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Chianti Food Tour with A&K Villas

Chianti Food Tour

Venture into the beautiful countryside of Chianti for a full day excursion (8 hours) with focus on traditional foods with your English-speaking driver-guide and private vehicle.

Visit some of the lovely hilltop towns such as Greve and Castellina in Chianti, and enjoy a wine tasting at a local vineyard. Your driver-guide will take you to the villages known for their traditional foods; such as schiacciata con olio (typical foccacia-like bread with oil), finocchiona (soft salami with fennel seeds), drive through the forests where in October the famous porcini mushrooms are found. Thankfully the area is also known for its preserves so even if out of season, you will be able to find mushrooms, artichokes and other vegetables sott'olio (preserved in oil).

You may also wish to visit the village of Panzano in Chianti, home to the 'mad butcher' of Chianti, well-known for incredible cuts of meat such as the traditional bisteccca fiorentina (Florentine T-bone steak) which can exceed 4 inches in height!

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Cheese and Wine Tasting with A&K Villas

Cheese & Wine Tasting

Get to know the Corzano farm and their attention to detail in producing excellent cheese and wine on a guided tour and tasting.

During the visit you will learn how the Corzano family produces cheese, wine and other products, while being shown the dairy and cellar and given an overview of the farm. After the tour there is a tasting of locally produced wines, olive oil and cheeses, with further explanation of the products and wine and cheese pairing. The visit and tasting will last about one hour. In good weather the tasting is held on an open courtyard overlooking the farm, at the heart of its activity, otherwise in the tasting room in the adjoining barn.

You are welcome to take a walk on one of the many paths crisscrossing the vineyards after your tasting. Light lunch will be served (local charcuterie, olives, salads, biscuits).

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Market Tour & Cooking Class with A&K Villas

San Lorenzo Market & Cooking Class

Enjoy a 3 hour market tour of San Lorenzo accompanied by a Tuscan Chef.

A huge indoor market, here you can find a full array of fresh products to create a real Italian table, from pasta to meat and fish and of course lots of fresh vegetables. You will also have the chance to taste different typical Tuscan fresh culinary products.

During this market tour you will purchase fresh seasonal ingredients that will be used for the cooking class at your villa in the afternoon.

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Saffron & Honey Tasting Tour with A&K Villas

Saffron & Honey Tasting

Enjoy a full day excursion (8 hours) through the Tuscan countryside to visit Tuscan towns such as San Gimignano and Monteriggioni with your private vehicle and English-speaking driver-guide and enjoy a Saffron & Honey tasting experience at a local farm.

After a visit of the tiny preserved walled town of Monteriggioni, continue your tour in Colle di Val D'Elsa, located above the valley of river Elsa on the route of the ancient Via Francigena, the medieval highway frequented by pilgrims and merchants travelling to Rome from Canterbury and elsewhere in northern Europe. Continue onto the picturesque medieval town of San Gimignano, known for its historical saffron production. Enjoy a brief walking tour along the narrow cobbled streets with your driver-guide, before returning to the countryside to visit a local agricultural farm where you can taste the spice derived from the dried stigma of the prized saffron crocus flower.

Saffron has been cultivated in San Gimignano since medieval times following natural methods. It is traditionally dried next to live coals of local quality wood and packed in threads in order to enhance its fine quality, flavour, and taste which has a typical bitter finish. Finish your day on a sweet note tasting some of the farm's organic honey.

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