Experience Tuscany Like a True Tuscan
Tuscan Way offers you a unique and rare opportunity to live and experience life, as it really is, in Tuscany.
A true taste of Tuscany, where we have brought together so many fine, quaint and rich elements from within the heart of Florence itself as well as the
surrounding hills and countryside.
To visit Tuscany or Italy like you have never done before, it is necessary to become immersed in the culture. This is integral to Italian tradition in general
and Tuscany’s in particular. Ingredients borne from the land are a beacon for the Tuscan psyche.
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Tuscan Yoga Retreats
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Culinary, Wine Tasting and Other Excursions
Tuscan cuisine, known as "La Cucina Povera Toscana" is a peasant culture tradition where all of the ingredients used in recipes are grown locally in
family farms & pastures and then prepared fresh.
Food production in Tuscany is at once art, religion, serious business and common talk.This culinary tradition has earned world acclaim. It is incredibly
varied, pure, bursting with flavor and accompanied by stellar wines.
Tuscan cooking makes full use of the region’s fantastic bounty. The genuine dishes created are as much a joy to prepare as they are to eat.
Tuscan cooking is without doubt one of the most delicious regional Italian cuisines there is. Tuscany is also home to incredible wines, delectable cheeses, and the most highly prized olive oils. Tuscan cooking takes fresh, organic local ingredients, and creates sumptuous dishes, pairs it with the perfect wine, and produces some of the most memorable meals, as diverse and unique as the Tuscan landscape. Let our chefs guide you on a culinary and cultural journey you will never forget!
We have many different programs to choose from, we are confident that we have the right culinary and cultural tour for you! Whether you love Italian cooking, good Italian Wines, the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside or the excitment and culture of Florence, we have the perfect Italian cooking holiday.
REGIONAL COOKING TOURS
IN ITALY-TUSCAN COUNTRY COOKING
Simple, satisfying, using only the freshest of regional ingredients, Tuscan cooking is fast becoming one of the world’s most renowned Italian cuisines. Known as La Cucina Povera Toscana, or, Tuscan peasant cooking, these dishes make the best use of the locally produced olive oils, vegetables, Pecorino cheeses, and herbs.
Many of the Italian recipes you will learn and prepare in our hands-on cooking courses have been in Tuscan families for generations, and are cooked with the same Italian flair and love of family, friends and good wines as Carlo Innocenti’s great, great grandmother did in her own Tuscan country cucina. All the produce used in this Italian regional cooking course is organically grown; you will never see the inside of a supermarket or taste a store-bought tomato on one of our cooking and cultural tours! All foods are personally selected farm fresh from local farmers and open air markets by our Tuscan chefs. Our chef will personally escort you to the market and teach you how to select the freshest, most flavorful Tuscan foods available, the first lesson in fine Italian cooking.
FINE ITALIAN WINES
Tuscany is also home to some of the finest Italian wines in existence, including the rare and incomparable Nobile di Montepulciano, Brunello di Montalcino, and of course, the famous and breathtakingly beautiful Chianti wines and Chianti wine region.
As a Tuscan Way guest, you will experience wine samplings in some of the oldest and most respected Italian wineries and wine cellars in Tuscany, as well as custom tours of Montepulciano, Montalcino, Pienza, and Chianti, as well as local festivals (when available). If you need a good Kosher wine, your visit to the the ancient Jewish ghetto of Pitigliano will offer you the opportunity to purchase Kosher versions of both red and white Italian wines.
OUR CULINARY AND CULTURAL TOURS AND WHAT MAKES US SPECIAL
We are a small, family owned and cooking school that specializes in all-inclusive culinary and cultural vacations in Tuscany, Italy since 1999. Our cooking courses are small, personal, and hands-on, our guided excursions are intimate and educational, un-hurried and friendly. We get to know you, and you get to know us, very well. So well, that by the time you leave, you have become a member of our extended famiglia internazionale! Everything you will enjoy while on tour with us is included, from the food and cooking courses, to your excursions, to your fine Italian wine and your accommodations. You will experience Tuscan life like a true Tuscan, become immersed in our culture and cooking, and truly experience la dolce vita in Toscana!!
READ ON ABOUT TUSCANY..
