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wine tour with the Simoni Family
W'll visit the San Giorgio a Lapi Winery. We start with a short walk to the little church 1100 years old with a old historic fresco of San Giorgio. During the walk we will visit the vineyards and we will discover the Siena's countryside and we explain the company philosophy. We will continue the visit following the steps of the grape harvest until the wine fermentation to the maturation in wooden barels. Finally we will taste the wines of Chianti Colli Senesi and Chianti Classico to learn their properties and their characteristics that are tipic of this territory.
Chianti in a Glass
I will guide on a tour of "Poggi del Chianti Winery", in a XIX century farmhouse where myself and my family produce organic wines and extra virgin olive oil. The winery is located between the villages of Cavriglia and Gaiole in Chianti, upon the Morellino hill, around 1 hour from Florence, Siena and Arezzo. The tour moves from the outside to the inside of the winery, focusing on the winemaking processes and the Tuscan traditions. At the end of the visit, the tasting of the wines paired whit some seasonal snacks: white, roseè, Chianti and Chianti Classico, Supertuscan, Vinsanto del Chianti. Evo Oil. Others things to note Arriving by your own car it's warm suggested. By public transportation from FLORENCE or AREZZO we are reachable by Trains, there is not a good Bus service. The closer train Station is “MONTEVARCHI TERRANUOVA”. From the local train station to the winery I can organise a pick up service ( the cost of the transportation is not included).
Cook with Cristiana and Mamma Nora
During my cooking class, you will be able to immediately immerse yourself in a familiar and informal atmosphere, also thanks to the warm and welcoming ways of Mamma Nora. Before you know it, you will find yourself with an apron around your neck and ready to be part of her kitchen! You will discover and learn the secrets of homemade pasta, how to prepare a good savory sauce to accompany it and make one of the most famous Italian desserts: Tiramisù. Of course the menu can change according to guests's requests. We will cook together using mainly our all organic products, starting from the eggs of my hens. we will use flours of ancient Tuscan grains and above all we will cook with seasonal vegetables as they did in the past. We will cook inside the old celler of the Farm, as it is the coolest place we could find in summer! We will visit the garden to pick up some herbs, and for the brave ones, there will be a visit to our chicken coop! Once finished working, we will set the table and we will finally enjoy our wonderfully prepared meals. Other things to note Please, bring a lot of joy! We will spend the day together so It is forbidden to be sad! In summer, as we are in the country side, please wear long trousers and closed shoes... or bring mosquitos repellent cream. Please, advise me in advance, if you have special requests or in case of intollerances
Horsebackriding – explore Tuscan nature
When you arrive at our reception, take your time to take a drink at the bar. The receptionist will show you the way to the stables. The horses are cleaned and saddled and ready to go, unless you would like to come earlier and help or watch us preparing them. Riding helmets are available for you for the time of your ride. Meet your horses and make friends with them. Depending on your level of experience in horse riding, we will explain to you everything you need to know before we start the trail ride, and of course, we will help you to get up. And then let`s go! On our different routes, we pass by the incomparably beautiful and varied landscape of the Crete Senesi and the Val d'Arbia. Right in the beginning, you will already be able to see the symbol of our Fattoria, a centuries-old holm oak that stands all alone on it`s hill. We call it the “special wishing-tree”. While we circle it on horseback, your gaze can wander far across the valley called Val d`Arbia. On our following ride we will immerse ourselves in the varied landscape of the so called Crete Senesi, rich of beauty and history. Along hidden trails, across fields and oak groves, along lakeshores and over hills ridges you will collect unforgettable memories and the contact with the horse as a touching experience. Other things to note You don't have to be an athlete to take part in our rides, nor do you need any previous experience. We divide the riding groups into beginners, medium level and advanced. Kids are welcome!
Educational Wine Tour & Tasting in Siena
During the visit to our organic vineyards we will go through all the main steps of the agronomic, phenolic and organic cycle in order to understand the complexity of the “vineyard” ecosystem and of an agriculture with low environmental impact. We will then move to our historical cellar where we will discover the chemical-physical and microbiological processes that make a quality production. We will continue our journey moving to the sensorial tasting room to grasp the organoleptic complexity of our wines and have a better understanding of them. The visit will end up with a light-lunch to experience the emotions that the right combination food/wine can offer to our palate and to our spirit!

