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October

  • Eurochocolate
    Never mind waiting until Christmas to immerse yourself in one of life's sweetest pleasures. Chocolate-lovers looking to satisfy their cravings can book a week-long trip with To Tuscany Villas to Perugia's Eurochocolate Festival in October.
    Perugia's Eurochocolate Festival is Europe's most famous festival of its kind and is set to fill the streets of Umbria's capital city mid October with a celebration of all things chocolaty. Featuring chocolate from all over Europe, visitors will be able to delight in free sample tastings, visit related exhibitions and demonstrations, sample some of the latest chocolate-based beauty treatments and even marvel at huge chocolate sculptures carved in the Piazza IV Novembre. Wandering through the medieval streets, they will find the main piazzas and streets are scattered with stalls selling chocolate in its pure form or blended into ice creams, cakes, pastries and even savoury dishes. For those looking to brush up on their culinary skills, there are chocolate cooking classes, while informative seminars will educate people in the nutritional and dietary benefits of the tasty treat.
    The chocolate festival is of course also the perfect excuse to visit the medieval city of Perugia, known as 'The Green Heart of Italy'. Special guided tours of the city, a wealth of architecture and surrounding countryside to explore and an abundance of chocolate will all make for a delicious week away.
    See the website http://www.eurochocolate.com/
    Location: Perugia

  • (Several weekends of October)
    Treno Natura

    Enjoy an interesting train ride in a vintage train around Tuscany with stops in several Tuscan towns. This is an ideal way to view the spectacular landscape of Tuscany. Tickets must be booked in advance. For more info see www.ferrovieturistiche.it
    Location: Departing from Siena Station


    Mini Eroica
    A bicycle trip from Gaiole to Castello di Meleto which is an event ideal for families. There will also be vintage bicycles involved in this historical event. To participate you must register at least 1 week before by emailing eroica@parcociclisticodelchianti.it, registration is free. For more information visit their website www.parcociclisticodelchianti.it.
    Location: Gaiole in Chianti

    (First Sunday of October)
    Festa dell'uva

    A grape festival.
    Location: Cinigiano (Grosseto province)

    (First Sunday of October)
    Festa del vino e del panello con l'uva
     
    A village festival with music, folklore and demonstrations of trades from the past.
    Location: Gaville, Figline valdarno (Florence province)

    (First Sunday of October)
    Fiera antiquaria
     
    An antiques fair.
    Location: Pietrasanta (Lucca province)

    (Second Sunday of October)
    Sagra del marrone e del porcino

    A village sagra based on chestnuts and porcini mushrooms
    Location: Scarlino (Grosseto province)

    (First and Second Sunday of October)
    Sagra delle lepre

    A village sagra based on hare, however there are other products to eat
    Location: Terricciola (Pisa province)

    (Second Sunday of October)
    Sagra della castagna

    A village sagra based on chestnuts and with a small market.
    Location: Calci (Pisa province)

    (Second and third Sunday of October)
    Festa dei marroni

    A marron fair where you can buy various local products. There is also a market.
    Location: Vicchio (Florence province)

    (Last Sunday of October)
    Festa d'autunno

    An autumn festival
    Location: Reggello (Florence province)

Experience an official tuscany tour with

Vip Exclusive private cooking experience in a private Tuscan Renaissance villa

This is a private class with professional chefs, for 1 person to larger private groups. Designed for the travellers seeking special personalised treatment, the chef will be at your complete disposal for a culinary learning and dining experience. The location is on a Tuscan estate which is a winery and olive oil producer, the magnificent original kitchen of the Villa Pandolfini dating to 1455, will be yours, be welcomed with a coffee or glass of prosecco, a signature apron and recipe book. Menus are designed by us, any special requests can certainly be catered for.
We propose a 4 course meal preparation from antipasto to dessert. This includes a first course of fresh pasta making, gnocchi, risotto or Florentine crepes for example. Main meat or fish with vegetable side and of course dessert. 
The accredited cooking school was the first of its kind and the best in the region. This is the perfect introduction to Tuscan cuisine for the aspiring foodie.

from 840,13 US Dollar

Half Day Cooking Class in Tuscany among the Chianti Vineyards

Half Day Cooking Class in the charming old kitchen of a Villa of the Renaissance, class includes one intensive, morning 10 AM or afternoon 4 PM, cooking session with instruction and practice with our chef, lunch or dinner following the lesson including selected wines, all food ingredients, taxes.

from 150,02 US Dollar

Chianti Half-Day Private Wine Tour

This half-day tour takes you along the Chianti Route, crossing hills designed by vineyards of exceptional beauty. The tour will stop at Radda in Chianti and then visit an historical wine estate.

from 118,82 US Dollar

Your Lucca Walking Tour

On Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11am enjoy a 2 hours walking tour with your Local Guide in the charming and pretty Lucca!
Join the group and go discovering the strong local identity that makes Lucca different from the rest of Tuscans: legends, towers, churches, powerful families and beautiful ladies protected by strong Walls.
The tour will be in English and/or Italian depending on the composition of the group.

from 14,4 US Dollar
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