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Sample Trip III

1st day
Depart London pm
Arrive Pisa
Drive to Florence: Evening Shopping/Aperitivo Hour in Oltrano
Dinner: ‘Cambi’, Oltrano
One of my favourite local restaurants in Florence – sums up the areas cuisine; simple, hearty, rich flavours and excellent ingredients. Particularly famous for its bistecca alla fiorentina (the classic Tuscan T-Bone) but the daring can try tripe or lampredotto first…
R&R at Hotel, Villa Betania

2nd day
Very Light Breakfast!
Leisurely morning tour round those bits of Florence those of you who are out of bed wish to see (Giardino di Boboli, Pitti Palace, Ponte Vecchio, Duomo, Santa Croce etc) Drive early pm to Chianti to visit Roberto Cavalli's Super-Tuscan Estate in Panzano.
Wine Tasting Dinner: Albergaccio, Castellina (Michelin-Starred and incredible presentation)
Accommodation: Albergo Columbaio

3rd day
Morning visit to Castellare (the region’s top Chianti producer) for a Tasting (to clear the head)
Afternoon visit to San Gimignano and or Siena (depending on group preference)
Dinner: Compagnia dei Vinattieri
Accommodation: Palazzo Ravizza, Siena

4th day
Morning visit to wonderful and very traditional Mastrojanni Brunello Estate in Montalcino
Lunch in town
Afternoon visit to Rocca di Frassinello, Super-Tuscan' joint venture between Castellare and Domaines Rothschilds in the Maremma.
Fly out from Pisa late pm

NB - three day trip misses out day one or four depending on desire to visit Florence during the door.

Seasonal extras:                                                                                                                Castellina Wine Fair (May) Afternoon spent sampling different local produce and wines          Wild Boar Hunting at Fattoria Luriano (November, December and January) 



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