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Pasta and wine in Siena, cooking class
I like to share my passion for food and wine with my guests. In this cooking class, you will enjoy discovering the secrets of tuscan cooking tradition in the kitchen of my country house. We will cook together fresh pasta, with its sauce and then we will decide together how to continue the traditional cooking experience, adding the dish of the day. You will be involved in the preparation of all the dishes. At the end of the cooking class, we will eat together, tasting also some Chianti wine.
Wine Tasting in a Medieval Aqueduct
Guests arrive in Piazza San Giovanni, the magnificent Piazza del Battistero, where historic buildings (such as the Palazzo del Magnifico and the Archiepiscopal Curia) are erected and the back of the Cathedral, sparkling with white and black marble and the majestic staircase. At the entrance, the guests can admire the original drawing of the Baptistery of Siena, unfinished due to the plague and two drawings made by famous architects, Louis Khan and Le Corbusier whose originals are no longer in Italy. Once here, guests have to go down, reaching an unique and inaccessible place, where the water once flowed. The "bottini" are buildings of medieval origin that brought water to the city of Siena. You will see a medieval well, an Etruscan hut dating back over 2500 years and a sandstone sediment dating back over 1 million years ago when Siena was below sea level. There you can see historical fossils. You will see another "bottino" as well used also as jail by The Noble Pandolfo Petrucci. After you can enjoy the real and unique experience of the wine tasting in an unique atmosphere. Once the experience is over, guests can buy some bottles as a souvenir.
Medieval Castle and wine tasting in Chianti hills
WE ORGANIZE TRANSPORTATION TO THE WINERY. THIS EXPERIENCE IS RATED 5 STARS WITH A BADGE OF EXCELLENCE ON TRIPADVISOR. Overview: Our tour will start in Siena with a short walking tour where you will have the occasion to see a panoramic view of the medieval town and discover the fascinating story of this place . After the introductory tour we will visit a Castle dating back to 1213 enjoying breathtaking views and then head to the winery where you will have a wine tastings with 4 Chianti Classico wines paired cheese and snacks. During this in-depth tour of an organic, family-run winery dating back to 16th century, you’ll visit the cellars and learn about Chianti. Tour the scenic winery and sample 4 different red wines varieties inside the atmospheric on-site cellar. Pair your tasting with fresh cheeses and salami and virgin olive oil, all made from fresh regional products. The tour includes: Transport Licensed Tour Guide Tour of the historic cellar Tasting of 4 Chianti wines Tasting of Extravergine Olive Oil, Pecorino cheese, ham, salame and bruschetta. Medieval Castle MEETING POINT IN FRONT OF NH HOTELS. This is a perfect tour to give you an exclusive insight of Chianti region and Siena's territory if you only have few hours to visit the region. Can't find the date are you are looking for ? Send us a request and we will open a date for you.
Hike through nature to Monteriggioni fortress from Siena
Walk along a medieval pilgrim route on footpaths and rural roads. Cross fields, forests, olive groves and vineyards and stop to appreciate castles and villas en route to the beautiful and well preserved medieval fortress of Monteriggioni. Learn about the traditions of us Tuscans and the love we have for our land and its fruit. Hike for about 8 km on some slight inclines, nothing too strenuous and easily comparable to a day of sightseeing in one of Italy's many historic city centres. Thoughout the morning you can enjoy the open views and fresh air in the comapny of an expert guide that it both upbeat and happy to answer any questions related (or not) to the sights, flora, fauna and history of the places you see. Conclude the morning with an in-depth wine tasting of local and organic wines and enjoy leisure time in the fortress of Monteriggioni. You will be provided with bus tickets and instructions to return at your preferred time to Siena from the nearby bus stop. Other things to note: this experience is not suited for people with walking disabilities as the terrain in some parts is quite uneven.
Tour wineries and taste Brunello wines
Personal and laid back Wine Tour from Siena in a small group. Travel south to the famous wine hill of Brunello. Tour 3 different wineries and visit the hilltop town of Montalcino. Be welcomed into family-run wineries, visit vineyards and tour cellars and sit down to enjoy ample wine tastings of the local wines and a traditional Tuscan meal at a winery. Free time to explore Montalcino town, spend time seeing the squares and streets and enjoying the incredible views. Visit the mystical Abbey of Sant'Antimo set in a postcard-perfect landscape.

