Fully Guided Food & Wine Tours with Chef Danilo Amato
Experience the culinary splendor of Tuscany while staying in your own private villa.
Chef Dani will take you on a wonderful adventure, tasting as you go. Visit local farms, olive groves, vineyards and historic sites. Meet local chefs, enjoy wine and cheese tastings. But most of all, enjoy the amazing meals prepared for you by our Tuscan-born chef. If you'd like, Chef Dani will invite you into the kitchen as his assistant so that you can learn some of his secrets.
You'll stay in Dani's comfortable farmhouse Villa Belpasso which sits in a classic Tuscany landscape on a little hill surrounded by its own olive orchard. The villa has four bedrooms, a large, friendly farmhouse kitchen and a large covered porch "portico" that looks out on the orchard. There are two thermal spas within 10 minutes drive from the house.
Villa Belpasso is located in the tiny Medieval town of Pitigliano, which perches atop a cliff in the southeastern part of Tuscany. Most of the town is carved from the porous tufa rock of the area, a volcanic by product that is easily shaped into grottoes. Some of these caves date from the time of the Etruscans, between the 10th and 8th centuries BC and were used as wine cellars or sheds.
Tour Dates: Upon request
Cost per person: $3,500 plus airfare (costs vary to reflect market rates)
Includes most meals, ground transportation, tours