Tuscany is an enchanting mystical land blending the appeal of stunning landscapes, charming people and glorious cuisine all blessed by the creative mix of art, man and nature. We can imagine the cypress lined vineyards: the rows upon endless rows of vines which sculpt the gently rolling hillsides. Tuscany is rich in an ancient way. Tuscany is full of life and boundless energy today. Tuscany is mysterious and elusive with those castles emerging out of the mists and Tuscany can be as distinctly clear as the Medici emblems are to Florentine majesty and Modern Florence’s ever-living stamp on the Western world. The Tuscan renaissance once rocked the world and the Tuscany of today thrives as one of the world’s top tourist destinations. Tuscany created the renaissance and thus gave birth to the modern world.Tuscan wine, the famed Tuscan Reds (Brunello, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Chianti, Morellino di Scansano and others) are now welcomed globally. So Tuscany keeps on exporting! And Tuscany keeps on importing. What? Tourists and non-Tuscans. People coming to Tuscany for business, coming to Tuscany for tourism, coming to Tuscany for inspiration, coming to Tuscany for Love or, better yet, coming to Tuscany to buy a villa or hill-top farmhouse. Tuscany is filled with farmhouses and, most of these classic Tuscan stone architectural icons are fully operating organic farms producing not only wine but the spectacular olive oil that Tuscany is known for. So, yes – Tuscany lives on and Tuscany continues to enchant us today because it offers both elegance and simplicity – something all of our modern stressed out lives crave and need more and more each day. Tuscany offers tranquility and peace. Tuscany is a place of dreams and rejuvenation. Tuscany means ‘plant a seed and it will grow’ and the Tuscan harvest is always bountiful, flavor-full and punctuated by countless food festivals known as sagras. Tuscany is a place where romance is born, courtship is an art and Americans by a dream house under the Tuscan sun. Tuscan Way brings you all this with firsthand cultural immersion. Tuscan Way’s tours show you the real Tuscany, the lesser known (off-the beaten track) Tuscany, and introduce you to the Tuscan locals who will show you their Tuscany with all the joy of their hearts.
Our trips and tours to Tuscany will help you find your way through its many celebrated attractions. And variety is the key to Tuscany’s warm heart. Tuscany offers us so much in a manageable spoonful. Tuscan Way puts together the finest most personality and fun filled packages possible. We walk the footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci, show you Michelangelo’s masterpieces and let you hand select the finest locally grown organic ingredients at local food markets for our cooking courses. Tuscany deserves this sort of attention to detail for Tuscany is the combination of all the elements we can imagine which define beauty. Italy's miracle that is Tuscany, the Tuscan miracle, is an enigma and exemplar of pure village life tradition… so come and experience Tuscany as it should be experienced – the real Tuscany! The Tuscan Way.
TUSCANY, ITALY HOLIDAYS - ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS TOURIST LOCATIONS IN EUROPE
Tuscany is one of the most famous tourist locations in Europe. Tuscany is a charming stretch of land, blessed by nature. Tuscany is renowned throughout the world for its art, history, beautiful landscapes, and more hillsides, green cypress trees, snaking sandy roads leading to earth-tone-colored farmhouses. And then there are the stunning Tuscan villas which dot the landscape. Tuscany is also known world-wide for its unique wine. Tuscan wines are exported to many different destinations globally.
Tuscany is perhaps one of the most desired locations for holidays around the world. Visitors to Tuscany come for many reasons: to enjoy the Tuscan landscape, to search for the magical art of Tuscany; others come to explore the extraordinary countryside. Tuscan Way offers the best farmhouses and “agriturismi” (organic farms with bed & breakfast type accommodations) in Tuscany.
Italy's beauty and diverse nature does offer something special, especially for everyone in Tuscany. Tuscany has Florence and Siena – some of Italy's most exquisite cities. Tuscany is a hilly land sculpted by centuries of a balanced and traditional life between man and environment. Tuscany is full of woods, rivers, sunflower fields, vineyards and olive groves. Tuscany offers visitors a variety of discoveries, foods and wines to savor and taste slowly, while gazing at spectacular views, inhaling the fragrances, taking in the colors and the flavors, thanks to its culture and unusual landscape.
