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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)

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Luxury Tuscan Villa Experience Including Lunch and Wine Tasting

Spend three hours enjoying a taste of 'la dolce vita' (the good life) during a trip to a historical villa, tucked away in the glorious Tuscan hills. With a wine-expert guide, explore the cellars, sample the villa’s home-produced Tuscan wine, and then savor some of the finest local delicacies over lunch. Bring a bathing suit for a swim in the villa’s pool or make the most of the tranquility by sunbathing in the gardens; how you spend your free time at the villa is up to you!

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Chianti at Sunset With Dinner Experience from Siena

Visit the fantastic and suggestive Chianti region at sunset and enjoy the lovely atmosphere, the food and wine in a local farm. Visit the medieval village of Castellina in Chianti at night.

from 65,03 US Dollar

Pisa and Lucca Shore Excursion from Livorno Port

Private Shore Excursion to Pisa and Lucca from Livorno port with an English speaking driver able to give an overview of the region and cities you are visiting in a Mercedec a/c minivan.

from 433,54 US Dollar

Florence City Food Tasting Tour

Taste the best of Florence in this food lovers adventure in the heart of the city

A gastronomic adventure which traverses the heart of Florence on foot, tasting our way from Coffee to street food to the most sophisticated of snacks in the oldest and most revered food outlets of Florence.

Italian food is one of the most celebrated cuisines in the world- and with good reason. On this tour you will see its preparation and enjoy it in its native setting, as your guide tells you stories and legends from its gastronomic past, sharing the long history of the foods you eat and the characters selling it.

from 130 US Dollar
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