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Private Tuscany Cooking Class Tour from Siena

Greve in Chianti - Landscape
Greve in Chianti - PanoramaGreve in Chianti - Piazza Giacomo MatteottiMontefioralle - PanoramaTuscany - Chianti - panoramaChianti - TuscanySiena - Chianti vinerayds

From: $207.27

tour duration

8 Hours

start time

09:30 AM
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat

meeting point

Pick-up at your hotel, more details at booking

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TOUR ITINERARY

Your Private Tuscany Cooking Class Tour will take you on a charming journey to discover the beautiful Chianti Region. Your driver and guide will meet you at your accommodation in Siena to take you on a full day excursion.

Let your journey start immediately enjoying the lovely views from the car: admire the gorgeous countryside!

Your first stop will be at a typical Tuscan Restaurant. Here you will learn how to prepare traditional Tuscan dishes! Your culinary experience will start with a local chef that will share with you his/ her personal techniques; enjoy this unique chance in an intimate, comfortable and casual setting. You will create, “from scratch”, an appetizer, a pasta, a main course and a dessert. You will be cooking in the actual kitchen of the restaurant. Each class starts in the morning and ends around lunch time so you will enjoy your creations, each one shared with a selected wine from their vast cellar.

After lunch your journey through this unique region will continue and bring you to visit two little gems: Greve in Chianti and Montefioralle. These two villages will surprise you with their historical and beautiful city centers. You will find traces of middle age architectures, Romanesque and Gothic Churches, Renaissance Palaces. Visit both towns on your own, discover the authentic Chianti Region!

At the end of your full day excursion meet your driver again to return to your accommodation in Siena.

TOUR INCLUSIONS

– Round trip transportation with private car

– Expert English speaking driver and guide

– Independent visit of Greve in Chianti

– Independent visit of Montefioralle

– Cooking Class ( 2 Hours )

– Lunch

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

– Tuscany landscapes

– Chianti Hills

– Greve in Chianti

– Montefioralle

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
– Confirmation will be received at time of booking

– Voucher and detailed operator information, including local emergency numbers will be received three weeks before the date of your tour.

– Adult pricing applies to all travelers.

Departure point:

Pick-up at your accommodation

Duration:
8 hours

Return details:
Drop-off at your Accommodation

Private Tuscany Cooking Class Tour from Florence

Greve in Chianti - Landscape
Greve in Chianti - PanoramaGreve in Chianti - Piazza Giacomo MatteottiMontefioralle - Panorama

From: $207.27

tour duration

8 Hours

start time

09:00 AM
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat

meeting point

Pick-up at your hotel, more details at booking

Tour
Itinerary
Tour
Inclusions
Tour
Information

 

TOUR ITINERARY

Your Private Tuscany Cooking Class Tour will take you on a charming journey to discover the beautiful Chianti Region. Your driver and guide will meet you at your accommodation in Florence to take you on a full day excursion.

Let your journey start immediately enjoying the lovely views from the car: admire the gorgeous countryside!

Your first stop will be at a typical Tuscan Restaurant. Here you will learn how to prepare traditional Tuscan dishes! Your culinary experience will start with a local chef that will share with you his/ her personal techniques; enjoy this unique chance in an intimate, comfortable and casual setting. You will create, “from scratch”, an appetizer, a pasta, a main course and a dessert. You will be cooking in the actual kitchen of the restaurant. Each class starts in the morning and ends around lunch time so you will enjoy your creations, each one pared with a selected wine from their vast cellar.

After lunch your journey through this unique region will continue and bring you to visit two little gems: Greve in Chianti and Montefioralle. These two villages will surprise you with their historical and beautiful city centers. You will find traces of middle age architectures, Romanesque and Gothic Churches, Renaissance Palaces. Visit both towns on your own, discover the authentic Chianti Region!

At the end of your full day excursion meet your driver again to return to your accommodation in Florence.

TOUR INCLUSIONS

– Round trip transportation with private car

– Expert English speaking driver and guide

– Independent visit of Greve in Chianti

– Independent visit of Montefioralle

– Cooking Class ( 2 Hours )

– Lunch

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

– Tuscany landscapes

– Chianti Hills

– Greve in Chianti

– Montefioralle

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
– Confirmation will be received at time of booking

– Voucher and detailed operator information, including local emergency numbers will be received three weeks before the date of your tour.

– Adult pricing applies to all travelers.

