The pleasures of biodiversity: Gastronomic tours in Chianti
Food is becoming more and more a topic of conversation and driver of general public’s interest. What we feel is missing in such a conversation is often the root of the flavor: the work of farmers, herders and fishermen who respectfully manage and preserve our food biodiversity.
As some of the Michelin’s stars and mediatised chefs lucky remember to say: there could be no magic happening in the kitchens if there was no respectful agriculture to feed them the quality primary products.
Within our love for culture and flavours, Bencistà believes that is very important to focus on safeguarding biodiversity and traditional food production knowledge, which is the key to a food culture that respects the ecosystems, the pleasures of food and the quality of life for local communities.
This is why Bencistà proposes its guests to discover the cultural and culinary heritage of our beautiful Chianti region by visiting some of its most virtuous producers. For a more enriching trip, that benefits both you and the local communities, live a very tasty and educational experience around food, agriculture and gastronomy led by our friends of KM Zero Tours.
Alessio and Arianna run a small boutique travel company that support craft and talent of passionate local farmers and artists, who deeply respect and love their land with its ancient flavours and deep-rooted traditions, and who are willing to share it with new visitors and friends. The name refers to a “zero kilometers” relationship between the producer and you, the visitor.
The professional guides of KM Zero Tours will come to pick you up in the morning, drive you for a full day trip around Chianti and bring you back to Bencistà in the evening. The tours can be tailor made according to specific interests. They generally include demonstrations, workshops and tastings at the farms, lunch with pairings of wines and visits to villages such San Gimignano/Siena / Monteriggioni.
The prices of the day trip usually are around 160€ for a couple and 130€ for group of 4+ people.
If you book a tour with KM Zero and show your reservation at Bencistà, a 10% discount will be granted for you!