Food & Wine Tour in Tuscany from Rome
Guided food and wine experience in Tuscany from Rome discovering the authentic Tuscan cuisine and tasting the best Tuscan wines, olive oil and cheeses.
Private food and wine tour in Tuscany with English speaking guide/driver and private driver service and transportation from Rome.
FOOD AND WINE TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
- Private food and wine tour in Tuscany with private driver and transportation from Rome
- Scenic itinerary through the iconic Tuscan countryside and its landscapes
- Guided full day wine & food experience by an English speaking wine guide and food expert
- Winery visit in the Tuscan wine regions, private tastings and bespoke experiences with the local producers
- Visit of a cheese maker’s farm and olive oil producer with delicious Pecorino cheeses and extra virgin olive oil tastings
- Enjoy traditional Tuscan lunch overlooking the hills of Tuscany with wines pairing
- The Tuscan hill towns and their charming atmosphere
FOOD AND WINE TOUR DESCRIPTION
With some of the most celebrated Italian wines and food products, Tuscany is absolutely the perfect spot for a food and wine tour in Italy. Crossing its stunning countryside and discovering the charming hill towns, a food and wine tour in one of its wine countries is a wonderful way to visit Tuscany, tasting its delicious specialties and its excellent wines.
The daytrip in Tuscany from Rome is a private chauffeured tour with a private car service and English speaking driver, who will guide you during your special day in Tuscany.
Driving up and down the Tuscan rolling hills, tour will reach the first location of the day: a Tuscan top-rated winery, where you will taste amazing Tuscan wines, surrounded by gorgeous vineyards and olive groves. During the cellar tour, you will learn firsthand about how a winery can combine innovative winemaking processes with traditional aging techniques, for then passing to a private and guided tasting session of their fabulous wines.
The food and wine experience in Tuscany continues visiting a Pecorino cheese maker and extra virgin olive oil producer. The tour of the organic farm will be for you a perfect chance to see how could be a farmer life in Tuscany, while visiting the dairy will give you the opportunity to learn how cheese is made and aged.
The visit will end with a delicious lunch at the farm arranged in a beautiful terrace overlooking the stunning countryside. It will be based on a traditional Tuscan menu paired with wine, and will include a tasting of their delicious Pecorino cheeses, accompanied with tasty bruschettas made with their fresh extra virgin olive oil.
The last stop of the daytrip in Tuscany will be for visiting one of the most beautiful Tuscan hill towns, where will we enjoy a delicious Italian gelato produced from the scratch by a small gelato maker, strolling the charming streets of this gem of Tuscany.
Departure available from:
- The food & wine tour in Tuscany is a private experience with departure from Rome.
- approximately 8 hours
- Qualified and professional English speaking driver
- Luxury vehicle (Mercedes-Benz or equivalent)
- Head office assistance and insurance coverage
- Complimentary water
- Wi-Fi on board
- Food guide and wine expert
- Winery visit with wine tastings
- Cheese maker’s farm visit with cheese and olive oil tastings
- Traditional Tuscan lunch in a farm (a vegetarian menu is also available)
Tuscany Wine Regions: Located in central Italy along the Tyrrhenian coast, Tuscany is home to some of the world’s oldest and most famous wine regions: Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano primarily made with Sangiovese grape whereas the Vernaccia grape is the basis of the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano. Tuscany has forty-one Denominazioni di origine controllata (DOC) and eleven Denominazioni di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG). In the 1970s a new class of wines known in the trade as “Super Tuscans” emerged. These wines were made outside DOC/DOCG regulations but were considered of high quality and commanded high prices. Many of these wines are based on a “Bordeaux-blend” and became cult wines. Others very well reputed Tuscan wine regions and Tuscan wines are Cortona, Morellino di Scansano and Carmignano. Tuscany is also known for the dessert wine Vin Santo, made from Trebbiano and Malvasia grapes.
Pecorino Toscano DOP cheese: It is a soft, semi-hard and aged cheese produced from sheep’s milk, coming exclusively from the area of origin (Tuscany region). It is white or pale yellow in colour, with an intense flavour, fragrant and sweet. The product has a certification of authenticity and protected origin (DOP) since 1996 issued by the European Community. It is to be remembered that many cheese makers produce ricotta as well, a byproduct coming from the manufacture of cheese, often used in the preparation of handmade pasta (Ravioli, Tortelli) or confectionery specialties.
Tuscan IGP Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Since 1998 Tuscan olive oil has been prided on its IGP status (protected geographical indication PGI), and is produced exclusively with olives coming from local producers, and processed in olive-presses located within the Tuscan territory. The main variety of olives of the classic Tuscan blend are: Frantoio, Lecccino, Moraiolo and Pendolino, with the addition of minor varieties of less than 15%. Extra virgin olive oil is the best product, with an acidity of less than 1%. The fresh olive oil is bright green in color, which becomes yellow when mature. With a harmonious taste, fruity and acid free, the Tuscan blend of Evoo is very eclectic and it goes very well as a condiment for soups, bruschetta, fish, meat and vegetables, but also for more structured dishes such as roasts and sauces for pasta. It makes a healthy and exceptional seasoning because of its digestibility and nutritional contributions.