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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

Cycling Shore Excursion To Pisa From Livorno Port

Cycling shore excursion from Livorno port to Pisa including English speaking guide, top notch hybrid bikes and helmets rental and transfer from ship to starting point and back.

from 720,39 US Dollar

Palazzo Vecchio and Uffizi Gallery Tour Via the Vasari Corridor Overpass

Enjoy the unique experience, reserved for the privileged few, to walk in the first part of the splendid Path of the Prince by visiting Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery with a unique museum trail, passing through the first stretch of the charming Vasari Corridor.

from 78,04 US Dollar

Shore Excursion: Florence and The Mall Outlet from Livorno

Florence and The Mall Outlet shore excursion with an English speaking driver to combine cultural and sightseeing tour in Florence with shopping opportunity in a famous Tuscan Outlet.

from 720,39 US Dollar

Small Group Cooking Class: Ricotta and Dumplings

Learn how to make your fresh ricotta from scratch, and your gnocchi fresh and unique.
This course hand-on will give you the opportunity to make a double experience: make a ricotta from scratch and your gnocchi and one sauce (the best ever; fluffy like a pillows, light and without potatoes).
You'll have a cheeses tasting with an home made marmalade, honey with truffle and authentic aged balsamic from Modena with a glass of wine.

The class will be held in the old quarter of the artisans, a few steps from Palazzo Pitti and Ponte Vecchio. You will enjoy a hands on cooking class, with demonstrations of cheese-making.

from 80,44 US Dollar
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