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Wrapped in the Balze painted by Leonardo: the thousand shades of the Valdarno and all the experiences to live it

An area rich in tradition and history. With a protagonist: the Arno Valdarno (using the curiously "masculine" and not the "feminine") is, as its name implies, the valley through which the River Arno. Situated between Florence and Arezzo, this area is rich in tradition, history, but also a remarkable vivacity industrial, glass art, fashion, leather hats and joined in time to a small preserving some industrialized manufacturing excellence . Cities such as San Giovanni Valdarno and Figline Valdarno represent icons of medieval building, with historic towns, you will not be able to fascinate the curious visitor. The part from Arezzo to Florence is called "Valdarno", a large "natural basket " closed to the north-east by the Pratomagno and on the west by the modest-Chianti hills. The party, however, from Florence to Pisa is called "Lower Valdarno." The Arno you enter through the "Valley of Hell", a long throat today occupied by two adjacent reservoirs now a nature reserve and emerged to 'close dell'Incisa. "The section Arezzo widens to include the undulating territory crossed by Ambra, left tributary of the river most of Tuscany and to Pratomagno prensentando small town of Castelfranco Charmful beauty which, Pian di Sco, Loro Ciuffenna, Laterina, Castiglion Fibocchi and San Giustino with seals Ferragamo all connected by the ancient Roman road Cassia Vetus that ibreaks in the mountains with glimpses between trees and crags, the incredible pliocene conformations much studied by Leonardo da Vinci in his famous Mona Lisa and imprinted with the most celebrated Romanesque bridge in the world.

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SETTEPONTI ROMAN ROAD FOR VILLAGES AND CHEESES

CHIANTI CLASSICO GOURMET SELECTED BY I VIAGGI DEL GUSTO CHIANTI CLASSICO TOP WINE TASTING BY I VIAGGI DEL GUSTO  CHIANTISHIRE VINEYARDS IN THE VIEW OF I VIAGGI DEL GUSTO 

Today along the Arno Valley to discover the slow times of the land of Monnalisa and deep into the past of villages, Tuscan "Canyons" and slow living lifestyle

Here, immersed in a slow time, we would be kidnapped by expanses of olive groves cultivated on terraces, supported by stone walls, which open gaps showing the Balze, the "Canyon Toscani "painted by Leonardo in the Monnalisa! And, as it was for Roman wayfarers, perched villages, mills and Romanesque churches will attract our interest and every stop will make us turn back time. Among these we cannot skip Il Borro, the small village that was owned by the King of Italy, today part of the Ferragamo estates. A walk outside time will simply let us admire the picturesque village with narrow streets and artisans... we will be lucky? In this case, we can see an original copy of the shroud that was given to the king. After enyoied the amazing scenery of this land , where the respect of man for nature is sovereign, we can only satisfy the taste and discover its secrets! And today we will experience the excellent cow's cheeses to a local producers [...]

 


ARNO VALLEY TRESURE HUNTING: TRUFFLE, COOKING AND VILLAGES

TARTUFO NERO CACCIA AL TARTUFO COOKING CLASS

Today we will enter the lifestyle along the ancient Roman road of Cassia Vetus to find out what we do not imagine to find from hunting the truffle to the secrets to cooking it up to those hidden in the lands of Monnalisa between Balze and villages out of time

Here, immersed in a slow time, we will meet, early in the morning, in a place designated with the expert truffle hunter and his inseparable, friendly dog ​​Bracco and our experience begins !! While we will walk in the woods to reach the area where the truffle grows .. but we would not know if we would find it: the hunt is authentic !! We would learn that waiting is not wasting time .. but understanding nature .. and the smells .. unfortunately not those of the truffle that only Syrano can warn .. and once the dog stops we would know that our "treasure" is been found .. then we will go to the excavation procedure .. delicacy is a must in this which is a delicate phase ..so Happy hunting !!! After about 1 hour and a half we went to Chef Claudio with our treasure and immediately to the kitchen: we have to prepare our lunch !! Only after lunch we will resume .. and the hunt will be for different treasures: the crags, the surreal Tuscan canyons and tiny timeless villages !! [....]

tartufo bianco cacciata

 


CHIANTI: CHOCOLATE SENSORY JOURNEY FROM SPA TO KITCHEN 

CIOCCOLATO CIOCCOLATO MASSAGGIO COOKING CLASS

Today from Florence to the Valdarno going up the Arno stream we would live our 5 senses journey! All dedicated to chocolate in the Spa as in the kitchen .. Renaissance wellness !!

A journey along the renaissance of the Medici who, perhaps first of everyone, sensed all potential of the exotic fruit called cocoa to become a 360 ° Well-Being: in the kitchen ... as in the spa! And so will be our journey today of which we would not want to miss anything in our stops, where even those foodies will be well-being: starting from the aromaticity of the fruit to the sweet black rivers that the skilled master chocolatiers have transformed to make us "dive" into a cup as hot as "sprinkle" in the spa until you get to the kitchen where everything mix in expert harmonies of taste to become an entire menu that will recall all sweet, savory .. bitter and even .. Renaissance perceptions !! An exotic foodies stage with a chocolate tasting will prepare us for the kitchen where with Chef Claudio we will try to prepare an entire menu where to discover the secrets from the chocolate persimmon will serve us to exalt when we would be seated at the table tasting what will be gourmet dishes and Renaissance revisited dishes [...]

corso cucina al cioccolato

 


 

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