In the footsteps of Francigena
The programme includes:
- Two nights in a double room with breakfast
- Welcome drink (Friday)
- Full-day tour with guide (Saturday)
- Cooking lesson and dinner at the castle (Saturday)
- Tasting session and visit to the cheese dairy (Saturday)
- Entrance to the Museo della Mezzadria (Saturday)
EUR 685.00* per person, double occupancy
*Price based on accommodation at the Hotel Palazzetto Rosso or Hotel Athena. Additional EUR 100.00 for the Grand Hotel Continental or Hotel Certosa di Maggiano. (Prices valid for min. 2 participants.)
Extras: Private transfers available upon request.
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Check into the hotel upon arrival in Siena. Late afternoon welcome drink at a charming location in the heart of Siena and meeting with tour representative for a brief presentation of the weekend’s programme.
Dinner (not included) and overnight stay at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel, then meet up with the guide and depart for the day tour.
Travelling in the footsteps of medieval pilgrims, you will follow a stretch of the Via Francigena, the ancient route taken by merchants and travellers through Tuscany, to Buoncovento, a medieval village surrounded by brick walls constructed by the Governors of Siena in the 14th century. The village was built along the Francigena, which is overlooked by the Chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Paolo, the Oratorio di San Sebastiano, and the Palazzo Pretorio. Here, we will visit the Museo della Mezzadria Senese, housed in a 17th-century granary and which offers glimpses into the past lives and work of farmers, bringing back to life a rural world that has since disappeared.
The next stop will be a dairy in the Monteroni countryside for a food and wine experience featuring local cheeses. A tour of the premises will be followed by an onsite tasting/lunch.
After, we will go to the Castello di San Fabiano, a historic fortress, for a cooking class where you will learn to make traditional Tuscan dishes. We will cap off the day by feasting on the freshly-prepared food before returning to Siena.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel and free time to visit the city.