This week Tenuta Torciano had the pleasure of hosting the Tri Star Yachts, an important yacht and mega yacht charter and brokerage agency, together with the Hotel Principe Forte dei Marmi, to present and let them to personally live the full-day experience: Travel to San Gimignano between Wineries, UNESCO Treasure and Chateau. The day began with a private transfer by Helicopter directly from Pisa, which, after an exciting panoramic flight over San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, the Chianti vineyards and the medieval villages of Tuscany, accompanied our guests with style to the helipad of Tenuta Torciano Winery. Upon arrival they were welcomed directly by the owner Pierluigi Giachi for a welcome toast based on Prosecco and a short visit of the historic property. Following the visit of the cellar Pierluigi accompanied guests to San Gimignano for a guided walking tour of the famous city with a “thousand towers” and a private visit to the Chigi Tower, one of the twelve famous towers still existing in this beautiful medieval city and now owned by the Giachi family.
The Chigi Tower is a UNESCO treasure and a monument perfectly preserved within a magnificent palace of 1200 rich in history and legend, located in the heart of the central Dome Square in San Gimignano. Inside the building you can visit all the most secret rooms and floors until you reach the top, where a breathtaking view of the Tuscan lands and all the other towers will leave you literally speechless. The tower also has the largest terrace of the San Gimignano Castle, and thanks to its incredible panoramic view it is the ideal place for an aperitif immersed in history and nature. Inside the palace it is possible to organize romantic dinners and exclusive evenings with private Chefs, fantastic dishes and the best wines of Tenuta Torciano.
At the end of the visit the guests were taken back to Tenuta Torciano, passing by the beautiful “Strada del Vino”, for a traditional tuscan lunch in the cellar with a complete tasting of all the company’s products. Pierluigi Giachi has followed the experience explaining in first person how to taste the wine, which are the best wine/food pairings, the history and the winemaking techniques of each product. The tuscan plate with appetizers has been paired with Vernaccia di San Gimignano and Chianti, ribollita and truffle lasagna with Chianti Classico and Brunello di Montalcino, stewed Capriolo with Super Tuscans and the finest reserves, cantuccini biscuits with dessert wine. Unforgettable moments, in total intimacy and surrounded by a refined atmosphere where guests can taste our wines, served with delicious dishes, and learn how to combine food and wine in an unforgettable guided tasting.
After the Wine Tasting Experience with lunch in the winery the tour continued at the Cusona Castle, an aristocratic estate that boasts more than a thousand years of history. The oldest document that bears witness to the existence of Cusona dates back to 994. The Cusona estate extends over 530 hectares and is situated among the green Tuscan hills, near the medieval town of San Gimignano.
The access is limited to very few people and thanks to Torciano it is possible to visit the Historical Millenary Cellars, tasting wines of the noble estate and visit the gardens. The Chateau of Cusona is the perfect setting for a private tour to discover the Tuscan traditions, surrounded by an enchanting view of the green hills cultivated with vineyards, woods, olive groves, cypresses and old local farmhouses. The Italian garden is perfect for relaxing walks into the nature and it also hosts an Old Oak Tree which is the symbol of the enchanting nature that surrounds this charming property.
Guests had the opportunity to explore the underground cellars of the 900, a real treasure in the heart of Tuscany to discover the most secret tunnels, where still today some of the bottles produced by the estate are stored. A guided tour between ancient barrels, caves and underground passages to transport visitors in the ancient Italian wine culture. Back to the surface, our guests tasted a glass of the best wine produced by the Cusona Castle, walking through the hedgerows of the beautiful garden and crossing the avenue of love, to embrace the ancient oak tree. The day ended with a second Helicopter flight which, starting directly from the Cusona Castle, took the guests back to their starting point, flying over the hills and the Tuscan coasts again.
The Helicopter is the perfect way to enjoy Tuscany from above and reach this dream place. Visiting Tenuta Torciano is the perfect experience to enjoy a full day of pure relaxation and fun immersed in the peace of nature and drinking fine wines. Thanks to the experience “Travel to San Gimignano between Wineries, UNESCO Treasure and Chateau” of Tenuta Torciano, visitors will have the opportunity to experience a truly unforgettable day in the world of wine, Tuscan traditions and the rarest Italian heritage.
FOTOGALLERY DELLA GIORNATA