Departure point:

Pick-up at your accommodation

Duration:
8 hours

Return details:
Drop-off at your Accommodation

Panzano and Pieve San Leolino

Panzano - Panorama
Panzano - ViewPanzano - Church of Santa Maria - InteriorPanzano - Church of Santa Maria - Exterior

Panzano is a small enchanting village located in the Chianti Region.

The first settlement in the area was probably Etruscan. Due to its strategical location the village was involved in the war between Siena and Florence. A castle was built probably around the 11th century and it was sacked several times. When the Sienese Republic and the King of Naples attacked the area in 1478 the castle became one of the most important bastion of the Florentine defense. After the decline of the Sienese Republic Panzano was never involved in a war until 1944.

It is still possible to see most of the walls built to protect the castle; one of the defensive towers was converted in what today is the Bell Tower of the Saint Mary Church.

Outside the perimeter of the castle during the 12th century a Borgo started to develop. Many of the buildings were remodeled during the 17th century, however it is still possible to see under the plaster the medieval structures.

Things to see

Panzano offers to its visitors some beautiful churches. The most famous one is located right outside the city: Pieve of San Leolino. The first document in which the church is nominated are date back to the 10th century, however it is possible that the church is even older. The original building was remodeled during the 12th century. During the Middle Age the church was very important. At the beginning of the 16th century its exterior was transformed and during the baroque period the interior was heavily remodeled. Only in 1942 the Pieve of San Leolino was given back its Romanesque look. The church is decorated with many beautiful paintings.

Greve in Chianti and Montefioralle

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Greve in Chianti is a town located at the hearth of the Chianti Region. The name Greve is derived from a little river that runs through the city.

The first settlement in the area is probably dated way before the Etruscan dominion; although the city grew only during the 13th century. Greve was able to preserve its independence for a long time, then passed under the Florentine’s dominion and in 1861 became part of the newly born Italian Kingdom.

The main square as an unusual triangular form; here a market has been hosted for many centuries. The buildings that surround the Piazza were built during the middle age, in particular the beautiful Chiesa Santa Croce is worth a visit. The church was rebuilt in 1325 after the Duke of Lucca had burned down the entire town. The city center houses also a gorgeous Franciscan Monastery.

The area that surround Greve has many villas and castles mostly built by rich Florentine.

At the beginning of the 20th century the Chianti Wine District was enlarged and Greve became part of this noble wine region. The economy grew very quickly also thanks to the olive oil production and the truffle harvesting.

Every September Greve hosts the Chianti Classico Wine Festival. During this period it is possible to taste many local wines as well as local cheeses and olive oils.

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Close to Greve is the village of Montefioralle, mainly known as the possible birthplace of the famous explorer Amerigo Vespucci. On the main street is in fact located a house that still shows on the doorway a wasp (vespa in Italian) and a V. Few kilometers away is situated the Lombard Castle of Vernazzano property of the Vespucci Family. Today it is possible to see only a tower of the original building, the rest of the castle was converted in villa during the 17th century.

Montefioralle was once even a bigger city than Greve. Under the dominion of the Sienese Republic, during the 13th century, a double sets of walls were built in order to protect the city from the Florentine Army. Montefioralle suffers from the decline of Siena, almost all its inhabitants moved to Greve.

The village has a very charming city center and can offers to its visitors a real taste of the authentic life in the Chianti Region!

Greve in Chianti

Greve in Chianti - Panorama
Tuscany - Chianti - panoramaGreve in Chianti - LandscapeGreve in Chianti - Piazza Giacomo Matteotti

Greve in Chianti is a town located at the hearth of the Chianti Region. The name Greve is derived from a little river that runs through the city.

The first settlement in the area is probably dated way before the Etruscan dominion; although the city grew only during the 13th century. Greve was able to preserve its independence for a long time, then passed under the Florentine’s dominion and in 1861 became part of the newly born Italian Kingdom.

The main square as an unusual triangular form; here a market has been hosted for many centuries. The buildings that surround the Piazza were built during the middle age, in particular the beautiful Chiesa Santa Croce is worth a visit. The church was rebuilt in 1325 after the Duke of Lucca had burned down the entire town. The city center houses also a gorgeous Franciscan Monastery.

The area that surround Greve has many villas and castles mostly built by rich Florentine.

Read More

At the beginning of the 20th century the Chianti Wine District was enlarged and Greve became part of this noble wine region. The economy grew very quickly also thanks to the olive oil production and the truffle harvesting.

Every September Greve hosts the Chianti Classico Wine Festival. During this period it is possible to taste many local wines as well as local cheeses and olive oils.