A taste of Tuscany and Piedmont: Wineries and Sightseeing!
April 3- 12 ***-May 7-16 *** September 11-20, 2019
Join us for an authentic experience of the countryside of Tuscany and Piedmont as we visit and stay at two fantastic small wineries that have been included in the Moore Brother’s Company offering for years!
Learn, taste and enjoy your beloved red & white wines of Tuscany and Piedmont: from Chianti to Barbaresco,Nebbiolo to Arneis. Fantastic food, private walking tours of the main cities, andenjoyable activities will make this tour a beautiful experience!
For a long time, agriturismo (loosely, Italian “farm-stays”) have been Italy’s best-kept accommodation secret. At least, until now. Even the well-heeled Travel + Leisure recently got in on the game, calling agriturismi Italy’s “best affordable spots” and listing seven of the best.
But what, exactly, is an agriturismo? Well, yes — it’s a “farm-stay.” But it’s also much, much more… and, we think, the best way to experience Italy’s countryside!
Typically, an agriturismo is an independently-owned farm that the owners have decided to use partially — although usually only partially — for accommodation purposes. That means that, 90 percent of the time, you can expect that the owners of your “hotel” are, primarily, farmers. (Or people who have someone else farm for them). Your room is in the farm’s house, or an annex built nearby. Rooms also completely range, from large, independently-built mini-apartments to cozy, basic rooms in the bigger house.
A few notes on the Wineries/Agriturismo
Fattoria Corzano e Paterno the vineyards of the Fattoria Corzano e Paterno lie on the steep and stony slopes surrounding the fortified farmhouse “Corzano” in San Casciano Val di Pesa. Roughly seventeen km south of Florence, the property runs along the ancient Via Cassia and the River “Pesa” which separates our land from the “Classico” region of Chianti.It stretches out over two hills covered with vineyards, olive trees andwoodland. The historic Villa Paterno, acquired from the Machiavelli family, together with the farm houses on the property, have been restored with great care to their original form.
The AGRITURISMOis comprised of four country large houses, for holiday rental, positioned in pristine locations amid cypresses, olive groves and vineyards, views that have escaped the passage of time, and are reached by unpaved country roads. Their restoration has maintained, except for modern kitchens and baths, the original structures of beamed ceilings, open sit-in fireplaces and large, airy rooms. Situated in this classic Tuscan landscape, near fields of our grazing sheep, the houses overlook the verdant valley that lies between the two distinctive hills of the farm.
Paitin Estate: started in 1796 when Benedetto Elia purchased the farmstead with outlying wine cellar and vineyards. His son Giuseppe extended at a later stage vineyards and acquired the underground cellar, dating back to the XV century.
Barbaresco del Sori Paitin wine started production in 1893 while wine export started already in 1898. In1965 the estate increased productivity when Secondo Pasquero-Elia added a new wine cellar, and started replanting gradually vineyards and acquiring new vines.
The farmhouse has been renovated from an old agricultural residence dating back to the 17th century, transformed into a winery producing wines such as Barbaresco, Barbera and Nebbiolo to name just a few. Surrounded by a beautiful garden with an outdoor pool and bbq facilities, Paitin Agriturismo offers accommodation in rooms, mini-apartments or suites, all equipped with every comfort, with bathroom and private parking. Paitin is in the countryside just a 10-minute drive from the center of Alba, while Bra is a 20-minute away. Due to the limited number of rooms available at Paitin if necessary another Agriturismo Cascina Rebelot may also be used www.cascinarabalot.it
Special price upon request for families or groups of friends when sharing the same apartment
Included in land cost:
8 night in guest houses -winery accommodation: 4 nights in Tuscany and 3 nights in Piedmont
Meals: breakfast daily, light 2 lunches and 6 dinners
All entrance fees to scheduled activities and events
All in-country ground transportation and Group airport transfers in Italy
Guided walking tours of Firenze, Siena, Montalcino, San Giminiano, Alba and Langhe
Winery visits with wine tastings at Corzano e Paterno, Poggio Al Sole, Maurizio Lambardi Winery, Paitin Winery and Gioanni Almondo Estate
Cooking Class at Corzano & Paterno Winery
Boat tour of Cinque Terre
Learn all about truffle hunting activity
Experienced English speaking licensed guide at all guided tours
Tour designed and lead by native Italian Erica Plotegher
Gratuities to drivers, restaurants and wineries staff
Not Included in your land cost
Return Airfare from the USA
Travel Insurance – we recommend Travelex or Travel guard
Individual group transfers in Italy
Gratuities to tour guide & Personal Incidentals