Chianti Classico, Montalcino, Montepulciano by minivan: Wine Tastings & Lunch

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  • 11 hr

Swap the urban sights of Florence for the villages, scenery, wine and food of Tuscany on a small-group day trip! With a driver-guide, explore the Chianti, Crete Senesi and UNESCO-listed Val d’Orcia areas; visit medieval villages such as Greve, Castellina, Montalcino and Montepulciano; and sample up to six glasses of wine during two separate wine tastings. A lavish Tuscan lunch featuring fresh local ingredients is also included at a farmhouse in the Val d’Orcia hills. Numbers are limited to eight, ensuring a personalized experience.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Chianti Road

head into the Chianti winemaking region where vineyards dot the landscape. Take in the surroundings and make your first stop at Greve, a quintessential Tuscan town, tucked into the hills. Explore the historical square and discover shops selling local handicrafts and traditional Chianti produce.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Rocca di Castellina

Discover Castellina, a small and ancient hilltop hamlet. Visit one of Castellina’s historical wine cellars for a look around, and learn about the history of winemaking in the area.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Fortezza di Montalcino

Admire the clay landscape of Crete Senesi juxtaposed gloriously against the UNESCO-listed Val d’Orcia hills. Stop at a rustic farmhouse for your second wine tasting of the day, accompanied by a regional lunch. Sample three glasses of the prestigious Montalcino wine: Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino and Super Tuscan. Lunch typically consists of two types of crostini, Tuscan bruschetta, vegetable omelet, cheese, cold cuts of meat, fruit and homemade pie. Visit the farmhouse’s cellars and enjoy some free time to work off the food with a stroll. Travel onward to the village of Montalcino to soak up the views over Val d’Orcia and perhaps shop for artisan products

Stop At: Piazza Grande a Montepulciano

Finally, stop for a walk around the gorgeous village of Montepulciano before returning to Florence.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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