Autumn in Tuscany : Truffle festival and Olive harvestTuscany
Two unique experiences in late autumn: the truffle festival in San Miniato and the olive harvest in the Tuscan hinterland.
Accommodation in a very good 4 **** hotel in Montecatini Terme, great location in the city center, ideal for shopping or strolling.
Day 1: Arrival
Arrival at the hotel where you will be greeted by our staff. Hotel and tour presentation during a welcome drink. Dinner with a choice of 3-course menu and a salad and starter buffet.
Day 2: Lucca and Olive harvest
After breakfast we drive to Lucca, the birthplace of the famous composer Giacomo Puccini. During a city walk, we explore the historic center, with its small alleys, unique palaces and churches.
Next we drive to an olive farm. Picked up by tractor and trailer, we are taken up through the olive groves offering romantic views of the whole valley. A unique experience! Mauro, the owner is recognized as one of the best 5 olive growers in Tuscany and gives all his love to the sublime olive trees and their precious fruits.
You can get a glimpse of the olive harvest and try picking a few olives from the tree, if you like.
We can not leave before tasting a few specialties of the house and of course a good glass of wine!
Return to the hotel for dinner with a choice of 3-course menu and a salad and starter buffet.
Day 3: Florence and the Chianti area with wine tasting
Today our goal is Florence, the capital of Tuscany.
Known as the cradle of the Renaissance, the city is world famous for its art treasures.
In the footsteps of the Medici family, we explore the most famous sights : the cathedral with the fantastic dome, the Ponte Vecchio, the Palazzo Vecchio and much more. Florence is like an open-air museum.
Time at leisure. We pass by the famous viewpoint Piazzale Michelangelo as we drive in the direction of the Chianti region and its unique landscapes of cypress trees and vineyards. This is where the famous Sangiovese grape is grown which gives Chianti wine its special taste : Chianti classico, Chianti riserva, the wine with the black rooster.
We stop for a tasting with the best wines of the region and culinary delicacies such as bruschetta, pecorino, prosciutto.
After such an authentic and relaxing break, we are on our way back to the hotel
Dinner with a choice of 3-course menu and a salad and starter buffet.
Day 4: Truffle festival in San Miniato
Today is the biggest truffle festival in Tuscany! Truffle lovers from all over the world come to San Miniato, a small medieval town on the hill, where the biggest white truffle of all time was found!
As you walk past the many stalls all over the city, you can taste, try and buy not only truffles in all variations, but also local specialties such as pecorino cheese, salami, ham and of course sweets. Special truffle delicacies are offered in the bars in the city.
Time at leisure to taste, celebrate and marvel at this typical local fair.
Back to the hotel for a fantastic menu with truffle specialities.
Day 5 – Departure
After breakfast it is time to say goodbye!
Greeting and assistance by our staff
4x varied and generous buffet breakfast
3x 3-course dinner with choice of menu
4x salad and starter buffet
1 Dinner with truffle specialities
Visit of the truffle festival in San Miniato
Tractor drive to the Olive farm
Olive harvest with light lunch and wine
Wine tasting and light lunch in Chianti region
Guides and city tours
Parking fees and city toll if applicable
Everything which is not included under Services
Prices on request
This program is only a suggestion, all of our offers are tailor-made according to the respective customer requirements.
Min. number of participants: 20 pax
All our services are carried out in absolute safety in accordance with the current Covid-19 regulations.