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Tuscany

Small Group Wine Tasting Experience in the Tuscan Countryside

Culinary wealth in the Val d'Orcia

Length

8 Days

Capacity

4-12 travelers

Travel style

Insider

Delightful discovery in Val d'Orcia

11 Reviews

Trip highlights

Wine tasting in Montalcino and Montepulciano

Stroll through Pienza and Montepulciano

Olive Oil Museum in Seggiano

Excursion to the Monte Amiata volcano

The Feast experience

Accommodation in a winery

Tasting of Pecorino di Pienza

Cooking class in the vineyards of Montepulciano

Culinary city tour of Siena

Cuisine, history, and art inspire us on our trip to Tuscany: We stay in a winery near Montepulciano and are introduced to delicious Tuscan cuisine in a cooking class. When we visit local winemakers, we learn about the differences in the art of viticulture and taste famous varieties such as Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. We enjoy the barren beauty of the landscape and the artistic wealth of towns like Pienza and Siena, visit the Olive Oil Museum of Seggiano, and go to a traditional cheese factory.

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SAPIO Il Molinaccio pool
SAPIO Il Molinaccio externally
SAPIO Monte Amiata hiking

Map

Itinerary

Transfer Sapio

0 Days

Transfer airport Pisa - Il Molinaccio

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EUR 160

transfer train sapio

1 Day

Transfer train station Florence - Il Molinaccio

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EUR 140

transfer train sapio

1 Day

Transfer train station Siena - Il Molinaccio

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EUR 90

Transfer Sapio

1 Day

Transfer airport Florenz - Il Molinaccio

From

EUR 140

SAPIO Il Molinaccio externally
SAPIO Il Molinaccio view
SAPIO Il Molinaccio pool

Meals Included: Dinner

Make your way to Agriturismo Il Molinaccio di Montepulciano, a small family wine-growing business southeast of Siena. This beautiful natural stone farmhouse, built on the remains of an old 15th century mill, has been converted into a luxurious country house. Here, you will spend pleasant days immersed in the absolute tranquility of nature, surrounded by centuries-old oak trees, olive trees, orchards, and vineyards. On the first evening, get to know your fellow travellers over an aperitivo, followed by dinner in your new home.

Relax and enjoy the journey, knowing that our tour guide will assist you at every moment.

SAPIO Mulino Val d'Orcia
SAPIO Mulino Val d'Orcia
SAPIO Mulino Val d'Orcia

UNESCO World Heritage Site Pienza

Cooking course in flour mill

Pecorino di Pienza tasting

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cooking class with flour made from ancient grains directly in the mill

In the enchanting Val d'Orcia, you will discover the variety of traditional grains that serve as the basis for local pasta specialties and other delicious delicacies. In an inspiring cooking class, learn how to use these unique grains to create culinary masterpieces. After you've finished your work, you can expect a tasty lunch that you truly deserve. To refresh your palate, stroll through the charming old town of Pienza, which proudly bears UNESCO World Heritage status. Be enchanted by the beauty of this historic city and enjoy the charming atmosphere. And that's not all! To round off the day, you have the opportunity to taste the famous pecorino di Pienza DOP and get to know its unique flavour nuances. Together with the producer, you will end the day with a refreshing aperitif and delve even deeper into the culinary world of this fascinating region.

Relax and enjoy the journey, knowing that our tour guide will assist you at every moment.

Siena
Siena
Siena, Italy

Extensive local lunch

Culinary city tour

Aperitivo with a view of the Piazza del Campo

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Culinary city tour of Siena with a local guide

Your day in Siena begins with a delicious cappuccino as you enjoy the view over the Piazza del Campo and Siena Town Hall. Here, you can admire the famous frescoes by Ambrogio Lorenzetti, which depict the themes of good and bad government and tell a fascinating story. For lunch, a true feast of Sienese cuisine awaits you, prepared by a talented chef who was once a jockey in the famous Palio di Siena. Enjoy the diverse flavours and specialties of this region and let yourself be enchanted by the passion and dedication of the chef. In the afternoon, you will be accompanied by Ludovica, who will take you on a culinary walk through Siena. She will show you to the best places where the locals shop and tell you how the typical Sienese delicacies are made. Immerse yourself in the secrets of Sienese cuisine and learn more about the traditional production methods. In the evening, you'll have the opportunity to try all the delicacies again while enjoying the view of the majestic Piazza del Campo. Accompanied by a fine glass of wine, take in the unique atmosphere of this historic place.

