In this frantic and globalised society some towns have decided to create an association where slowness and typicality must be considered characteristics of a very good way of living. These towns have been included in an International Network called Città Slow.
San Miniato is part of this international network as it has managed to keep all of its old traditions, although it also reached an undeniable industrial and economic development.
Visitors here can enjoy artistic and natural beauties, appropriate services and a quiet and natural hospitality.
San Miniato is also a “Town of Flavors”: its wines, its extra-virgin olive oil, its norcineria [pork butchery] and several other products of the land give access to an inimitable array of tastes and flavors. With these raw materials, skilled “flavor artisans”, custodian of old tastes, offer typical products of Italian gastronomic specialties, and some of them have the “Slow Food Ark of Taste” acknowledgment.
Light Lunch in a wine farm on San Miniato hills, this ancient village in the heart of Tuscany, in the province of Pisa, along the Franciscan road, in the land of wine and White truffle.
The estate extends over a single hill, with 40 hectares of vineyards, olive groves and arable land.
Villa la Selva, the heart of the estate, is an ancient house already belonged to the Bonaparte family, then bought, in the mid-nineteenth century, by the Marquis Cosimo Ridolfi, the founder of the faculty of agriculture at the University of Pisa, which began here apply innovative techniques to the vineyards and built the winery currently in use.
✓ Visit of San Miniato
✓ Half day Tour leader in San Miniato
✓ Light lunch with wine tasting
✓ Visit of a wine farm
x Car/ bus transfer
x Local guide
x Entrance ticket for museum and other entrance
x Visit of Pisa or Lucca
— For the ones who love truffle: during the last two weeks of November, there is the Truffle market exhibition in the streets of the village. One of the most famous and expected event of San Miniato. A riot of scents and colors with many products made with truffles and not only. Do not miss!
— Distances: 50 minutes from Florence – 1 hour and 1 minutes from Siena – 1 hour from Lucca – 45 minutes from Pisa – 1 hour from Livorno