CHIANTI & FLORENCE
The History of “good food, good life”
Minivan car service with pick-up and departure for the Chianti area, land of the world renowned wine the Chianti Classico. This spectacular wine route, known as the ”Chiantigiana”, offers a view of rolling hills with vineyards and olive groves. It touches on quaint, hilltop towns like Greve in Chianti, famous for holding the oldest market in the area (XII sec.), and for giving birth to Giovanni Da Verrazzano, the famous explorer who discovered America. You can enjoy wine tasting at an organic farmhouse, famous for its homemade products, and also savor the famous balsamic vinegar, a unique product of Chiantishire. Unforgettable surroundings, beautiful landscapes, and our next stop is a typical farmhouse where we can taste Chianti’s finest products. Back in Florence we join a Gourmet guided tour. On our way through the city center we will make gourmet pit stops in typical Florentine bars, shops and eateries. As well as being a delight for our eyes, this little excursion, in which wine and typical Tuscan foods are the undisputed protagonists, offers us a way to tickle our palates. The assortment of traditional Florentine products, for example cheese and salami, will taste even better with a glass of fine Chianti wine in one of the numerous quaint Osterias. And we mustn’t forget to have a taste of the fine “Vin Santo” accompanied by the delicious almond cookies from Prato! Finally, to top the tour off, a wonderful gelato made by a true professional with all the freshest ingredients.
The tour ends in the city center at roughly 7:30.
When: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays
Time: 1:45 pm
Length: approx. 6 hours.
Meeting point: pick up at hotel (no drop off) 30 minutes before the start of the tour.
Fee: € 115. Free for children under 2 years old.
Price includes: Private vehicle, English speaking driver/guide, tolls, parking, luggage handling,
bottled-water on board, wine tasting and appetizer in Chiantishire, guided Gourmet Tour (Join a group) in Florence with local guide, wine, cheese and other specialties, “Vin Santo” and almond biscuits, and ice cream.
Price does not include: everything not expressly mentioned as “price includes”.
Available languages: English (other languages upon request). The Gourmet tour can be conducted in more than one language.