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San Gimignano and Volterra: Day Tour from Siena

1. San Gimignano and Volterra: Day Tour from Siena

Start your day tour with a scenic drive from Siena to San Gimignano. Stop in Monteriggioni to see the well-preserved fortress built in the 13th century. Explore San Gimignano, admiring its many medieval towers. Recently listed by UNESCO, the town also boasts numerous artisanal boutiques. Head to a small family-run farm to enjoy lunch made with the farm’s seasonal products. Taste dishes prepared with saffron, and accompanied by Vernaccia wine. Continue to Volterra, stopping at a small alabaster workshop to see the ancient art of sculpting. In Volterra, admire the harmonious blend of Etruscan, Roman, Medieval, and Renaissance styles as you walk along the streets of the historic center.

San Gimignano: Gelato Making Class and Wine Dinner

2. San Gimignano: Gelato Making Class and Wine Dinner

Head to winery Tenuta Torciano to enjoy a good wine and learn the art of preparing ice cream. Upon arrival, be warmly greeted by you host and join them for a brief walking tour of this historic property. Together with local cooks, prepare traditional ice cream by mixing milk, eggs, ice, chocolate and whipped cream to create a veritable feast. Learn to prepare real Italian ice cream in San Gimignano. The lesson lasts about 1 hour and is designed to help you understand the difference between ice cream and gelato, how to make ice cream made with cream and fresh fruit sorbets, and the different ways to make ice cream at home without using an ice cream machine. Savor a cup of this delicious ice cream followed by a delicious Tuscan dinner and a tasting of 15 different wines and gourmet products. 

San Gimignano: Truffle Cooking Class with Wine Tasting

3. San Gimignano: Truffle Cooking Class with Wine Tasting

Enjoy a walking tour of the historic Tenuta Torciano winery, where you will be taking your cooking class. Discover the secrets of preparing authentic Tuscan cuisine from an expert, Italian chef.  Make use of the freshest, locally sourced ingredients, as you cook homemade pasta and a variety of specialty sauces, meat dishes and desserts. Handpick your chosen ingredients, from a garden located in the grounds of the winery. Learn a step by step method to efficiently cut, braise and boil your chosen ingredients, to cook and roast the perfect Tuscan meal. Bond with your friends and family over high quality, traditional Italian food and wine. Create unforgettable dishes in a relaxed, fun environment. Indulge yourself with plenty of baked bread, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil. 

Poggibonsi: Wine Tasting, Pasta & Ice Cream Making Class

4. Poggibonsi: Wine Tasting, Pasta & Ice Cream Making Class

Try your hand in a Tuscan kitchen with this pasta making class near San Gimignano. Learn how to make three different types of pastas and a sweet serving of Italian dessert with the help of an experienced chef. Enjoy a relaxed environment as you learn the traditional method of making pasta with a rolling pin, before mastering the modern technique by machine. Blend eggs, flour and other essential ingredients, and try hand crafting three types of pastas and sauces with help from the chef when needed. To complete your culinary know-how, learn how to make authentic Italian ice cream.  Afterwards, take a seat at the table for lunch and enjoy the dishes you've prepared. Toast your fellow cooks with some local red wine. Then, experience a wine tasting with Tuscan foods and oils. More than 10 wines and oils will allow you to really experience an Italian kitchen!  

Poggibonsi: Family Friendly Italian Cooking Class

5. Poggibonsi: Family Friendly Italian Cooking Class

Make your way to the venue for your cooking class, in the city center of San Gimignano. Embark on an incredible, educational, and fun culinary experience for the whole family. Learn how to cook traditional, authentic dishes, that truly represent the culture of Italy. Enjoy a family friendly day, where the children, teenagers, and adults can all participate and work together. Make use of the freshest, locally sourced ingredients, to make a range of starters, homemade pasta and different sauces. Finish your day by making the famous Italian dessert, tiramisu with seasonal fruits. Bring your newfound discoveries home with you, as you memorize the special recipes you cook from. 

Poggibonsi: 4-Course Cooking Class with Wine Tasting

6. Poggibonsi: 4-Course Cooking Class with Wine Tasting

Try your hand in an Italian kitchen during this 2-hour cooking class in Poggibonsi. Set in a newly decorated bottega, learn how to whip up an authentic 4-course lunch. Tie on your provided apron, roll up your sleeves and get to work with the guidance of an expert chef.  Make Tuscan classics such as fresh pasta, chicken stew and tiramisu for dessert. The menu tends to vary according to seasonality. Numbers are limited to 15 in this workshop in order to keep your experience intimate. Hear about Tuscan culinary techniques and traditions as you prep and cook your meal. Afterwards, reap the benefits of all your hard work! Seated around the table with your fellow cooks, enjoy what you've prepared with a few glasses of local wine. Follow-up with a local wine tasting and gourmet tasting.

San Gimignano: Wellness Day

7. San Gimignano: Wellness Day

On this tour, learn to search, recognize, and clean precious truffles like a pro. During the truffle hunt and cooking class, you will learn first hand the techniques of manipulating truffles and making delicious truffle-based dishes. Later, have lunch with the Giachi family, tasting the wines produced by their winery for over 13 generations. Round out the tour by visiting the medieval city of San Gimignano, taking in its history, as well as its best shopping sites. Wellness Day itinerary: • Hotel pickup in the morning • Arrival at the Tenuta Torciano Winery • Visit the winery and the surrounding vineyards • Truffle hunt, complete with a crash course in how to recognize truffles • Cooking Class, where mainly truffle-based dishes will be prepared • Lunch and tasting in the cellar • Visit San Gimignano accompanied by your driver • Hotel drop-off in the evening

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What people are saying about San Gimignano

This was a very unique and wonderful cooking and wine experience! Dante was a fabulous teacher, we made 3 dishes: Tuscan summer bruschetta with truffle, pasta with fresh made truffle butter, and a pork in truffle sauce... then the wine tasting consisted of 8 wines, and also accompanied by a meat & cheese platter plus sides.... I loved it!

Fantastic tour through one of the most beautiful villages in Tuscany. Our guide Georgia, gave us a lot of explanations about the history of the area, the wines, the food, wonderful.

We had a wonderful day with our guide, and saw more than we ever anticipated. He knew the history so well, and we had some very interesting discussions. Lunch was outstanding!

The chef and his team were amazing! This was the best experience I have had in Italy. The wine, the food and the olive oil were to die for.

It was amazing. The cooking was fun and entertaining. The wines were great and the service was top notch