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Chianti's Best Landscapes and Wine Tour

Highlights
  • Full-day Chianti wine and villages tour from Florence
  • Visit the quaint medieval towns of Monteriggioni, Siena and San Gimignano
  • Taste Chianti's famed varietals at a local winery
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Chianti's Best Landscapes and Wine Tour
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Chianti's Best Landscapes and Wine Tour
$137.82
Overview
Discover the inspiring landscapes and famous flavors of the Chianti wine region on a small-group tour from Florence. Enjoy leisure time to explore the charming medieval towns of Monteriggioni, Siena and San Gimignano with helpful pointers from your guide. Visit a local winery for a vineyard and cellar tour, followed by a tasting of renowned Chianti varietals along with local cheeses, cured meats and olive oil. Group size is limited to 8 people for a more personalized experience.
What to Expect
Chianti wine tour and landscapes. Experience an unforgettable day trip in the Chianti region with amazing scenery, fun facts about the Italian cooking habits, stops in the cities of San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and Siena, and a visit to a winery to learn something about Classico and drink lots of good wine. A small group tour lets you save money by sharing a mini van.
Your day trip takes you through the picturesque countryside of the Chianti region, a magical landscape of cypress trees, vineyards and olive groves you should recognize from Renaissance paintings. You will be picked up at your hotel and driven through the countryside of Florence.  
You will first go to San Gimignano, where you will have about 30 minutes of free time. It is famous for its many towers or the many Vernaccia wine bottles if you prefer. It served as an important relay point for pilgrims traveling to or from Rome on the Via Francigena. The patrician families who controlled the town built around 72 tower-houses as symbols of their wealth and power. Although only 14 have survived, San Gimignano has retained its feudal atmosphere and appearance.
You will then reach the famous Palio city, Siena, around 12pm. Free time. Located in the heart of Tuscany, this is Italy´s best preserved medieval city and once was a wealthy, war-like independent state during the Middle Ages. Siena stores offer many locally made items, such as leather products, neckties, fabrics, glazed terracotta, gold jewellery, and of course local food, such as, Panforte, Ricciarelli, Pici and many wines. Every Wednesday morning a huge market is held around the Fortezza Mediceana. Here you will have time to look around and have lunch if you are hungry. Depart again in 2 hours at about 2:30pm.
After about 20 minutes drive, make your third stop in the beautiful castle of Monteriggioni where you will have a half hour free time to walk around. Sitting on a small natural hillock, this completely walled medieval town in the Siena Province of Tuscany was built in the 13th century by the overlords of Siena to command the Cassia Road running through the Val d’Elsa and Val Staggia just to the west of Monteriggioni.
Finally a taste of Chianti. You can spend a pleasant hour or so relaxing and enjoying fine wines along with salami, prosciutto, cheese, and olive oil. At the end of your day, you will be brought back to the departure point.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
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Very nice and relaxing day , Luka was awesome and all day was really full ending with good wine tastingMore

1  Thank Lidija V
ECustomerCare, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at I Just Drive, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Lidija V, Thank you very much for taking your time to leave a feedback for our company ''i just drive'' We'll certainly pass on your comments to our driver who provided such great service and a relaxing day at the wine tasting tour. We...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Personalised tour with "Dan the Man"

Our tour started with the prompt arrival of Daniel who made us feel very welcome the moment he greeted us outside of our hotel in central Florence. From here he took time to point out many interesting landmarks in Florence and detail to history. Daniel...More

1  Thank Eric H
Reviewed June 18, 2018
Amazing Tour and Company

My husband and I absolutely loved this tour! Our driver, Daniel, was amazing. He was entertaining, friendly, and knowledge! Our tour was a full day visiting Sienna, San Gimignano, and Monteriggioni. We then went to a great winery / farm at the end of the...More

Thank Caitlin R
Reviewed June 8, 2018
Chianti's Best Landscape and Wine Tour was EXCELLENT

Luca was a fantastic guide! He was an excellent driver, very safe.Luca was Very friendly, spoke perfect English, was patient, prompt and very professional and very knowledgeable of the region and the tour! I highly recommend this tour and this company!!!

Thank Cindy D
Reviewed June 2, 2018
Best day ever!

We had an amazing last day in Florence with our driver, Francesco, touring Monteriggioni, Sienna, San Gimignano and ending at Casa Emma winery (we are anxiously awaiting our wine shipment!). It was the perfect ending to our trip and can't say enough good things about...More

Thank lahuml54
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