Wine tours
Private day wine tours
Chianti Classico Area
Chianti Classico Area - Half day
Montalcino and the Brunello
Montepulciano and the Nobile
Sassicaia, Ornellaia and the Coastal Wines
Siena and San Gimignano
Contemporary Architecture and wine
The best Supertuscans in the Chianti Classico area
The Pisa Tower, Lucca and wine
Montecarlo and the Lucca Villas
Montecarlo and the Lucca Villas - Half day
Morellino and the Maremma
Chianti Rufina
Chianti Rufina - Half day
Wine tasting in Florence
Stars, flowers and wine in Chianti classico
Wine and truffle in the Crete Senesi
The Mall and the Chianti Rufina
Prada and the Chianti colli aretini
Montecarlo and Montecatini, Wine and Spa
Wine, Contemporary Art and Architecture in Montepulciano
The wine makers in Mugello and the Pinot Noir
The wine makers in Mugello and the Pinot Noir – Half day
White wines and oil in Chianti classico area
Volterra, Certaldo and the wines of the Pisa hills
The wine of the Pisa hills
The best wines on the Vinci hills – Half day
Siena and the Chianti classico area
Pitigliano and the wines of the upper Maremma
Natural and biodynamic wines in Florence surroundings
Elba island
Colli di Luni and Lucca hills wines
Certaldo and the Pisa Hills
Chianti classico by Ferrari car
Lucca and the surrounding hills for Cruisers
Morellino and the Maremma for Cruisers
Napoleon and the Elba Island for Cruisers
Some of the best vintages of the most known Tuscan wines
Chianti classico on the Siena hills
A day at the Isola del Giglio
An harvest day in the Chianti classico area
The wines produced by Antinori and the Osteria di Passignano
Siena, wine and horse riding
Natural and byodinamic wine makers in the Bolgheri area
Montalcino and Montepulciano
Barolo wine tour
The best red wines in Piedmont: Barolo and Barbaresco
King Barolo and Princess snail
Barolo wine: tradition and contemporary art
The Monferrato hills
The Asti wines - Half day
Barolo wine tour - Half day
The Gavi and Cortese wines
Ghemme and Gattinara
Arneis and Barbera
Barbaresco and Alba
Barbaresco wine tour
Slow tour in the Roero area
Saluzzo and the Barolo wine
Cinque Terre
Sailing and wine in Cinque Terre
Franciacorta: the Sparkling wine area
Franciacorta: the Sparkling wine area – Half day
Franciacorta wine and high cuisine
Wines, Villas and Castles in Valtellina
A short local wine tour
The terraced vineyards of Valtellina
Franciacorta and Bergamo: the Sparkling wine area
A wine tour by the lake
Certosa di Pavia and Oltrepò Pavese Wine Tour
Wines and cuisine of the Canton Ticino, in the Mendrisio area
Pavia, Oltrepo' Pavese tasting and Certosa di Pavia
Oltrepò Pavese Castles and Wine Tour
Oltrepò Pavese Wine Tasting Tour
Oltrepò Pavese Historical Wine and Food Tour
Prosecco wine area – departure from Verona or Garda Lake
Prosecco wine area – departure from Venice
Prosecco wine area – Half day
Valpolicella wine area – departure from Verona or Lake Garda
Valpolicella wine area – departure from Venice
Valpolicella wine area – Half day
Soave wine area – departure from Verona or Lake Garda
Soave wine area – departure from Venice
Soave wine area – Half day
The wine of the lagoon and an ancient local grape
Padua and the Colli Euganei
Bardolino food & wine tour on Lake Garda
The Villas and the wine in the Valpolicella and the Lake Garda
Bike tour in Valpolicella
Lagoon Tour at the Sunset
Good wine, excellent food and wood motorboat on Lake Garda
Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Cabernet and Merlot in Veneto
The natural wines in Veneto
Trentino Alto Adige
The Alto Adige wine area
Wine and fine cuisine in the Brixen area
The wines produced at Lake Caldaro
The Sparkling wines in Trentino
