This food & wine tour through the regions Tuscany and Umbria offers the best of these regions: beautiful art cities, food specialties, nature and excellent wines ! The gourmet tour starts in Tuscany, in the countryside near Florence, the cradle of the Italian Renaissance and one of the most important art cities in Italy and the world. The Relais chosen for you skilfully combines style and tradition, is surrounded by nature and situated in the typical landscape of the elegant Florentine hills, just four kilometers from the city. The location is ideal for relaxing, contemplating the landscape or taking a nice swim in the pool, while enjoying the natural beauty and the local food and wine specialties. The locations is very convenient also to visit Florence, which is only a few minutes away.
The evocative Chianti area, the cradle of wise peasant nobility, is also very close and easily accessible: you will have the opportunity to experience the excellent culture of wine and olive oil and to get to know the history and know-how of the ancient Tuscan people. The culture of the Mediterranean diet was born right in this land that gave birth to great figures such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Giovanni da Verrazzano, Dante Alighieri. You will visit a winery in the Chianti aerea followed by an interesting and delicous cooking class.
After spending the first two days in Tuscany, an equally beautiful, interesting and treasured land awaits you, Umbria. The charming relais chosen for you, also with a swimming pool, is located in a beautiful position with view on Lake Trasimeno, immersed in a splendid hilly landscape characterized by a mild and extremely pleasant microclimate for most of the year. Umbria is a land rich in spirituality and harmony, which boasts incredible places and attractions to be discovered. You will end your food and wine journey in Umbria, the land of taste, the cradle of excellent products and unique culinary traditions. Your trip will be enriched by interesting and typical cooking classes, wine-tastings and gourmet dinners.
If you wish, you can extend your stay in both Tuscany and Umbria by adding extra nights.