04

Apr
2015

Sant’Antimo Abbey and Gregorian Chants

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This wine and food tour begins with a drive along one of the most beautiful and ancient roads of Tuscany, and going by (around) the city of Siena with its rolling and enchanting hills . On arrival we will visit the historical village of Montalcino, and continue on to visit of the Abbey of  Sant’Antimo, one of the most significant architectural remains of the Romanesque period. The abbey was built between the eleventh and twelfth centuries, whose magnificence is enhanced by the surrounding landscape. According to the legend, the Abbey was erected by order of Charlemagne. The emperor would have founded it in 781. Returning from Rome along the Francigena road, his army was affected by an epidemic of plague.

We will continue with a guided tour of a small producer of Brunello .

We will visit the cellars and learn something about the origin and production of this world-renowned wine. Taste the wine straight from the barrel during his evolution, and we will taste the DOCG Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino DOC accompanied by a generous typical Tuscan lunch. On request, we can visit the vineyards and enjoy the anecdotes and ” stories ” on viticulture and production narrated by the winemaker. On our way back we could make an additional stop (if we have time) at a wine producer for an organic wine tasting.

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With us you will not live an ordinary tour, we’re going to share with you a human experience and life and to “explore” the lifestyle of our country listening to those who live it. You can establish a personal relationship with the farmers and not only taste technically their products …
Visits to farms will not be just a quick stop for a glass of wine, but a real “intercultural experience“.

PROGRAM:

9:30 departure from Florence (appointment at bistrot De-Gustibus Piazza Torquato Tasso 13red Firenze or at a prefixed point);
Arrival in Montalcino and visit of the small town;
– visit the abbey of Sant Antimo before 12:40 to try to experience one of the Gregorian chants (schedule subject to change);
Brunello Wine-Tasting and lunch at a small producer;
drive back trough the Crete Senesi;
18:30 Florence return eta

Period: all year on request.
How many and where: from 2 to 8 people. Pick-up at the meeting point agreed, in Florence or elsewhere.
Frequency: Until December 2015: every day at 09:30.
Price full day (adults): 2 persons 175 € each; 3 persons 135 € each, 4 persons 120 € each, 5 persons 105 € each, 6 persons 95 € each, 7 pax 90 € each, 8 persons 80 € each. (Lunch included)
NB: children aged 5 to 10 years 50% discount / Children 0-4 FREE.

What’s included: De Gustibus Network card valid for the whole year, round-trip from Florence by car or comfortable Minivan Degusti-Bus + driver / guide + tastings + Tuscan lunch.

IMPORTANT: Please note that the law in Italy does not allow the sale of alcohol to young people under 16 as children under this age will be served non-alcoholic beverages. Let us know in advance any special need or for people with reduced mobility and will do our best to accommodate you.

For any further request, please cantact:
Tommaso: tommaso@de-gustibus.it(tour planner) +39 340 5796207,
Gilberto: gilberto@de-gustibus.it(tour leader) +39 393 2355445.
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Technical Direction Provided by We Like Tuscany SAS – p.iva 0634430482 – Lic. n. FI620691

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