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.

Often when I go for dinner out I don’t miss the chance to have some Chianina beef, it is a must in Cortona, Tuscany. It is the best beef ever you can taste in your life, you can have it like bistecca, tagliata, or the best choice of it is Chianina beef hamburger. I discovered the Chianina beef burger years ago, and when I got it my mouth started to water before I took the first bit. Chianina is a special breed of white bull native of Valdichiana, present in Cortona, Montepulciano, Siena and Arezzo, where its name comes from. It is huge and full of muscles and is raised in the countryside. In the past it was used to plough fields and for this reason was a kind of hard meet. Now they don’t work anymore and for these reason the meet is tender, tasty and so amazing. For sure it needs a great tannic red wine to balance this big meet. All these things you can find only in Tuscany, the famous and beautiful land of wonderful food, of great and famous wines and so many places to visit. Come to Tuscany and I will take you on a tour to show you the marvellous beef farms and taste their excellent meats. Tasting the Chianina beef will make your day in Tuscany memorable, and trust me you will want to come back.