Florence Wine Tours: Chianti Roads and Wine Tasting
Treat yourself to a spectacular day filled with Renaissance architecture, Tuscan countryside, and authentic Italian flavors. Our Florence wine tours offer a unique experience of both the city and the surrounding region in just one day. The day will start with a 90-minutes introductory walking tour of Florence that will sum up the best of Florences 2000 years of history. Afterward, you will enjoy a delicious pizza or pasta for lunch (drinks included) and next, head of to the lovely Chianti area. There, you can savor a 5-hour scenic tour including a visit to a traditional Chianti winery. Following the guided tour of the wine cellars where you learn all about winemaking, the tour will continue to visit the fortress of Monteriggioni. Here, you are free to explore by yourself and even stop for a delicious Bistecca Alla Fiorentina.
Perhaps you are in Florence only for a day or two perhaps this is your first visit, and you have no idea what places to see in Florence. In either case, organizing your itinerary is no easy task. Florence and its surroundings have way too much to offer. How can you explore the city as well as take one of the day trips from Florence?
Purchasing Florence wine tasting tours with us will open your Tuscan holidays to new possibilities. In just one day you will be able to gain a thorough insight into the city's history. Our expert guide will tell all about Florences Roman origins, taking you from the famous Ponte Vecchio, through the lavish Uffizi courtyard, to the wondrous Brunelleschi's Dome and golden Gates of Paradise in the Baptistery. Gaining overall understanding will make planning the following days much easier.
In addition to the Florence walking tour, we offer an enchanting road trip around Tuscany combined with Chianti wine tour. You will be able to submerge yourself in the sublime scenery known its rolling hills, vineyards, cypress trees, and lavish greenery. During the tour of the cellars and Chianti wine tasting, you will also have the chance to pair the wine with samples of homemade sliced cured meats, salami, and bruschetta.
History Sneak Peek
While you probably know Florence as the cradle of 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 wine has its own story. The first version of Chianti wine was a 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 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!