The Collio wines - departure from Trieste
The Collio wines - departure from Venice
Natural wines and amphoras in Friuli
Carso wines and cheeses
Emilia Romagna
Colli Piacentini
The Sangiovese in Romagna
The Bologna hills
The Bologna hills - Half day
The Lambrusco in Emilia Romagna
Vinegar and wine on the Modena surroundings
The white wines of the Bologna hills
The Umbrian white wines
The Umbrian white wines – Half day
Umbrian red Wines
Montefalco wines
Montefalco wines – Half day
Contemporary Architecture, ancient Art and wine in Montefalco
Truffle hunting at Ca’ Solare and Umbrian Wine
The Umbrian white wines and Civita Bagnoregio
The Wines of the Marche
The Sangiovese and the white grapes in Marche region
The Castelli romani/Frascati tour
The Wine and the Villas in Tivoli
Wine tasting in Rome
The white wines of Cerveteri
The historical white wines by the Lake Bolsena
A winery on the Frascati hills
The best red wines produced in Roma surroundings
The Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and the Trebbiano
The Amalfi Coast wine
Pompei: wine and ruins
Irpinia wine tour
Paestum, wine and ruins
The secrets of Amalfi Coast
The wines of Cilento
A Vespa tour along Amalfi Coast, to discover the local wines
Wine and food in Capri
A balloon ride over the Paestum ruins
Pompei: wine and the Amalfi coast
Wine and History in Salento
A wonderful castle and the wines in Alta Murgia
Altamura e Matera
Gioia del Colle and Alberobello
Trani and Bari
Trani and Barletta
The Conti Zecca cellar and Lecce
Nero d’Avola in the south east of Sicily
Palermo and white wines of the Alcamo area
The wines of the Volcano
The Planeta wines – Half day
Donnafugata, Florio and the Segesta temple
Isola delle Femmine, the Salt mines and a wonderful wine
The wines of the Volcano - half day
Passopisciaro Wine and Historical Tour
Sharing wine tours
Online wine tasting
Wine tasting experience online
Guided visit to a winery online
Customized wine stays
Customized wine stays
Cooking programs
Private day cooking activities
Tuscan Cooking private lessons with dinner
Cooking lessons with guided shopping at the market and lunch
Lunching with Art
Pizza cooking program at Mamma Napoli
A cooking lesson at the winery Buondonno or Fabbri in Chianti
Cooking program with guided shopping at the market with lunch and guided visit to a Chianti classico winery with wine tasting
Tuscan dinners at your location
Eat, cook, talk in a real Florentine family
A culinary vacation at Villa Mangiacane
Creative cooking with fish from the sea of Tuscany
Private Cooking lesson at Hotel Bellavista in Impruneta
Cooking class at Capannelle, with Duccio Prussi
Cooking class at the chef Francesco's home in the Chianti Classico area - half day
Cooking class at the chef Francesco's home in the Chianti Classico area - full day
Cooking Course at Maria’s home in Bra, hometown of slow food
Cooking experience in Monterosso
A culinary experience on the Como Lake
A particular cooking experience in a typical house of Milan
Cooking experience with the chef Luigi Gandola at the Restaurant Salice blu in Bellagio
Cooking in an ancient Villa in Asolo
The Valpolicella Masi estate in Serego Alighieri and their chef
Cooking program with guided shopping to the ancient Rialto food market
Exclusive cooking experience at Gritti Palace in Venice
Cicchetti cooking Class
Pastries, chocolates and Tiramisù
Fun Fresh Pasta and wines in Venice
A cooking experience at Rita’s home
Emilia Romagna
A hands-on cooking lesson in Bologna
A cookery experience in a farm in Perugia surroundings
A contemporary approach to local cuisine and food delicacies
Guided shopping to the food market by Ape – Tuk tuk and cooking program
