Foraging

Rob Gould, aka the Cotswold Forager, has over twenty years of foraging experience under his belt, having harvested wild edibles across the Cotswolds and also much further afield in the UK, including from the amazing habitats within the New Forest, the beautiful Scottish Highlands and the wonderful coastlines of Cornwall and Pembrokeshire.

He has also tested his plant and foraging knowledge overseas in Greece, France and Scandinavia, amongst others, and is currently working with the team here at Toscana Holiday Village on putting together various bespoke itineraries to offer unique foraging experiences here in Tuscany.

As well as foraging, Rob is skilled in various food preservation techniques, but is particularly interested in those which can be used to enhance and manipulate flavour, including smoking, curing, pickling and lactofermentation. He also works alongside some amazing chefs in their own restaurants, helping inspire them to creatively utilise more wild food within their cooking.

We’re really looking forward to being able to invite Rob back to join us here at Toscana, and would love to see you all here too for what we hope will be some fantastic and inspirational experiences”

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Weddings in Tuscany, Italy

Here at Toscana village we can offer a truly magical experience for your special day, we are nestled in over 5 hectares situated in the Arno valley, our beautiful and rustic estate is an ideal setting for a relaxed, alfresco celebration, and so your family and friends can fully enjoy themselves on this special day we have a selection of 5 different types of accommodation, from very competitive price budget accommodation through to exclusive boutique homes, we have a large restaurant and bar with excellent Italian chefs, we can advise on local photographers with video and drone, we have a large swimming pool and we can also arrange a band, everything to need for your perfect day.

Agrisole

The agricultural company Agrisole is open all year for anyone who wants to visit and taste our products. Mamma Concetta will be happy to take you on a guided tour that will allow you to live a delightful experience, starting from the discovery of the vineyards, which are witness of our history and our way of working. Then we’ll move into the cellar for an introduction on our main wine-making methods followed by a tasting.

The guided tour is the best way to get to know Agrisole through the voice of those who everyday work with passion and dedication.

Weihnachtsmarkt

In Santa Croce square there is a typical Christmas village decorated with decorations and lights that sparkle on the stands of about fifty exhibitors. An interesting path between objects for the nativity scene and Christmas decorations, gift ideas and gastronomic temptations, for a journey into taste and traditions in the round. The house of Santa Claus is dedicated to the children, with a post office for the letters.

Lumière

The city, the Duomo, the alleys and the squares will be illuminated with colors and images that will tell stories and dreams, visions and suggestions of artists who, with their creations, the games of light and shadow, will give life to this Christmas show. Free admission.

Mostra del tartufo bianco

An inebriating scent through the streets of San Miniato. The feast of flavors and aromas. You can breathe in the squares of the center since 1969 every year in the last three weekends of November and it is a superfine, intense perfume that involves the senses. A fragrance and a flavor that make gourmets, visitors and simple curious move. The Exhibition of the White Truffle of San Miniato is one of the most important events on the national scene for the promotion of the famous hypogean mushroom and is in effect a festival of flavors of the territory.

Festa del cinghiale

Every year in the village of Chianni Tuscan culinary traditions and flavors wait for you with the exceptional protagonist: the wild boar. Do not miss the fabulous “ penne al cinghiale” or the famous “ cinghilae in umido con olive” (stewed boar with olives).

Festa della Castagna

Located in the green hills of Valdera, the medieval village of Orciatico has been the scene for over 40 years of an event that traditionally takes place on the third Sunday of October.

During the day there are various attractions such as the craft markets in the streets of the village, musical entertainment and various shows.

Maximum importance is obviously given to the gastronomic aspect of the festival. In the food stands, open for lunch and dinner, people can taste some of the typical specialties of Tuscan cuisine. Throughout the day  it will also be possible to taste chestnuts, pancakes, migliacci and sweet wine.

Food and Wine Festival

A journey of the taste to the rediscovery of typical products and ancient recipes of the Tuscan territory.

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For over half a century, the Grape and Wine Festival has been part of Terriciola’s history which has always been associated with wine thanks to the composition of the soil, rich with sand and fossil deposits, that have produced an ideal microclimate for the cultivation of grapes. The strong ties with wine making traditions (Terricciola is a Wine City) has characterised this event, that falls during the grape harvest season. Three days with the participation of the local and neighbouring wine producers.

Special Offer July

Book 7 nights from now till the 24th in mobile home Classic, Classic Plus and Superior and get the 50% discount. To book write us on info@toscanavillage.com

Special Offer September

Book 7 nights with 2 nights FREE Valid for stays in a mobile home in September.

Special Offer October

Book your mobile home for a month at 500€
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