Our activities

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Bread making is both simple and complex. In its essence, flour, water and salt mixed together, the dough rises for a while, and then it is baked. Easy, right?! However, within these simple steps there are many variables to consider, and many techniques to master (or get better at), including hand techniques, mixing for proper gluten development, ascertaining when a loaf is properly proofed, scoring technique, and so many other pieces of information that you can learn and we are excited to pass along to you to help you make some great bread!
We will be making the milk bread, the pancarrè and the Tuscan schiacciatta (like focaccia) from the beginning to the end of bread making, which includes weighing out ingredients, mixing, shaping, loading and baking, and eating together some fresh bread!

Days and Schedule:
On Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. The class is not available on January

 

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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 at our organic garden with an introduction to the seasonal ingredients.
You will then learn all the secrets of Tuscan cooking and cuisine from our experienced Chef. The course consists in making fresh hand made pasta, a second course with vegetable of the season and a dessert. The...Continue

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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...Continue

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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...Continue

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Tasting of old vintages

Wines improve with age and Fattoria Lavacchio is no exception. This is a unique opportunity to really experience the history of the 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...Continue

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Butchery course with Lunch

You will work with our experienced norcino (pork butcher) Beppe, 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...Continue

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Truffle hunting

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 introduction to explain the growth of this...Continue

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One day on the Estate

This is a full day of fun activities. It includes absolutely everything and is a great way to spend your day! The day begins with a guided tour of the vineyards and cellars of the estate to learn about our organic production and how we care for our vineyards and environment. We will show you the special needs and requirements of how our wine is produced, focusing on the characteristics of each...Continue

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Wine and food Gourmet experience

The complete estate tour with food pairing is a 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...Continue

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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...Continue

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Olive Oil and Wind Mill tour

Visit the unique working wind mill of Tuscany, renovated to produce the flour of teh Estate and the unique sensation to come back to 2 centuries ago.
The tour 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...Continue