'EXVALSE', 'Operation/Project co-financed by the Tuscan Por Fesr 2014-2020'

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Tuscan life and local food

5 days like a local and learn how to cook Tuscan dishes

An authentic journey through the culture, traditions and flavors of Tuscany. You will get in touch with the daily life of the locals, living firsthand unique and exciting experiences away from the usual tourist itineraries. You will discover the Tuscan territory of the Valdichiana Senese and its typical products, accompanied by our local travel experts.

You will learn how to cook the main dishes of the Tuscan cookery, such as handmade pici, bruschetta, almond Cantucci, and many other typical Tuscan recipes, guided step by step by housewives and local chefs. You will meet the artisans of taste directly in their companies, where you will closely observe their attention for quality, genuineness, and the Tuscan nature of their food and wine products. You will really learn to taste the local products and to enhance them thanks to the right combinations.

Price per person: from 980 € in double room

Arrival in Montepulciano. Gourmet tour in the historic center of Montepulciano, a “delicious” walk through the alleys of Montepulciano accompanied by an expert local guide.
Tuscan cooking class at the farm to learn how to make the famous handmade pici and other local typical recipes. At the end of the course, lunch in agriturismo.
Guided tour of Pienza, UNESCO heritage site, and visit to Piccolomini Palace, historic mansion of Enea Piccolomini (Pope Pius II), with its panoramic garden. Lunch in a dairy in Val d’Orcia, where you will discover the making process of the famous pecorino di Pienza cheese. In the afternoon you will be guided by a pastry chef to the refined art of local pastry; the course includes also the preparation of typical cantucci.
Guided tour of a Chianina breeding farm, the biggest calves of the world from which the original “Florentine T-bone steak” originates. Lunch at the farm based on Chianina meat.
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What it includes


  • 4 nights in agriturismo with breakfast


  • Gourmet tour in the historical centre of Montepulciano
  • Cooking class with lunch in agriturismo
  • Tuscan pastry course


  • Visit of a dairy producing pecorino di Pienza cheese and lunch;
  • Visit of a Chianina breeding farm and lunch.


  • Guided visit of Pienza and Piccolomini Palace


  • Trasportation for daily activities according to program

Additional information

Minimum participants: 2
Maximum participants: 8

  • Price is per person
  • Tourist Tax is not included in the price, if applied.

Booking information
Please contact us at booking@valdichianaliving.it

Package cancellation policy
Cancellations within 7 days of arrival: 90% refund
Cancellations after 7 days of arrival: 50% refund of the balance.
No refunds are provided for cancellations that arrive more than 24 hours after arrival.

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  • Where

    Valdichiana Senese

  • Duration

    5 days