The history of a wine mixed with the history of the whole region of Tuscany
Chianti - a word that evokes history, wine and good food, all at the same time.
The most famous Chianti vineyards in the world stretch out on the slopes of the lower Apennines south of Florence, as do olive groves, on land that is completely uncontaminated, with wonderful panoramic views in every season.
We will have a very scenic drive across one of the most beautiful area of Italy, following the Chiantigiana, the old Roman road from Florence to Rome. We can stop at the Second World War Cemetery for the American dead.
Chianti, however, reveals itself with a visit to the castles, all of them still producing wine. Many of them belong to famous families such as the Verrazzano, the Vespucci, the Uzzano. . . just visiting the properties, some of them built more than a thousand years ago, lets us understand the strategic importance of these castles once fiefs, and their wine.
Our trip includes also visits to the villages of Castellina and Radda in Chianti.
Wine tasting can be organized .
Fullday 8-9 hours.
Through the Countryside we will cross the small Apennines, the small mountains on whiches spread out the famous vineyards. We will stop in the small villages of Castellina for a fantastic stroo under the ancient walls, we will have fantastic panoramic view on the hills covered of vineyards and olive trees.
On request, we can stop in a wine farm and taste some delicious red wine, and we can stop for the lunch in the famous Dario Cecchini butcher shop in Panazano.
Itinerary will be tailor made according to the point of departure.
If you have your own transportation, the price is lower, contact me.
Tour of 4/5 hours can be organized, contact me.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meeting in Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Livorno, Marina di Carrara or La Spezia harbours, your hotel in Tuscany.
Tour of 4/5 hours can be organized from Florence.
End location: Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Livorno, Marina di Carrara or La Spezia harbours, your hotel in Tuscany.
Duration: 9 hours
Transportation provided by minivan 8 seats maximum, Mercedes Viano, year 2011
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 EUR - There is no entrance fee to pay in this itinerary. Meal at your own charge, credit card are accepted in all restaurants, but not in the bars. Tasting to be paid on site even by credit car or ask me for a quotation. The tour can be organized for 4/5 hours instead of for 9 hours.