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La Limonaia

#335 of 736 Tours in Florence
Florence, Italy
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About La Limonaia
La Limonaia, specialising in gastronomic events in Tuscany since 1996, offers a completely original series of one-day wine tours and food experiences. We have selected some of the more interesting local food and wine products which our guests will experience in the houses, kitchens, farms and vineyards of our artisan friends. These individually chosen specialists will open their homes and guarantee a gastronomic experience that the average tourist will have missed.
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terrilynn1229 wrote a review Apr 2018
Colorado10 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed here ten years ago and am perhaps planning in another Florence trip and wanted to see if La Limonaia was still availalbe as an option as it was a highlight of our Italy trip. The grounds were magnificent, the rooms cozy and full of character. Guilio was an excellent host, breakfasts were so abundant and fresh-the best ever, and THeN Guilio made frittatas to order on top! He also offered many optional 'experiences' most revolving around local food and farms. Each one was exceptional! E loved the sauce class in the cenruries old kitchen, with fresh pastas, so good! I was sceptical about the Saffron tour, how fun could that be? It was perfection!! I am hoping they are still hosts of this wonderful B & B. Definitely worth a stay high above the most beautiful city in Europe! Heavenly!!
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Date of experience: May 2017
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TravelGatos wrote a review Jun 2013
New York City, New York797 contributions120 helpful votes
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We made our reservation about a week before we left for this amazing experience. Our drive was about 2 hours from where we were staying in Montalcino. We were making great time until we hit a stint of traffic and got stuck for a half hour. Giulio and Christina were gracious when I called to let him know we were late. We arrived to the truffle house and listened to Giulio about the truffles over some white wine, pecorino with truffle honey and bread, then we went out with Eda to search for the truffles. Since it's been so rainy, there weren't as many truffles as there usually is, but Eda found two after our walk which was great. We went back to the house, learned how to clean the truffles and then Giulio's partner Christina made us a fabulous meal. We started with white pizza with truffle, then a delicious bean soup and ended with ice cream topped with truffle honey and balsamic vinegar. I would certainly go back at another time of year to search for the white truffles with Giulio and Eda, I feel like we learned a lot and had a wonderful lunch!
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Date of experience: May 2013
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Sofievdp wrote a review Feb 2013
Tienen, Belgium201 contributions60 helpful votes
In the beautiful hills of Tuscany, in a village called Bagno a Ripoli, south of Florence, we met with Giulio, Truffle Hunter, artist and life lover. Giulio clearly shares our passion for great food and even more for the truffle delicacy. He explained us with passion about the different types of truffles, the seasons, where to look for them, about his special bond with his dog Eda… We went for an hour walk in the forest… even if Eda was a bit distracted by our presence, we found several bianchetti truffles. Back at Giulio and Cristina’s place, with the most magnificent view over the hills and Florence, Giulio tought us how to clean the truffles and Cristina made some delicious food: pizza with truffle oil and bianchetti truffles and a special white bean soup, also with bianchetti topping. And for dessert: vanilla ice cream with some drops of 25 years old traditional aceto balsamico di Modena… another discovery. This was an amazing and interesting experience. If you’re a foodie like me… just do it. You’ll definitely enjoy it!
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Date of experience: February 2013
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Mercury Chocolates & Gelateria wrote a review Oct 2011
Cobourg, Canada168 contributions47 helpful votes
Unique, and a really GREAT bargain. More places like this please.... Just goes to prove what ingenuity can do for a business.
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Date of experience: October 2011
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Wendy5859 wrote a review Sep 2011
Nambour, Australia31 contributions30 helpful votes
We visited Guilio and his partner Christina for their truffle hunting and of course eating experience on our trip to Florence. I have nothing but exclamation marks to add to previous reviews. Guilio is a wonderful host and he offers a unique experience which I will always remember . To hear about the history of his own experience with truffle hunting and to watch him hunting truffles with his dog Edda in the forest behind their beautiful home was fascinating. On our return Christina had prepared a wonderful lunch for us which we ate after Guilio showed us how to prepare the truffles for eating. These were generously shaved over every course and we finished the meal with ice cream covered with truffles honey and shaved fresh truffles . Decadent! Guile's truffle hunting tour is easy to organize ,great value and so memorable . I am so glad we did this.
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Date of experience: September 2011
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