Duration: 8 hours
The most complete tour at Arianna & Friends’
Join us for a great tour to the rural Tuscany with 3 main themes: extra virgin olive oil, organic pecorino cheese and white & red wines! This is the ideal tour for gourmets who want to discover the best specialties of Tuscany just in one day.
A miniseminar with the olive oil expert
Our full day program starts in the morning at a local oil mill, one of the places for the production of extra virgin olive oil. Your private guide will introduce to you Annamaria, a local producer, expert and promoter of top quality extra virgin olive oil. You will visit the premises and learn in detail about the extraction methods to achieve the best EVOO. You will then reach a comfortable tasting room where you will enjoy a miniseminar on olive oils with comparison tests for you to learn how to distinguish good olive oils from faked ones. The experience continues with a little buffet of olive oil based snacks.
A visit to the most panoramic cheese farm of Tuscany
In just 25 minutes driving through stunning landscapes you will then reach a very panoramic organic cheese farm, place of production of delicious pecorino, ricotta, baccellone and stracchino. Here your guide will show you all the working rooms: the dairy with plenty of cheese wheels in production or ageing as well as the sheep shed with a very efficient milking facility. You will encounter plenty of animals who live on the farm together with the sheep, like pigs, chickens, cats and the donkey Orazio! After visiting you will enjoy a delicious buffet lunch with all cheeses produced on the farm, salads, cold meats and other delicacies, including dessert and coffee.
A family-run winery in heaven
In the afternoon you will follow the guide to a last wonderful property in the area: a family-run agriturismo & winery with an excellent production of unique wines. The location is particularly breathtaking and the family is really friendly and welcoming. You will visit their vineyards and learn about their spectacular project of producing wines in a challenging context. You will learn about their winemaking techniques while visiting their underground cellar. In the end you will sit in a beautiful panoramic tasting room where the winemaker in person will serve their 4 different wines and their grappa, accompanied by some little snacks.
It will be your memorable day in the rural Tuscany!
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to the covid-19 pandemic restrictions, at the moment it is not possible to visit the indoor of the dairy. It is possible to see the dairy and the production from the little shop. The visit to the ageing cellars will be replaced by a little present.
What you taste
This is a list of specialties that you are likely to sample as part of the program of this tour. Please, note that the specialties of the tasting session and/or lunch may vary according to the season and the availability of the products in the day of the tour.
In our tour we like showing you places off the beaten track and introducing you to Tuscan people with their personal stories, careers and characters.
You will have one of our guides with your party during the whole tour. Please, see below all the guides who can be with you.
During this experience you can also meet some of the Tuscan friends involved in the events. Please, see below which friends you are likely to encounter.
The total rate for this activity varies according to the number of people in your party.
Check rates in the table below.
PRIVATE FULL-DAY CHEESE, OLIVE OIL & WINE TASTING TOUR IN TUSCANY
with wine and olive oil samplings and cheese based lunch
Number of people in your party
|2 persons||€ 420|
|3 persons||€ 505|
|4 persons||€ 590|
|5 persons||€ 675|
|6 persons||€ 760|
|7 persons||€ 845|
|8 persons||€ 930|
|9 persons||€ 1015|
|Extra Adult||€ 85|
|Extra Teenager (12-17 yrs)||€ 60|
|Extra Child (4-11 yrs)||€ 45|
- An English speaking tour leader for the whole tour. The tour leader is available also in German, French, Spanish and Russian with no surcharge.
- A guided visit to a cheese farm with the dairy and sheep shed
- A guided visit to one family run winery
- A guided visit to an oil mill
- A cheese and salami based light lunch
- Guided wine tasting session with 4/5 wines with snacks
- Guided extra virgin olive oil tasting session with snacks
Rates do NOT include
Transportation is not included in the rates above. For more info on transportation, please see the box “Transportation options”.
This tour takes place in the area of Volterra, in central Tuscany, and in the hills around Terricciola, a rural region among Pisa, Volterra and San Gimignano.
Unless differently specified, the tour guide meets you at a meeting point in or near Volterra.
This program takes 8 hours (transportation not included).
Available all the year through, from Mondays through Saturdays.
This tour is available in English language. German, French, Spanish, Russian or Italian are also available with no surcharge.
Ideal for children
Comfortable shoes recommended.
The foods served during this tour might contain gluten, lactose, nuts and alcohol. If you have any food restriction, please inform our personnel during the enquiry process.
This program and its rates do not include transportation and are set on a self-driving base. For further information see the box "transportation options".
The destinations reached during this activity are in the Tuscan countryside, in areas off the beaten track that cannot be reached by public transport. We highly recommend renting a car or a scooter in order to reach them. As an alternative, we can offer a valued service by chauffeured car, van or minibus. Any cost of transportation is to be added to the rates displayed on the rate table of this page.