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XIII Century Hotel near San Gimignano, Tuscany

3 Nights Adventure in Tuscany – Harvest, Experience – Tenuta Torciano Wine Academy

Duration: 3 nights  –  Price: € 730.00 pp  –  Availability: from September 1st to October 31st

3 Nights Stay in Hotel with Harvest Experience, Cooking Class and Truffle Hunting

The experience includes:

 

  • 3 nights stay at Torciano Hotel Vecchio Asilo: the hotel is located in the countryside of the medieval town of San Gimignano. With just 5 minutes by car you can reach the historic center of the city.
  • Trasportation round-trip from Florence (contact us if you want to start the tour from a different point).
  • Transportation to and from on-site field trip visits.
  • 1° day – Harvest stomping experience: each year from September through October, Tenuta Torciano comes alive with the excitement of harvest. You will take part of a special hands-on experience, with visit to the cellars and vineyards.
  • 2° day – Authentic Italian pasta cooking class: immerse yourself in the authentic Italian experience of pasta making in San Gimignano with our hands-on cooking class. Led by a professional English-speaking chef, you’ll become a master in the art of pasta making.
  • 3° day – Truffle hunting with expert guide and trained dogs: you will take part in the truffle hunt with our trained dogs, in the truffle forest of Tenuta Torciano where you will find precious black and white truffles in seasonal periods. 
  • Wine and oil tasting at the Tenuta Torciano winery: during the activities in the cellar you will have the opportunity to taste the Tuscan wines and wines of our production.

Your Destination

San Gimignano is a small medieval village dating back to the 8th century. It is perhaps the most famous of the small towns in Tuscany, known above all for its 14 towers overlooking picturesque olive groves and vineyards. Travelers who want to imagine what Tuscany was like in the Middle Ages should definitely visit San Gimignano.

If you choose an accommodation based in San Gimignano or in the surrounding area, you can travel in many different directions and discover artistic, naturalistic and historical beauties of Tuscany that will enrich your itinerary.

Some of these places are also easily accessible by public transport and are not far away. Just half an hour by car to your point of stay you will find the most renowned cities of Tuscany, such as Siena and Florence.

DAY 1 – Harvest Stomping Experience

A “vendemmia” (Italian for grape harvest) is one of the most fascinating experiences you can enjoy in Tuscany during the harvest season. It is a wonderful way to learn a lot about the local wine and food traditions but also about the local culture. Those who tried it report that the atmosphere in a working winery is something definitely unique!

Day activities (2 hours and half):

  • Visit of vineyards and wine cellar and field trip visits

  • Harvest lesson with winemaker following grom stamping grapes. And for some feets-on fun, plunge into our grape stomp experience, where you can relish the unique sensation of stomping grapes beneath your feet and take home a commemorative wine moment

  • A gourmet lunch and full wine tasting in the vineyards and nature, with a beautiful view of the Tuscan countryside

  • Lessons from top instructors (our staff includes master sommeliers, masters of wine, winemakers, Italian wine professionals)

The lunch includes:

  • Appetizers: Tuscan cheeses and salami, bruschetta

  • First course: truffle lasagna and Tuscan ribollita

  • Second course: roasted meat with vegetable side dish

  • Dessert: cantuccini biscuits with dessert wine

DAY 2 – Pasta Cooking Class

Immerse yourself in a pasta-making class and learn the secrets of the region’s most famous pasta dishes, then taste the fruits of your labor accompanied by a tasting of local wines. Our class begins with a focus on selecting the finest ingredients, including the right type of flour, and learning tips and tricks for a successful pasta dough. You’ll learn how to knead, roll, and cut pasta shapes such as tagliatelle, tagliolini, and even create filled pasta like ravioli.

Day activities (3 hours and half):

  • Making of three different kinds of homemade pasta (tagliatelle, pici, ravioli)
    Where the chef will explain you the most technical aspects to prepare the pasta, so that you will be able to make your own pasta, directly in your kitchen.

  • Lunch or dinner with menu of the recipes you saw during the course but cooked by our chefs.

  • Full wine tasting and olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting.

The meal includes:

  • Appetizers: Tuscan cheeses and salami, bruschetta

  • Main course: The three types of pasta you cooked during the course but cooked by our chefs(tagliatelle, pici, ravioli)

  • Dessert: cantuccini biscuits with dessert wine

DAY 3 – Truffle Hunting with Trained Dogs

You will take part in the truffle hunt with our trained dogs, in the truffle forest of Tenuta Torciano, where you will find precious black and white truffles in seasonal periods. During the hunt, you will be guided by our expert and you will learn to identify the different species of trees and the ideal habitat for truffle growth.
Be ready to hike through the pristine forest as the dogs search to uncover the truffles straight from the earth!

