Tuscany Active Culinary Walking & Hiking Tour
Food Adventure in Italy from Chianti to Florence
From $4,149 - $4,299 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights
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Discover the joys of the Tuscan table as you learn the secrets of Italian cooking from our charming local friends. Celebrate fresh seasonal ingredients prepared with passion, yet minimal manipulation. Slow down and let food be the focal point of the day. And savor this journey that nurtures both body and spirit.
- Walk through brimming vineyards and be welcomed by nonne (grandmothers) in old-world villages
- Prepare and savor farm-to-table recipes passed down through generations—buon appetito!
- Hike the cypress-lined white roads of southern Tuscany and hunt for the region’s prized truffles
- Relish handmade cuisine, from your first plate of pasta to your final bowl-scraping spoonful of tiramisu
Days 1-2 Meander through vineyards, woodland and Renaissance hill towns | Get a taste of the region’s undulating terrain as you walk from Castellina to Vèscine | Homer once called olive oil “liquid gold”—you’ll call it “delicious” during our exclusive degustazione (tasting) | Explore Panzano, home to numerous fine Chianti wineries | High ridges and peaceful forests lead the way to our lunch spot in the home of a local friend—a one-of-a-kind experience! | Join pizzaiolo and Backroads’ friend Mario to learn how to let the pizza dough fly.
Day 3 From the tiny hamlet of Vertine, hike from one unbelievable vista to the next, stopping for lunch at a local home for an alfresco feast among the grapevines | In Radda, enjoy a private wine talk and pour—and balsamic vinegar tasting—with our friend Fabrizio | Prepare a home-style Italian meal alongside locals in the cucina of their cooking school.
Days 4-6 Follow the strade bianche (white roads) of southern Tuscany’s Val d’Orcia | Head south to the crete senesi (chalk hills) to hunt for truffles | Wander in Renaissance-style Pienza, Pope Pius II’s utopian village | Lunch takes place at an agriturismo (working farm) and dinner is a hands-on affair as we prepare piatti tipici, typical Tuscan dishes | Say arrivederci to Tuscany with a leisurely hike in the countryside surrounding Bagno Vignoni.
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