Plan to visit the ancient and scenic Etruscan hill town of Cortona, Italy, known by many as the set of the movie Under the Tuscan Sun? What about combining it with olive oil & wine tastings and more…. I may guide you around and show you the best wineries & olive oil mills where the purest olive oil & great wines of Cortona are born. I may arrange private women tours full of unique activities in Cortona, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Pienza, Chianti, San Gimignano and Montefalco. More to discover if you book my private food & wine tours around Tuscany.
Tuscany, Italy is the land of sun, of great wines and good & genuine food, perfect for private aperitifs, light lunch & dinner in rental villas & farm houses nestled in our beautiful countryside. I can plan & organise for you not only wine tastings & cooking classes around the region, but also aperitifs by the pool or light lunches & dinners in your private villas. Summer in Tuscany offers genuine vegetables & fruits and an immense variety of food you can use for a simple but tasty meal no matter where you are. Fresh tomato & mozzarella for a easy plate of caprese, panzanella, a famous Tuscan bread salad with raw vegetables, tomatoes, cucumbers, celery, onions, basil…, or just a simple & refreshing ham & melon, pecorino cheese with honey & jams. All paired with fresh prosecco, white wines & young reds to make you try the best of Italian cuisine in only a few minutes of work. Cocktails by the pool with a breathtaking view of the Tuscan hills at sunset and a glass of bubbles in your hands, plus a small buffet with fresh cheese, ham, olives & grilled vegetables, are to me the best way to enjoy your vacation in Tuscany after being around the region for wine, cheese, olive oil tastings & cooking classes, or even walking tours in famous art cities. Dinners in private villas can be a chance to enjoy & have fun drinking & tasting local produce with a complete meal cooked by a professional chef or a traditional farmer’s menu prepared by a local cook, of course paired with great local Tuscan wines from Cortona, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Siena, Chianti & San Gimignano! Tasting genuine wine & food in front of amazing views, not only in wineries, farms, restaurants, castles but also in your private villa is a must do if you wish to live an unforgettable experience in Tuscany.