Activities - Calcinaia, Florence & Beyond

Tuscan Cooking Class

How about learning to make pizza or pasta from scratch? Or learning a little more about wines? We strongly encourage you to try your hand at making some of the good Tuscan cuisine you'll find throughout the region. In addition to enjoying the meal you've just learned to prepare, once you're back home you will be able to recreate a small piece of your holiday. Enjoy a private cooking lesson or join a group lesson: during your holiday in Tuscany or Florence, learn how to prepare some of Tuscany's favorite dishes such as pappa al pomodoro, fresh pasta, risotto, tiramisu' and much more and then enjoy the delicious meal you've prepared.

Personal Guided Tours

See the best that florence has to offer on a personal guided tour. Discover the Beauty and History of Italy with your own private guide to cultural travel, gourmet food, fine wine and stunning landscapes. Exclusive excursions are customized to match your exact dates, specific needs and special interests. Italians are by nature passionate designers & artists in every sense of the word, and you will see this everywhere - to architecture, fashion, delectable foods, world class wines and the rich culture.


Olive Picking Season

“Good oil, like good wine, is a gift from the gods. The grape and the olive are among the priceless benefactions of the soil, and were destined, each in its way, to promote the welfare of man.” The mist is rising from the valley as we walk down to the olive grove. In the distance the sound of the church bells rings out. We spread the nets around the trees & olive picking season begins - during the olive harvest. You will discover that nothing tastes better than fresh extra virgin olive oil.

Duomo Florence, Italy

Museums, Cathedrals & More

Florence houses many museums with masterpieces by the greatest artists of all time, from Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, to Botticelli, Giotto and Donatello. Are 72 museums enough to capture the soul of the renaissance and your curiosity. Depending on your interests in history, art or sculpture - Florence and Tuscany has it all, spanning across time, styles and periods. Below, is list of the places in Florence that you should not miss! Of course, there is much more, but it is up to you and how long you make your stay in sublime Tuscany.

  • Accademia Gallery
  • Bargello Museum
  • Baptistry of San
  • Giovanni
  • Boboli Gardens
  • Costume Gallery
  • Dante House Museum
  • Davanzati Palace Museum
  • Gallery of Modern Art
  • Medici Chapels
  • Palatine Gallery
  • Palazzo Vecchio Museum
  • Pitti Palace
  • San Marco Museum
  • Santa Croce
  • Silver Museum
  • Uffizi Gallery

Traveling Tuscany & Beyond

There is good reason for the saying, "All roads lead from Florence". At Calcinaia, your access is is easy. By car, everything is quick and easy. A bus to Florence is 1 KM away and departs every 15 minutes. The nearby train station provides transportation in all directions to Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca, Cinque Terre, Venice and Rome. Within minutes to a couple hours, you can be anywhere your heart beckons. Yes, all roads do lead from Florence.

11MI/17 KM
Pisa, Italy
Lucca, Italy
Venice, Italy
Rome, Italy
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