We travel to Certaldo , (1:25 min from Livorno)
We will also visit ancient villages Certaldo and San Gimignano
Certaldo Alto, (called the Castle ) is located on a hill in Val d’Elsa, in the heart of Tuscany, among hills covered by vineyards, olive groves and cypress trees it was a fortress city and offers visitors a well-preserved medieval village , You can arrive by car taking a long ride; or on foot along a steep and picturesque medieval street; or by funicular that advice to try as different experience
Certaldo was the birthplace of Giovanni Boccaccio, the poet who between 1394 and 1351 he wrote the Decameron.
You can see the Praetorian Palace, the home of Giovanni Boccaccio, the church of SS Philip and James with the tomb of Boccaccio, the Museum of Sacred Art and the Museum of the nail.
From here we continue about 25 minutes away to a farm in the countryside where you can dodere of a relaxed environment cozy and elegant you feel like being in an old family house in Tuscany, to welcome Massimo that besides being a great schef is also the owner of the farm , In our cooking class you will learn about the Tuscan culinary tradition passed on through generations ; our professional chef will show you how to use fresh, local ingredients ; start as a bruschetta appetizer with fresh tomatoes and olive oil exstravergine a rose wine, ravioli with spinach and ricotta shepherd ; a baked carpaccio with arugula; accompanied with red wine Chianti Classico and Chianti reserve ; and then the cake along with vin santo (likely pears cooked in Chianti wine chosen by Massimo )
That wait to sit down and enjoy eating it together .
It cost 55 euro per person , cost is an extra, payable in cash directly to the cooking class
We resume our trip to see San Gimignano about 30 minutes away
San Gimignano famous medieval village , a quiet village that has descended through time untouched well preserved . situated among the sweet hills of olive groves and vineyards, (here the famous white wine Vernaccia di San Gimignano “made only here “ )
San Gimignano It served as an important relay point for pilgrims travelling to or from Rome on the Via Francigena. The patrician families who controlled the town built around 72 tower-houses (some as high as 50 m) as symbols of their wealth and power. Although now you can see only 14 have survived from various battles , San Gimignano has retained its feudal atmosphere and appearance.
And if you like ice cream ( gelato ) ,Here you will find one of the best ice cream shops in high quality i recommend to taste the ice cream that also won the world championships , your driver will tell you where exactly.
We will leave the country in time to get to the ship
After all that rest into the van that will take you back to the ship ,We will be at your ship to 17:00 / 17:30 pm max.