Morning transfer from Florence to Siena for a guided walking tour with coffee break and tasting of the typical Senese sweets, “ Ricciarelli “. At the end visit to one of the “Contradas” participating in the world-famous “ Palio” to learn about this special competition, it’s history, special rituals involving all the people living in a Contrada, legends, prizes won, ect. ect.
Lunch in a special gourmet venue, Florentine Steak’s Academy, to sample this very special steak and to learn how to cook “ her Majesty” the Bistecca alla Fiorentina and her sister the “ Costata.
Afternoon spent touring the world-famous Chianti wine district, with its picturesque vineyards, castles and hilltop walled villages. Visit to a wine-growing estate with guided tasting of wines incl. Vinsanto late harvest wine, olive oils and grappas. In the evening continue to a private castle of Medieval origin, with exceptional setting and atmosphere. Tour of the castle, cellars and park, followed by dinner, as the owners’ guests, featuring local dishes and the castle’s farm-produce. Return to hotel.