Our activities

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 way of getting in touch with the Tuscan nature. Ather the hunt, you will be able to enjoy the truffles that you found with a cooking class. The lunch will be all truffle based from fresh pasta with grated truffle, a main course with truffle and even desert with truffle! All this is accompanied with the farms great wines to enjoy a hearty meal.

Days and Schedule:
Everyday at 9:00 a.m. except on all month of May
Guarantee if reserved at least 1 week before

The activity is guaranteed in English, Italian, French for minimum 4 people.

Truffle picking:
This activity starts off with a warm welcome and with an introduction to explain the growth of this unsual tuber. With the help of the dog, you will be guided through the stunning Tuscan countryside in the search for the prestigious truffle.

Truffle picking with lunch al fresco
This activity starts off with a warm welcome and with an introduction to explain the growth of this unsual tuber.  You will be guided in the wood with the dog in  the search of the balck truffle. Ather the hunt, a moment of rest and then lunch will be all truffle based from fresh pasta with grated truffle, a main course with truffle and even desert with truffle! All this is accompanied with the farms great wines to enjoy a hearty meal.

Truffle picking with cooking class and lunch on Tuesday and Thursday
This activity starts off with a warm welcome and with an introduction to explain the growth of this unsual tuber. With the help of the dog, you will be guided through the wood in the search for the prestigious truffle. Ather the hunt, you will be able to enjoy the truffles that you found with a cooking class with our chef. The lunch will be all truffle based from fresh pasta with grated truffle, a main course with truffle and even desert with truffle! All this is accompanied with the farms organic wines

Truffle picking with a visit of the wine cellars
This activity starts off with a warm welcome and with an introduction to explain the growth of this unsual tuber. With the help of the dog, you will be guided through the wood in the search for the prestigious truffle. After the hunt, you will visit the cellars of our winery and taste our organic wines with truffles

 

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 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 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...

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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...

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...

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Wine Tour and Tasting

With this tour, we hope to give you an understanding of the philosophy of the Estate and a feel of our Organic Lifestyle here at Fattoria Lavacchio. Visiting one of our vineyards, you will learn about how we care for the grapes as well as our experience as organic and low-sulfite and sulfite-free wine producers. We will also tell you about the history of the Estate, which dates back to before the 1700s and boasts a link to the Strozzi family. Then you will explore our ancient cellars and...

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Scenic Tour of Florence

Join us on a walking tour of our favorite city in the world - Florence. We will show you around some of the city's most wonderful sights, including Il Duomo,Signoria's Square, the Ponte Vecchio,  Porcellino's market, the Piazza della Repubblica, Borgo degli Albizi (a fascinating historical street), the Mercato centrale (Florence's famous central market) and of course the ancient vias that weave the history of this beautiful city. This tour is designed to give you the opportunity to take...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

wine-camp

dal 16 sep al 12 oct

Wine Camp

“Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance”--- Benjamin Franklin

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double room euro 160,00 per room per night with buffet breakfast,...

3 nights stay in a double room for 2 people, in a tuscan farm house surrounded by the vineyards  in the Chianti hills near florence.

The offer is valid from the 31st of july through to the 24th of...

Wine fair in Rufina in September 2018  with tasting of the wine maker of Chianti Rufina aerea.

Fattorialavacchio will attend the fair with organic wine low sulphites.

The programm of the fair will...

Wines of the Castle 20- 22 May 2016 Montefioralle:

Like every year, the medieval village of Montefioralle will host wine producers in the area that will give you the opportunity to taste their wines...