Cooking lesson with lunch or dinner at your home
Cook & Shop in Rome
A cooking experience in an urban farm at Monteverde quarter in Rome
A dinner with an Italian family
Cooking program and other delicacies in a Neapolitan family
Cooking program at Agriturismo Terranova in S.Agata dei Due Golfi
A cooking experience in Villa Ida garden in Sorrento
Cooking lesson in Capri
A cooking experience with a chef of the Amalfi Coast
Learn how to cook in Le Marche
An Apulia cooking program in a stone farm at the foot of the Castel del Monte
Sicilian specialties in an ancient farm near Noto
Online courses
Cooking experience online
Customized cooking stays
Customized cooking stays
Oil & food tours
Oil Tours and Tasting
Oil Tasting in Florence or at your location
Impruneta and the Florentine hills
Impruneta and the Florentine hills - Half day
Reggello: a plateau devoted to good olive oil
Reggello: a plateau devoted to good olive oil - Half day
Oil from the Chianti Classico area
Oil from the Chianti Classico area - Half day
Oil tour to the Pisa hills
Oil farms on the Lake Garda
The oil on the Lake Garda
The oil from the Frascati hills
Oil tasting in Rome
The Apulian oil and the giant olive trees
Oil, olives and the sea in Liguria
Stories of trees in Lavagna
The Sicilian oil and sea
Selinunte and a treasure of oil
Food Tours and tasting
Cheese tasting in Florence or at your location
Truffles tasting in Florence or at your location
Vinegar tasting in Florence or at your location
Chocolate tasting in Florence or at your location
Oil, Cheese and Wine in Chianti
Oil, Cheese and Wine in Chianti - Half day
San Miniato and the Truffle
Cheese in Chianti
Cheese in Chianti - Half day
Chocolate artisans in Florence
Cold cuts tasting in Florence or at your location
The food specialties in Florence by Ape car
A truffle hunting in the Crete Senesi
Wine, cheese and good food in Val di Chiana
Wine tasting at Buondonno winery and dinner at Restaurant L’Albergaccio
Wining and tasting in Lucca
Wine and Tuscan cuisine on the San Gimignano hills
The wine, the oil and the cuisine of the Capalbio hills
Culinary experience in Montepulciano
Private Cooking lesson in an Ancient Country Village
Cooking Class at chef Boris’ home and the Crete Senesi
A wine and cooking experience in Montalcino
Sweet and Savory, the Siena food excellences
Chocolate and Ice Cream tour
Oil, wine and Chocolate in the Pisa and Lucca area
Pisa and the Florentine Castles
Visit with exclusive tasting and dinner at Villa di Vignamaggio
Wine and good food in Mugello
Ballooning in Tuscany
A dinner in a vineyards on the Lucca hills
Taste italian language and pizza
The best ice cream laboratories in Florence
Food artisans in Florence
Truffle tour
The Taste itinerary
The ancient coffee locals in Turin
The artisan chocolate laboratories in Turin
Casa Marchetti: one of the oldest and best ice cream laboratories in Turin
Fishing and fish lunch in Camogli
The Panettone and the artisan pastry laboratories
Milan: a town to drink and to eat
Lake Maggiore, Castello Borromeo, demonstration & tasting of goat cheese
Vinarium for kids in Venice
The Marco Polo Boat Tour by Bragozzo
Kayaking on the Lagoon
Chocolate Making Class
Ice-cream Making Class
The Mask Making Class
The Perfume Lab
The Venice Ghost Tour
The Venice Treasure Hunt
Local wine bars and the aperitif tradition
The best ice cream laboratory in Venice
Kosher food in Venice
Bacari Tour
Oil and wine farms on the Lake Garda
Dinner on the Roof
Prosecco & Cheese Tour
Wine and Rice Tour – Departure from Venice
Wine and Rice Tour – Departure from Verona
Emilia Romagna
The Food Valley
The best artisan laboratories of ham and parmesan cheese
