Snow Tour in Siena, Tuscany

We have just woken up with a pleasant surprise this morning of February.

A cold breeze with a white sky and the is going to promise some snow flakes pretty soon, in fact in few hours the Tuscan hills around my house on the South of Siena is covered of soft white blanket of snow.

The snow in around siena is not so common, so when it happens is gives us the chance to enjoy Tuscany in a different way, so we all try to capture the the landscapes with memorable pictures thinking to be professional photographers!

However we are not used to the snow so few problem, because Siena was builted on a hill and when it snows is impossible to drive down town and even walking becomes a problem, but the country around us is too beautiful for missing a day walking and capturing some scene that looks unreal.

Snow tours in Tuscany??

Why not !

The rooftop concert – january 30, 1969

January 30, 1969: three years after the last disastrous performance at the Candlestick park in S. Francisco, the Beatles greet each other, and greet the world, for the last time together live. The occasion is the documentary Get Back, which should have documented the creative phase of the Fab Four, but that was turning into their painful and now inviting epitaph. Then the four decided for a last time together. And after many discarded ideas, the morning decided to set up the audio service and video footage on the roof of the headquarters of their Apple Corps, at No. 3 of Savile Row in London. 45 minutes of intense live, aided by Billy Preston’s black keyboards, which rose to the glory of 5th Beatle. For a moment the sparkle of the Beatles shone again, only to finally go out in a few days.

Wine & Vinil

Wine & Vinil is my new space where I want to tell you about my musical passions. I studied guitar and I grew up on bread, wine and rock’n roll. Every now and then in this column I will tell you about my feelings, about the music I listen to, that was important to me and that is the soundtrack of my days, on tour for wineries in the great heart of Tuscany. Today for the first episode I will talk about the most famous guitar riff in the world. Every child who has picked up a guitar has tried to do it on E Bass, even Ritchie Blackmore has never realized how those 7 notes have become an icon for all rock guitarists. At least for once we saw the smoke on the water and my advice today is to listen to the double live version Made in Japan: unanimously considered the best live in the history of music. recorded by the one who would later become the producer of Iron Maiden, Martin Birch, with an 8-track recorder, behind the stage of Deep Purple in Osaka. A curiosity for someone: the concerts of Deep Purple in Japan were opened by an Italian band: the Premiata Forneria Marconi.

Orcia Valley – Tour in Tuscany – Siena

Another option in 2019 is the Val ‘Orcia Tour, a great opportunity to mix to a Wine Tour in Tuscany.

The symbol of the Orcia Valley is the group of Cypress on the side of the Cassia road that on the way to Rome offers us breath taking views and historical site to visit, like the Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta, the Village San Quirico d’ Orcia, Pienza, Monticchiello, Bagno Vignoni and on the way back to Siena is also possible to stop and taking the pictures of the road where the movie “The Gladiator” was filmed.

This can be a country tour or a tour based on beautiful views and pictures even for professionist, but can also added to a Nobile di Montepulciano wine tour, or a mix of a Brunello di Montalcino tour being one of the most beautiful valley of Tuscany, definitely the most famous one, offers also the chance to visit cheese farms, tastings of extra virgin olive oils, truffles and being in between the region of Montepulciano on the South East and Montalcino is also possible enjoy those wines.

The best period to visit is the spring time, from April to the end of May or in the middle of September, when is common to start the harvest of the grapes.

We invite you to our Tuscan Country Food and Wine Tour Experience !


Wine tour in Tuscany Volterra and Cheese Farm 2

This is the second part of the Vernaccia di San Gimignano and Volterra, we still have to tell you how the tour in Volterra.

After a relaxing drive from San Gimignano, at about 2 pm we arrived to Lischeto, right after Volterra a beautiful unusual entrance but soon we met the a nice lady and she walked us to the dining room where they already prepared our appetizers, their different kind of Pecorino cheese, different kind of Prosciutto, salame toscano, finocchiona, capocollo, fonduta of Pecorino cheese, different kind of salads beautiful settings in front of a huge fireplace; they served a good table wine produced at the farm with the mean course Pappardelle with wild boar ragu, and dessert a tiramisu with ship milk instead mascarpone.

After the lunch we went to Volterra for a nice walk discovering the town, the city of Volterra is very interesting since it is easy to see buildings from the Etruscans, to the Romans, Middle age and Renaissance, from the 1300 to the 1700, so from the 500 BC untill the untill the middle ot the 1800.

So we walked back to the car admiring a breath taking sunset.


SAN GIMIGNANO & VOLTERRA

Wine Tour in Tuscany San Gimignano Wine Tour & Volterra

I am happy to present the new Tour for the 2019, San Gimignano and Volterra tour, Tuscan for a day Style.

Good start of the season in January with my 2 friends and clients from Georgia that after a Brunello di Montalcino tour on Saturday I improvised a tour of San Gimignano and Volterra!