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wine tour with the Simoni Family
W'll visit the San Giorgio a Lapi Winery. We start with a short walk to the little church 1100 years old with a old historic fresco of San Giorgio. During the walk we will visit the vineyards and we will discover the Siena's countryside and we explain the company philosophy. We will continue the visit following the steps of the grape harvest until the wine fermentation to the maturation in wooden barels. Finally we will taste the wines of Chianti Colli Senesi and Chianti Classico to learn their properties and their characteristics that are tipic of this territory.
Chianti in a Glass
I will guide on a tour of "Poggi del Chianti Winery", in a XIX century farmhouse where myself and my family produce organic wines and extra virgin olive oil. The winery is located between the villages of Cavriglia and Gaiole in Chianti, upon the Morellino hill, around 1 hour from Florence, Siena and Arezzo. The tour moves from the outside to the inside of the winery, focusing on the winemaking processes and the Tuscan traditions. At the end of the visit, the tasting of the wines paired whit some seasonal snacks: white, roseè, Chianti and Chianti Classico, Supertuscan, Vinsanto del Chianti. Evo Oil. Others things to note Arriving by your own car it's warm suggested. By public transportation from FLORENCE or AREZZO we are reachable by Trains, there is not a good Bus service. The closer train Station is “MONTEVARCHI TERRANUOVA”. From the local train station to the winery I can organise a pick up service ( the cost of the transportation is not included).
Wine Tasting in a Medieval Aqueduct
Guests arrive in Piazza San Giovanni, the magnificent Piazza del Battistero, where historic buildings (such as the Palazzo del Magnifico and the Archiepiscopal Curia) are erected and the back of the Cathedral, sparkling with white and black marble and the majestic staircase. At the entrance, the guests can admire the original drawing of the Baptistery of Siena, unfinished due to the plague and two drawings made by famous architects, Louis Khan and Le Corbusier whose originals are no longer in Italy. Once here, guests have to go down, reaching an unique and inaccessible place, where the water once flowed. The "bottini" are buildings of medieval origin that brought water to the city of Siena. You will see a medieval well, an Etruscan hut dating back over 2500 years and a sandstone sediment dating back over 1 million years ago when Siena was below sea level. There you can see historical fossils. You will see another "bottino" as well used also as jail by The Noble Pandolfo Petrucci. After you can enjoy the real and unique experience of the wine tasting in an unique atmosphere. Once the experience is over, guests can buy some bottles as a souvenir.
Cook with Cristiana and Mamma Nora
During my cooking class, you will be able to immediately immerse yourself in a familiar and informal atmosphere, also thanks to the warm and welcoming ways of Mamma Nora. Before you know it, you will find yourself with an apron around your neck and ready to be part of her kitchen! You will discover and learn the secrets of homemade pasta, how to prepare a good savory sauce to accompany it and make one of the most famous Italian desserts: Tiramisù. Of course the menu can change according to guests's requests. We will cook together using mainly our all organic products, starting from the eggs of my hens. we will use flours of ancient Tuscan grains and above all we will cook with seasonal vegetables as they did in the past. We will cook inside the old celler of the Farm, as it is the coolest place we could find in summer! We will visit the garden to pick up some herbs, and for the brave ones, there will be a visit to our chicken coop! Once finished working, we will set the table and we will finally enjoy our wonderfully prepared meals. Other things to note Please, bring a lot of joy! We will spend the day together so It is forbidden to be sad! In summer, as we are in the country side, please wear long trousers and closed shoes... or bring mosquitos repellent cream. Please, advise me in advance, if you have special requests or in case of intollerances
Horsebackriding – explore Tuscan nature
When you arrive at our reception, take your time to take a drink at the bar. The receptionist will show you the way to the stables. The horses are cleaned and saddled and ready to go, unless you would like to come earlier and help or watch us preparing them. Riding helmets are available for you for the time of your ride. Meet your horses and make friends with them. Depending on your level of experience in horse riding, we will explain to you everything you need to know before we start the trail ride, and of course, we will help you to get up. And then let`s go! On our different routes, we pass by the incomparably beautiful and varied landscape of the Crete Senesi and the Val d'Arbia. Right in the beginning, you will already be able to see the symbol of our Fattoria, a centuries-old holm oak that stands all alone on it`s hill. We call it the “special wishing-tree”. While we circle it on horseback, your gaze can wander far across the valley called Val d`Arbia. On our following ride we will immerse ourselves in the varied landscape of the so called Crete Senesi, rich of beauty and history. Along hidden trails, across fields and oak groves, along lakeshores and over hills ridges you will collect unforgettable memories and the contact with the horse as a touching experience. Other things to note You don't have to be an athlete to take part in our rides, nor do you need any previous experience. We divide the riding groups into beginners, medium level and advanced. Kids are welcome!
