Monteverro Monteverro © Leif Carlsson

Autumn getaways near Florence Featured

When Autumn arrives, there are even more reasons to adventure outside of Florence. 

by Georgette Jupe-Pradier

Wine Tour near Capalbio/Monteverro

wine harvest monteverro photo by Leif CarlssonWine Harvest Monteverro. © Leif Carlsson

Discover the world of Monteverro this autumn, nestled just below the medieval village of Capalbio. Here for over 10 years Julia and Georg Weber have created excellent wines in a beautifully sunbathed area of Tuscany close to the Tyrrhenian Sea. Our favourite? Their namesake agship wine, a Cuvée blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. It’s the ideal place to visit during harvest season (late September).

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Truffle Experience with Savini truffles

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Sniff you way into heaven with a total immersion in the mysterious world of truffles in Tuscany. The fun starts with a visit to Savini’s truffle museum followed by a truffle hunt with a special sniffer dog and his master, ending with a lunch savouring fresh truffles of the season.

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Olive Oil tasting at Dievole Wine Resort

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Late fall/early winter marks the olive oil harvest season and in Tuscany, Wine Resort Dievole offers a sensorial EVOO experience in the heart of Chianti Classico. The resort produces a number of varietals: DOP Blend; IGP Toscano; 100% Italiano Blend; 100% Italiano Coratina that can be combined with an olive oil pairing dinner at the superb Novecento restaurant. 

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Il Castello di Fighine

Deep in the rolling hills of the Colline Senesi is Fighine, a fascinating hamlet of medieval origins home to an exceptionally high quality 1-Michelin-star restaurant, the Ristorante Castello di Fighine, managed by Head Chef Antonio Strammiello. Indulge in either the à la carte or tasting menu featuring braised beef ravioli with tender asparagus and baby spinach, or Cinta Senese suckling pig with apple puree, sautéed chicory white garlic and hot chilli pepper.


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