We Love —
- A foodie's paradise: learn to cook delicious Italian fare and savour numerous wine tastings
- Enjoy the beautiful views of the countryside as you drive at your leisure
- Stay in traditional Italian accommodation and live the way the locals do!
Your Destination —
With this tour you will have the freedom to explore at your own pace, discovering the sublime flavours of Italy along the way. With a country famed for its rich cuisine, a food tour remains the ideal way to discovering its true essence, and the breathtaking Tuscan countryside is the perfect place to really get to the heart of it.
Your Itinerary —
- Fly from the UK to Pisa, where your hired car will be waiting for you.
- Drive to the Locanda Il Fornello in Montecarlo and stay for 2 nights on a bed and breakfast stay, with free wine tasting. Driving distance approximately 53km.
- Move onto Hotel Pietreto in Colle di Val d'Elsa and stay for 3 nights on a half board stay. Driving distance approximately 107km.
- Finish your journey at Fattoria Del Colle in Trequanda and stay for 2 nights on a half board stay, with free wine tasting and a cooking course. Driving distance approximately 88km.
- Drive back to the airport and drop off your car before flying back home.
What's Included? —
- 7 nights accommodation as per the itinerary (2 nights bed and breakfast & 5 nights half board)
- Cooking course
- 4 door economy car hire
- Airport pick up/drop off
Locanda Il Fornello - 2 nights —
This offer is based on a bed and breakfast stay in a Standard Room. Just for you: Our members will receive free wine tasting.
Four friends, with a passion for challenges, have revived an old B&B, the "Locanda il Fornello", at the foot of the Montecarlo Hills. The farmers' toils have covered this gentle and fertile land with vines and olive trees.
The B&B is situated in a strategic location, close to the famous cities of Lucca, Pisa, Pistoia and Florence. It is only a few miles away from the sea. The motorway allows guests to easily reach those destinations, as well as the largest part of Tuscany.
The Locanda offers 6 bedrooms which maintain the original style of the house along with a homely and hospitable atmosphere. On the numerous fine days, breakfast is served in the garden, an invitation to start the day in harmony with the surrounding nature.
Available to guests is a lovely swimming pool, set in a private area amid vineyards and olive trees. Next to the B&B, a winery offers the opportunity to taste local products, including the wine and oil produced by the farm on which the B&B is set. You will have the opportunity to enjoy a drink and perhaps buy some of the products.
Hotel Pietreto - 3 nights —
This offer is based on a half board stay in a Standard Room.
The Pietreto Hotel has been offering over 20 years of quality hospitality, with a family management, harmonically related to a unique countryside.
Located a few kilometres from Colle Val d'Elsa in the Siena province, the "Il Pietreto" Hotel enjoys a central position in Tuscany, ideal for all those who want to visit the most famous art cities, as well as for those who just want to relax in the quietness of the gentle Sienese hillside.
It is also not too far from San Gimignano (28 km) Siena (39 km) and Florence (48 km), giving you the opportunity to plan plenty of day excursions.
Your Board Basis
All the ingredients are fresh, with all the vegetables, fruits and poultry coming from local farmers. A wide selection of the best Tuscan wines is also available both for consumption or to purchase and take away.
Fattoria Del Colle - 2 nights —
This offer is based on a half board stay in a Standard Room. Just for you: Our members will receive free wine tasting.
Fattoria del Colle is a farmhouse in Tuscany owned by Donatella Cinelli Colombini. It is located between Crete Senesi and Val d'Orcia, an intact corner of Tuscany, still unknown to most. It covers 336 hectares, cultivated with grains, olive groves, and 23 hectares of vineyards. The country inn has 18 apartments, two swimming pools, and a villa with private pool, rooms with private bathroom, a restaurant, a cookery school and a wellness centre, all in historic buildings around the 16th century villa.
The double and twin rooms with bathroom have been created in the main villa and in the old farmhouses at Fattoria del Colle.
Your Board Basis
The Osteria di Donatella restaurant is inside the 16th century estate Fattoria del Colle, South of Siena and serves traditional dishes from the Sienese countryside matched with the great red wines from the two wineries including Brunello di Montalcino. Donatella Cinelli Colombini's restaurant has a large indoor hall with floral decorations and a veranda with a view of the vineyards and the hamlet called Trequanda.
Donatella Cinelli Colombini owns two wineries in Tuscany, Casato Prime Donne in Montalcino where she produces Brunello di Montalcino and Fattoria del Colle in Trequanda where she produces Chianti Superiore DOCG, Cenerentola DOC Orcia and the extra virgin olive oil Terre di Siena.
You will be accompanied for a tour among the Brunello barrels and the frescoes which tell the history of Montalcino. Walk along the trail path among the vines and visit the 16th century halls of the villa, the San Clemente chapel. Go underground, under the villa, where in the cellar they keep the barrels for ageing the Chianti and Doc Orcia wines. Tastings of Brunello, Chianti and Doc Orcia wines.
Your cooking course will be in the morning, followed by lunch.
Your Journey —
Flights: Return flights to Pisa are included.
From London Gatwick - 20kg per person
Friday: 12:30 - 15:45
Saturday: 06:35 - 09:55
Sunday: 06:15 - 09:25
Friday & Saturday: 21:45 - 22:50
Sunday: 18:25 - 19:30
From Manchester - 22kg per person
Saturday: 08:30 - 12:00
Sunday: 14:50 - 18:20
Saturday: 12:45 - 14:15
Sunday: 19:05 - 20:35
All flight times are local.
Transfers & Car Hire: Car hire is included. Your car will be waiting for you at the airport.
Please note: flight details are given as a guide only and may change. We will however notify you in advance if flights are more than 2 hours outside the time range given. Flights are non-changeable and non-refundable at time of booking.