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This day tour to the Chianti wine region includes wine tastings, idyllic Tuscan hill towns & local expert guides
Our Private Florence Tuscany day tours to the Chianti provides the perfect "Taste of Tuscany" for the first-time visitor. Our itinerary involves limited time driving so that you can thoroughly enjoy the places visited on this tour while indulging in all the pleasures that make Tuscany such a popular destination: taste fine wines, delicious local cuisine, stroll around enchanting hill towns and be intoxicated by the splendid vistas and views of the Tuscan countryside.
The first stop on our Private Chianti wine tours is a visit to the hill town of Impruneta to see the Terracotta furnaces and local pottery that has been made here since the 11th Century. Here we'll visit a world famous artisan who's clients include the Botanical gardens of New York. We'll tour the workshop that dates from the 17 th century and you'll learn about the production of Terracotta over the centuries.
At the Medieval castle of Montefioralle, stroll around this enchanting castle and admire the breath-taking scenery with incredible vistas of the Chianti, and appreciate the slower pace of life that hasn't changed for centuries as you stroll around the streets of this enchanting hill town.
At Greve in Chianti, the principal town of the Chianti, you'll have some free time to explore this friendly market town (Market Day is Saturday) with the opportunity to doing optional wine tastings or olive oil tastings while in the town. Before lunch, we'll visit a local vineyard to learn more about the wine-making in the Chianti and to enjoy our first wine tasting of the day.
An optional lunch can be taken at a delightful Trattoria known only to the locals. Located at the end of a long dirt road that terminates at a small hamlet lost in the Tuscan countryside, enjoy an undisturbed panoramic view of the hill country and delicious regional cuisine as you fall under the spell of the Tuscany.
In the afternoon, our Private Florence wine tours explore Chianti off-the-beaten-track visiting Medieval hill towns and their fortresses that once formed the league of Chianti in the 13th Century where you'll enjoy further incredible views of the countryside.
To celebrate your day tour of the Chianti wine regions we will visit another noted vineyard for your second wine tasting. And while sitting back savouring the subtle textures and tones of the wine, contemplate the beautiful countryside that has been your constant companion during the day. Following scenic back-roads we'll make our way back to Florence to finish a very fulfilling and relaxing day in the beautiful Tuscany countryside.
Your Private Chianti Wine & Hill Towns Tour can start from your hotel in Florence