Day 01 - Arrival
Transfer in UK from chosen pick-up point to airport, and then a transfer from destination to hotel.
Day 02 - Cookery class & Lucca
Head to an agriturismo for a hands-on cookery class, with few, high-quality ingredients that speak for themselves. The fruits of your labour with then be a lovely reward, as you feast on your creation for lunch afterwards. You will then travel to Lucca, famous for its Opera House, Rennaisance walls, and buccellato, otherwise known as circular bread. The sights, sounds, scents and flavours of Lucca are a joy to all.
Day 03 - Florence's street food culture
Travel to Florence by train, ready to take in the art and culture of the city. Take a guided tour to see some of the most important sights of the Old Town, such as the Palazzo Vecchioand the Duomo Complex, giving exemplerary examples of fine architecture. Follow in suit with the locals, heading to the many street food vendors who are magicians in their craft. Sample a tasty porchetta sandwich, it sounds simple but it is flavoured with garlic, lemon zest and lauded by many as the world's best sandwich. You will then have some free time to explore the city at leisure.
Day 04 - Pisa & Italy's smallest pasta factory
Set off to Pisa to admire the UNESCO-listed Piazza dei Miracoli with the world’s most iconic leaning tower. In the shadow of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, you will see the Bell Tower, Cathedral, Baptistery and Cemetery. For the afternoon, you will head to Lari, set within castle walls, to visit Europe's smallest pasta factory. Although small in size, the Famigilia Martelli have been making pasta there since 1926, and will warmly welcome you for a tour. Complete the day with a cherry liquer tasting.
Day 05 - Culinary treasures of the Chianti region
Drive past the vineyards of the Chianti region, before heading on a truffle hunt in the woods with a truffle-hunter and his dog. Learn where and how to hunt for truffles, how the dog is trained, how to clean truffles and most importantly create tasty dishes. You will then finish the hunt with a truffle tasting, accompanied by local wine.
Day 06 - Departure
Transfer from hotel to airport, then transfer from UK airport to chosen drop-off point.