Discovering the history,culture and organic lifestyle of the Florentine hills.
We'll head out into the lesser known part of the Chianti region close to Florence, along the Arno river and up into the rolling hills east of the city.
We'll visit 3 historical estates with private tours of the ancient wine cellars and vineyards & detailed descriptions of the grapes and the methods used. Step back in time & learn about 3 prominent Florentine banking families of the Renaissance. Visit the only windmill in Italy. Check out a medieval castle and it's dungeons!Find out where a plot to kill the Medici family was staged in 1478. Sample typical tuscan delights with organic oil as you learn about the history and tradition of wine production. We'll have lunch nearby and visit an organic winery.
Learn secrets & winemaking techniques from the Marchese Gondi & visit the impressive family wine cellars. Relax inside the villa tasting 3 more superb wines.
This is a private, customized tour and changes can be made to suit you and your family.
Please look at my other Chianti tour #42166
I will arrange to meet you with the driver either at your hotel or in another place of your choice in Florence.
We'll visit 3 different family run estates on this tour.
The Castello del Trebbio is an incredible place full of history and tradition. We'll visit the Renaissance castle, the vineyards and cellars. You'll taste 4 different wines with typical, local small bites served with the castle extra virgin olive oil.
Our next estate is the Fattoria di Lavacchio where organic wines & olive oil are produced. We'll have a light lunch, at the farm shop with a fabulous view over the vineyards. Homemade organic pasta dishes served with sauces & vegetables grown on the farm. Homemade desserts. 3 more wines to taste and olive oil.
Tour of the windmill, cellars & vineyards.
At the Tenuta di Bossi the Marquis Gondi will bring his family history to life. The villa is impressive & the wines & oil you try are superb.
Back to Florence stopping to see the view of the city from the spectacular Piazzale Michelangelo.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel if it's in the city or at any other place of your choice.
End location: We will end the tour where you like or back at your hotel.
Duration: 8 hours
Private minibus with experienced licensed driver. Mercedes Vito model 2016, air-conditioned.
Expert local guide service
A private flexible door to door service. Cold mineral water on board.
All reservations necessary during the day.
Tours of vineyards /cellars/castle
All wine tastings and olive oils,snacks (cheeses,bread,crispbreads,salami etc)
light lunch (fresh homemade pasta/ dessert)
*Please inform me if you have any allergies or dietary requirements.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 Euros - Payments for local purchases can be made with either cash or credit cards.
(If you want to buy any of the products)
Any gifts,products,wines etc you wish to buy.
I am not a driver but I can arrange for a private car with a fluent english speaking driver.