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Italy food lovers visiting Tuscany beware! Guests traveling to Florence in Tuscany be prepared to enjoy the finer things of life. Great Italian food, great Tuscan wines and wonderful Renaissance settings!

Nancy Aiello Tours offers limitless opportunities to enjoy the life of real Florence and tour Tuscany like a local. Nancy Aiello’s guests will venture inside Florence as only locals know it, tour local food markets, cook in a private Florentine home, and enjoy Florence as the Florentine do.
Tuscany is rightly considered Italy’s premier food and wine region famous worldwide for its Chianti region and famed Chianti red wine. Tuscany boasts not only the most prestigious red wines, but is also home to the finest sweet wines and excellent dry white wines. The variety of wines produced in Tuscany is staggering and we have designed the most comprehensive and tasty Florence and Tuscany culinary tours to inspire the taste of our most demanding guests.

Since 1997 Nancy AielloTours advises independent travelers visiting Italy with the finest private tours of Florence and Tuscany combined with VIP Italy travel services and private transportation to experience and enjoy the made in Italy life and style.

Nancy Aiello Tours’ team of travel consultant and licensed Italy tour guides draw on extensive local knowledge to provide detailed & customized tours of Florence to enjoy Italy art galleries and Florence museums, Tuscan healthy home cooking lessons and well-being. These Italy VIP travel services include Florence airports and Livorno ports of call welcome, recommendation of Florence hotels and luxury accommodation in Tuscany, Florence private transfers and logistics arrangements, private Florence cooking lessons and Florence markets tours.

To learn more about Nancy Aiello’s Private guided tour of Florence or to plan a Tuscany holiday and memorable trip to Italy please contact


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Tuscany Cooking Courses: Lessons from the Masters

Cooking is a skill practiced by many, but mastered by few. Plenty of school lunches are packed and after work dinners hastily made without much thought about the ingredients and how they meld together and affect the palate. Not all is lost however in today’s fast paces culture — the chef at Benihana as he expertly butterflies shrimp gets it. The old Italian pizza cook who masterfully throws the dough millimeters from the ceiling, but it never touches, gets it. The strongest remaining fortress of old world culinary delight is hands down Tuscany, Italy.

Tuscan cooking, fundamentally, is about simple, choice ingredients being masterfully p[prepared. As the world took note, and the legend of Tuscan Master Chefs began to spread a large amount of interest was generated concerning the classic Tuscan dishes and the wines they are so perfectly coupled with. Now that the secret is out, a whole industry has been created which offers tourists a range of options for Tuscany cooking courses, such as the ones offered by Tuscan Way, have guests spending time with sommeliers as well, allowing them to not only enjoy, but also understand, what goes into the perfect wine pairing. This is knowledge that is sure to stick with you after the trip, making guests the resident wine experts wherever they go. The cooking classes in Tuscany are equally lasting. Next time visitors long for the Tuscan landscape they can take what they learned and apply it in their own kitchen. As the spices began to dance across their tongues visions of Tuscany are sure to follow. is the perfect Tuscany tour provider to choose. They offer affordable excursions and classes throughout Tuscany with a level of experience and access simply not found in the other agencies. offers accommodations in elegant medieval villas and homes situated in enchanting locations throughout the Tuscan countryside. Hosts and property owners welcome guests with warm hearts and open arms. Personalized services let guests feel like Tuscany is their new home away from home. Cooking lessons are taught in the fully equipped kitchen of villas and by experienced chefs, many of whom are internationally renowned masters. Local guides, who have a complete knowledge of Tuscany, take guests on excursions to all the charming sights of the Tuscany. Visit for more information.

Ian Darrah – Co-owner & President. Ian developed Tuscan Way’s Sales and Marketing programs and launched the office in Miami, Florida. He also is involved in business development and adding new Tuscan Way programs. Ian’s love for Tuscany began when he was still a student and an aspiring professional triathlete: studying in Italy and biking the hills of Tuscany. Ian has led triathlon training tours and organized yoga retreats in Tuscany.

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Rick stays at a farmhouse B&B in Tuscany’s hilly Crete Senese country, where generations of the same family have celebrated “the sweet life” with locally-produced pecorino cheese, prosciutto ham, and Chianti wine. For more information on the Rick Steves’ Europe TV series — including episode descriptions, scripts, participating stations, travel information on destinations and more — visit

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