The Ferrari and Food Valley
A truffle hunting in Bologna Hills
The secrets of the artisans of Sorrento
Wine, cheese, oil and bread in Cilento
Oil and cheese from the Amalfi Coast
A food experience in Naples
A food experience in a farm on the Amalfi Coast
Paestum and the ancient villages in Cilento
Lemon tour in the garden of an Amalfi Coast chef
Kayak tour in Positano
Horseback riding in the Amalfi Coast
Truffles Hunting Activities in Le Marche
Pecorino Cheese & Olive Oil Tasting Tour in Le Marche
Ballooning over Le Marche
Truffle hunting at Ca’ Solare
Discover Orvieto, its secrets, its vineyards and its cheese
Food Tours in Rome
Jewish district
Additional guided visit to Forum or Vatican
A Pizza Night in Rome
A special Vatican tour: Art, Politics, banquets cookbooks of the Popes and a wine Tasting
Art and Handicraft walk with panoramic aperitif
Art, artists and the Dolce Vita quarter in Rome
Dinner with Roman music private concert
Gelato making class
Rome’s ghosts and mystery tour
Italian high society, art, fashion in Rome
The Capitoline hill and Caravaggio
The best cheese
Cooking lesson at Castelli Romani
Horse riding and good food in the south of Lazio, in Cori
Horse riding and good food in the Tarquinia area
Horse riding and good food on the Appian Way
The best cheese and the best wine around the Lake Bracciano
Ostuni and Locorotondo
Pastry and chocolate in Modica and Noto
Taormina and Valdina, local hand made drinks
Ragusa, Noto and Modica, the local food specialties
Diving, wine and food experience in Pozzallo and Marzamemi
Agrigento, the Turkish ladder and the ancient Greek town of Eraclea
Photo and Wine
Tourism meets Photography
Postcards from Florence
Seize the Day and the Photo
Wine and Photo in a Castle in Chianti
Bike and Wine
E-bike tours in Tuscany
An half day trip around the Carmignano hills by e-bike
A full day trip around the Carmignano hills by e-bike
Three days e-bike tour
From Prato to the Hills of Carmignano
Biking along the natural park of Feniglia
Biking in Florence: the city and the hills - Half day
Florence bike night: An orientation tour to discover the secrets of the town night life
Three days from Florence to Siena along the hills of Chianti Classico
Seven days from Florence to Siena and back along the Chianti hills
Florentine Chianti bike tour - Half day
Biking in Florence: the city and the hills - Full day
Florentine Chianti bike tour - Full day
Lucca and surroundings
The Florentine countryside along the river Arno
A taste of the Francigena track
The hills of the Val d’Elsa from Casole to Colle
Discovering the Castelli Romani by e-bike
Chianti Classico area by e-bike
San Miniato and the truffle by bike
Bike tours along the Amalfi Coast: The Amalfi Drive – Half day
Bike tours along the Amalfi Coast: Tour of Agerola – Full day
Hidden Florence
Hiking with departure from your hotel in Florence and Siena town center
A look at the Chianti
From Fiesole to Settignano
From Siena to the Crete Senesi
Medieval villages and paths on the Florentine hills
Artisans of Florence
Wining in Florence
The Ancient Shops of Florence
The Oldest and Hidden Museums
The Noble Parks and Gardens
Taste Italian Language
Take a massage at your location
Florence by Ape car – Tuk tuk
The Florence Inferno Tour
History and development of the town of Florence – Full day
History and development of the town of Florence – Half day
Fashion and shopping
An itinerant dinner in Florence
Design and print your own t-shirt
The old Florentine Museums for kids
Ceramic workshop
Corporate Events
Handmade food products
Wine – Gabriele Buondonno – Castellina in Chianti
Chianti Classico D.O.C.G.
Chianti Classico Riserva D.O.C.G.