We started the day at 8:30 am with some clouds but the day got better as soon as we parked the New Van in San Gimignano and we walked around.

San Gimignano is very quite in January so was very relaxing walking through the medieval town enjoying the sunny breathtaking morning landscapes and giving them the chance to have a little shopping.

We visited Piazza della Cisterna, where they made some purchases at Furla shop, so we walked to the Rocca di Montestaffoli, first and the last fortification of the town during the medieval fights; they could take pictures of Certaldo and 360 degrees around San Gimignano.

Before lunch we had a wine tasting at Podere La Marronaia, a small family farm of Producers of Vernaccia di San Gimignano, but even a excellent Chianti Classico, Supertuscans and Extravirgin olive oils.

The family gave us a warm Welcome hosting us they also offered us some snacks during the tastings.

Volterra

Wine Tours in Tuscany

The 2018 season of Franco Fadda Wine Tours in Tuscany has been Glorious and gave us the chance to meet many beautiful new friend and customers from all around the World, especially from the United States of America or Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zeland and South Africa and of Course Asia and China and Brasil.

We noticed a great interested about red wines especially for the Brunello di Montalcino wine, Chianti Classico and Nobile di Montepulciano.

We noticed our customers being very interested on visiting the province of Siena, interested on our history, architecture, the complete Tuscan back ground and of course organic food, extra virgin olive oil and Tuscan Red Wines.

Our Wine tours in Tuscany starts from the Privince of Siena, we love to introduce our customers used to drink American wines or French  wines to our local style with our personal touch of intimate wine tour in Tuscany style, providing a high quality Wines great intimate lunches at the top Teattoria or Osteria in Tuscany but in 2019 we offer the opportunity to experience the intimate lunch at the winery of Brunello di Montalcino as well.

Many American tourists  ask us about the Supertuscan wines, yes it is possible to visit the Bolgheri Supertuscan Wine area as well!

So we invite you to visit Siena, the city of the Palio, and joining to one of our Wine Tour in Tuscany from Siena.

Available, small group Tuscan Wine Tours or Private Wine Tours in Tuscany from Siena Tours.

Christmas Wine Tours Available as well!!

Happy Christmas Wine Enthusiasts are Welcome to Siena !!

Tuscan for a Day Tour

Beautiful private tour yesterday with Mom and Daughter   from California.

Studying in Florence since January finally her Mom came to visit her, so they decided to spend a Saturday, starting from Siena, in n the Best red wine area in Tuscany which is the Brunello di Montalcino province.

They call me the day before asking for a afternoon wine tour, but I convinced them to choose a full day tour on Saturday, with no rush and unlimited time.

Yesterday Morning I picked them up in the heart of Siena at 8:45 am in the campo Square, Piazza del Campo, the famous square, where twice a year, the 2nd of July and the 16th of August, since the middle age takes place the horse race called Palio.

After a drive around the narrow streets of Siena to show them our beautiful Siena, we left for the tour, driving South  and after few minutes we were already out in the country side where they asked me to stop in the way to take few pictures looking for the best views to capture.

We had a quick stop in a little village on the way called Isola D’Arbia, where a sweet girl Camilla, who runs a local grocery store and every time I have a tour she prepare some organic pecorino Cheese, Tuscan  Bread to offer during the tastings with the extravergin Olive oil and some meat, like Tuscan prosciutto, Porchetta and Salami.

…… to be continued….

Tuscan for a day Tour

Best Wine Tour in Siena

During the season, we have many guests visiting the Province of Siena and Florence, looking for a Day Wine tour, private tour or Small Group Tour, in the Brunello di Montalcino area, or Chianti Classico, or San Gimignano or Nobile di Montepulciano wine area.

I often ask my guests how they found my service, and  some times, they tell me  I was referred by a friend or often they say they found me online, searching for

“ The Best Wine Tour in Siena”.

The Brunello di Montalcino tour is the most common, everyone look for “Brunello di Montalcino” the “Best red wine in Siena and Tuscany”.

But what is the Best Wine Tour in Siena?

With my long Experience offering Wine Tours in Siena area, I realized that my guests need the Tuscan simplicity, human touch by a local, the tour does not have to be too technical but have to offer the all the informations in order to offer a full day wine Class and give them the chance to make them feel Tuscan for a day, friends giving them more then wine tour.

Great Tuscan Lunch, wine and top food, only organic, this will please our guests,  sharing the experience with other  guests from different nationalities, but normally Americans.

This is an example of “ the Best Wine Tour in Siena “.

The price of the Tour might be an issue, but considering the top quality of our lunch, the unlimited time and the quality of the service we think to be competitive.

Come and Experience our Brunello di Montalcino wine Tour, Our Chianti Classico wine and Medieval Castles tour and the Val d’Orcia tour and Nobile di Montepulciano with the visit of the World Wide Famouse spot, where Ridley Scott made Tuscany famous with the movie “The Gladiator”.