Tuscany is identified as the land of sunflowers, rolling hills, vineyards, cypress trees, a landscape that changes colour under the warm summer sun, the region where great wines like Brunello di Montalcino, Nobile di Montepulciano, Chianti & Chianti Classico, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Morellino Di Scansano, Cortona Syrah, and in which delicious food like pecorino cheese, Chianina beef, Prosciutto, saffron – just to name a few – are born.
Siena, famous hill town of amazing beauty, offers you not only history… I may guide you around this ancient city through unforgettable wine & food tastings of the genuine products that this region boasts. Visiting, tasting, enjoying, touching, experiencing, living unique moments with me will be a new adventure in Tuscany, Italy. Drinking wine, having aperitifs, delicious lunch & dinner together in front of breathtaking views you will live a truly unforgettable time. Lately I was happy to share my personal feelings about Tuscany’s excellences, tasting superb wines and mouth-watering dishes with great clients, while visiting fascinating wine cellars in Montalcino & Montepulciano, and talking about their ageing, the measure of barrels, the position of barriques etc. We loved exchanging thoughts during the wine tasting about the colour, the nose, the taste and the pairing of the wines with dishes which belong to traditional Tuscan cuisine. We loved also having pictures together to capture these fantastic moments of fun, with people who return to relive these moments with me in this gorgeous region of Italy. What else would you love more ???

Bajeicò is basil in Ligurian dialect. When in Tuscany you should not miss a visit of 5 Terre & taste of the famous pesto Ligure made with basil, pine nuts, garlic, parmesan or pecorino Romano cheese, extravergin olive oil – obviously using the “Pesto” mortar and pestle. Linguine al pesto is one of the most delicious pasta of Italy and is known all over the world. It is fresh, yummy, simple and can be enjoyed in every time of the year, although in summer pesto is to die for. Being a Certified Sommelier in Italy, to me the perfect pairing of this dish is a fresh white wine of the 5 Terre region made with the grape Pigato still grown by brave farmers like it was done in the old days. A few weeks ago I admired the spectacular and breathtaking views from the ferry boat when I visited 5 Terre. Gorgeous scenery, dark blue sea, terraced vineyards that almost fall into the sea. Rio Maggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, Monterosso5 small villages nestled on top of steep cliffs, with colourful fishermen homes that make the visit there truly unique. I loved every single moment I spent in the charming village of Monterosso and in the picturesque town of Portovenere too, walking through the small streets full of shops selling local wine, food, territory products, hats & souvenirs, and small cafè bars & restaurants – all this dominated by the ancient church of St. Peter set right on top of the cliff and protecting the town. Portovenere – namely the harbour of Venus – is a corner of paradise where the English poet Byron spent time and got the inspiration for some of his beautiful poems, strategic spot where Napoleon set up an important observation point on a rock in the sea, and now wonderful destination that tourists from all over the world come visit.