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Tuscany Family Experience

Multi Activity week on the Tuscan perfect landscapes
Our tour is based in the Valdarno at the charming tenuta Il Gavillaccio, a perfect base to explore as well the world famous area of Chianti and the fascinating Arezzo with its rich history. We’ll meet winemakers, farmers, shepherds and real locals that will let us know their quintessential Tuscan lifestyle.

Highlights


Visit of a real italian farm

Visit of a real italian farm

The gravel roads of Tuscany

The gravel roads of Tuscany

Hunting to the truffles

Hunting to the truffles

Swimming in the river

Swimming in the river

Day to Day

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner;
1Arrival in Florence, transfer to FiglineD
2Pecorino cheese farm experience and Setteponti scenic road20 kmB L D
3Strade bianche of Eroica20 kmB L D
4A day hunting trufflesB L D
5Basket weaving and lily gardenB L D
6Dive in the River!B L D
7Arrivederci!B

Tour Map

Map of Tuscany Family Experience

Day 1: Benvenuti in Toscana!

Walking or Cycling to Warm Up

Upon your arrival, we’ll pick you up in Florence airport or station according to your logistics, and we will transfer you to Figline di Valdarno. We will choose a property with swimming pool and a beautiful garden. Our local guide will introduce the tour, then we’ll go for a short walk or short warm up bike ride around the property. We will finish the first day with an aperitivo and a dinner by the pool or al fresco.

Overnight: Figline Valdarno
Included: Dinner

Day 2: The cheese farm

Today we’ll ride our bikes to a pecorino cheese farm. The ride is quite easy with no difficult hills. We’ll make a tour of the farm, seeing the flock of sheep and listening how the shepherd raises his animals.

After that, and may be the kids can pet a small lamb, we’ll have a tasting based on the products of the farm: several kinds of pecorino, from fresh to seasoned, Ricotta cheese and other products of the farm. We’ll have our first typical Tuscan lunch, then we'll take a bike ride along the Arno River. The ride can be as long or short as we like.

Overnight: Figline Valdarno
Included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 3: The “Eroica” lands

Today we’ll start with a bike ride along the epic routes of the Eroica, the fascinating bike ride featuring, each year on first sunday of October, up to 10 thousand people. They wear vintage cycling clothes and ride vintage cycling bikes, riding up to 200 km on this part of Chianti. The bike ride (we’ll pedal less than 200 km!) will take us up to the small village of Meleto where we can visit its Castle, an important location during the medieval time. After the lunch at Figline di Valdarno, we’ll transfer to Arezzo in afternoon for a chocolate producer visit, kids will love. And we guess parents as well :)

Then we’ll have a guided tour of Arezzo, discovering the marvelous frescos of Piero della Francesca, one of the most important italian painters of all times, and one of precursors of renaissance. Today we’ll have dinner in Arezzo, then we’ll be back at our base.

Overnight: Figline Valdarno
Included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 4: Tuscan villas and basket weavers

Today we’ll hike about 2 hrs to the home of a traditional Tuscan basket weaver, checking out Sting's home along the way, and tasting his wines. Then we’ll have lunch at Malò's. She is a basket weaver and she will be pleased to show us her lily garden. We’ll have a relaxed afternoon with an optional walk back or transfer to our accomodation.

This day we can add as well horseback riding.

Overnight: Figline Valdarno
Included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 5: Pina and the Truffles

Sorry kids, today we have an early wake up!

But you’ll forget it when you’ll meet Pina, a lovely dog expert on truffle hunting. With her owner Antonio, we’ll walk in the woods to know this product, and discover how it grows under the soil. After the walk we’ll have a tasting of local products, organized as pic-nic lunch - in the woods.
In the afternoon we can decide to go for a hike near Figline di Valdarno, or for a short bike ride. But we’ll make sure to have enough time for the pool as well.

Overnight: Figline Valdarno
Included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 6: Swimming in the river

This is probably the best day.
We can get to Loro Ciuffenna, a small neat village along the Ciuffenna river, visit the colourful village then walk along the river and dip in its swimming holes.
As simple as that, but it’s an experience of freedom.
Here we can have a picnic.

If time allows we could complete the afternoon visiting a “schiacciata” bakery in Chiassaia or will have a gelato in Loro Ciuffena.

Overnight: Figline Valdarno
Included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 7: Arrivederci!

Well, it’s time to say goodbye, but we are sure this part of Italy will touch your hearts and you’ll come again to visit more!

Overnight: Figline Valdarno
Included: Breakfast

This is a Sample tour

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