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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

Private Tour: Florence Cooking Class with Local Wines and Market Shopping

Learn to cook like an Italian at a 4-hour private cooking class in Florence. Meet your chef to buy seasonal ingredients at a local market, then prepare a 3 course meal with your own hands assisted by a professional. Savor the fruits of your labor while tasting fine local wine.

from 93,36 US Dollar

Siena Segway Tour

Cruise through Siena in style on a small-group or private 3-hour Segway tour. Explore Siena’s historical city center and see main attractions including Piazza del Duomo, Basilica of San Domenico and Fontebranda. Enjoy panoramic city views from Fortezza Medicea, stop to walk around bustling Piazza del Campo and pause to admire 13th-century Siena Cathedral. Learn about the sights along the way from an expert guide. Choose a morning, afternoon or evening tour to suit your schedule. Numbers limited to eight, ensuring personalized attention from the guide.

from 135,69 US Dollar

Italian Cooking Experience in Florence

Expand your collection of Italian recipes. Get ready to savor some traditional and innovative Tuscan specialties. Learn how to prepare a beautiful Tuscan meal that will impress even the most experienced foodies. This class focuses on stuffed pastas such as the ravioli and also making the sauce. We also teach you to cook a perfect risotto, beginning with making the broth, a main course (meat) and dessert.

from 206,25 US Dollar

Florence Cycling Tour

Enjoy a 2-hour bicycle tour of the city center of Florence with an expert guide and learn the history of this ancient city.

from 27,14 US Dollar
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