The Strade del Vino Terre di Arezzo or 'wine route of the lands of Arezzo' extends for around 200km through the zones of Chianti docg, Chianti Colli Aretini docg, Colli Etruria Centrale doc, Valdichiana doc, Cortona doc and Vinsanto del Chianti doc.
The cooking classes of Dante Alighieri Siena can be taken on their own or as part of a study programme which combines language and/or cultural lessons.
Evening cooking sessions are also available which are group demonstrations taking place twice a week from 17.30 to about 21.30. They can also be enjoyed by tourists or visitors to Siena.
All are held in Italian and English, but also German, French, Japanese and Chinese at no additional charge and on request.
But first the main hands-on courses offered by Art and Cooking.
The Borgo Giusto lifestyle hotel accommodation near Lucca in the Garfagnana countryside is a romantic and private location for a wedding reception in Tuscany, honeymoon or family event.
160 people can be comfortably catered for in the Borgo for any type of event.
This can also include sleeping arrangements for all in the various villas, rooms and residences dotted around the borgo.
The 'albergo diffuso' is a complete medieval village now converted for a relaxing vacation or holiday amidst the olive trees, vines and chestnut woods of this corner of Tuscany.
As well as offering accommodation, the complex has its own restaurant, swimming pool and all facilities to make your stay run smoothly.
There are many spaces within the village and surrounding gardens which can be set up for buffets, open air cocktails and they include the fabulous terrace with its specatcular view of the hills.
For wedding receptions Borgo Giusto works with Glam Events, a wedding planner based near Pisa who specialises in creating fine and elegant events in Tuscany
The company can organise every aspect of your occasion in Borgo Giusto from flowers, music, photographer etc.
Albergo Diffuso Borgo Giusto located in the rolling hills above Lucca proposes these Tuscany Cooking Courses dedicated to the traditonal local cuisine based on extra virgin olive oil and a full range of wines and salumi and vegetables in season.
The classes make for a perfect weekend break relaxing in this rennovated stone village dating from the 1600's and which offers both hotel and apartment accommodation.
A visit to the marble quarries of Carrara is perhaps like none other in Italy.
Delicious Italy was invited on a private tour to check out the zone as part of a day which also included a couple of hours on a fishing boat with lunch from the port of Massa.
Unfortunately, due to rough weather, the boat trip was cancelled giving us the opportunity of experiencing the whole territory from the narrow road leaving the town of Carrara all the way to a cloud level view of the whole zone towards Massa.