DiVin Castello a Bolgheri
Along the route of Wine and Oil, in Costa degli Etruschi, a hilly, sea and ancient village area, where the famous wine Sassicaia born, you will can visit the prestigious and exclusive wine cellar in the suggestive location of Bolgheri Castle. The Castle is about 1500 and it belongs to Gherardesca’s family. Actually it belongs to Zileri Dal Verme family. The farm is extended for a size of 130 hectare, here you will have the opportunity of tasting a really prestigious wine selection as come Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah e Petit Verdot, il Castello di Bolgheri DOC Bolgheri Superiore, Varvàra DOC Bolgheri Rosso, accompanied by exquisites local products.
During your visit at the wine cellar, you will keep in touch with some exciting and flavours red wines. You will meet these wines in their birth places, experimenting their connections with our gastronomy and tipical products as Extra Virgin Oil, honey, baked in brick oven bread, cheese, cold cuts and conserves.
Le cave di marmo di Carrara
We will up the mountain by Land Rover Jeep. Arrived at the marble caves, where the temperature is about 18°, we will walk along on a marble floor that is more beautiful than that of the most known cathedral in the world. We will have the opportunity to live the experience of a marble operator learning how to cut the marble and all the technical instruments used for marble excavation. The extractive activity has been started in II century B.C. , it has been potentialized by Romans whose used this product to build monuments and villas.
By the age the technic has been improved by the employment of better materials and better instruments. When this such incredible experience will be finished, we continue our tour visiting a tipic “Larderia” where all the phases of this alimentary product will be us shown. We will have the magical opportunity to taste “Lardo di Colonnata”, local product that in 2004 rich the certificate of IGP (geographical indication protected).
Una birra con Leonardo da Vinci
Invention, art and science city, Vinci is the perfect place or artisanally experiment as Leonardo da Vinci did in the past, something of interesting as beer, a drink loved everywhere. Along the route for Florence, we will stop at visiting a handcraft brewhouse. At Birra Brunz and Robusta, a guide will explain us the phases of the handcrafted beer product.We will taste two different kinds of beer, too.
Il marchio prende il nome da Bruno Bianucci, le ricette della birra Brunz sono in continua evoluzione, giorno dopo giorno per offrire il meglio rispetto ai prodotti simili presenti sul mercato. Dopo un'ora, continueremo il nostro tour in direzione Firenze!
L'ottava meraviglia del mondo (Grotta Giusti)
We will be wrapped up by thermal steam, abandoned to the complete relax and to the suggestive atmosphere of Grotta Giusti, the biggest thermal cave in Italy. Here we will discover the secret of this cave called by Giuseppe Verdi the “Eightest wonderful of the world”. We will walk down the cave about two-hundreds meters under the ground where temperatures are between 28 and 34 °C.
A wellness walk between stalactites and stalagmites and labyrinths with big areas where to have some relax. Don’t forget do spend some time in front of the lake of thermal water. Fresh air and natural ventilation permit to stay inside the cave in every period of the year.
Live your skipper experience for a day. The rustling of the wind that touch lightly the sails, the sea breeze that caress your skin and the smell of sea salt will keep you in touch with sea. We are going to start from Lucca and we will arrive in Livorno, important maritime city for its pier and for its cruise ships in addition to ancient boat “Amerigo Vespucci”.
After having ridden our bikes for some kilometers along the amazing coast and after have been stopped for some minutes along the road to watch at beautiful view, we will leave our bycicles and we will board on “Clan”, a Grand Soleil 45 sail boat. We will sail from the coast and we will lift the sails cruising to coast areas of Calafuria, Castiglioncello and Quercianella. More than sea flavour, we will taste on board Tuscan sea foods and drink some amazing wines in front of a magical summer sunshine.
Welcome to Ego SPA
The Ego Spa is one of the many jewels in the Crown of the Ego Wellness Resort Centre. A beautiful design environment we will give us absolute moments of wellness and relax.
A Spa devoted entirely to rediscover themselves: warmth, aromas, colours and silence, will accompany us on an extraordinary journey specially designed for multi-sensory us. Great place, where you can discover all the secrets to relax body and mind, especially after an amazing tiring cycle ride!
When you will back home, you don’t have only show photos or give souvenir sto your friends or parents. You will can tell a really culinary experience made in Lucca and teach everything you learnt by this activity. At International Academy of Italian Cuisine, directed by our friend Gianluca Pardini, you will be the main character of the making of a tipic dish of our lands and then you will taste it.
Gianluca Pardini is one of the four chefs that has been proclaimed Teacher of “Cuisine and Executive Chef” by Federazione Cucina Italiana. He also obtained the certificate as a Onorary Teacher at Chicago College of Du Page and as onorary member of Chicago Chefs Association. When you will back home and you will cook this course, maybe to your friends, they will be amazed from what you have just learnt by your cooking lesson in Lucca. Why renounce to this unique souvenir?
Shopping a Forte dei Marmi
Maritime city overlooking the Liguria sea, it takes its name from the homonymous Fortino, located in the centre of the downtown, under the order of the Granduca Pietro Leopoldo as a defense from sailors attach and from the marbles that were transported from Alpi Apuane to the pier to sail all around the world.
Nowadays Forte dei Marmi is well known for the luxury shopping. It is the core of the better clothes shops and other products. Foreigners choose this place not only for shops… .You will have the beautiful opportunity to visit this city and buy some incredible and prestigious branded clothes by yourself or with the precious advices of Simona, our Personal shopper.