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5 Unique Tuscan Experiences At COMO Castello Del Nero In Tuscany

Lucky enough to be able to travel to Italy at the moment? The COMO Castello Del Nero has some quintessential Italian experiences to enjoy under the Tuscan sun.

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  1. Take a gelato class with a Master Gelato Maker

In the historic town of San Gimignano, learn the treasured Italian skill of gelato-making from Sergio Dondoli, one of the ten remaining ‘Master Gelato Makers’ left in the world.

  1. Hot Air Ballooning

There’s nothing quite like watching the sun rise over the Tuscan countryside from mid-air. Working with a local balloonist, COMO can take you high above the Tuscan hills, its medieval crenelated towers and rural villages.

  1. Cooking class with a Michelin-star chef

Learn to cook with Italian flair alongside Michelin-starred chef, Giovanni Luca Di Pirro who will share his in-depth knowledge with you in an animated culinary class.

Using finest Tuscan ingredients, including the freshest produce from the kitchen garden – you will prepare classic Tuscan dishes to be enjoyed over lunch at the end of the class.

  1. Go on a Tuscan Truffle Hunting Experience

Spend a few hours with our professional truffle hunter Francesco and his loyal Lagotto Romagnolo dogs – your guides to hunting for truffles around the estate. 

After a morning of truffle hunting, return to the hotel for a special four-course lunch, or dinner, prepared by our Executive Chef, Giovanni Luca di Pirro, who favours these prized mushrooms in both pasta and meat courses.

  1. Harvesting olive oil

Tuscany is one of the best oil-producing regions in Italy, and the oil from Chianti is particularly green and spicy, with surprising hints of artichoke and pepper. The ‘Green Gold’ experience will take you through the stages of producing extra virgin olive oil from your very own olive tree.

While your harvested olive oil is being bottled, enjoy a guided tasting session of Chianti olive oils while learning about COMO Castello Del Nero’s own oil production system.

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