Spend a day in the iconic landscape of the “Chianti Hills”, among cypress avenues, vineyards, sunflowers and medieval villages. Visit the historic village of San Gimignano and admire its ancient towers, enjoy homemade lasagna and 8 of the best wines of the Tuscan countryside in two typical Tuscan farmhouses.
• In the morning meet your driver at your hotel or in another chosen place (B&B or private flat)
• We will drive through the rolling hills of Chianti, among olive groves, cypresses and vineyards.
• We will visit the magnificent Towers of San Gimignano and the historic center.
• For lunch we will move to a real Tuscan farm, to understand the secrets of wine production and enjoy a lunch with typical Tuscan foods and 8 tastings of local wines.
• After lunch we will visit the invincible Monteriggioni Castle and the Arms Museum.
• On the way back we will do a second wine tasting stop, in a small local winery, which produces its wine the old way.
Take a look: What to expect
3 course Lunch Menu in a tipical Wine - Farm with Bruschettas, home made pasta, cold cuts, Pecorino Cheese, extravergine olive oil, truffle oil and more
5 wine tastings in Farm Winery (Chianti, Brunello, Vernaccia, Chianti riserva, Super Tuscan)
CHILD: Age: 5 - 12
YOUTH: Age: 13 - 17
ADULT: Age: 18 - 69
SENIOR: Age: 70 - 99
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks provided for travellers
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Public transportation options are available nearby
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Specialized infant seats are available
Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Our Cars or Minivans use Anti-Covid barriers between passengers and driver.
Our driver-escorts have the Covid-19 vaccination green pass
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
Regular temperature checks for staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.
Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
What To Expect
Our driver will pick you up at your location and take you on a drive through the sweet hills of Tuscany.
First stop to San Gimignano for a free visit. San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill town known as the “Town of Fine Towers”, during the Middle Ages there were more than 70 towers in the city. Now it is a real open-air museum, where it seems to walk in the medieval period. The town also is known for saffron, the Golden Ham, and its white wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, produced from the ancient variety of Vernaccia grape which is grown on the sandstone hillsides of the area. In the main square don't forget to taste the best ice cream in the world (Gelateria Dondoli), and in the streets of the village you can admire the extraordinary work of expert craftsmen. You can also climb the tower-museum to see an incredible panorama and hear the legend of the Devil's Tower.
Admission Ticket Free
Later we will drive through one of the most beautiful Wine Road in Tuscany. The symbol of the Chianti is a black rooster. The legend said that one day, during a long war, the 2 cities decided to enter into a peace agreement, they would redefine their borders using 2 knights: one departing from Florence and the other from Siena. Both knights would leave the city centre at sunrise, when the first rooster crowed, and the official border would be set at the point where the knights met. The Sienese chose a white rooster, Florentines chose a black rooster, they took a black rooster and locked it in a darkened room, without food for many days. On the big day, as soon as the hungry black rooster was set free, in the middle of the night it crowed! So, the Florentine knight was able to ride much further than the knight from Siena. He got as far as 12 km from the Siena. This explains why the border between Siena & Florence isn't in the middle of the two cities.
Admission Ticket Free
Podere La Marronaia- Le Colonne Biodynamic Winery & Farm
For lunch we will move to a typical tuscan farm. A beautiful Italian experience to learn the best combinations beetween wine & food, Tuscan wine-making techniques and more. You will enjot with 3 course lunch with homemade pasta, bruschettas, salame, ham, pecorino cheese, extra virgin olive oil and .... 5 of the best Tuscan wines.
Admission Ticket Included
After lunch we will move to Monteriggioni Castle.
Founded by the Sienese between 1213 and 1219 as an outpost against the Florentines, in antiquity Monteriggioni was famed as an impregnable fortress. The impregnable Monteriggioni story:
the Florentines never managed to penetrate this fortress with the sole use of weapons, but only with deception and cunning, united in a winning mix. They managed to bribe the Sienese captain Giovanni Zeti who, by betraying his army, opened a breach in the defensive system allowing the Florentines to enter. It was the end for Monteriggioni, which was conquered, sacked and soldiers and inhabitants were taken prisoner. Siena had to surrender to Florentine hegemony. A legend has it that on full moon nights it is possible to hear the trampling of horses and unnatural moans that literally shiver. It is the spirit of Captain Zeti, who for the great betrayal inflicted on his people still today cannot find peace for remorse and wanders around the village.
Admission Ticket Free
Last stop in Lornano winery. A genuine small farm in the Chianti, where wine has been produced for a long time. Here we will have a second special wine tasting. The wine production of this farm is delicious and conducted in the old way ... few bottles, but with a special flavor.
At the end of the tasting we'll return to your location, hotel, private flat or B&B.
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