Day activities (3 hours):

  • Lesson on how to recognize and search for Truffle with an English speaking translator

  • 1 hour of truffle hunting with professional guide that will teach you the technical informations about truffle. You will learn why they are fondamentals in the slow-food movments and how to use and keep them.

  • Lunch with local products
  • Wine tasting and olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting.

The meal includes:

  • Appetizers: Tuscan cheeses and salami, bruschetta

  • First course: Tagliolini with truffle and truffle lasagna
  • Second course: Roast meat with potatoes and vegetables

  • Dessert: cantuccini biscuits with dessert wine

Tasting in Winery

List of products you may taste during the experience:

  • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
  • Chianti DOCG
  • Chianti Classico DOCG
  • Morellino di Scansano DOCG
  • Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG
  • Super Tuscan “Baldassarre” cabernet, merlot, sangiovese
  • Super Tuscan “Cavaliere” sangiovese & merlot
  • Super Tuscan “Bartolomeo” sangiovese & cabernet
  • Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG
  • Bolgheri DOC
  • Rosè
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Truffle Olive Oil
  • Pepper Olive Oil
  • Balsamic Vinegar Reserve

Torciano Hotel Vecchio Asilo

Welcome to the XI century Hotel in the Tuscan countryside

Wine lovers know thatTuscany needs no introduction and for a long time we have been looking for a special place where we can welcome our guests.

We found it in this beautiful convent of the XI century, where from its height you can admire the soft and verdant hill covered with vineyards, with the thousand shades of color that take on both spring and autumn, dotted with soaring cypresses and expanses of ancient olive trees.

We have enriched this Hotel with things we love, a selection of products from our cellar, such as wine, oil, balsamic vinegar, fresh vegetables from our vegetable garden and the Vernaccia di San Gimignano.

We invite you to explore the garden, admire the ancient cypresses, the orchard, visit our vineyards, our vegetable garden and visit our cellar to share beautiful experiences with wine.

Torciano Hotel Vecchio Asilo offers the possibility to stay all year round. There is much more to this retreat in the Hotel del vino, from its rustic design of irregular oak beams and terracotta floors, woven around the landscape of vineyards and oak woods with the scent of local roses and flowers and secular cypresses outside the garden which makes a postcard a perfect rural village.

The rooms are of several categories and each room is enriched with the flavor of family intimacy with vintage furnishings and with genuine breakfast made of homemade cakes and seasonal fruit eaten on the terrace overlooking beautiful panoramas, another reason to visit it.

 

Torciano Hotel Vecchio Asilo is happy to welcome its guests from Monday afternoon to Sunday morning.

The overnight stay offers the opportunity to book a place for a wine experience in Tenuta Torciano Winery.To complete the reservation it is necessary to use a valid credit card, as a guarantee, with the payment made directly at the hotel.

Our policy of cancellation is 15 days from the arrival date.

Our staff will be at your complete disposal to make you live a happy moment in the world of Torciano and all the wonders of the Tuscan countryside.

Other Information

Availability: All year round, by reservation: all packages are subject to availability.

Minimum: 2 persons.

The package includes

  • 3 nights at Torciano Hotel with Breakfast
  • Transportation round-trip from Florence
  • Transportation to and from on-site field trip visits
  • 1° day: Harvest stomping experience and gourmet lunch
  • 2° day: authentic Italian pasta cooking class and full meal
  • 3° day: Truffle hunting with expert guide and trained dogs and lunch
  • Tasting of wines and oils

Included Services

Hospitality: upon arrival at the hotel, all guests will be greeted with a welcome sparkling wine.

Typical Tuscan Breakfast: made of homemade cakes and seasonal fruit. Wine, vegetable snacks, water and nice snacks are at guests’ disposal, such as tea and coffee in the common areas, in the garden and on the terrace, to make the family stay like being at home.

To be added to your booking:

Shuttle or Transportation Service to reach the Winery: payment needed

This service can only be requested upon booking confirmation and is subject to availability. Confirmation can be requested every day from 10am to 6pm italian time.

To confirm contact us here:

Telephone: +39 0577 988134
Mobile: +39 366 2324058

The Shuttle service cannot be guaranteed based on availability; but the structure will make every effort to provide what is requested in the best possible way.

PACKAGE PRICE: from € 730

NET PRICE PER PERSON – VAT INCLUDED