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San Gimignano and Volterra: Day Tour from Siena

1. San Gimignano and Volterra: Day Tour from Siena

Start your day tour with a scenic drive from Siena to San Gimignano. Stop in Monteriggioni to see the well-preserved fortress built in the 13th century. Explore San Gimignano, admiring its many medieval towers. Recently listed by UNESCO, the town also boasts numerous artisanal boutiques. Head to a small family-run farm to enjoy lunch made with the farm’s seasonal products. Taste dishes prepared with saffron, and accompanied by Vernaccia wine. Continue to Volterra, stopping at a small alabaster workshop to see the ancient art of sculpting. In Volterra, admire the harmonious blend of Etruscan, Roman, Medieval, and Renaissance styles as you walk along the streets of the historic center.

Siena: Market Tour and Lunch/Dinner at a Cesarina's Home

2. Siena: Market Tour and Lunch/Dinner at a Cesarina's Home

This local partner is home to Italy's first and finest network of home cooks, known as "Cesarina" (a passionate Italian cook and host whose empire is the heart of the Italian home: the kitchen). Since 2004, they have been sharing the joy of regional Italian cuisine with thousands of travelers from all over the world. Visit the local market with your Cesarina, enjoy the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land. Come back to your Cesarina’s home, and attend a private cooking demo where your Cesarina 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, and main course with side dish, dessert, and drinks included (water, a selection of red and white wines from regional cellars, and coffee). Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. If you want to uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels, the Cesarine are here to share their wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations.

Siena: Organic Cooking Class & Tastings

3. Siena: Organic Cooking Class & Tastings

Get a taste of authentic Italian cuisine during this cooking class, tasting, and lunch experience. Take part in a wine and olive oil tasting, cook pasta from scratch, and enjoy a lunch and dessert of homemade Italian dishes. Discover the origins and history of the food you cook. Upon arrival, enjoy a welcome coffee before your olive oil and wine presentation and tasting. Then, prepare to make your own homemade pasta from scratch using organic flours. From the garden to the kitchen, you’ll be using the freshest ingredients. Possible dishes you will learn to prepare or enjoy for lunch include tagliatelle Bolognese, homemade ravioli, gnocchi, tiramisu, and more. These are only some of the possibilities of this class. Learn all about making food, starting from the very beginning: the seed. How to make a home vegetable garden, how to use organic ingredients, and how to prepare a scenic dinner for your family and friends are just some of the things you will learn. Before the end of your experience, sit down and enjoy lunch. Leave the class with new cooking skills, recipes, and newfound knowledge of Italian cuisine.

Siena: Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local's Home

4. Siena: Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private pasta-making class at the Cesarina's home, learn the secrets of the region's most famous pasta dishes and taste the fruits of your labor accompanied by a glass of local wine. During the lesson the Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade for three authentic regional pasta recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test.  Each participant will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Taste everything you have prepared with a selection of red and white local wines.

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What people are saying about Siena

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 7 reviews

An absolute wonderful experience.

I absolutely loved the tour. Elena was a lovely guide. The places visited were exceptionally beautiful with breathtaking scenery. Lunch was truly a treat on an olive and saffron farm with homemade produce. I can recommend this tour to anyone wanting to visit these beautiful towns.

We had a great day. We were only 4 people. Our guide was very nice and authentic. The lunch lunch on an authentic country estate was great. Everything went well with the pickup. The places were very beautiful. Sufficient time.

Fantastic tour through one of the most beautiful villages in Tuscany. Our guide Georgia, gave us a lot of explanations about the history of the area, the wines, the food, wonderful.

We had a wonderful day with our guide, and saw more than we ever anticipated. He knew the history so well, and we had some very interesting discussions. Lunch was outstanding!

An unforgettable experience

Excellent work by the guide Mare, unforgettable lunch at Carmela's house