Alma Italia Exploring Tuscany Day Trip

      5 reviews
      Duration: 1 day
      Group size: 2 - 25
      Alma Italia Exploring Tuscany Day Trip

      5 reviews

      Duration: 1 day
      Group size: 2 - 25

      About this trip

      Explore the best of Tuscany on this fabulous day discovering fabulous organic food and wines that Tuscany has to offer. Meet the locals who make the produce surrounded by the timeless beautiful landscapes and villages that Italy is known for throughout the world. 

      What’s included

      • Trip Driver-Host
      • Light Lunch
        With local wines
      • Olive oil tasting
        At an organic olive oil farm
      • Travel Insurance


      Greve in Chianti Market and organic olive oil farm lunch

      Tuscany is known for 3 things - beautiful countryside, beautiful people and beautiful food - Today you will experience all three!

      Your trip host will pick you up from Florence at 09:30am to drive you through the most iconic wine country of Chianti to reach Greve in Chianti, in time for their monthly farmers and artisans market. Enjoy a browse around the pretty town square and a coffee for an hour or so before your driver takes you back through into the beautiful vineyards and olive groves hidden in the hills surrounding Florence to the estate of the Calamai family have produced olives here on the first hills outside Florence for more than 200 years. 

      The Calamai family live and farm at one of the most historic and prestigious olive groves in all of Tuscany. Run by the same family for 200 years from their Renaissance villa high on a hill overlooking Florence, reportedly the birthplace of the mother of the Mona Lisa, it is a unique place.

      Your hosts will recount to you some of the fascinating history of the family and the villa while you try some of the freshly pressed oil.  After a look around the farm and villa, and perhaps even an encounter with 'Baffo' the goat, Eleonora, ‘la Mamma’ and expert Tuscan cook,  will take you into the kitchens of the beautiful villa overlooking Florence for a cooking class to share with you some of their family secret traditional Tuscan recipes including freshly made pasta.

      Lunch will be in the garden of the villa or in the 'cantina' depending on the weather. What could be a more satisfying way to spend a relaxing morning than feasting on the fruit of your labours enjoyed with a sprinkling of 0 km’s fresh oil and a bottle of local wine that we picked from the neighbouring vineyard.

      Your Organizer

      Alma Italia Travel
      5 reviews
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      Our trip to Italy exceeded our expectations! Alessio was amazing to work with and was always available to answer questions we had before and during our trip. It was nice having it all planned out for us but also giving us time to do things on our own. Would definitely recommend We Travel!! Much easier than trying to figure it all out on our own.
      By Kristi S for Italy Trip Kristi Sciacchetano on 10 Nov, 2022
      Had a wonderful time seeing Tuscany with Alessio. Great experiences, great sightseeing and great education due to Alessio's knowledge and connections. Would recommend Alma Italia to anyone looking for a great travel experience in Tuscany.
      By Eugene O for Eugene and Kathy Onishi Tuscany tour on 01 Nov, 2022
      Alessio was a fantastic guide. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with him showing us various beautiful sites and wine tasting.
      By Anne S for Tuscany day trip on 16 Jun, 2022
      It was an amazing trip! Fun, adventurous, good people and food!
      By Dana C for Tuscany Girlfriend Getaway tour on 29 May, 2022
      Nothing short of perfect. Alessio organized the most amazing day for us tasting Tuscan wines and foods in Chianti, followed by the most special cooking class we could imagine! He went above and beyond for us and we left wishing it never had to end. We could not recommend Alma Italia any higher! They are fantastic. Thank you Alessio for our best day in Italy!
      By Kylie D for Alma Italia Experience on 06 Sep, 2021