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After the guided tour of the best medieval tuscan towns you can choose to give yourself one or more gastronomic experiences, such as a food & wine tasting near Florence in a historic residence.
We will visit together characteristic Tuscan small towns to admire their most significant medieval buildings and discover local traditions and we will focus on the origins of Chianti wine which was born right in these areas.
I will tell you about the secrets of wine and extra virgin olive oil production and the history of ancient Tuscan families who made their fortune with this business and there will also be many curious anecdotes and popular legends.
At the end of this guided tour, if you want you can visit some exclusive wineries in Tuscany, a medieval castle or a historic Renaissance villa in Tuscany countryside, and participate in their wine & food experience.
Florence history tells us that starting from XIV century several Florentine noble families began to produce Tuscany wine, thus guaranteeing enormous success and wealth. Many of these families have continued to trade wine for generations and some of them, which have been handed down to the present day, are still engaged in this business.
As a matter of fact there are so many splendid Renaissance villas and ancient medieval castles in Tuscany that belonged and still belong to these historic Florentine families, surrounded by splendid vineyards and olive groves that give birth to excellent wines and extra virgin olive oil.
In this wine tasting near Florence you will be able to admire one of these historic dwellings from the outside, visit the surrounding gardens and enter the cellars where the wine destined for aging is stored in barrels and barriques. You will be given an introduction on the history of the family who owns them and on wine and extra virgin olive oil production techniques, allowing you to discover the secrets to obtain such high quality products.
At the end of the visit you will taste 3 of their best wines combined with crostini, salami and Tuscan cheeses and If you like you can choose to conclude your experience by having lunch in the restaurant of the villa / castle, specialized in cooking typical Tuscan dishes in a modern and innovative way.
N.B. Only on request and only in special occasions, it is possible to visit some areas of one of these Renaissance villas or castles in Tuscany, which are generally closed to the public. If you are interested in a super exclusive experience like this one, do not hesitate to contact me and I will suggest you the best locations and a 100% customizable itinerary according to your needs.
Why visit Tuscany and experience a food & chianti classico wine tasting?