Escape the crowds and noise of Florence with a half day tour to the Tuscan countryside and see the rolling hills and vineyards of Chianti.
Tuscany is famous worldwide for its small hilltop villages and rolling hills, striped with olive groves and vineyards, punctuated by Tuscan cypresses. You will begin your tour with a visit to a local winery, where the owners will greet you with a typical Tuscan snack Crostini Toscani, some of their own olive oil and a taste of their Chianti wine. You will also visit their cellars and learn how the local wine is made.
Then we visit Greve in Chianti, one of the most famous Chianti wine towns, where you have free time to explore the triangular shaped central square, medieval buildings, artisan shops and centuries old butcher shop.
Before returning to Florence, you will get to visit another local winery where the owners will provide another wine tasting along with some typical local products.
|START TIME||2:30 PM Meeting point at Bar Reale in Santa Maria Novella Train Station (follow track 16 towards the area with grass and palm trees)|
|END TIME||7:45 PM|
2.30 PM – 4.30 PM: Chianti Winery
- Transport in comfortable coach to a Chianti winery
- Typical Tuscan snack
- Visit the cellars and see how Chianti is made
- Wine tasting
4.30 PM – 5.30 PM: Greve in Chianti
- Transport to Greve in Chianti
- Unique triangular piazza
- Artisan shops
- Centuries old butcher shop
- Transport to next winery
5.30 PM - 7.45 PM: Winery Visit and Wine Tasting
- Wine tasting paired with local foods
- Return to Florence
Please note that these times are approximate and may change based on daily itinerary.