If you want to discover Tuscany in an original, funny way, that satisfies body and mind, this tour is right for you. Leaving from Florence, it will start with an overview of its most beautiful places, and continue with an Italian lunch and a visit to the medieval borgo of Monteriggioni. From there, it will lead you to a local wine cellar, where you will learn about the production techniques, and taste one of the most famous wines in the world.
Start the day with a guided tour of Florence
Start your group tour of Florence and Chianti roads from Florence, the Cradle of the Renaissance. This picturesque city, where the marble façade of the Duomo stands against the sky, and where the panorama you can admire from the Ponte Vecchio will simply leave you breathless, can reveal the secrets of 2000 years of history. Rely on your professional guide to reveal some of these to you. He will tell you about the Roman origins of the city, lead you through a palace that dates back to the 15th century, pass through the Uffizi Gallery (the most visited museum in Italy) courtyard, and show you all the wonders of Florence. Admire the Dome realised by Brunelleschi that dominates the Golden Gates of Paradise of the Baptistery.
Taste a local lunch and head toward the Chianti region
After this travel through time, the time has come for a traditional Italian lunch, included in this group tour. You will taste pasta or pizza, before making your way to the Chianti area. Get ready to spend some time in this wonderful area, one of the most picturesque and famous of Italy. Called the “wine region” because of the vineyards that populate the area, and because some of the most famous Italian wines are produced here, it will make you live a unique experience.
Discover Monteriggioni and live an Italian aperitivo experience
First, we will visit Monteriggioni, a characteristic fortress. The view from the outside, surrounded by city walls, is already impressive. But, let the inside surprise you too. We will stop for a coffee or a gelato in this fortress-town, which was also mentioned in the “Divine Comedy”, while you admire ancient buildings and cobblestone pavements in an out-of-time atmosphere. Back on the bus, the driver will pass through hills and cypress trees to arrive to an authentic Chianti wine estate. Here, you will visit the wine cellars and learn everything about the stages of wine production. The day will end in style, with a Tuscan wine tasting, accompanied with sliced cold meats, bruschetta and salami… An authentic Italian aperitivo!