm covers 140 hectares and is dedicated to the production of the finest quality wines, olive oil, and “pecorino” (sheep’s milk cheese). The six members of the family that own this splendid farm are all personally involved in the production of the products made here. Motivated by passion, together they have modernized and updated each aspect of the old farm to its current splendor and work to maintain their dedication to the highest level of quality in all they produce. After the visit of the cellars and cheese factory you will enjoy a wine and cheese tasting (3 wines + 4 cheeses, Tuscan bread, jam and honey). The tour will then continue with a visit to the Sonnino Castle, dating back to the 16th Century. This impressive castle is still inhabited by its owners, the Barons Alessandro and Caterina De Renzis. They will welcome you and will take pride in showing you around their property. You will be astounded by the many precious art and curious objects showcased for you by the Barons, including the original copy of the Treaty of Versailles. After a tour of the historical cellars where you will see how the various types of wine are aged, savor a light lunch accompanied by wine tasting featuring three Tuscan wine varietals. Lunch will include such Tuscan delicacies as: mixed bruschetta, tuscan prosciutto, finocchiona, Tuscan salame, vinsanto and cantucci.