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Monteriggioni

Spectacular Monteriggioni, north of Siena, is a medieval stronghold, encircled by well-preserved stone walls and fourteen towers. Like Montepulciano, this small hilltop town is emblematic of the Tuscan landscape. Often dubbed `the gateway to the Middle Ages,’ the walled outpost of Monteriggioni is the quintessential medieval town, bristling with fortifications. The hilltop town was built by the Sienese in the thirteenth century to protect their front line from their eternal rivals, the Florentines. Monteriggioni also grew wealthy as a strategic stop along the Via Francigena pilgrimage route. In terms of size and modern-day status, Monteriggioni feels more like a forgotten backwater. It is only when the popular summer medieval festival comes to town that Monteriggioni recalls its past importance, complete with feasting, falconry, jousting and battle re-enactments. Beyond the theatricality of the setting, there are few significant sights but a visit is worthwhile for the magical mood and monumentality alone.

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Week Long Art Retreat in Lucca

Our two private apartments are located right in the historic center of Lucca in a historic building that dates back 7 centuries. Locals commute across town on bikes as most of the streets are closed to outside car traffic.
While it has the old world charms you’ll expect of Tuscany, it has plenty of bright natural light and modern conveniences (an elevator, for one). You’ll have the convenience of a larger city to explore with a quiet apartment to escape to at the end of the day for a glass of wine with your new friends.

from €2,650

Truffle Hunting, Cooking Class Gelato Pasta Making & Chianti Wine Tour (Tuscany)

Meet The Makers - Amazing Truffle Hunting, Cooking Lesson & Chianti Wine Tour (Tuscany) in one day!
TRUFFLE HUNTING
• Enjoy the amazing Truffle Hunting experience with your Truffle Hunter and his nice dogs.
PASTA MAKING | HOMEMADE PASTA COOKING CLASS ..eat your Pasta!
• Make authentic, fresh Italian pasta, with or without eggs, in different shapes and size 
• Learn the secrets of making the authentic pasta and gelato
• Discover the best filling and sauces for your pasta dishes 
• Delicious meal of pasta dishes prepared with an appetizer, a dessert and two paired wines
WINE TOUR IN THE FAMOUS CHIANTI WINE REGION
• Visit a Boutique winery in Chianti Wine Region
• Tasting the famous Chianti Wines
• Tasting the famous Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar, Truffle Oil

from €412.55

Wild Versilia

Tra piscine naturali e cascate, troverete un'oasi di pace lontana dalla caoticità cittadina con la possibilità di fare il bagno, rilassarsi, prendere il sole e tuffarsi dal famoso scivolo del "Il pozzo della Madonna" alto 10 metri.
Le Piscine di Malbacco mostrano "L'altra faccia della Versilia": una faccia wild e avventurosa che si allontana dalla tradizionale giornata in spiaggia nei famosi stabilimenti balneari.

from €113.45

Private pasta-making class at a Cesarina's home with tasting in Pisa

Immerse yourself in a
private pasta-making class at the Cesarina's home, 
learn the secrets of the region's most famous pasta dishes and taste the fruit of your labour accompanied by a glass of
local wine.
During the lesson the Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of
3 authentic regional pasta recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Each participant will have a
workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then,
taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of
red and white local wines.

from €166.16
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