HIGHLIGHTS OF THE Sunset Dinner over the Tuscan Hills
1. Sunset dinner in Montecarlo, over the Tuscan hills
2. Guided tour of ancient wine estate to learn how Super Tuscan wines are produced
3. Extra-virgin olive oil tasting
4. Guided Montecarlo DOC wines tasting
5. Visit of Montecarlo medieval village
Think about waiting for the sunset facing rows of vineyards and olive trees that are ‘stretched in never-ending line’ along the Tuscan hills. Then, suppose to have the possibility of ‘recollecting into tranquility your emotion’ with a gorgeous dinner, not to forget V. Woolf’s advice: ‘One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one hasn’t eaten well’.
How could you barely say “no” to this joyful and romantic evening? A truly dreamy tour!
After a panoramic drive in Lucca countryside, we’ll arrive in Montecarlo, a medieval village in the heart of Tuscany. We will walk through this tiny hamlet, picturesquely sited on the hill, where a glorious fortress still overlooks the surroundings.
We’ll then reach the wine estate where you will learn the different phases of Tuscan DOC wine and extra-virgin olive oil production. You will also get to know quite well the famous Montecarlo wine – that received the DOC certification both for the red and the white wines – to finally enjoy the tasting of their extra-virgin olive oil served on a nice ‘bruschetta’ and accompanied by few glasses of Montecarlo wine.
Finally, you will enjoy a delicious dinner in the nearby restaurant, where you will end the wine tasting during the Tuscan meal.
You will have the traditional Tuscan ‘antipasto’ as starters, followed by the main and most traditional Tuscan dish: the Florentine T-bone steak, served with beans seasoned by Montecarlo extra-virgin olive oil.
After this marvel, you’ll be truly fascinated by the reflections of the setting sun rays of light on the little glass full of Vin Santo, the Tuscan sweet dessert wine: like sea at the sunset, where you will dip your Cantuccini (Tuscan biscuits)!
DETAILS OF THE TOUR:
Dates and Time: Wednesday and Friday (6:30 pm – 10:30 pm)
Season: April – October
Weather: This tour runs rain or shine
The Price Includes: Tuscan Dinner (3 course menu) with DOC wines, Guided extra-virgin olive oil tasting, guided visit of wine estate, visit of Montecarlo medieval village, Air-conditioned Transport
Meeting Point: Central location in Lucca. More details will be provided after booking.
*Transfer from/to your hotel in Viareggio is available upon request.
THINGS TO NOTE:
** Bookings made 72 hours before the tour are considered valid only if re-confirmed and authorized.