If you have decided to spend a few days in the splendid setting of Siena, you will certainly getting lost within its historical and cultural beauties and its culinary delicacies.
What you probably don’t know is that Siena also allows you to be able to visit the historic area of Chianti, which extends to the north of the city untill the southern part of Florence.
Chianti area has a mountain range straddling the provinces of Florence, Siena and Arezzo and the cities in this area form part of the production area of Chianti, DOCG red wine.
There are many tourists, both Italians and from all over the world, who visit this area every year to taste the typical products that this land offers and to discover the places where these products are made.
The ways in which tourists enjoy these experiences are many and various. Let’s see which are the most popular.
Castles tour and wine taste
The best solution for those who travel or want to join a small group of people (eight people max).
This tour allows you to visit three historic Italian castles in the Chianti area by combining it with a taste of the area’s Chianti wines.
The first is the castle of Brolio, known as the birthplace of Chianti, the second is the Vertine castle, previously a fortified village, and the third, the last but not the least, is the medieval village of the castle of Ama.
Bike tour and wine taste
The best solution for those who want a full immersion in the natural beauty that Tuscany offers by adding a pinch of sport and a good dose of adventure.
This tour allows you to ride your electric bicycle through the picturesque streets of Chianti, visit an ancient monastery and taste typical wine inside a family-run winery.
All you have to do is take advantage of a beautiful day and enjoy the beautiful natural landscape that surrounds this beautiful location.
The best solution for those traveling as a couple or in a group.
This tour allows you to visit a typical Tuscan farmhouse starting with an internal tour of the company where you will have the opportunity to taste the wine home-produced, then you will enjoy an aperitif in a vineyard at sunset and everything will culminate with a dinner at base of typical products of the Chianti valley.
Town center wine tour
The best solution for those traveling to see the beautiful towns in the Chianti Area.
This tour allows you to visit two beautiful small towns: San Gimignano and Monteriggioni.
A luxury air-conditioned vehicle, with wi-fi on board, will take you to the city center of the towns where you will spend some free-time through their ancient streets.
You will see not only the best restaurants of the area but the hidden places too, where the locals usually dine.
In addition, this tour will allow you to visit three famous Chianti wineries.
Vespa wine tour
The best solution for those travelling to see the hills of Tuscany in a truly Italian style.
If you are a group passionate about Italian culture, there is nothing better than admiring the beautiful landscapes of the Chianti area on your Vespa.
This tour will allow you to ride a Vespa all day by visiting beautiful medieval villages, tasting a typical lunch while sipping good Chianti, relaxing inside a winery before returning to Siena under the supervision of an expert guide.
Grape stomping wine tour
The best solution for those who love the cultural tradition of Tuscany.
Get into the spirit of one of the oldest practices in Italy, take off your shoes and take part in the most famous moment of the “vendemmia”: the crushing of the grapes with bare feet!
You will actively participate in the life of a typical Tuscan winery, you can taste the best Chianti wines while enjoying a fantastic typical lunch.
An expert guide will join you all the way.
Fiat 500 wine tour
The best solution for those who love vintage cars.
Explore the ancient streets of Tuscany driving a vintage Fiat 500, head to the beautiful town of Monteriggioni and take a break in a local vineyard.
You will have the opportunity to fully experience the Tuscan air by tasting typical dishes of Italian cuisine and sipping a good Chianti.
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