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- WINE TOURS -PASTA FACTORY, CASTLE AND WINERY TOUR

Private guided tour to Lari with visit to a pasta factory and to a medieval castle and lunch on a winery with sampling

 



A spectacular winery near Terricciola






Making penne






The castle of the Vicars in the middle of Lari






Medieval entrance to the hamlet of Lari


 

 

THE SMALLEST PASTA FACTORY IN THE WORLD?

Whether the pasta workshop of the family Martelli is the smallest in the world or not is difficult to say. It is definitely the most original! Our exciting tour to Lari, the Hamlet of Wonders, starts with a visit to an artisanal pasta factory where spaghetti and penne are made in the "old way". Our guide introduces you to the history of the family-run company and explains how a small artisanal production is able to reach the markets of all the world. The visit continues with an extremely interesting walk through the working rooms, from the giant bags of flour to the yellow packages, ready for shipping.





THE MEDIEVAL CASTLE OF THE VICARS

Why are castles often on hilltops? Why are they built that way? What were they used for through the centuries? Why are their dungeons so gloomy? If you want to know the answers to these questions and you want them while admiring the enchanting view from a perfectly preserved century-old castle, the castle of the vicars in Lari is the right place to go! You can personally experience how the prisoners could feel when they were locked in the "inferno" dungeon, and you can enjoy lovely views from the walls of the castle.


VISIT TO A WINERY & LUNCH

After discovering Lari, you will follow the guide across a spectacular typically Tuscan countryside until you reach a renowned winery in the fascinating wine district of Terricciola, just 20 minutes driving from Lari. Here you will have a guided tour to the winery accompanied by the winemaker in person. You will get an introduction to the philosophy of the company before visiting the production rooms and learning a lot about the art of winemaking: from the maceration casks to the barrique room, from the bottling facility to the panoramic tasting room. The tour ends with a delicious buffet lunch made of local produce including cold cuts, cheese, focaccia and bruschetta with olive oil from the property and a sampling of at least 4 excellent wines.

The duration of this tour is 6 hours.



 



A view of the vineyards from the winery


Main entrance to the castle of Lari



Making spaghetti


Winemaking procedures during the grape harvest



The mould for shaping penne



Stainless steel casks to preserve wines



View from the castle



An artistic barrique room



Wax puppets depicting a medieval trial



The dungeon of the Castle of Lari



The panoramic terrace at the winery



Coats of arms in the internal courtyard of the Castle of the Vicars in Lari



Small lanes in Lari



The winemaker introduces the company



 




Rates and enquiries

 

 


PRIVATE TOUR TO THE PASTA FACTORY
AND THE MEDIEVAL CASTLE IN LARI
WITH LUNCH AT A WINERY


- Rates 2014 -

Number of people
in your party
Total rate
1 person
€ 250
2 persons
€ 260
3 persons
€ 295
4 persons
€ 330
5 persons
€ 365
6 persons
€ 400
7 persons
€ 435
8 persons
€ 470
9 persons
€ 505
10 persons
€ 540
extra person
€ 35
child 4-12 y.o.
€ 20
DURATION OF THIS TOUR: 6 HOURS


RATES INCLUDE:


+ an English speaking tour leader for the whole tour
+ a guided visit to the Castle for about 1 hour
+ a guided visit to the pasta factory for about 1 hour
+ a visit to a winery for about 1.5 hours
+ guided tasting of 4 wines
+ a buffet lunch based on local produce
+ tax


RATES DO NOT INCLUDE TRANSPORTATION
For more info on transportation, please see the box below.


The tour leader is available also in German, Spanish, French, Russian or Italian
with no surcharge.


You can choose to combine a half-day pasta factory tour with either one of our tasting tours or one of our cultural tours and book a full-day excursion.

Transportation

Rates do not include transportation.

MORE ABOUT TRANSPORTATION FOR THIS TOUR
This tour takes place in the area of Lari and Terricciola, a rural region between Pisa and San Gimignano where little public transport service is offered.
Here are the transportation options for you to reach the destinations of the tour.
1.
- CAR RENTAL
We can help you find the best car rental solution from your hotel, agriturismo or private villa. We will book your car and give you detailled road instructions to meet us for the tour. If you rented your car on your own we will give you just any necessary road instruction.
2.
- VESPA SCOOTER RENTAL
You can add some action to this tour! Rent a Vespa scooter from our garage in Pontedera and ride it throughout the tour. Our guide will meet you in Pontedera and you will follow him/her to the several destinations.
3.
- CHAUFFEURED CAR RENTAL
Enjoy all the comfort of a private driver collecting you at your location on a luxury van! We will arrange a chauffeured car service from any location in Tuscany for the whole day of the tour.

 

 

 

Testimonials from our guests


COMMENTS OF OUR GUESTS


This is an email we got from Anthea, who spent a day with Arianna visiting a medieval castle and a small pasta factory in Lari before getting to an olive farm for a lunch based on local specialities.

Come stai, Arianna? It was very nice meeting you - and thanks much for a wonderful day exactly a week ago. It's hard to believe that it was only 7 days ago when we were in your beautiful country. Our hearts are still there....

Per your request, here are the photos from my camera for your keepsake. Good luck with the business and keep that beautiful smile of yours shining. Mostly, keep Tuscany the way it is.... and keep Lucca the hunter in check! :)


Big hugs
Anthea

 





Anthea and her friends visiting the pasta factory in Lari and meeting Gianluigi,
the olive oil maker, at his farm.

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COMMENTS OF OUR GUESTS

This is an email we received from Mary from the UK. Mary and her friends joined us in a Pasta Factory tour:

Good Morning Massimo,

I have attached the photograph of the day you took us to the Martelli pasta factory. We are all still talking about our day with you ...... it was very enjoyable!

[...]

Kindest regards, Mary




Mary and all her friends from the UK with Massimo
having a drink outside the pasta factory in Lari.

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