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Personal Wine Shopper

  • Personal Wine Shopper

    For the inside track on the best wines to buy in Chianti – to enjoy on holiday or ship back home – consider hiring the services of personal wine shopper Paola Pavan.

    Paola, who speaks English, German, Spanish, French and Italian, has travelled the world experiencing wines and now shares her expertise with guests staying at our villas in Tuscany. She won’t just guide you through purchasing wine, but will turn the task into a thoroughly enjoyable experience, courtesy of her deep knowledge and relationships with the local vineyards. Paola can also organise a private tasting at your villa on request.
    Tel: +39 345 8832604
    Web: www.personalwineshopper.it

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Shore Excursion from Livorno Cruise Port to Pisa Leaning Tower & Florence

From the port of Livorno this is a private shore excursion to Pisa and Florence. In Pisa you will be dropped by the main square where you will have time on your own to discover this Ancient Maritime Republic; the Cathedral, the Baptistery and of the course the Leaning Tower - for that all-important photo opportunity!
A scenic, hour-long drive through the wonderful Tuscan countryside brings you to Florence centre of the city where you will meet your guide to explore Florence, including the Church of Santa Croce. You take a stroll towards the River Arno to see one of the most well-known bridges in Italy, the Ponte Vecchio and then to Florence’s Cathedral, the Duomo. This breathtaking edifice is topped by Bruneleschi’s magnificent Dome. You will also see the bronze doors of the Baptistery and Giotto’s Bell Tower.
You will be driven back to your cruise ship in time for the next part of your journey with fond memories of Italy.

from $193.67

Taste of Chianti: Tuscan Cheese, Wine and Lunch from Florence

Treat your taste buds on a full-day Chianti wine and food tour from Florence and sample some of Tuscany’s finest wine, cheese, meat, chocolate and more! With a local guide who is passionate about the region’s food heritage, travel through the countryside by 4x4 off-road vehicle and tour an historic villa, and a Chianti Classico winery. Up to seven glasses of wine are included throughout the day, plus several food samples and a 3-course meal at a traditional restaurant in the Chianti hills.

from $171.89

Traditional Italian Cooking Class in the Florence Countryside with Fabio

This is not your typical Italian cooking class. This is a chance to immerse yourself in a private cooking class with a delightful man passionate about regional Italian cuisine and share an authentic meal with a couple that has been married for 30 years and are still crazy in love!
Fabio lives on a hill in the countryside surrounded by olive trees. Fabio and Christiane (when she is home) welcome you into their colorful home with a refreshing drink. Fabio will explain how they pick olives and how olive oil is made. Next, join Fabio in his kitchen for a 2.5 hour hands-on cooking class. Learn to make fresh pasta, sauce, a main and dessert. Depending on the season, you might help Fabio make tagliatelle con ragù or squid risotto with wild fennel and orange peel, and cod with leeks and purple cabbage or pork chop with almonds. For dessert, enjoy castagnaccio, chestnut flour cake, a regional favorite or panna cotta with strawberry coulis in the summer over a pot of freshly brewed coffee.

from $178

Skip-the-Line Private Combo Tour: Florence City Tour, Accademia's David,& Uffizi

Maximize your time in Florence with a combo tour to visit Florence’s must-see attractions, including the Accademia with Michelangelo's David, and the Uffizi Gallery. This 5 to 5.5 hour private guided walking and museum tour pairs you with a guide to visit the Tuscan capital and all of its most important marvels.

from $159.29
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