Campo ai Ciliegi I.G.T. Toscana
Olive oil – Torre Rossa - Impruneta
100 milliliters
250 milliliters
500 milliliters
1 liter
Cheese – Corzano e Paterno – San Casciano
Buccia di Rospo
Cured meat – Silvano Mori – Torniella
Prosciutto (cured ham) off the bone
Capocollo or Coppa
Maremma salami
Wild Boar Salami
Wild boar ham
Legumes and cereals – Mario Agostinelli – Leccio
Dried Zolfino Bean
Dried Pink Chickpeas
Cooked Zolfino Bean
Cooked Pink Chickpeas
Ribollita with zolfini beans
Pasta – Pastificio Fabbri – Strada in Chianti
Spaghettoni Toscani
Penne Rigate
Vegetable preserves – Az. agr. Radici – Loro Ciuffenna
Dried Tomatoes in oil
Eggplants in oil
Cauliflower in oil
Artichokes in oil
Prepared Pomarola
Arugola Pesto
Basil Pesto
Fruit juices – Erbolaio - Abetone
Chestnut cream
Strawberry jam
Raspberry jam
Blueberry jam
Pure blueberry juice 100%
Clear fruit drinks
Grappa of pure marc
Mountain people grappa
Honey – Canonica ai Borri - Incisa
Acacia's honey
Millefiori Honey
Chestnut honey
Artisanal bread - Vannini - Calenzano
Cantuccini Mandorla
Cantuccini Fichi e Noci
Cantuccini Arancia e Cioccolato
Cantuccini Cacao e Nocciola
Chocolate – Coccole Cioccolato – Firenze
Box of 12 pralines
Box of 20 pralines
Tablet of 25 gr.
Tablet of 50 gr.
Tablet of 100 gr.
Our wine list
Our wine choice

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Wine and Photo in a Castle in Chianti

A week in Chianti with a professional photographer.
Requirements: a camera of any type, willingness to walk with curiosity, comfortable shoes, sun hat. Purpose of the course: to familiarize with the Tuscan landscape and its most characteristic views, take photographs, learn how to use your camera to the best with the tricks of the trade explained by a professional photographer, to spend a nice day walking around the best wineries and ancient abbeys and castles.

The locations:

Castello di Meleto is a medievalcastles Palazzo Squarcialupi is an historical building, but both are also places devoted to making its guests feel truly welcome. Beautiful original furniture, carefully chosen ingredients and skilful preparation of breakfast and meals, which are accompanied by a selection of quality wines and olive oil.

The program:

  • Monday – Arrival, meeting with the staff and wine.
    • Arrival in Florence or Pisa Airport, transfer by private Mercedes car or van and accommodation at Palazzo Squarcialupi in Castellina in Chianti or at Castello di Meleto in Gaiole in Chianti.
    • Meeting with Gerardo Gazia, professional photographer, your photo personal trainer during this program and with your guide Valentina, an expert chef and sommelier.
    • Guided wine tasting with the wines produced by the winery and welcome dinner.
  • Tuesday – Guided Wine and Photo Hiking in the Chianti Classico area.
    • 9:30 Departure from the Castle with your photo guide Gerardo. Hiking and photos along a country track: tips and tricks to shoot nice images taking advantages of the beautiful landscape around.
    • 11:00 Visit to the winery Casaloste and wine tasting.
    • 13:00 Open air picnic in an olives field.
    • 14:30 Walking along vineyards: tips and tricks to shoot nice images taking advantages of the beautiful landscape around.
    • 19:00 Back to your location in Chianti and dinner.
  • Wednesday – Tuscan Cookery and Photo.
