Florence is one of the most famous and appreciated Italian cities in the world.
Cradle of the Renaissance, it has a charm that makes it able to attract more than ten million tourists a year.
City of art, it is considered to be one of the most important cultural centers in the whole world and the birthplace of the Italian language.
Florence is famous not only for its museums or the monuments or its geniuses of the past, but is also well known by tourists because of its culinary art.
Food has always been a strength for Italy and Florence perfectly embodies the vast food and wine heritage of its region.
Tuscan wines, in particular, are considered among the finest Italian wines all over the world and Florence is in an excellent location if you want to do a wine tour.
In the south of Florence, in fact, there is the Chianti valley where the homonymous wine is produced.
It has always been considered the heart of old Tuscany and is famous all over the world for its renowned wines.
Florence offers multiple types of wine tours, let’s find out which are the best.
If you are in Florence and you have a day off then this is the tour for you.
You will have the opportunity to visit three locations: Siena, San Gimignano, and Pisa.
You will move safely in an air-conditioned car with an expert guide of the places, you will see.
You will enjoy an excellent lunch in the Chianti hills in a winery where you will have the opportunity to taste the wines produced inside.
The best solution for those traveling in small groups.
Leave Florence for a trip through the vineyards, olive groves, and Tuscan hills.
Get ready to visit two important wineries in the Chianti region where you will also have the opportunity to enter the cellars and be able to see for yourself the most important stages of wine production.
Taste different qualities of wine and extra virgin olive oil with platters of typical local products.
You will be guided by an expert guide and you will be able to enjoy detailed explanations being a small group of participants.
The best solution for those who want to enjoy an evening of tradition and charm.
Start from Florence and visit the rural villages of the Chianti valley, tasting different types of wine and tasting excellent typical products during the sunset from the Tuscan hills.
Before returning to Florence you will have the opportunity to see the suggestive fortress of Castellina.
Get behind the wheel of one of the vehicles that made the history of the Italian automotive tradition.
Live a unique experience that will culminate with the visit of a fifteenth-century villa located in the heart of Tuscany.
You will explore its cellars and vineyards while tasting the most varied types of wine and local products.
Drive your vintage Fiat 500 with confidence thanks to the instructions of an expert guide.
The best solution for those who want to visit unique places and are willing to get their hands dirty.
Start from Florence and visit an ancient Tuscan castle, explore its vineyard, cellars, and winery.
Inside you will have the opportunity to take part in a hand-made pasta lesson and at lunchtime you can eat the fruits of your job while enjoying three types of wine produced by the factory itself.
Enjoy a private visit to the home of the renowned Brunello di Montalcino.
Start from Florence in a luxury vehicle equipped with air conditioning and certified guide and enjoy the splendid landscape between the ancient roads of Tuscany and the view of the beautiful medieval city of Montalcino.
You will visit three historic wineries including one family-run.
You will taste two variants of wine, Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino, enjoying a lunch based on local products which will be illustrated and explained by the producers themselves.
The best solution for those who want to immerse themselves in the Italian tradition.
Start from Florence on a vintage Vespa to fully experience the air of the Tuscan countryside while admiring all its splendid views.
Explore the Chianti’s region along its ancient roads and stop in a typical winery tasting the wines produced in the area.
Before getting back on your Vespa and returning to Florence, enjoy a typical Tuscan lunch with local products.
Explore the land of Chianti and discover its treasures under the guidance of a certified expert sommelier.
The best solution for those who want to taste the excellent wines produced in this area as well as learn their many organoleptic characteristics.
You will visit three important wineries in the Chianti valley where you can attend a real wine lesson and then enjoy an excellent typical Italian lunch.
Live a 360 ° experience without worrying about the trip, a comfortable car, in fact, will accompany you on this unforgettable day.
The best solution for those who want to visit the places that made the history of the Chianti valley.
Travel through the rolling hills and historic vineyards of the Tuscan countryside, visit two important wineries in the Chianti area, meet the wine producers and let yourself be guided in the tasting of their finest products while enjoying a typical Tuscan finger food aperitif.
This tour will allow you to visit the splendid “Greve in Chianti“, a town in the metropolitan area of Florence which in the Middle Ages became the main market in the area.
The best solution for those who have an adventurous spirit and want to be in contact with nature of the Tuscan countryside.
Enjoy this fantastic two-day bike tour starting from Florence, a certified guide will accompany you step by step in your journey.
On the first day, you will stop in a typical winery in the Chianti valley where you will have the opportunity to taste the best wines produced.
Afterward, you will visit the famous butcher of Panzano, Dario Cecchini, you will spend the night at Villa Rosa where you can enjoy a typical Tuscan dinner.
On the second day you will continue your exploration of the Chianti area culminating with your arrival in the city of Siena.
Solution suitable for those who have a full agenda and cannot dedicate a full day to wine tours.
Taste Tuscan wines and extra virgin olive oils in a historic wine shop located in the heart of Florence.
For each wine, you can savor the delicious flavors of Tuscany that best match what you are drinking.
To ensure that the experience can reach a high degree of customization, this tour is suitable for families, couples or small groups of people.
Excellent solution for those are in Florence for a romantic trip.
Explore the Oltrarno district and stroll through the beautiful monuments of the city.
You will participate in a tasting of refined Chianti wines accompanied by the typical crostoni and other delicacies of Tuscan cuisine.
After crossing the Arno river you will have the opportunity to stop in an ancient tavern and take part in a further tasting.
Solution suitable for those who want to experience the food and wine tradition of the historic Chianti area.
The particular wine tour will last three days, you will leave Florence and the first stop will be Siena, you will visit the city and you will be able to admire its monuments.
Afterward, you will have the opportunity to stay for two nights in the splendid setting of the village of San Gimignano, getting lost in its squares, narrow alleys and beautiful churches.
You will also have the opportunity to dine in a typical restaurant where you can try the typical traditional dishes.
The tour will culminate with a visit to a historic Chianti winery to taste the fine wines and get information on their production process.
After the tasting you will return to Florence in the evening.
Thanks to this tour you will have the opportunity to discover the beautiful area surrounding the village of Carmignano.
Since ancient times, vines have been cultivated in this area and the fruits produced, with a particular fruity flavor has increased its importance more and more.
During this tour you will visit the vineyards and cellars in the heart of Carmignano with an expert guide and sommelier who will explain all the steps of the wine production and aging processes.
At the end of the tour of the cellars you can take part in a tasting of the typical wines of the area accompanied by a lunch based on local Tuscan products.
Move from Florence to the southern area of the province of Siena to the wine regions of Orcia and Montepulciano.
Fall in love with the beautiful rural landscapes on this wine tour that will allow you to combine tourism and tradition.
You will have lunch in an organic farm with panoramic views of the Val D’Orcia where you can taste the delicious cheeses that are produced.
Then you can discover the entire production process of the cheeses you have tasted, starting from milking to get to the finished product.
The tour will continue with a visit to the splendid city of Montepulciano where you will visit a family-run winery with the opportunity to stroll through its vineyards while tasting the famous Nobile di Montepulciano wine.
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