Wine is the star attraction of wine & food tourism, an ever-growing phenomenon. The enological tourism thus becomes a philosophy, a travelling style and a way to discover the territory that allows tourists, curious travelers and wine enthusiasts to approach the cantine for an extraordinary experience. Besides having the chance to taste and buy wines directly from the winery, you also have access to the cantine, where you will discover the secrets of vinification and aging.
10 Minutes by car from the Villa – Already during the Renaissance the Cerreto area was famous for its game and the good wines. For this reason in 1556 Cosimo I de’ Medici ordered Buontalenti to build a beautiful hunting lodge. Today in this area it’s still possible to taste local wines and specialties in many farms and shops.
14 Minutes by car from the Villa – Located in a dominant position on a hill overlooking the Arno, San Miniato is the homeland of the truffle. Taste this perfumed specialty, used in many traditional Tuscan dishes, combined with great local wines, or with valuable bottles from one of the numerous winehouses in the city centre.
50 Minutes by car from the Villa – Art, music, performances, floriculture and an ancient tradition of wines and food are some of the traits of this Roman city. Hometown of Carlo Lorenzini, better known as Collodi, and of Pinocchio, the city offers numerous itineraries to taste wines and traditional Tuscan dishes.
10 Minutes by car from the Villa – The hometown of Leonardo da Vinci, which hosts a museum dedicated to its famous citizen, is located on hills where vineyards and olive tree groves have found their natural abode. The rich soil offers the tourists many occasions to taste local wines or valuable bottles from all over the world.
10 Minutes by car from the Villa – A lively center on the banks of the river Arno, surrounded by vineyard-dotted hills that roll as far as the eye can see. Near Empoli there’s the famous village of Sammontana, renowned for its famous winery, as well as dozens of other cantine, farms and winehouses. A city rich in art, history and culture, and the birthplace of Pontormo.
40 Minutes by car from the Villa – It’s superfluous to talk about the historical and artistic beauty of Florence. Few know that the old town centre abounds with quality winehouses and wine bars, frequented by native Florentines or by tourists who know what’s what. For an informal dinner or a tasty break, the winehouses offer the appeal of good wine, typical dishes and intimate and cozy locations.