The best part ...and undisputably, the most fundamental aspect of Italian culture.

The Casentino Valley is abundant with natural produce, much of it growing wild within its forests and fields. Part of the heritage of this region is relived each season through the harvest and presentation of local delicacies on the table. The history of this part of Italy tells a story of proud people and their traditions from which they have salvaged memories, recipes, flavors and passed on from generation to generation.

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The inhabitants of Casentino take immense pride in their ancient cultural village festivals, many of them of a gastronomical nature.

Chestnuts, porcini, truffles, prosciutto, wild berries, cheese, wine and the ubiquitous olive oil are but a few of the seasonal specialties you will sample on this tour. The farm also grows a wonderful variety of organic vegetables which are picked on a daily basis and used to prepare the delicious meals you will enjoy during your stay. All meals are prepared in typical "casa linga" style to ensure authenticity.

We absolutely guarantee the food will be memorable! If you have any specific requirements, please inform us prior to arrival.

The food you will enjoy at the farm will be accompanied with a selection of local wines and you will have the opportunity to taste very special "aperitivi and digestivi" before and after dinner. Many made with fruit and nuts growing on the farm.

You will also have the chance to help preparation in the "cucina" if you so desire. We include a wonderful evening with pizza cooked in the wood-fired forno in the loggia.

Depending on the season, you may experience one of the many festivals presenting gourmet delights of the current harvest. We try to co-ordinate our tours to include these special events where possible.

Come and join us in the celebration of culinary celebrity of this incredibly diverse region.

Buon Appetito !

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