Our clients receive an extensive list with suggestions for a memorable vacation in Tuscany:
detailed insider information about local restaurants, open air markets, designer outlets, wine classes and private tastings at your villa, cooking classes at your villa, catering and cooking services, guided tours, museums, wine tours / visits of wineries, golfing in Tuscany, spas, day trips, cell phones, rental cars, drivers / pick-up service / taxi service & more useful information.
Wine classes and private tastings at your villa
Your private wine experience
We invite you to experience a private wine tasting in the relaxing atmosphere of your vacation home lounging on the terrace or by the fire place in undisturbed peace and without any time pressure. A professional introduction to the fascinating wine-world enriches your vacation and is appropriate fo all wanting to live an authentic oenological experience.
Flavors, fragrances, colors, dishes which in everyday life bear the sign of old cultures and variegated traditions are part of this famous landscape.
Our first aim is introducing you to this prestigious wine region, its history, the process of wine making from the vineyard to the secrets in the cellar and replying to your questions such as:
- Is Chianti a grape variety?
- What has the rooster to do with Chianti Classico wine?
- What is the difference between Chianti and Chianti Classico?
- What is the difference between Chianti Classico and Chianti Classico Riserva?
- What is the meaning of DOC, DOCG, IGT?
- What is a Supertuscan?
Wine and food belong to contemporary life style and you will have more fun with oenogastronomy knowing about the tasting techniques:
- What does the color of wine tell you?
- How can I recognize the complex world of aromas and flavours?
- What kind of food goes nicely with which wine?
After the theoretical part, you will certainly enjoy our interesting blind tasting of a fine selection of wines. We shall analyse your individual impressions.
Your class includes also a brief presentation and the tasting of two more Tuscan treasures:
Grappa and Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Live and enjoy Tuscany!
Cooking classes at your villa
We are happy to arrange your cooking lessons with an English speaking chef who will teach you to prepare a delicious Tuscan lunch or dinner. Upon request the chef will organize your culinary day taking you to a market.
Catering and cooking services
A good selection of Tuscan menus (also vegetarian, light meals, fish) prepared at your holiday home by expert cooks or Tuscan housekeepers / owners.
Please let us know in advance in order to assure the required dates.
There are many good and a few superb restaurants locally. We are delighted to help you selecting the right place for your dinner and to book your table.
Drivers / Pick-up service / Taxi service
We arrange your pick-up service at the airport and licensed drivers for your day trips.
Cars, mini buses and buses up to 22 people are available
Door-to-door transfers to airports, restaurants, train stations etc.
The drivers also collect and deliver people into the towns or elsewhere.
Wine tours / visits of wineries
A must, but an appointment should be set up in advance.
We shall certainly call ahead for you.
Thanks to our collaboration with the “Association of Wine Producers of Panzano in Chianti” Chianti & More is able to provide a prestigious selection of wineries with English-speaking owners or staff.
Please note that not all wineries are open to the public.
Chianti & More represents the holiday homes at the local wineries. Please ask us for more information.
VIP WINE TOURS
Experience the once-in-a-lifetime VIP gourmet wine tour and truly personalized service:
most prestigious accommodations
vintage bottle wine tastings
sumptuous meals at top rated Michelin starred restaurants
Here are a few of our most special Italian wine tours (all
tours are available upon request for you andyour private group of 2 person minimum).
B2B: from BAROLO to BRUNELLO, a special wine tour
dedicated to the two VIP Italian Wines. Enjoy a special tour leading you from Tuscany to Piedmont, two regions so different, so alike at same time.
The three Musketeers: Barolo, Brunello and AmaroneWines. Three different characters for three superb “reds”. The opportunity to match Tuscany to Veneto, its Villas and Romance and Piedmont, with its outstanding cuisine and cultural opportunities.
Licensed, expert and English-speaking guides for all art cities and Chianti towns
Please contact us in order to arrange your preferred itinerary or tour.
We highly recommend that you book tickets for all major museums in Florence in advance.
Bookings at +39 055 294 883
(Uffizi, Accademia, Palazzo Pitti, Bargello, San Marco, Archeological Museum)
Do you want to learn or improve your Italian language skills?
Beginners, intermediate or advanced learners
Single or small groups
Grammar or conversation
We can introduce you to expert, mother-tongue teachers.
Golfing in Tuscany
If you are interested in golfing during your vacation, please let us know. We shall email you a list with certified 18-hole courses, certified 9-hole courses, promotional courses, practice courses.
Tuscan spas are enjoying great success. If you are interested in visiting a spa during your holidays in Tuscany, let us know. We can provide a list of Tuscan spas complete with phone numbers, website and email addresses.
Chianti & More represents a few vacation homes close to spas. Please ask for more information.