Our activities

olive-oil-and-wind-mill-tour

Visit the unique working wind mill of Italy, renovated to produce the flour of teh Estate and the unique sensation to come back to 2 centuries ago. The tour lasts one hour and half and includes a walk in the olive groves, a little introduction to the Tuscan olive oil traditions and a guided tour of the wind mill as well as an historical background of the wind mill, it’s renovation and technical explanations of how it works. To finish off, there is a course on olive oil tasting where you will learn the characteristics of good extra virgin olive oil.

The tour is guaranteed in English, Italian, French and Japanese for minimum 2 pople
Reservation is required

Days and Schedule: from Monday to Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and at 3:00 p.m.
Duration: 1h 30min approx.

For groups of minimum 6 participants the tour can be booked on any other day and hour.

tasting-of-old-vintages

Tasting of old vintages

Wines improve with age and Fattoria Lavacchio is no exception. This is an unique opportunity to really experience the history of Estate through tasting landmark vintages. We invite you to savor a selection of our organic wines low sulphites spanning 2 decades with an exclusive private tour with a personal Estate Ambassador in a historic setting. Learn about our history and the organic winemaking philosophy on a private guided tour of the property. Your library wine tasting includes local...

horse-riding

Horse Riding

Western and English saddle, lessons and walking  for all levels of participants throught the farm vineyards and olives groves.

If you want to relax into the green of the Tuscan country, and tast the emotion that a landscape absorbed into olive groves, cypresses, churches and castles could give you, an horse riding will give you a new birth and you will be able to get the magic atmosphere of our countryside.

You do not have to be professional rider if you want to ride but the minimum age...

butchery-course

Butchery course

You will work with our experienced norcino (pork butcher) Claudio, in a hands-on session.
The course starts in preparing the pork meats, boning and selecting the various pieces and cuts.
You will then be shaping (rifilatura) the pieces to produce Tuscan Prosciutto and Tarese ( a traditional bacon cut), cure and make you oun Capocollo, Pancetta and Lonzini ( cured pork filled).The remaining meats will then be selected to produce the various insaccati (meat in sacks) such as Salsiccia (Sausage) and...

truffle-picking

Truffle picking

Between the months of February and April and from June to December truffle mature underground in the estates woods of Montefiesole, sending out a distinct aroma. With a local guide and a truffle hunting dog who detects this aroma, it is possible to participate in this unusual event of truffle hunting. This activity starts off with a warm welcome with an Italian breakfast and an introduction to explain the growth of this unsual tuber. It is not only designed for culinay lovers, but an exciting...

wine-and-food-experience

Wine and Food experience

The complete estate tour with food pairing is an unique instructive tour.

The tour begins with the introduction of the history of the Estate and after a lovely walk through the vineyards, while learning about our organic production and how we care for our grapes, you will discover the villa Strozzi and our symbol, a 250 year old Lebanese Cedar tree. We will show you the special needs and requirements of how our organic wine is produced, the wine cellars where our wines are refined and you...

one-day-on-the-estate

One day on the Estate

This is a full day and evening of fun activities. It includes absolutely everything and is a great way to spend your day! We begin our tour exploring the vineyards and the wine cellars on the property and learn about our organic production and how we care for our grapes. Up at the farm, we will show you the special needs and requirements of how our wine is produced. You will visit the wind mil and you will be introduced to the production of the extra virgin olive oil. You will taste our organic...

wine-tour-with-lunch

Wine Tour with lunch

In order to feel and understand the phylosophy of our Estate, you will first walk through our vineyards and learn about our organic process of growing and tending to the grapes and hear the history of our centuries old Estate that once belonged to the influential Strozzi family. You will then explore our ancient cellars and discover the special needs, requirements and techniques of creating the perfect wine.

The tour will end with a tasting of 3 glasses of our organic wine pairing with lunch.

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wine-tour-and-tasting

Wine tour and tasting

In order to feel and understand the phylosophy of our Estate, you will first walk through our vineyards and learn about our organic process of growing and
tending to the grapes and hear the history of our centuries old Estate that once belonged to the influential Strozzi family. Then you will explore our ancient cellars and discover the special needs, requirements and techniques of creating the perfect wine.

The tour will end with:
- Tasting of 4 glasses of our organic wine
- Local Pecorino...

ceramic-class

Ceramic class

Our ceramics class is a unique experience and an opportunity you do not want to pass by! Adults and kids can show off their creative side and become artisans by decorating already prepared pieces. You will first be introduced to the origins and uses of the art of Maiolica. Then, the ceramist, famous craftman of the area, will teach the techniques and secrets to produce your own piece that expresses your own uniqueness. Ather having tried the coiling technique employed by the etruscans, you will...

photographic-tour-experience

Photographic Tour experience

Don't miss the opportunity of an incredible experience photographing and discovering the secrets and beauties of this fascinating city.
Duomo – Signoria's Square - Ponte Vecchio - Porcellino's market- Piazza della Repubblica – Borgo degli
Albizi (historical street) – Mercato centrale (characteristic central market) and all the historical characteristic beautiful streets

The tour is guaranteed in english, italian, spanish for a minimum of 2 people to a group of 20 people

Days and...

tuscan-cooking-class-with-lunch

Tuscan cooking class with lunch

Like the rest of Fattoria Lavacchio, the cooking class uses only local and organic products. You will begin the class with an introduction to the seasonal ingredients. You will then learn all the secrets of Tuscan cooking and cuisine from our trained and experienced chef. The course consists in making fresh hand made pasta, a second course with vegetable of the season and a dessert. The final test consists of tasting everything that you have prepared with our Organic wines low sulphite.
Tailored...

die-sommersonnenwende

dal 18 jun al 22 jun

Die Sommersonnenwende

Come and celebrate Summer Solstice on an organic farm in the Chianti hills near Florence in Tuscany

2 nights minimum stay during the June solstice in a standard double room buffet breakfast,...

MODA' at Mandela Forum di Firenze Friday 2nd december 2016

FIORELLA MANNOIA at Teatro Verdi di Firenze Sunday 4th December 2016 at 21.00

EVITA the MUSICAL at Teatro Verdi di Firenze  with Malika...