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.
Cortona, Tuscany, is the land of sun. Situated on a beautiful hill 500 meter high it is an Etruscan city with a great history, amazing views of Val di Chiana and high quality wines to discover. It is easy to arrive in Cortona because it has a great strategic position near the Milan-Rome highway, near the freeway to Perugia, Assisi and Siena, only a half hour away from Montepulciano and Pienza and one hour from Florence. Through one of my private wine & food tours you can taste the variety of Syrah, famous DOC of Cortona and other red IGT wines of the area including fresh white wines too, a genuine taste of the Famous Chianina beef and family-run oil mills for olive oil tastings.
You will enjoy wine tastings, olive oil tastings, cooking classes, lunches & dinners in small and famous restaurants eating typical dishes among which those made with fresh porcini mushrooms and chestnuts of the territory. All this, together with the charming beauty of this hill town, will make you live a memorable adventure in Tuscany, Italy. With my private tours you get the chance to visit and touch the reality of small wineries of the area, big & small farms of the most famous breed of Tuscan beef called Chianina, and live the experience of visiting, tasting, enjoying and touching the authenticity of the life here with the people who love to make and show you their genuine productions. I will arrange the best tours in the city known to many for being the set of US movie Under The Tuscan Sun, merging in a warm and unique atmosphere of times long past, and living an unforgettable vacation in this ancient and beautiful small town, so big in history. Walking through the small windy roads filled with shops, coffee bars & restaurants, step by step you will take in the charming history of this city where time seems to stop, and you won’t want to leave.
Come visit, don’t miss the chance of a trip to Cortona in Tuscany, and go with me on my private wine & food tours, it is a must while you are in Italy.
Is there any one who does not like Italian cuisine ??? I LOVE IT. Every time I taste something new it is another adventure for me through the immense variety of Italian food, and there are lots of ways to cook it depending where you are and what you have. Speaking mostly of Tuscany – where I live – there are at least a few dishes you must know and taste, like Bistecca alla Fiorentina famous Tuscan T-bone steak, Panzanella summer bread salad, Pappa al pomodoro fresh tomato soup, Ribollita winter vegetables soup, Crostini neri toasted bread with chicken liver patè, Lardo di Colonnata the famous pork lard and many many other delicious dishes, obviously mostly of them dressed with Extra virgin olive oil of Tuscany. Once here you can really enjoy and figure out that it is so simple to cook and prepare really tasty dishes without necessarily being a Chef. Never forget to pair all these things with really good wines from the different wine regions of Tuscany. There are different places where you can sit and have nice meals with great views, either in high terraces or in ancient cellars with an amazing and warm atmosphere that only Tuscany can offer, together with its wines and productions. Pages and pages can be filled writing about Tuscan cuisine, but it is always the best way to see and taste directly on site. You are welcome to be part of it with me, and together we can have great moments with a lot of fun in one of my private food tours in Pienza, Cortona, Siena … just to name a few!