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Tuscany culinary tour 1° DAY FLORENCE Pick up at the airport by our chinese assistant and deluxe car. Late morning transfer to historic Florence. Visit to the marvellous Uffizi gallery, one of the most famous art museums in the world, boasting Botticellis, Michelangelos and Da Vincis, unforgettable. For lunch, a gourmet lunch will be waiting for you at Pinchiorri in Florence, the crème de la crème venue to begin a Tuscan gastronomic journey (3 Michelin Starred venue)Set in a magnificent Renaissance palace, there are over 150,000 wines in the cellar, stocked with French, Italian and Californian labels. After lunch, your local Florence guide will collect you from the restaurant and lead you on a unique walking tour (about 3 hours), taking in unusual corners, hidden squares and interesting anecdotes. Guide is a young charming historian. 2° DAY FLORENCE Today you will enjoy your last "foodie" experience of the tour, a cooking class of Tuscan cuisine. The venue is a private Tuscan home, located in the hills above Florence. You will be greeted like old friends, and enthral in this culinary introduction to "Cucina Povera", traditional Tuscan "Peasants" cooking. Learn how to prepare dishes such as Pappa al Pomodoro (tomato and bread country soup), Torta di Pere e Cioccolato (Chocolate and Pear cake). Later you will sit down to the delicious lunch that you have helped prepare, with your cooking instructors, enjoying local wines from Chianti.- The rest of the afternoon is yours to enjoy in Florence to get in some gourmet shopping or sightseeing. Tonight, you will have a reservation made for you at the Cibreo restaurant, one of Italy's most prestigious restaurants. Unforgettable! 3° DAY SIENA Morning visit to a prestigious olive oil and wine producing estate Fattorie di Felsina, a half hour beautiful drive from the hotel. You'll see how the olive oil making process takes place, which is truly fascinating. An olive oil tasting will be given for you and each guest will receive a gift bottle of this famed olive oil (one of the best in Italy).Transfer from olive groves to the historic center of Siena, one of the noblest cities in Italy. The gorgeous 14th cent. main square, called the "Campo", is where the historic "Palio" races are held. You'll receive a walking tour of the old town and have free time for shopping, or gallery hopping. A delicious 3-course lunch will be arranged for you in a fantastic local trattoria and served with lovely Vino Nobile di Montepulciano wine. § Full afternoon in Siena, highlights include the 12th cent. Gothic Cathedral (one of the most exceptional in Italy, with dazzling black and white marble) and the Pinacoteca Nazionale, Siena's best art museum, housed in a 15th century palace. Borgo La Bagnaia, just twelve kilometers south west of Siena, where nature and history meet in perfect harmony.Itinerant Wine tasting in the secret rooms of the Borgo. The challenge will be held by the Sommelier who will introduce a contest about the history, practical blind tasting and funny tricks. Gourmand dinner.Overnight at Borgo La Bagnaia.
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