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San Gusme

San Gusmè, a walled hilltop hamlet, is a charming Sienese backwater. Set 5 km north of Castelnuovo Berardenga, this tranquil spot has always been in Siena’s orbit. The medieval village only joined the Grand Duchy of Tuscany in the 16th century, after Siena’s definitive defeat. The Sienese gateway still bears Siena’s coat of arms, the Balzana. Stretches of the defensive walls remain, with parts incorporated into gateways. The hamlet is a place for picturesque views, including of the Sienese skyline, the Torre del Mangia and Siena Cathedral. This sleepy hamlet is more about mood than specific sites. Admire the church of Saint Cosmus and Damian, the local patron saints, and the church of Santissima Annunziata, with its quaint bell tower. Wander along concentric alleys, lapping up the timeless mood before retreating to a gourmet inn for creative cuisine or a homely café for wine and a plate of cured meats.

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Fresco Workshop in Atelier

Fresco, meaning fresh in Italian, is the revered art of painting on fast-drying damp plaster with water based pigments. During the Renaissance, fresco painting was considered the true test of an artist's skill, since one had to finish before the plaster dried in order to ensure the adhesion of the image to the wall. During this 3-hour hands-on Florence Fresco Workshop, we'll learn basic fresco technique from a local Florentine artist who is a master of fresco painting. 

from €526

Guided Bike Rental

Begin this fun bike tour to discover the historic center of Lucca: thanks to a comfortable bike you will visit the main monuments of the town, as the Guinigi Tower and the Roman Amphiteatre; you can explore the hidden corners and gems.

from €67.61

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

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.
Le Cesarine is Italy’s oldest network of 600+ home cooks all over the country in more than 120 cities. They are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.

from €166.16

Wine Tasting Tour on Pisan Hills

Wine Tasting tour in two wineries on Pisan hills and visit of Pisa. The excursion will begin in Livorno Port. The driver will have a Sign with your name.
During the road, you can admire the Tuscany countryside.
Commentary car tour of the city: Lungarni, Giardino Scotto, San Michele degli Scalzi, Santa Maria della Spina, Basilica di San Piero a Grado.
Drop-off under the Leaning Tower.
You will have the possibility to visit Piazza dei Miracoli and discover the city. The driver will be at disposition for any needs.
Wine Tasting Tour in two wineries we trust on Pisan Hills.
For the first wine tasting, you will choose and pay directly to the winery the preferred solution as for example Lunch and wine tasting. We'll inform about the different options available after booking.
The second wine tasting, in another winery offered by us, includes
- 4 Glass of wines
- 1 Glass of Grappa
- 1 Glass of Vin Santo
(Food not included)
You can also buy wines and local delicacy directly in the winery.

from €595.90