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Ruxins Rascals
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Rome/Tuscany/Florence
We will be spending 8-9 days in Rome, Florence, and Tuscany in May. Looking to maybe take some tours of wineries or take a cooking class. Does anyone have recommendations of things to do / not to do outside of the normal site seeing activities?

TIA


Civildawg
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re: Rome/Tuscany/Florence
We used a company called grape wine tours and it was great. Can’t recommend them enough


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AbitaFan08
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re: Rome/Tuscany/Florence
We had a fantastic cooking class in this woman’s apartment in Florence. I’ll get the info later and post it for you. Highly recommend it.


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geauxpurple
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re: Rome/Tuscany/Florence
We spent 10 days in Tuscany last April. We went to the wineries on our own. The big one was Antinori which is just south of Florence and was just north of where we ere staying. There are many others in the Chianti Classico region. We went to Montepulciano and Montalcino which are the two great wine towns in Tuscany. ..........If you are looking for a tour guide, check out Dario Castagno www.dariocastagno.com . We rarely have tour guides, but we took his "Behind the Scenes of the Palio" tour in Siena where he takes you on a tour of the Caterpillar Contrada headquarters and explains the history of the Palio horse race. He is also affiliated with Tregole, a small family owned winery that we visited.


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lsurulzes88
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One tour we did in Rome that I highly recommend to everyone going was Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini. It's two old villas underground that were discovered during a renovation. They put glass floors and walls throughout the whole thing and use modern projection to enhance the areas that were destroyed over time. It was a nice, relaxing time and an awesome way to see preserved architecture that you would have to use your imagination for otherwise.



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kciDAtaE
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re: Rome/Tuscany/Florence
Rome by Limo
Luca will tailor a trip for whatever you want. And drive you around


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Ten Bears
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re: Rome/Tuscany/Florence
I know you have probably booked your trip....

1) Spend no more than 2 days in Rome, and
2) Spend a lot of time in Florence
3)Spend the remainder in Capri


Ruxins Rascals
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re: Rome/Tuscany/Florence
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We had a fantastic cooking class in this woman’s apartment in Florence. I’ll get the info later and post it for you. Highly recommend it.


I am very interested. Please post this information when you get a chance.


AbitaFan08
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re: Rome/Tuscany/Florence
Sorry I completely forgot to get back to you on this.

Here is a link to her website. Like I said, it was really great to get to go into her home and cook with her. We preferred it to doing a cooking class at a restaurant or industrial kitchen - it just felt more authentic. She was really friendly and did a great job explaining the process of how to make everything.

Also a good tip: check out Ora D'Aria for lunch. It's a Michelin Star restaurant, but they recently started doing a lunch menu that's only 35 Euros/person. Great way to eat at a nice restaurant but not spend a lot of money. Chef Marco was in the kitchen and was really nice to talk to about the food. He even signed our menu for us to bring home.
This post was edited on 2/11 at 12:21 pm


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VABuckeye
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re: Rome/Tuscany/Florence
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Spend the remainder in Capri


Capri (pronounced cap-ri) is extrememly expensive. I enjoyed my time ther but honestly, a day trip from the Amalfi Coast is sufficient.


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hungryone
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re: Rome/Tuscany/Florence
quote:

1) Spend no more than 2 days in Rome, and
2) Spend a lot of time in Florence
3)Spend the remainder in Capri



Gotta disagree on this one. Yes, Florence is great. But Rome for 2 days is just laughable, unless you have *zero* interest in history, art history, the ancient world, church history, architecture, or related topics. Rome isn't a relaxing place, but it is absolutely fascinating. It is layer upon layer of civilization, with archaeological sites around every corner.


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