SAPIO Montalcino
SAPIO Montalcino Sanlorenzo
SAPIO Montalcino Sanlorenzo

City stroll in Montalcino

Visit and tasting at small wineries

Dinner with bistecca fiorentina

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Visit a Chianina cattle breeder

Before meeting the two producers of the famous Brunello di Montalcino, you will have the opportunity to explore the enchanting place that gives its name to this first-class wine. Immerse yourself in the picturesque beauty of Montalcino and let yourself be enchanted by its charming atmosphere. For lunch, expect warm hospitality from one of the two producers. Enjoy the authentic flavours of the regional cuisine accompanied by exquisite wines made with great dedication and passion. Be inspired by the passion of the producers and learn more about the history and tradition of Brunello di Montalcino. With all the delicious wines you’ll taste, the question may arise: When and where can you finally try a delicious bistecca fiorentina? No worries! Before this wish comes true, you have the unique opportunity to visit a family breeding the famous white Chianina cattle. Immerse yourself in the world of these majestic animals and learn more about their breeding and care. Here, your craving for a perfectly prepared bistecca fiorentina will come true.

SAPIO Monte Amiata
SAPIO Monte Amiata hiking
SAPIO Monte Amiata chestnuts

Buristo dolce

Culinary hike below Monte Amiata

Visit to a chestnut flour manufacturer

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Culinary hike at the foot of Monte Amiata

Join our nature guide on a walk around the ancient volcano Monte Amiata, considered a blessing for the agricultural products you will try on your trip. Immerse yourself in the idyllic atmosphere of this region and be fascinated by the diversity and abundance of nature. For lunch, we invite you to try local specialties in our guide's agriturismo. Enjoy the unique taste of chestnuts and buristo dolce while experiencing the hospitality and warm atmosphere of the farm. In the late afternoon, Mario will take you to a cheese producer friend. End the day in a relaxed atmosphere as you immerse yourself in the world of cheese and are inspired by the handcrafted varieties and the stories that go with them.

SAPIO Seggiano olio di oliva
SAPIO Seggiano olio di oliva
SAPIO Seggiano museo olio di oliva

Olive Oil museum

Visit to Eat-Art Park

Tasting at a small olive oil producer

Abbey of Sant'Antimo

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Olive oil from Seggiano olives

In Seggiano, a fascinating journey through an open-air museum of olive trees awaits you. Learn about the different types of olives, their cultivation and harvesting methods, and how olive oil is produced. A first tasting will reveal the diverse aromas and nuances of this precious oil. After this inspiring experience, we go to Daniel Spoerri's Eat-Art Park for lunch. Enjoy a culinary break surrounded by art and nature. Be enchanted by the artist's creative works and explore the park at your own pace. Later, you will meet a passionate olive oil producer. Immerse yourself in the world of olive oil production and listen to interesting information and stories. Gain valuable insights into the art of olive cultivation and the importance of high-quality olive oil. On the way back, you will have a short stop at the impressive Abbazia Sant'Antimo. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and admire the architecture of this historic abbey. Stop nearby for a delicious dinner that celebrates the region's culinary highlights.

SAPIO Montepulciano town
SAPIO Croce di Febo Montepulciano wine
SAPIO Croce di Febo Montepulciano wine

