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    Pienza has a number of specialist cheese shops with a dazzling array of local cheeses. The best Tuscan Pecorino is certified ‘DOP’ – Denominazione d’Origine Protetta, a standard only granted to genuine regional produce. Sheep’s cheese Pecorino is commonly called cacio. Look out for Pecorino spiced up with black peppercorns, truffles, or chili pepper or exposed to different maturing techniques, using wine or walnut-tree leaves.

  • La Bottega del Cacio

    This is one of the most picturesque cheese shops in Pienza. Feast your senses on Pecorino (cacio) aged in every way possible.
    Address: Corso Il Rossellino 66, 53026 Pienza
    Tel: +39 0578 748713

  • Palazzo Piccolomini Bookshop & Wine Shop

    Set in Palazzo Piccolomini, this upmarket museum shop sells everything from books on Tuscan art and architecture to local produce from Pienza, including wine and olive oil.
    Address: Palazzo Piccolomini, Piazza Pio II, 53026 Pienza
    Tel: +39 0577 286300
    Web: www.palazzopiccolominipienza.it

  • Parking & Getting Around

    Try and park below the city walls of Pienza but bear in mind that you won’t be alone. Nor will parking in the shade be highly likely in summer. Visiting Pienza mid-week or out of July and August will make parking spots easier to find, as will avoiding the Friday morning market. Despite the crowds, Pienza makes a lovely springboard for exploring Montalcino, Montepulciano and the Val d’Orcia. Pienza is also only 50kms from Siena so the city is easily accessible on a day trip.

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Livorno Shore Excursion: Pisa and the Leaning Tower

Welcome to the Square of Miracles. During this amazing half day tour you will discover all the secrets of the Square of the Miracles with your private local guide.

This tour is for people who have never been in Pisa before and would like to spend just an half day on an interesting excursion. But could be also for those who have been here before but would like to enjoy the beautiful monuments or climb the Leaning Tower. You will "read" the most famous Square in the world and, if someone is dreaming about it, we will arrange for you the entrance at the Leaning Tower.

As your private tour, we can adjust the schedule and activities to meet your needs. Please feel free to contact us with any special requests you have.

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'A TOAST OF WINE' CHIANTI TOUR

If you’re big on wine but short on time then why not join us for a half-day tour exploring the beautiful Chianti region? Situated just outside Florence, the Chianti is what Tuscan postcards are made of: rolling green hills studded with medieval hilltop towns, olive groves and, of course, world-famous vineyards. Come and meet the makers at a boutique winery, discover what makes a Chianti Classico, one of Italy’s most famous reds, savour your own Chianti wine-tasting session and top it off by sitting down with the winery owners to enjoy a traditional Tuscan lunch.     

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EASY DINNER COOKING LESSON IN FLORENCE

The Easy Dinner lesson is a group lesson where you will be able to take the recipes back home and recreate them yourself in your day-to-day life. The Chef will guide you through three dishes: appetizer, main course, and dessert. After the lesson, you will enjoy the meal along with a Tuscany Wine in our wine cellar. 

 

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Brunello Banfi Vip Exclusive Wine Tour in Montalcino - Poggio alle Mura Castle

Brunello di Montalcino is one of the best wines in the world, destined for long ageing, making it better and more complete over time. 

Brunello di Montalcino is made with only Sangiovese grapes cultivated exclusively in Montalcino, a small Tuscan town that is forever linked to its wine, to that certain clone of Sangiovese Grosso that. Here and only here within the municipality of Montalcino, it takes on the name Brunello di Montalcino. The legendary pioneer of Brunello, Ferruccio Biondi Santi, selected this unique grape variety in a far off 1880 by virtue of his intuition and winemaking experience passed on to him by his maternal grandfather, Clemente Santi.

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