Our concierge service is at your disposal and ready to handle your request: whether it’s about travel experiences, art tours, spas to enrich your daily well-being, or planning the perfect wedding, we have everything you need. Our team of experts will help you take care of yourself and cheer you up by tasting the best local food and wine specialties, letting you discover all the beauty of this region.
Each and every guest is welcomed with a toast and a special tasting made with our organic products.
We can also organize personalized wine tastings with our best wines and you can get to know in depth all the aspects of our wines and its production or even visit the winery and enjoy “Tuscan snacks” in the nature. Moreover, it is possible to organize wine tours in other wineries of excellence.
At Tenuta di Sticciano we cook the tradition and the simplicity of home recipes. Our aim is to share with you all the beauty and the goodness of Tuscan cuisine with healthy, genuine and seasonal ingredients, because for us, cooking means sharing every single moment. It is the only language that makes all worldwide cultures interact with each other and we do believe it’s even more than that: it reflects the love for our environment, the search for quality and the appreciation for our lands.
Our chefs will walk you along this path to discover traditional Tuscan cuisine through the preparation of the most typical dishes. You will learn how to make delicious gnocchi, succulent lasagna, tasty pork roast and a yummy tiramisu. When you’ll return home, you’ll be able to amaze your friends and relatives and share with them the flavors of your Tuscan trip.
The cooking classes are tailored for a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 10 – the lasting time is about 3 hours. We will end with a dinner to celebrate together the dishes you have prepared. Themed classes can be also organized: fresh pasta, bread and focaccia, vegetarian cooking, appetizers and much more.
The truffle is one of the most remarkable foods in the world, and the Italian white one is the most precious of all.
Dedication, commitment and passion are the main characteristics to obtain a valuable product, with an intense aroma and a delicate flavor.
Our truffles grow in completely protected environments, in forests of uncontaminated nature, which is why they are among the most appreciated ones in Italy and in the world. The search for this fine, smooth and yellowish mushroom begins in September and lasts until early January, representing one of the most authentic experiences to live once in a lifetime for green, nature and truffle scents’ lovers. Thanks to our professional team our guests will participate in an excursion that will immerse them in the ancient art of truffle hunting.
The territory around Certaldo is set in the sublime frame of the Florentine Chianti: an area that tells us a millenary history and has a strong historical and cultural importance for those who are looking for the most authentic medieval and renaissance Tuscany. Many settlements took place in this part of Tuscany around the Etruscan age. The name Certaldo derives from the Latin cerrus altus, literally “high ground covered with cerris” because of all the cerris that characterized the hill.
Some findings of Etruscan and Roman amphorae in the valley at the bottom of the hill show that there were settlements even later, in Roman times. All these Etruscan and Roman discoveries, have also been found around Sticciano’s area and can be admired on the ground floor of the Praetorian Palace, located in the medieval part of the village: Certaldo Alto, home of the infamous writer Giovanni Boccaccio, and one of the most fascinating historical villages of Tuscany, where time seems to have stopped at the Middle Age era, having the buildings retained the same spectacular appearance of those times. This place is only reachable through a picturesque funicular – a truly wonder in both eyes and soul.
What’s more, our land is also famous for the very important Via Francigena: an ancient road born in the Longobard era, with the aim of uniting the Duchy of Benevento to Pavia. The Via Francigena represents today a real historical itinerary, and the Valdelsa stretch represents one of the obligatory stages of its route. In fact, traveling from Siena to Florence and following a route that almost leads towards our estate, there are many historical landmarks to admire, such as the village of San Gimignano, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its unique medieval architecture.