1 Sunday - Afternoon arrival at Podere Torremozza
from Florence airport or train station to Podere Torremozza.
After settling in you will be shown around the
estate which will be your home for the next few days.
Time to relax in your apartment before enjoying a welcome
drink with one of your hosts,
Suzanna, who will explain the history and olive oil production
of this 15th Century farmhouse.
Later Francesco, your chef for the week will
2 Monday - Chianti Classico & wine tasting
Drive through this beautiful countryside visiting the famous
wine estate and church of Badia di Coltibuono,
followed by a visit to the delightful hamlet of Volpaia
with a stop for lunch in a characteristic restaurant.
Visit to the wine estate of Casa Emma.Return to
Podere Torremozza (16.30)
for another hands-on cooking lesson followed by dinner.
3 Tuesday - A full day in Florence
your driver/guide will accompany you to Florence.
See the famous look out point, Piazzale Michelangelo
with its beautiful views over the city and the River Arno.
You will join in an orientation walk with an expert
guide and then have free time for shopping, visiting museums
Meet up in the late afternoon for the return journey to Podere
stopping at a local delicatessen to pick up some local cheese,
ham, salami and wine for the evening, (19.30)
4 Wednesday A perfect morning in the Medieval village of Poppi
followed by wine-tasting
breakfast (09.30) you
will meet your driver/guide, who will take you to one of the
and picturesque towns of the Casentino region, Poppi, which
dates back to the early Medieval period
with a 12th century castle built by the Conti Guidi
You will have time to explore this characteristic centre then
transfer to the Frescobaldi Wine Estate,
Castello di Nippozano for a tour of the property followed by
wine tasting and a light lunch.
Return to Podere Torremozza in the afternoon (15.30)
for a rest before your hands-on cooking class.
Followed by dinner.
5 Thursday Siena & San Gimignano
up (11.00) for a
drive to The beautiful Renaissance city of Siena.
Free time to explore.
Meet your driver/guide to transfer to the picturesque
Medieval town of San Gimignango.
Drive back stopping off in Imprugneta, famous for
the manufacture of terracotta.
Dinner on the terrace overlooking the charming square.
Transfer to Podere Torremozza late evening.(23.00)
6 Friday Vallombrosa National Park
you will visit the impressive Monastery of Vallombrosa
situated in one of the largest National parks in Europe
followed by lunch.
Return to Podere Torremozza In the afternoon
Time to relax at Podere Torremozza before enjoy your last
cooking class followed by the last nights dinner.
7 Saturday Farewell.
after breakfast. Transfer
to Florence airport or train station.
click here for self guided