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Arezzo

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Arezzo: Val di Chiana Wine Tasting Experience

1. Arezzo: Val di Chiana Wine Tasting Experience

Together with an expert, you will walk in the vineyard whilst admiring the amazing Tuscan landscape. You can listen to your guide as they explain to you the history of the location, as well as the explanation of the methods and techniques of the wine production. This journey follows a unique tradition in high-quality wine production, and you will learn how this is all possible thanks to the ideal climate conditions of the Chiana Valley, exposure of the fields, location, and soil properties. Following that, take part in an exclusive wine tasting created by the farm combined with local Tuscan products. Throughout this experience you will taste three most-important Tuscan wines known all around the world, as a professional sommelier explains to you in depth the particularity of those Italian excellencies. A sample of red and white wines will be served with local products such as Tuscan sausages and cheese, and you will also be treated to water, wine, appetizers, and bread. This experience will prove a fantastic opportunity to learn how to match your wine with tasty food, as well as how wines are made.

Cortona and Arezzo: Full-Day Tour from Rome

2. Cortona and Arezzo: Full-Day Tour from Rome

During the tour, you can explore the narrow and charming streets of Cortona and you can visit the most picturesque and hidden corners of this beautiful and unusual town. Together with your guide, you will also be able to retrace the places of the movie "Under the Tuscan Sun" and take a look at the famous Villa Bramasole.  After Cortona, you can visit Arezzo, another beautiful Tuscan town and one of the richest of the region, situated at the top of a hill. Here you will see the Basilica of San Francesco, well known for its wonderful cycle of frescoes and the "Legend of the True Cross" a masterpiece by Piero della Francesce. Also visit the city's cathedral, with its beautiful stained glass windows and the Piazza Grande, famous for being the set of Roberto Benigni’s movie "Life is beautiful".

Arezzo 2.5-Hour Private Guided Walking Tour

3. Arezzo 2.5-Hour Private Guided Walking Tour

During this 2.5-hour private tour, your expert guide will take you through the most important and interesting sports in the beautiful city of Arezzo. Although still far from most of the touristic flows, this mid-sized Tuscan city is truly beautiful and its historic center represents a hidden gem of the Tuscan region. Follow your expert guide and discover the Cathedral of St. Peter and Donato, then walk St. Francis Square until you reach the Church of St. Mary of the Pieve. After that, you'll find yourself surrounded by the beautiful Piazza Grande, the beautiful square appearing in Roberto Benigni's most famous film La vita è bella (Life is Beautiful). Continue your walk and spot the monument dedicated to the famous poet Francesco Petrarca, then stop a bit to admire the majestic Medici's fortress. One final tip: you might want to bring your camera along.

Arezzo: 3-Hour Private Walking Tour

4. Arezzo: 3-Hour Private Walking Tour

After gathering at the tour meeting point with your guide, your walking tour through Arezzo will begin. You will learn how this city arose in the pre-Etruscan era in an area which had been inhabited since prehistoric times. This is evident through the discovery of stone tools and the so-called "Man of the Elm", which dates back to the Paleolithic. This took place near the hamlet of Olmo which occurred throughout the excavation works of a short segment of the Rome-Florence railway line in 1863. Arezzo was then one of the main Etruscan cities, and you will learn about how throughout the Roman era, especially in the republican period, Arezzo became a very important symbol of Roman expansion to the north. It was also a defensive bastion of the unborn empire. Throughout your tour you can discover the history and secrets of this city and this territory as you admire findings which date back to centuries ago.

Arezzo: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

5. Arezzo: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Arrive at the home of your expert host for a memorable private dining experience where you will taste authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian mothers. During an exclusive cooking demonstration, feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as your host shares the secrets of her family cookbook while preparing the dishes right in front of you. Once the end result is ready, sit at an authentic Italian dining table and enjoy your 4-course seasonal menu including a starter, pasta, main course with side dish, and dessert. At the end of the experience, not only will you take home your official apron, you’ll also have memories that'll stay with you for life.

Arezzo Market Tour, Home Cooking Demo and Dinner

6. Arezzo Market Tour, Home Cooking Demo and Dinner

Uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels, Your guide, or Cesarina will share their wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations. Go food shopping like a local with your host, enjoy the distinctive Italian local market, and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land.  Come back to your Cesarina’s home, attend a private cooking demo where your host will share the secret of her family cookbook while finishing one of the dishes in front of you. Sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including starter, pasta, main course with a side dish, and dessert accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. 

Arezzo: Market Tour, Cooking Class with Original Recipes

7. Arezzo: Market Tour, Cooking Class with Original Recipes

Shop at a local market and learn how to pick out the best produce from your expert guide. Visit a traditional Italian grocery and learn about the local offerings. Choose ingredients that inspire you, and start thinking about how you'd like to experiment with them in the kitchen. After choosing your ingredients, head back to your host's home. Get ready to cook 2 recipes of your own creation. Immerse yourself in a private cooking class in which you'll bring together your chosen ingredients to create 2 delectable dishes. Your local chef will show you the best way to bring out the flavor of each ingredient. After you've cooked your original recipes, celebrate your achievement by naming your creations. Finally, sit down for a delicious meal with your host and enjoy a selection of local red and white Italian wines. By the end of your class, you'll have added an Italian flair to your cooking repertoire.

Arezzo Market Tour and Home Cooking Class

8. Arezzo Market Tour and Home Cooking Class

Uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels, Your guide, or Cesarina will share their wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations. Go food shopping like a local with your host, enjoy the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land.  Immerse yourself in a private cooking class at your guide's home. Learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by local wines. During the lesson, the Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Participants will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that'll stay with you for life.

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What people are saying about Arezzo

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 14 reviews

our guide, Laura, spoke perfect French. Fascinating, immense culture, friendly, she made us rediscover Arrezo with the classic sites and some more unusual sites. Well done Laura. Marc and Sophie LEGRIS.

The tour was very interesting to get a view of the old city and our guide Catia showed us some 'secret' details of the city.

Excellent experience

The tour guide (Anestis) tried his very best for us. We really enjoyed it. We highly recommend him and the tour.

Wonderful experience. The host ( Andrea) was amazing and absolutely professional.

One of the highlights of our trip to Italy.

What a privilege & pleasure to enjoy lunch with the delightful Cecilia!