Tuscan cooking class

Visit and tasting at small wineries

Walk through the old town of Montepulciano

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Second cooking class

So that you never again confuse the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG with the wine of Abruzzo, today we would like to offer you the unique opportunity to deepen your knowledge of wines. After a stroll through the picturesque streets of Montepulciano, an exclusive intensive course with two renowned wine producers awaits you. Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and let the experts reveal the secrets and subtleties of this noble wine. Taste selected wines, learn more about the special features of the region, and understand how to recognize the nuances and aromas. With this knowledge, you will certainly be able to refine your wine selection in the future. In the afternoon, you'll have the opportunity toget out your apron again and further develop your culinary skills. Another exciting cooking course awaits you with your hosts. Together, you will immerse yourself in traditional Tuscan cuisine and learn how to prepare a typical dinner. Under the guidance of your hosts, you will discover new recipes, use local ingredients, and experience the flavours of Tuscan cuisine. As you stand together in the kitchen and prepare your delicious dishes, a cozy atmosphere is created in which you can share your passion for good food. The farewell dinner is the highlight of your eventful week in Tuscany. Together with your fellow travellers and hosts, you will celebrate this special evening with a festive dinner inspired by the region's culinary delights and accompanied by fine wines. With lively conversations and happy get-togethers, you can bring the wonderful memories and moments of this trip to life again.

SAPIO Il Molinaccio pool
SAPIO Il Molinaccio view
Tuscany

Nach einem genussvollen Frühstück ist es an der Zeit, Abschied von der wundervollen Südtoskana zu nehmen. Doch keine Sorge, Ihre Reise kann auch nach dem offiziellen Programm weitergehen! Wenn Sie den Wunsch haben, Ihre Zeit in dieser faszinierenden Region zu verlängern, stehen wir Ihnen gerne zur Seite, um Ihnen inspirierende Vorschläge zu unterbreiten.

After an enjoyable breakfast, it's time to say goodbye to wonderful southern Tuscany. But don't worry, your trip can continue! If you would like to extend your time in this fascinating region, we are happy to provide you with inspiring suggestions. Discover more of Tuscany's hidden gems, off the beaten path, or relax on the beaches of the coast. Drive through the rolling hills of the Chianti region to taste more excellent wines, or pamper yourself in a luxurious spa. With insider tips, we can help you tailor a trip to your needs so you can extend your time in beautiful Tuscany.

transfer train sapio

1 Day

Transfer Il Molinaccio - train station Siena

From

EUR 90

Transfer Sapio

1 Day

Transfer Il Molinaccio - airport Florence

From

EUR 140

transfer train sapio

1 Day

Transfer Il Molinaccio - train station Florence

From

EUR 140

Transfer Sapio

1 Day

Transfer Il Molinaccio - airport Pisa

From

EUR 160

Dates & Prices

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3

May

2024

10

May

2024

Full

From

EUR 2,298

Info

German speaking tour: This trip will be held in English.

Your guide for this tour

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The tour guide for this trip will be announced shortly. Our guides are culinary specialists of the Mediterranean area, and are at least bilingual. Each of our guides is unique and brings their own personal touch to the trips, so you can discover the region as if you were travelling with a friend!

All CO2 emissions of your trip (flight, transport, hotel, etc.) will be 100% offset by a Gold Standard climate protection project of undefined for you.

The indicated flight times and airlines may change, as we have to plan well in advance of the day of departure.

3

May

2024

10

May

2024

German speaking tour

FEAST logo no TC photo
Full

From

EUR 2,298

19

May

2024

26

May

2024

Available

Guaranteed

From

EUR 2,198

Info

German speaking tour: This trip will be held in English.

Guide

Monika Cortese

Monika

Your guide for this tour

Monika Cortese comes from the Lower Franconian wine region. After spending several years in Italy and Australia, the qualified foreign language correspondent now works as an Italian language lecturer and tour guide. She is particularly fond of Venice, which was daringly built on the water, beautiful Sicily and the incredible landscapes of Tuscany. Her warm manner enables her to impart her knowledge in an interesting way and pass on her enthusiasm for the cuisine, the people and the enchanting little places to her travel guests.

All CO2 emissions of your trip (flight, transport, hotel, etc.) will be 100% offset by a Gold Standard climate protection project of undefined for you.

The indicated flight times and airlines may change, as we have to plan well in advance of the day of departure.

19

May

2024

26

May

2024

German speaking tour

Monika Cortese
Available

Guaranteed

From

EUR 2,198

26

May

2024

2

Jun

2024

Available

From

EUR 2,298

Info

English speaking tour: This trip is being conducted in English.

Your guide for this tour

FEAST logo no TC photo

The tour guide for this trip will be announced shortly. Our guides are culinary specialists of the Mediterranean area, and are at least bilingual. Each of our guides is unique and brings their own personal touch to the trips, so you can discover the region as if you were travelling with a friend!

