A Tuscan landscape is one of the most recognizable ones in the world. The rolling hills covered with vineyards dotted with quaint farmhouses and wineries are the soul of this region. One of the signature Tuscan gems is Chianti, home to one of the worlds best wines. It would be a pity to miss out on this part of Italian culture while you are there. Our guided Siena tour from Florence allows you to savor the wine and other typical produce while enjoying a guided tour of Siena.
The tour kicks off with a visit to a Tuscan winery and teaches you about different stages of wine production. Next, you will set out to explore the most important places in this small historical town famous mainly for it's Palio Horse Race. After seeing the towns most important landmarks including Piazza del Campo and Piazza del Duomo, the tour will culminate with an authentic dinner and wine tasting on a typical Tuscan farm.
Chianti tours are one of the most popular types of day trips from Florence. Its no surprise, the region ambiance casts a spell over its visitors, a spell that's hard to forget. Plus, Chianti vineyards are world-famous and their unique Tuscan wine. They simply cannot miss on the menu of the most prestigious restaurants around the world.
While there are countless best Chianti tours from Florence, not all of them provide the same combination of value, quality, and convenience. Booking the Florence to Siena tours with us will deliver an experience that will redefine your Italian holidays. We provide an optional free pick up from your hotel, comfortable travel with an air-conditioned minivan as well as a friendly expert guide to escort you every step of the way. In the winery, you will not only learn about how wine is but also learn to pair them with samples of typical sliced cold meats, bruschetta, and salami. There is no rush, just comfort and a truly Italian experience for your taste buds!
Legend has it that Siena was founded by the son of Remus. Hence, the symbol of the wolf nurturing the twins of Romulus and Remus is as omnipresent here as in Rome. In reality, the city is of Etruscan origin and it wasn't until the 1st century BC that Romans established a military colony.
The 12th century is when Siena grew in power, wealth as well as size. With its power also grew its rivalry with Florence which led to countless bickering wars between the cities. Florence won at last and the cities created a profitable alliance. Siena's biggest period of the decline came in the 14th century in form of a plague outbreak which killed two-thirds of the population!
As per Chianti, its existence has been intertwined with wine since the beginning. In fact, Chianti was a wine before it became an official name of the region. In Middle Ages, three villages - Gaiole, Radda, and Castellina - formed so-called Lega del Chianti (League of Chianti). The area became the spiritual soul of the Chianti region. As the Chianti wine grew more popular, multiple Tuscan villages wanted their lands to be called Chianti. In fact, the region saw countless expansions and subdivisions since its humble beginnings.
Today, only some wineries have the privilege of calling their wines Chianti. Each winery has its special recipe which has to fulfill the strict quality regulations of DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita).
Chianti wine tour combined with a visit to Siena creates a marvelous way to diversify your holiday. Don't wait any longer and book your Siena Tour from Florence today!