Our activities

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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 wines during lunch made with Tucan local ingredients and after that you can simply relax by the pool and have a bat.
Then you will take a visit to the ceramics centre to look at the genuine and original pottery of Tuscan artisans. You can then either choose to take a peaceful course on how to decorate your own bowls, plates and vases, and for the more active, you can go on a vigorous two-hour horseback ride (ten-years-old and over) through the Tuscan hills. To end the perfect day off, a typical Tuscan dinner at our Restaurant, “Mulino a Vento” while enjoying a beautiful view of the countryside.

Days and Schedule:
upon request. Reservation is required

The tour is guaranteed in English, Italian, French and Japanese for minimum 4 people.


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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...

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...

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...

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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...

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...

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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...

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...

olive-oil-and-wind-mill-tour

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...

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...

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...

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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This is the best choise for those who love Chianti wine and for those who would like to discover the art and all secrets of the black truffle of Montefiesole.

The offer is valid for a 2 nights stay...

spring-break

dal 08 apr al 06 may

Spring Break

If you are looking for the perfect location for your spring break you might appreciate our spring offers in Chianti where you can admire the beauty and harmony of the Tuscan countryside, famous...

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