All CO2 emissions of your trip (flight, transport, hotel, etc.) will be 100% offset by a Gold Standard climate protection project of undefined for you.

The indicated flight times and airlines may change, as we have to plan well in advance of the day of departure.

26

May

2024

2

Jun

2024

English speaking tour

FEAST logo no TC photo
Available

From

EUR 2,298

4

Jun

2024

11

Jun

2024

Full

From

EUR 2,298

Info

German speaking tour: This trip will be held in English.

Your guide for this tour

FEAST logo no TC photo

The tour guide for this trip will be announced shortly. Our guides are culinary specialists of the Mediterranean area, and are at least bilingual. Each of our guides is unique and brings their own personal touch to the trips, so you can discover the region as if you were travelling with a friend!

All CO2 emissions of your trip (flight, transport, hotel, etc.) will be 100% offset by a Gold Standard climate protection project of undefined for you.

The indicated flight times and airlines may change, as we have to plan well in advance of the day of departure.

4

Jun

2024

11

Jun

2024

German speaking tour

FEAST logo no TC photo
Full

From

EUR 2,298

13

Oct

2024

20

Oct

2024

Available

From

EUR 2,298

Info

German speaking tour: This trip will be held in English.

Guide

Monika Cortese

Monika

Your guide for this tour

Monika Cortese comes from the Lower Franconian wine region. After spending several years in Italy and Australia, the qualified foreign language correspondent now works as an Italian language lecturer and tour guide. She is particularly fond of Venice, which was daringly built on the water, beautiful Sicily and the incredible landscapes of Tuscany. Her warm manner enables her to impart her knowledge in an interesting way and pass on her enthusiasm for the cuisine, the people and the enchanting little places to her travel guests.

All CO2 emissions of your trip (flight, transport, hotel, etc.) will be 100% offset by a Gold Standard climate protection project of undefined for you.

The indicated flight times and airlines may change, as we have to plan well in advance of the day of departure.

13

Oct

2024

20

Oct

2024

German speaking tour

Monika Cortese
Available

From

EUR 2,298

20

Oct

2024

27

Oct

2024

Available

From

EUR 2,298

Info

English speaking tour: This trip is being conducted in English.

Your guide for this tour

FEAST logo no TC photo

The tour guide for this trip will be announced shortly. Our guides are culinary specialists of the Mediterranean area, and are at least bilingual. Each of our guides is unique and brings their own personal touch to the trips, so you can discover the region as if you were travelling with a friend!

All CO2 emissions of your trip (flight, transport, hotel, etc.) will be 100% offset by a Gold Standard climate protection project of undefined for you.

The indicated flight times and airlines may change, as we have to plan well in advance of the day of departure.

20

Oct

2024

27

Oct

2024

English speaking tour

FEAST logo no TC photo
Available

From

EUR 2,298

Preferred date unavailable? You'd like to book further ahead in the future? Contact us

Info

Single Room Supplement

When booking online, you can choose the option "share room (if possible)". If no other participant chooses this option, you will be accommodated in a single room. The cost of the single room is EUR 350 and Feast will in that case pay 50% of the single room supplement, the rest will need to be covered by you. We will notify you approximately one month before the start of the tour.

What's included

7 nights at the Il Molinaccio di Montepulciano winery including homemade Italian breakfast and accommodation tax. Room with private shower and WC

6 dinners of at least four courses including wine (1/2 bottle per person), water and caffè

6 lunches including served drinks

2 wine tastings

Visit to a pasta factory followed by a cooking course

Cooking class in the vineyards of Il Molinaccio

Visit to Pecorino cheese dairy and Chianina farm

Hike at the foot of Monte Amiata with hiking guide

Excursions to Siena and Seggiano

Culinary guided tour of Siena

All guided tours, rehearsals, entrance fees and visits

Transport in a comfortable minibus

Tour guide and translation Monika Cortese

10 EUR donation to the VSocial Foundation to support community projects https://www.vsocialfoundation.org/

What's not included

Arrival and departure

Additional drinks

Tips

Cancellation and travel health insurance

Reviews

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Delightful discovery in Val d'Orcia

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