Educational Wine Tour & Tasting in Siena
During the visit to our organic vineyards we will go through all the main steps of the agronomic, phenolic and organic cycle in order to understand the complexity of the “vineyard” ecosystem and of an agriculture with low environmental impact. We will then move to our historical cellar where we will discover the chemical-physical and microbiological processes that make a quality production. We will continue our journey moving to the sensorial tasting room to grasp the organoleptic complexity of our wines and have a better understanding of them. The visit will end up with a light-lunch to experience the emotions that the right combination food/wine can offer to our palate and to our spirit!
Medieval Castle and wine tasting in Chianti hills
WE ORGANIZE TRANSPORTATION TO THE WINERY. THIS EXPERIENCE IS RATED 5 STARS WITH A BADGE OF EXCELLENCE ON TRIPADVISOR. Overview: Our tour will start in Siena with a short walking tour where you will have the occasion to see a panoramic view of the medieval town and discover the fascinating story of this place . After the introductory tour we will visit a Castle dating back to 1213 enjoying breathtaking views and then head to the winery where you will have a wine tastings with 4 Chianti Classico wines paired cheese and snacks. During this in-depth tour of an organic, family-run winery dating back to 16th century, you’ll visit the cellars and learn about Chianti. Tour the scenic winery and sample 4 different red wines varieties inside the atmospheric on-site cellar. Pair your tasting with fresh cheeses and salami and virgin olive oil, all made from fresh regional products. The tour includes: Transport Licensed Tour Guide Tour of the historic cellar Tasting of 4 Chianti wines Tasting of Extravergine Olive Oil, Pecorino cheese, ham, salame and bruschetta. Medieval Castle MEETING POINT IN FRONT OF NH HOTELS. This is a perfect tour to give you an exclusive insight of Chianti region and Siena's territory if you only have few hours to visit the region. Can't find the date are you are looking for ? Send us a request and we will open a date for you.
Pasta and wine in Siena, cooking class
I like to share my passion for food and wine with my guests. In this cooking class, you will enjoy discovering the secrets of tuscan cooking tradition in the kitchen of my country house. We will cook together fresh pasta, with its sauce and then we will decide together how to continue the traditional cooking experience, adding the dish of the day. You will be involved in the preparation of all the dishes. At the end of the cooking class, we will eat together, tasting also some Chianti wine.
Discover Siena with food & wine tasting
Hi to everyone, Welcome to the Gem of Tuscany, Siena. I will take you for a wonderful walk and show you the gems that this city has offer. During our tour we will see the "the oldest bank of the world" and the beautiful medieval square of Piazza del Campo considered UNESCO world heritage. The main attraction you will see are: - The lookout where you will see all the city - Piazza Salimbeni - Piazza del Campo - Piazza Tolomei - The Cathedral of Siena - Tradional food tasting with Chianti wine. During our tour you will try some local food and wine like the famous Chianti, Pecorino cheese, Salame toscano, Finocchiona, handmade bread, prosciutto and typical sweets made in Siena known as Ricciarelli. VEGETARIAN OPTION AND GLUTEN FREE AVAILABLE . We will discover together the myths, legends, and secrets of this medieval town and we will have the occasion to see very iconic neighborhoods and street where normally locals spend their time with friends and family. This will be your occasion to live the city like a local. The tour is half price for youth and kids of all age are welcome with the supervision of the parents. Notes: MEETING POINT IN FRONT OF NH HOTELS. CAN'T FIND THE TIME AND DATE YOUR ARE LOOKING FOR ? SEND ME A REQUEST AND IF POSSIBLE WILL BE HAPPY TO ACCEPT IT .
Let's discover Siena!
We are going to do a special walking tour in the beautiful center of Siena. We will meet in the main square, at the Fontana Gaia and from there we will see the more important places of Siena together.
