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The Essence of Tuscany: Chianti Region and Wine Tasting

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Visit charming Tuscan, medieval villages in a small, semi-private group. Learn about the ancient farming techniques, enjoy a wine tasting and a guided food tasting for lunch!

  Duration: 1day
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The Essence of Tuscany: Chianti Region and Wine Tasting

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Monday - Sunday
Group: Max25 people


What you'll do

Treat yourself to a spectacular day filled with Renaissance architecture, Tuscan countryside, and authentic Italian flavors. Our Tuscany tours offer a unique experience, exploring the surrounding region of Florence in just one day. 


The tour takes you through the stunning countryside of Chianti to the first stop: Greve. Here, you can wander around this historic town, through the ancient town square and past its characteristic shops selling handcrafts and other local products.[readmore] Next stop: Castellina. This ancient hamlet is on top of a hill, affording it stunning views of the area. You will then be taken to one of the most famous vineyards in the area and given a wine tasting with extra virgen olive oil, Tuscan bread, vin santo (dessert wine) with cantuccini (almond cookie) and local honey.

After Castellina, you'll head to Val Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage SIte: a stunning landscape with hills, castles, churches, farms and Etruscan villages. On the way, you'll see Monteriggioni (a medieval town with ancient walls) and Crete Senesi (think of hills meet desert!).

In Val Orcia, you'll be taken to an historic farmand be given a guided food tasting for lunch with the renowned Rosso di Montalcino and Brunello wines and a big selection of local produce, including homemade fruit pie! After this, you'll be able to visit the wine cellars and have some time to enjoy the surroundings.

Next, you'll head to Montalcino (a medieval village with views of Val d'Orcia) and, finally, Montepulciano. Montepulciano is a fortified medieval town between Val d'Orcia and Val di Chiana. The town is famed for its quality of local wine!
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Included / Excluded
Qualified English Speaking Driver-Guide
Pick-up and Drop-off at the Hotel in the City Center
Guided Wine Tasting in Typical Farms
Typical Lunch in Montalcino
Visit Tuscan Villages and valleys: Castellina, Monteriggioni, Crete Senesi, Val Orcia, Montalcino, Montepulciano
Comfortable Transportation in a Luxury Minivan
Souvenir photos

Before You Go

The English-speaking driver leads the tour, providing general introductory information

Less than 48 hours notification and in case of no show will results in 100% fee penalty

In the rare case of not reaching minimum of participants, the tour cost will be refunded or you could substitute it

Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes that cover knees and shoulders, in order to visit churches


Meeting Point

Via Roma, 1r, 50123 Florence - In front of Gilli Cafe

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History Sneak Peek

Florence

While you probably know Florence as the cradle of the Renaissance, the city's history goes back 2000 years!

In fact, the romantic city of Florence was founded by the (in)famous Julius Caesar in 59 BC. He designed it to serve as a haven for military veterans.

However, Florence quickly grew into a bustling commercial hub! Why? It was situated on an exceptionally farmable land as well as a significant travel route between northern Italy and Rome. The city continued to become an important European banking center controlled, for the most part, by the powerful Medici family!

Its the economic growth that created perfect conditions for the creation of art. Many of the most influential masters were summoned to Florence to create the masterpieces we admire today!

Chianti
Chianti wine has its own story. The first version of Chianti wine was white wine and entered the scene in the 13th century! Hence, Chianti was the first name of the wine and thanks to its quality; it also became the name of the area.

In the Middle Ages, three small villages - Castellina, Gaiole, and, Radda - formed and official Lega del Chianti (League of Chianti). This area continued to become the historical and spiritual soul of the Chianti region. Today, only a few selected wineries can call their wines Chianti. Each wine estate has its own secret recipe. However, it has to match the strict quality regulations of DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita)! The quality of this flavorful ruby-red wine is legendary imagine tasting it right in the heart of the vineyards where it came from!

So did we persuade you? Explore the history of Florence as well as the flavor of its surrounding countryside without stress, rush, or hustle. Book your Florence wine tours today and enjoy the best of Italian red wine while learning about history!

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