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The Chianti Travelers' Center
~ Castellina in Chianti ~

A unique new travellers' center offering the full Chianti experience.

  • Accommodation

  • Walking Tours

  • Bike Tours

  • Wine Tours

  • Cooking classes

  • and much more

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Chianti  Center

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Activities at the Center
  • Just relax! - stay at Villa Casalecchi while exploring the Chianti on your own.
  • Mix and match - choose any combination of tours - walking, cooking, wine or biking.
  • Cooking Lessons - learn to cook Tuscan-style under the good-natured guidance of local cooks
  • Connoisseur Wine Tours - visit the vineyards and cantinas that produce the world famous Chianti vintages
  • Biking Tours - ride the back roads through fantastic landscapes and visit amazing villages and towns
  • Walking Tours - immerse yourself in the quiet of the Chianti countryside

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Hotel accommodation
Cooking lessons as described

Not included:
In-country transportation
(car rental recommended)
Other activities


Pre-and Post Tour Travel

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  • Flights
  • Car rental
  • Hotels, B&Bs, villas, apartments, country rooms and suites
  • Pre tour services including hotels, other tours and activities
  • Post tour services including hotels, other tours and activities

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The Chianti Kitchen
Cooking Classes and Courses ~
~ Wine, Olive Oil and Balsamico tastings ~

The Chianti Kitchen is located on a private wine estate owned by Silvano Cis and his wife Rita Salvi, just a short drive from the Chianti Center, along a country road with spectacular views of the Chianti countryside and the Sant'Agnese forest.

A view from the kitchen window


During your stay at the Center you can participate in one (or several) of the cooking lessons offered at the Chianti Kitchen.

  • Making Tuscan pastas and bread

    > 9:30 AM start - 1/2 day - 4 hours
    > Focus on the making of Tuscan pastas and breads - spaghetti, linguini, taglietelle, gnocchi, etc.
    > Olive oil tasting

  • Tuscan pastries and sweets

    > 9:30 AM start - 1/2 day - 4 hours
    > Focus on the making of Tuscan pastries, desserts and sweets
    > Wine tasting

  • The Tuscan lunch

    > 9:30 AM start - 1/2 day - 4 hours - includes the lunch you make
    > First, Second and Third (Primo, Secondo, Terzo) courses
    > Wine tasting
    > Olive oil tasting
    > Balsamico tasting

  • The Tuscan dinner

    > 1 PM start - 1/2 day - 4 hours - includes the dinner you make
    > First, Second and Third (Primo, Secondo, Terzo) courses, including meat, chicken or fish, salads and dessert)
    > Wine tasting
    > Olive oil tasting
    > Balsamico tasting

Rita Salvi in her kitchen

Booking Cooking Lessons: IV Travel

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Chianti Kitchen Packages

Prices are for 2 people - double occupancy

Nights   Low
Nov & Apr
May & Jun
Sep & Oct
Jul & Aug

3 nights/4 days, includes Tour 1 and Tour2

Deluxe 950 995 1095
Standard 895 975 1025
without AC
775 850 895


5 nights/6 days, includes Tour 1, Tour 2 and Tour 3

Deluxe 1550 1675 1775
Standard 1375 1475 1550
without AC
1195 1275 1350


7 nights/8 days, includes Tour 1, Tour 2, Tour 3 and Tour 4

Deluxe 2095 2225 2350
Standard 1850 1975 2075
without AC
1575 1695 1775

During your stay at the Center, when you are not taking lessons at the Chianti Kitchen you can enjoy your free time any way you want - walking, biking, touring the countryside, visiting towns and cities like Siena, Volterra, Florence, San Gimignano and dozens of others.

To enquire or book
Please contact: IV Travel