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The Hare

  • The Hare

    One animal you are very likely to spot in Tuscany is the hare. It is much larger than the rabbit, its more numerous cousin, and one easy way to tell them apart is the hare’s bigger, black-tipped ears. The hare's fur is generally a shade between sand and brown, and white on their bellies, though this can vary; for example, hares in the far north of Italy turn white in winter to blend in with the snow.

    This ability to camouflage itself is important for the hare because it spends a large part of each day lying still in the ground cover, hidden from predators. Its preferred territory is cultivated countryside or level ground within forests, where its incredible ability to turn in different directions at speed is put to good use when fleeing danger. The hare has longer legs than rabbits and more powerful forelegs. This enables it to make sudden changes of direction when running to throw off predators. This trait, known as telemarking, also helps identify hares from rabbits.

    Also unlike rabbits, hares do not live beneath ground but in scrapes, small areas of hollowed-out earth where they can lie still. If you spot scrapes around your villa in Tuscany, it is a sure sign that hares are close by.

    The best time to look for hares is during the evening and as night falls because they are most active during the hours of darkness, when they feed on plants and mate. Baby hares are called leverets and are born throughout the year. At birth, they are already quite self-sufficient; their eyes and ears are already open, unlike many mammals. By the time they reach the age of one, they are fully grown and independent.

Experience an official tuscany tour with

PISA & CHIANTI SHARED WINE TOUR - Half day Tuscany Wine Tour from Florence

PISA & CHIANTI SHARED WINE TOUR - Half day Tuscany Wine Tour included lunch (or dinner), tasting and wine tour

This is the Program

Your excursion will commence with a drive through the breathtaking Tuscan countryside as you delve into the heart of the Chianti Classico region. Over the course of the tour, you will visit a first-class winery that will give you a comprehensive look at the wine making process. Our experienced guides will be with you every step of the way, teaching you about the wines and the best ways to taste them. In addition to Chianti Classico the DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) wines, you will be able to enjoy the IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica) or “Super Tuscans.”
Time to see also Pisa and enjoy the famous Leaning Tower (photo stop)

from 185,51 US Dollar

Wine Tasting at a Medieval Castle in Chianti

Departs at 10am from central Florence by comfortable, air conditioned van transport. Accompanied by a bi-lingual guide, you will experience a wine tasting in a 12th Century Castle. Lunch is included.

from 100 US Dollar

Learn Italian & Dine at a Cesarina's home in Florence

Immerse yourself in a  private  Italian lesson  with aperitivo followed by a  dining experience at a Cesarina's home.
Learn Italian with a professional teacher at the Cesarina's home and sip an Italian aperitivo.
Enjoy an exclusive show cooking at the Cesarina's home 
Taste authentic Florentine recipes passed down by real Italian Mammas
4-course menu including starter, pasta, main course with side dish, dessert with  drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines from Tuscany cellars and coffee).
At the end of the experience, take your souvenir back home: the official Cesarine apron, shopping bag and student book.

from 202,9 US Dollar

Three days honeymoon in Tuscany

Spend three days in the wonderful and relaxing tuscan landscape enjoying several experiences.
Include:

  • 1 day off road tour in Chianti area  (15 wine tastings, 2 grappa tasting, 3 EVO tasting, guide, vintage SUV, gasoline, insurance, lunch. About 6h tour);
  • 1 day cooking class (chef, food to prepare, wine. About 3h);
  • 1 day in a magic Wellness & Beauty Spa (Include a wellness entrance with the alternation of Sauna, Turkish Bath, Energizing Showers, Detoxifying Wrap (30 minutes) and Emolinphic Draining Massage (50 minutes)).

from 1715,92 US Dollar
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