THE WINES OF TUSCANY (CHIANTI, CARMIGNANO, BRUNELLO..)
Tuscany is the land of renaissance - the birthplace of new beginnings. In Tuscany, wine is king and Tuscan wine has especially strong ties to both art and religion. At the same time, Tuscany thrives on a modern wine industry. Tuscan wine has always been the most basic Tuscan "comfort" or, shall we say, available for all to partake in. Tuscan wine is present, even today, at virtually every meal. In Tuscany, wine classes are popular where students and enthusiasts explore the varieties of wines located throughout Tuscany an the specific wine regions like the Chianti, Carmignano, Brunello just to name a few.
We select prominent Tuscan farmhouses, located in all of Tuscany's unique provinces, where you can stay and then go on one of our "Tuscany Tours" like, for example, a wine tasting tour. Using Linda Sorgiovanni's "Tuscany Customized – and Italy too" service, we can show you Italy on your own terms and lead you on specialized Tuscany Wine Tours (the Super Tuscan Reds). Touring wine country in Tuscany gives you the chance to add in your own ideas or "must sees" so we can customize your day. This will enable you to experience Tuscany and its wines according to your taste and like you have never done before.
TOURING TUSCANY - THE LAND OF “La Cucina Povera Toscana”
Tuscany is located in central Italy where the varied and hilly landscape creates many micro-climates where wine production thrives. This variety in topography and climate results in a wide array of spectacular wines. In addition, Tuscany is known for its rich history, art, beautiful estates, delicious food, and superb vintage. Tuscany is also home to many scenic hill towns. Tuscany's traditional cuisine is known as "La Cucina Povera Toscana" which is the Tuscan Peasant's Cuisine (essentially country cooking). Tuscany invites everybody, without restraint, to come taste Tuscan foods! As an organization, Tuscan Way thrives by offering wine tours and cooking classes in Tuscany in a way that immerses participants in the regional culture. Tuscan Way also helps people create their own Tuscan tours throughout Tuscany. Many people have experienced the Tuscan dream with their own personalized vacation.
Tuscany has many areas which merit special attention. For example, you can visit the most famous cities of Tuscany: with our "Tuscany day Tours". These include the following packaged tours: the "Tour of Siena" , "Tour of Assisi", "Tour of Florence", "Tour of gourmet winery", "Tour of gourmet Verrazzano Castle", "Tour of Red Winery", "Tour of Dievole", "Gourmet Tour of Chianti Hills" just to name a few!. Discover Italy! Discover Tuscan gastronomy - its gourmet cooking courses & cuisine and the celebrated Tuscan wine tours! You can experience the true Tuscan life on our tours. Each cuisine, with its regional flavor, tells the story of the land, history and people.
TUSCAN WAY’S COMPLETE SERVICES FOR TOURING IN TUSCANY INCLUDE
Hotel accommodations in Tuscany, breakfast, lunch, dinner as highlighted in all of the Tuscan tour itineraries, cooking course tours, wine tours & tasting and new culinary gourmet, spa and yoga touring options (based on guest feedback showing how many people are interested in food and wine tours with different twists). So, traveling the Tuscan Way made "Tuscany touring" an option. We'll take you to some of to the most beautiful areas in all of Italy during your Tuscan Way Tour where we keep our prime focus on Tuscany. Touring in this manner through Tuscany is absolutely enchanting and it is also a chance to discover lesser known (off-the-beaten-track) small villages, georgeous villas, castles, vineyards and truly immerse yourself in the true charm of Italy.
With Tuscan Way’s tours of Tuscany, you will always have the opportunity to feel that unique sense of "place" at each destination by meeting and interacting with the locals and staff of the establishments
So go on your Tuscany tour, Experience fully in Tuscany while touring with our highly qualified Tuscan-experienced tour guides. Our Tuscan Tours consist of full or half week vacations. We have also chosen the most interesting wine itineraries following the acclaimed "Strade del Vino". Doing it this way, Tuscany's peasant cooking tradition and finer gourmet cooking cannot go untouched. So, we tour with the locals and visit characteristic places – in quaint Tuscan Towns. This is the essence
of Tuscan Way's service.