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Tuscany is not only one of the most famous regions in the country, it is also certainly one of the most beautiful holiday destinations in Europe.

Breathtaking hilly landscapes, endless vineyards, picturesque villages with magnificent Renaissance buildings and the immeasurable wealth of art treasures are just a few of the attractions that make a trip through Tuscany an unforgettable experience! As further highlights you can expect excellent authentic cuisine, wines that are among the best in the world and fantastic accommodations that guarantee a relaxing holiday.

A few tips for a perfect vacation:

Wine and olive oil tasting:

Tuscany represents a perfect balance between nature and art, beauty and wether.
The excellent "extra virgin" olive oil produced here is the result of a centuries-old tradition.

The diversity of the olive trees and the cultivation technique, the harvest of the olives at the right degree of ripeness and their careful processing combine to create an incomparable product with a recognizable taste that unites all the nuances of this land.

Every few kilometers you can see signs along the road that indicate a “Degustazione di vino e olio”. Whether by appointment or spontaneously - a wine- olive oil tasting is always worthwhile!
Whether Chianti, Sassicaia or Brunello: Tuscan wines have a very good reputation among connoisseurs. No wonder, since people in this region have known the art of wine-growing for centuries.

Viticulture in Tuscany has a long tradition; even the Etruscans were able to produce a high quality wine …

Tip: The "cantina" (wine cellar) "Podere Spazzavento" is a family owned wine estate, producing excellent Tuscan wines as well as a unique olive oil. The production is exclusively organic and the wine & oil tasting is professionally held by the owners. Some cheese, ham and bread is served, which helps taste the flavour of the wine and olive oil. A truly unique pleasure! www.poderespazzavento.it

Truffle hunting:

Tuscany is a region of a thousand flavors that can enchant every tourist. The truffle is definitely one of the protagonists of the culinary tradition.
There are different types of truffles in Tuscany.

Each type ripens in a specific season: in autumn you can find the white truffle; in winter the black truffle and the brumale; in winter and spring the Marzuolo truffle and in summer and autumn the Scorzone truffle and the Uncinato truffle.

Tip:Tuscany shares a widespread of country in which a variety of truffles can be found. "Azienda Agricola Biologica SAN LUIGI" has been producing various truffle products over the past 3 generations. In a cosy and inspiring atmosphere a generous truffle appetiser, truffle dinner and truffle hunting is offered: You can taste an excellent local wine and different Pecorino cheeses with truffle honey (delicious!), sausages and last but not least some "bruschettas" with truffles. It´s amazing to experience the variety of this tuber and its unique typical taste. On request you may also buy the products here. www.itartufiditeo.com

Grappa tasting:

Brandy, gin, grappa and other excellent spirits are made in Tuscany. Incredible, but true, this wonderful Tuscany surprises us again and again.
The number one Tuscan distillate is: Grappa. It's the only distillate that is made from a solid raw material, grape marc.
There are 4 distilleries in Tuscany that are specialize in grappa!

Tip: The Liquirificio Morelli, which has been family-run since 1911, from Forcoli / Palaia, is known not only for its select grappa, but also for its excellent liquors like the orange and lemon liqueurs, sambuca and much more! "Morelli" exports worldwide but still remains an authentic small family business. You are welcome for a tour tasting or just a direct purchase! liquorimorelli.it

Stay in an Agriturismo:

When you think of a farm holiday, you think of riding a pony, baking bread and milking milk. Not in Tuscany: Holidays on an agriturismo are a relaxed and family atmosphere in close contact with nature, no mass tourism, guests and hosts come into personal contact with each other.
As a guest you immediately belong to the family, are cooked by "nonna" and those who bring children don't have to worry about the child-friendly Italians.

Tip: holiday farm "Antica Residenza":Nestled in a picturesque Tuscan countryside, surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and pine woods! At the same time within a few kilometers a charming little village can be reached , with restaurants and small shops... read more: https://www.carolines-toscana.com/toskana/landgut---agritourismo/antica-residenza/description

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