Tuscan Treasures in Italy Tour
June 2 – 10th, 2015


June 6th Saturday Chianti – Our Cookery Class then on to Montecatini Terme

This glorious day brings with it our cooking class…we had such fun here last tour that we must do it again. Tenuta di Corsignano, Its name is tied to that of the Piccolomini Pope and to his native town Pienza, which was previously named Corsignano. In the Chianti Classico Gallo Nero area, at just 8 kilometres from Siena, on the road to the antique hamlet Vagliagli, this land of 54 acres was one of the final borders of the Papal Patronage. Mario and Elena have devoted themselves to this enchanting earth, and little by little, with constancy and passion, they have made of it the reason of their lives.

‘Whoever loves nature, history, art will find at Corsignano a climate of freedom, friendship and why not....of pleasant elegance.’
‘We are the Chefs! …everyone gets involved and so enjoyed their experience here…but the best part was sitting down and eating because I can tell you that after a couple of hours of smelling the aroma of these foods we were starved!! After all was prepared, we took our appetizers to the winery to sample our first wine and learn a bit more about this super special place. The owners are so passionate and hard working…we just fell in love with them…Back to the prep area where the tables were set up and we were ready to start tasting the fruits of our labour (the food) and the fruits of their labour (the wine). Yes, the drinks are included too!’ Donna

From here we make our way along some of the most lovely landscape to Montecatini Terme to begin another adventure.

This video is mostly on the spas but it also gives you a wonderful idea of just how special this place really is and just look at the archituecture! http://youtu.be/kzh-a2it778 

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