Escape the hustle and bustle of Florence and get a taste for the Tuscan countryside on this 3.5-hour wine tasting and dining experience at a 17th-century villa. Nestled within the Florentine hills, between endless vineyards and olive groves, this charming villa is the perfect setting for a rustic, romantic Tuscan evening. Discover the secret of winemaking on a tour of the grounds and sample four limited-edition types of wine in the cellar, before rounding off the evening with a 4-course feast of tantalizing local cuisine in the picturesque gardens.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productYour tour will begin in central Florence near Santa Maria Novella Station, where you’ll hop aboard your minivan with your guide. Travel a short distance outside of the city center to reach the scenic vineyards and olive groves that surround the 17th-century villa. Take a tour of the picturesque grounds with the villa’s winemaker and listen to some of the secrets of the trade. Hear about the villa’s production process and learn how blends are created from merlot, cabernet sauvignon, sangiovese and pinot bianco grapes. Then, toast cin cin! Sample the villa’s limited-edition red, white and dessert wine, soaking up the characteristics of each. Afterward, take a seat in the gardens if the weather is clear, or inside the villa for a 4-course feast. Savor local specialties such as crostini, parmesan and Pienza pecorino cheese, prosciutto ham, a traditional meat dish and pasta, with vegetarian options available. Take in the villa’s panoramic views while you dine on the fresh ingredients of Tuscan classics. Don’t forget to save room for the traditional Italian dessert served after dinner. Your evening out will conclude with a smooth ride back to your original departure point in Florence.Duration: 3 hours 30 minutesLocation: Villa le Piazzole