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Museo Diocesano - for memorable religious art

  • Museo Diocesano - for memorable religious art

    Across from the Duomo, the 16th-century Cathedral is its companion, the Museo Diocesano, set in the former oratory and church of Gesu. Unlike the disappointing cathedral, which has been disfigured, the Diocesan Museum is a treasure house in miniature. On display are rare masterpieces by Fra’ Angelico, Lorenzetti and local boys Luca Signorelli and Pietro da Cortona. The star exhibit is Fra’ Angelico’s Annunciation, a luminous version of the angel messenger created in the 1430s in shimmering gold leaf. Luca Signorelli (1450–1523), one of a number of celebrated artists from Cortona, was inspired by his master, Piero della Francesca. Signorelli produced frescoes for Orvieto Cathedral and was summoned to the Vatican to complete frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Signorelli’s works on display here include the poignant Lamentation over the Dead Christ. Other highlights include a Sienese Madonna by the school of Duccio Madonna, a 14th-century Pietro Lorenzetti Crucifix, and a Roman sarcophagus that inspired Donatello.

    Address: Piazza del Duomo 1, 52044 Cortona
    Web: www.cortonaweb.net/en/museums/diocesan-museum

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San Casciano dei Bagni:Hands-on Pasta & Pizza with a Local Chef

Live an authentic culinary experience in a thermal city in Tuscany. Learn to prepare different types of dough for making traditional Italian pasta and pizza. Enjoy the meal in a familiar atmosphere.

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Truffle Adventure Cooking Class

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The Truffle Cooking Class will start with a tour of our vineyard and olive groves; following a member of the family will briefly introduce you few notions about truffles. During the experience, Guests will learn the secrets of truffles, how to clean them and different ways to cook them. We will start with the preparation of antipasti, a delicious Bruschetta with Lardo di Colonnata and slices of truffle, a first dish composed by the preparation of Tuscan Pasta “Pici”, a second course that will include the preparation of filet with truffle slices and balsamic glaze flavored with truffle, and of course a tasty dessert. Our Chef and a member of the family will guide you through this amazing gourmet experience. At the end of the morning in the kitchen, you will relax in one of our private and exclusive rooms while tasting all the things that you’ve cooked paired with our organic wines and e.v.o. olive oils.

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The Classic cooking course is offered in an old fascinating location!!! Our local and well renewed chef, will drive you with her expert and professional support to create the recipes you choose; our ingredients are fresh, organic, local “from farm to table” and fun is assured.
At the end of the making, you will have the satisfaction to enjoy the dinner with the meal you have prepared, accompanied by a top local wine.
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E-Bike Ride to Vineyard Swimming Pool Experience

Self guided electric bike tour starting and finishing in the centre of Florence. The route passes by the historic town of Fiesole where you can stop for coffee and visit the monastery, then onto Settignano where there is a village restaurant to have lunch. From there the countryside route passes olive groves and vineyards and into an organic vineyard and olive grove where you have the option to take part in a mini wine tasting with snacks and have access to the outdoor swimming pool. After the vineyards the route continues along the River Arno cycle path back into Florence and up to Piazzale Michelangelo to see the wonderful panorama of Florence's iconic skyline before returning to the shop in the historic centre.

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