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Monday - Sunday
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Collection point: Visit Today - Via Della Condotta 12, Firenze
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Group: Max 25 people

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Prices for Children from 0-5 years old: free of charge

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Check-in closes 30 min before departure

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Drop off: 10,00 per person


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Travel by GT coach or minivan with air conditioning
Expert multilingual escorts
Lunch consisting of typical Tuscan dishes
Travel insurance and other emergencies
Chianti Wine tasting

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Description

Best Italian Chianti Tour: Wine Tasting and Cooking

A trip to Italy isn't quite complete without escaping the city and losing yourself in the beautiful countryside. Away from the tourist crowds, you can finally breathe in the scent of local wine and taste a freshly made olive oil. Our best Italian Chianti tour exists to give you a rest from the noise of civilization as well as tickle your taste buds.


Chianti is an area of Tuscany, particularly famous for its finger-licking cuisine and velvety red wine of the same name. Our best Chianti tour in Tuscany offers you a chance to experience the authentic Italian way of life, where the food is fresh and meals flavorsome! It includes transportation in an air-conditioned minibus to the lovely destination, traditional Tuscan lunch, wine tasting experience, and a multilingual guide!

Highlights

Rustic wineries, picturesque landscapes, lavish rolling hills adorned with vineyards. You don't need more than one look to fall in love with this charming Tuscan region. Its no surprise, the fame of Chianti wine and landscape stretches far beyond its borders.


Our best Italian Chianti tour is much more than just another a wine tasting tour. Its a small peek into a different life, where things move slower, and peoples lives intertwine with the land that feeds them. Plus, you will have an opportunity not only to eat but also create your own Tuscan meal from fresh locally produced ingredients! There are five different location you can visit:


  • Location 1 - Ancient Monastery: Enjoy a delicious lunch followed by wine tasting while taking in the vivacious panoramas and savoring the serenity of the monastery.
  • Location 2 - Monteriggioni: Monteriggioni is a small medieval walled town mentioned in Dantes Divine Comedy! Its lovely Piazza Roma features a medieval Romanesque church which you are free to explore. However, the dinner and wine tasting take place in the ancient castle.
  • Location 3 - St Michael's Chapel: St Michael's Chapel is home to a replica of the iconic Brunelleschi's Duomo in Florence; its an exceptional place for an equally exceptional wine tasting experience.
  • Location 4 - San Gimignano: A 13th-century wall wraps around San Gimignano. Inside you will discover narrow streets framed with medieval houses, fountains, and towers. Being located high in the Tuscan hills, this location offers some of the views. Enjoy the feeling of having traveled back in time while savoring fresh local produce and wines.
  • Location 5 - Tuscan Farmhouse: A clandestine old stone farmhouse surrounded by wildflowers and Cypress trees; The sun is setting over the hills; lazy warm breeze is spreading around the compelling aromas of the countryside. Perhaps this is your favorite setting for a sunset dinner and exquisite wine?

History Sneak Peek

he first incarnations of Chianti as white wine entered the scene in the 13th century!


Hmm... was Chianti a wine before it was a region?


Well, in Middle Ages, three villages - Gaiole, Castellina and, Radda - formed so-called Lega del Chianti (League of Chianti). This area became the historical and spiritual soul of the Chianti region. As the Chianti wine grew steadily in popularity, more and more Tuscan villages wanted their lands to be called Chianti. In fact, over the course of history, the region saw countless expansions and subdivisions.


The diversity of soil and microclimates contributed to a diversified range of quality on the market. By the end of 20th century, people associated this brand with a basic mass-market Chianti in a squat bottle with a straw basket, fiasco. Today, only some wineries can call their wines Chianti. Each winery will have its own secret recipe which, however, has to abide by the strict quality regulations of DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita).


But it wasn't just the boundaries that changed. The grape also evolved quite dramatically. The first Chianti wines were white but slowly transformed into the red.


Did we convince you? If so, don't wait any longer and book your exclusive Chianti tour today!


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16 May 2018
"Karen G"

Oh, such a wonderful experience! The tasting as cooking class were both fab! Must-do!

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16 May 2018
"Grace Dunning"

This was one of our favorite parts of the entire trip. Such a great time!

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