Magical Week in
October 29 - November 5, 2019
October in Tuscany is the beginning of fall, and it is a time when colors start to change in the countryside. Vines start to turn yellow, the weather is mild and there are many local festivals dedicated to seasonal products – with olives being pressed for olive oil, and grapes pressed for wine. A perfect destination for a kosher trip to Europe in the fall is Tuscany, Italy.
Join our culinary adventure and enjoy a kosher Europe trip to the magical land of Tuscany in the fall is considered the most glorious time to visit and the best time to experience the rare white truffles. White truffles are the most expensive and sought-after culinary wonder in the world and they thrive in the Tuscan soil
What can be said about Tuscany that hasn’t already been said? The iconic food, the glorious produce, and of course, the wine.
kosher Tuscany holiday
On your trip to Tuscany, you will stay in a charming and beautiful villa-hotel nestled in the rolling hills and vineyards.
Each couple or group will be provided with a car to enable you to come and go as you please, and explore the region at your own pace, according to your interests.
Kosher Culinary Travel will take care of everything you need to make your trip memorable, from providing you a beautiful, comfortable stay, a car for your enjoyment, and of course, three incredible meals a day.
We take pride in using only the best ingredients to create stunning meals for your enjoyment–from a large, varied breakfast spread, to a filling, nutritious and tasty takeaway lunch, to the chef dinner by our Executive Chef Sara Black who will create a Tuscan feast, complete with wine, liquor, and fresh, local ingredients.
luxurious accommodation 7 nights & 8 days
Truffle hunt & Cooking workshop
Visit to a kosher winery
Visit to an olive press
breakfast buffet at the villa
bountiful picnic lunch
multi-course chef dinners
aperitifs, wines, and digestives
personal trip designer for booking activities
Sefer Torah and Shabbat Minyanim
For our guests that would like to join us for one dinner or a few, but have booked their own accommodations, we welcome you to join us in one of our luxury kosher villas. Our Chef, Sara Black, will tease your palette with her seasonal menu, based on locally sourced ingredients.
Florence - Florence is the capital city of Tuscany, and the most visited. The best-known and most easily viewed sights to tackle early are the Cathedral, the Baptistery, Giotto's bell tower, and Santa Maria Novella. These are open until early evening except on Sundays, making them suitable opening-day attractions. Not to be missed are the monastery of San Marco; Michelangelo's remains in Santa Croce; the Boboli Gardens; the Accademia, to view David; and at least a brief tour of the Uffizi.
Volterra, San Gimignano, and Pisa
Visit the Alabaster City of Volterra, an excellent example of Etruscan culture and one of the lesser-known gems in Tuscany. San Gimignano is often referred to as the "Manhattan" of Tuscany due to its impressive towers. Spend a few hours wandering its medieval streets and enjoy the specialty shops. Next, you can head to Pisa to see the Leaning Tower, snap the de rigueur photo, then visit the rest of the Campo dei Miracoli.
Strung along 18km of serrated cliffs between Levanto and La Spezia, the Cinque Terre is one of Italy’s treasures. Five villages – Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore – are interwoven by mountains heavy with olive groves and dry-stone-walled vineyards.
The Cinque Terre became a Unesco World Heritage site in 1997. Wine growers still use monorail mechanisms to ferry themselves up and the grapes down these unique lands, and in some cases have to harvest their grapes boat. If the terraced hillsides are not worked, they will quite literally slide into the sea.
The cathedral is one of Italy's most interesting, especially with its recently discovered new room, the so-called "crypt" underneath, containing a cycle of 13th-century frescoes. The Piazza del Campo is perhaps one of the most charming places in all of Tuscany to sit and enjoy the bustling town, and the synagogue is just down the street of of the piazza.
Chianti Wine Country
Spend the day on state road 222, which takes you through the big-name towns in Chianti. The three most worthy stops are Greve, Radda, and Castellina in Chianti, all important winemaking areas topped by medieval villages. Stop off in Panzano, and pay a visit to the "poet butcher," Dario Cecchini, who can recite Dante's Inferno in its entirety while chopping away at a rack of ribs - although absolutely not kosher! The winery of Terra di Seta though is one of two only fully kosher wineries in Italy.