    • In the morning you can enjoy the fine swimming pool and the sauna in your location. Portraiture photography under the Tuscan sun with Gerardo. You will take advantage of a location set up for taking portraits in open light. A special device is set up for softening the harsh and direct sun light in order to make a pleasant photo portrait. We can make a funny portraiture session of all participants, with the nice view on the Tuscan hills and vineyards, right before lunch. At 17:00 you have a cooking lesson with dinner with Valentina. During the cookery work Michele will be with you for taking still life photos of the food preparation and of the dishes right before they will be eaten. Lighting and still life set up will be discussed briefly along with your cookery class. You work for two hours and half, then you sit at the table and you have a dinner served with the products of your work and an appropriate wine. After dinner, slide show with the portraits taken in the morning, just for fun, just for relax.
  • Thursday –Oil, cheese, wine and photo along the Tuscan hills.
    • 9:30 Departure by private Mercedes car or van, with Gerardo and Valentina.
    • 11:00 Guided visit to oil farm Torre Rossa and guided oil tasting. Michele will suggest you tips and trick for shooting bottles of olive oil on a staged location, in order to render the beauty of the green oil color besides the olive trees and the amazing Tuscan farm landscape.
    • 12:30 Short guided photo itinerary in Impruneta village and outside the Abbey.
    • 13:30 Lunch at Osteria Antica Sosta.
    • 15:00 Guided visit to the cheese artisan laboratory of Corzano e Paterno and cheese guided tasting. Gerardo will suggest you to shoot a little photo reportage of the workshop with the artisans at work, to report and record a nice memory of your stay with the Tuscan cheese makers. You will be told how and why to take a picture instead of another. Photojournalism and cheese.
    • 16:00 Guided wine tasting at the winery Corzano e Paterno with tasting. Michele will suggest you to repeat your experience with photojournalism, with wine instead of cheese. We’ll tune our techniques for shooting on location and we’ll learn how to fix lighting problems for shooting indoor.
    • 19:00 Back to your location in Chianti and dinner.
  • Friday – Art and Photo in Siena and S.Gimignano.
    • 9:30 Departure by Mercedes car or van to Siena, guided visit to the main monuments in town with your camera in the hands and the support of Gerardo to shoot the town of Siena, its historical center, the monuments and the suggestive sights this wonderful medieval town offers. You will be guided to tune your skills with architectural photography and to make a complete body of work on the town to report a nice Sienese portfolio.
    • 12:30 Lunch at Osteria La Compagnia dei Vinattieri in Siena.
    • 15:00 Visit to the winery San Donato and Vernaccia tasting.
    • 16:00 Guided visit to S.Gimignano, photo and prospective in front of the ancient architecture. San Gimignano is famous for its tall medieval towers. Which is the best way to fix them on a photograph? We’ll stroll around to find the classic point of view and then the creative one, to remake in a young and fresh style the look of this unique Tuscan town.
    • 19:00 Back to your location in Chianti and dinner.
  • Saturday – A final revision of your work.
    • In the morning you can enjoy the fine swimming pool and the sauna in your location.
    • During the afternoon you will discuss the results of your work with Gerardo that will introduce you to the magics of raw files development and post production.
      Not Photoshop but a modern tool for adjusting your images and file your work: Apple Aperture, the revolutionary photo manager for the professional. During the review of the best shots taken by the participants we’ll organize a slide show with Keynote, comprehensive of all the best shots taken during all of our trips. All participants will contribute. At the end you will receive each a DVD with the slide show.
    • 20:00pm Farewell dinner and consign of your participation diploma.
  • Sunday – Florence and departure.
    • 9:00 Transfer to Florence by private Mercedes car or van.
    • 10:30 Guided walking tour to the Renaissance town center following the wine and food historical tracks.
    • 12:30 Lunch in a Florentine ancient building with a special Tuscan menu.
    • Transfer by private car or van to Florence or Pisa Airport and departure.

The price includes: your photograph trainer Gerardo Gazia, your English-speaking guide, all the transfers by Mercedes car or van, picnics, lunches and dinners described in the program, entrance tickets and guided tastings, accommodation in double room with bathroom and breakfast for 6 nights.


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