Truffle Hunting "Siena Tartufi"
You’ll go in the wood near Siena with me and my two dogs Moka and Pepita discovering secret places where truffles grow. You should be really lucky and find them. After the tour we will go in my shop nearby the amazing Campo square, one of the most famous in Italy, here you will have a truffle tasting and if you want upon request I should organize a special truffle lunch. Other things to note Long pants and closed shoes. . The truffles found by Alessandro's dogs are not included in the price. however if you want to buy some you will have a 15% discount.
Hike through nature to Monteriggioni fortress from Siena
Walk along a medieval pilgrim route on footpaths and rural roads. Cross fields, forests, olive groves and vineyards and stop to appreciate castles and villas en route to the beautiful and well preserved medieval fortress of Monteriggioni. Learn about the traditions of us Tuscans and the love we have for our land and its fruit. Hike for about 8 km on some slight inclines, nothing too strenuous and easily comparable to a day of sightseeing in one of Italy's many historic city centres. Thoughout the morning you can enjoy the open views and fresh air in the comapny of an expert guide that it both upbeat and happy to answer any questions related (or not) to the sights, flora, fauna and history of the places you see. Conclude the morning with an in-depth wine tasting of local and organic wines and enjoy leisure time in the fortress of Monteriggioni. You will be provided with bus tickets and instructions to return at your preferred time to Siena from the nearby bus stop. Other things to note: this experience is not suited for people with walking disabilities as the terrain in some parts is quite uneven.
Pasta and Tiramisu class in Siena
Learn to make the famous Pasta and Tiramisu in a Cesarina's home. Share your passion for the Italian cuisine as you make new friends in this hands-on cooking class. - NICE TO MEET YOU, FOLKS! Meet our Cesarine Luisa, Maria or Anna at home and share the warmth of Italian hospitality. - LET'S START... Enjoy an Italian Aperitivo to warm-up and then take part in the cooking class at a local home in the morning or in the afternoon. Learn how to roll 'sfoglia' (fresh pasta) by hand and how to prepare 2 simple different kinds of pasta (filled pasta + fresh pasta) from scratch with your Cesarina. As the icing on the cake, you will learn to prepare also the iconic Tiramisu. Share your passion for the Italian cuisine as you make new friends in this hands-on cooking class. It's a great way to truly experience Italian culture. - A TAVOLA! (Sit down at the table) Taste the labour of your work and vote the best cook of the day. - CIN CIN (cheers!) Toast to happiness with a glass of local wine from the territory cellars: our Cesarine offer only wines of the region. IMPORTANT NOTE - The full address of the host's home will be disclosed AFTER the reservation, please ignore the address on the airbnb map, it's only a placeholder.
Five stops full lunch tour in Siena
ALL FOOD IS INCLUDED! At least 4 food stops (food choice depending on season and availability): - A delicious board of charcuterie and cheeses - Pici cacio e pepe or with wine - Pappa Senese, an ancient recipe typical of Siena - Ribollita, a traditional bread and vegetable soup - Chianti Tuna, don't be mislead by the name, the recipe does not include tuna but it is based on slow cooked pork. - Best ice cream in town What this tour IS about: - Great Food - Great company with a local - Curiosities and anecdotes - Nice walk in the historical center - Fun and smiles - New friends from all around the world What this tour is NOT about: - An historical tour - Boring long speeches PLEASE NOTICE THAT THE TOUR WILL BE HELD IN ITALIAN/ENGLISH. CONTACT US FOR OTHER LANGUAGES CONTACT US FOR PRIVATE EXPERIENCE Do Eat Better Experience tours are a mix of high-quality gastronomy as a way for showing Italian culture and lifestyle and a walking experience together with a local friend. You'll be guided by a "Foodie", a local "buddy" able to explain every detail of the selected restaurants, their preparations, and the relevant curiosities. We accept only small groups because we want to focus on a genuine exchange and give each person the highest attention possible.
Tour wineries and taste Brunello wines
Personal and laid back Wine Tour from Siena in a small group. Travel south to the famous wine hill of Brunello. Tour 3 different wineries and visit the hilltop town of Montalcino. Be welcomed into family-run wineries, visit vineyards and tour cellars and sit down to enjoy ample wine tastings of the local wines and a traditional Tuscan meal at a winery. Free time to explore Montalcino town, spend time seeing the squares and streets and enjoying the incredible views. Visit the mystical Abbey of Sant'Antimo set in a postcard-perfect landscape.
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