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Montepulciano

Montepulciano is effortlessly civilised and makes a beguiling base should you have a villa nearby. Its appeal lies in the mellow mix of Renaissance palaces and moody wine bars made for sipping Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Like all quintessential Tuscan towns, it is built on a human scale so designed for strolling and relaxing on a Renaissance stage set, with set-pieces around every corner. Architecturally, Montepulciano is “the Pearl of the Cinquecento” so shaped by the Renaissance. The town is Antonio da Sangallo’s masterpiece, just as Pienza belongs to Rossellino. While Pienza was perfectly planned, Montepulciano developed more freely so has an asymmetry and spiritedness that Pienza lacks. Even so, there is a loftiness about Montepulciano that makes itself felt in the noble palaces and equally noble wine. Even the citizens consider themselves superior, somehow above the fray. But ultimately Montepulciano is a smooth operator, delivering the true Tuscan lifestyle.

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Carrara marble quarries Cinque Terre PRIVATE TOUR from Livorno port

- Follow in the Master's footsteps as you trace Michelangelo's tracks to the marble quarries of Carrara. Carrara is where he went (250 miles was no small feat then) to hand pick his marble for his Pieta' and from which came the marble for, yes, the David.
- Nowhere in the world is like the "Cinque Terre" or "Five Lands", two of which are included in this tour; Vernazza and Manarola. These quaint, colorful seaside towns combine with the blues and greens in nature to create a stunning, scenic palette. Take this all in with both walks around town and a drive down a panoramic road. The entire area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Enjoy typical Tuscan cuisine in Colonnata, world renowned home of Lardo di Colonnata, a local delicacy of pork fat aged in marble vats.
Contact me to plan your private, customized culinary-sightseeing tour in Tuscany together!

from 383,9 US Dollar

One Day Private Yacht Cruise in the Tuscan Archipelago with chef and sommelier

Thanks to the collaboration born from the passion for good wine and the Tuscan tradition for food, the 15-generation winemaker, Pierluigi Torciano Giachi and Michelin-Starred Executive Chef Roberto Rossi, have decided to realize a dream they had shared for years. A tailor-made lunch with tasting of wines and local products paired with the delights of Tuscan cuisine, all framed by the beauty and the relaxing presence of the sea that will fascinate you on board the Yacht San Lorenzo. On our San Lorenzo Yacht, you can live and unique experience: have a lunch on a luxury boat. In this magic atmosphere you can enjoy the sunset that would color the sea and drink the Tuscany best wines, produced by Tenuta Torciano, and live a fantastic wine school experience learning from Winemaker Pierluigi Giachi.

from 7368,55 US Dollar

Private food walking tour and cooking class at a Cesarina's home - Pisa

Dive into your destination like a local foodie. Explore your Cesarina's most trusted artisanal food shops, tasting as you go. After your walking tour, immerse yourself in a private cooking class at the Cesarina's home, learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of cuisine from Pisa area and taste the fruit of your labour accompanied by local wines. 
During the lesson the Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic regional recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Participants 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 332,33 US Dollar

Discovering Leonardo da Vinci: exploring the genius hometown - Meet The Genius

A “Renaissance Man” in every sense of the word *
Many consider Leonardo Da Vinci to be the world’s most famous painter, rivaled only by Michelangelo.
The town of Vinci is about 40km far from Florence, among the stunning hills of Tuscany. Real international renown of Vinci was earned as being the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci, who was born there on April 15th, 1452.
Nowadays, Vinci itself offers tourists and families with kids the chance to see many places connected to Leonardo’s life, even if the real house (where the genius raised and lived) is just outside the center of Vinci, on the foothills of Montalbano in a village called Anchiano.
So if you would love to discover more about Leonardo da Vinci, come to Vinci and explore the Museo Leonardiano (Leonardo Museum) and its birthplace. You won’t regret it!!

from 171,89 US Dollar
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