Chianti’s Best Landscapes and Wine Tour
Unforgettable daytrip in the Chianti Region.Stops in Monteriggioni, San Gimignano and Siena followed by a visit to a winery with wine tour an tasting. Shared small group tour.Our most famous tour: an unforgettable daytrip in the Chianti with amazing sceneries, fun facts about the Italian cooking habits, stops in the cities of San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and Siena and a visit to a winery to learn something about our Classico and drink lots of good wine! A small group tour lets you save money by sharing a mini Van. First part, Monteriggioni: Your day trip takes you through the picturesque countryside of the Chianti region, a magical landscape of cypress trees, vineyards and olive groves youíll recognize from Renaissance paintings. Weíll come and pick you up at your hotel and weíll start by driving in the countrside of Florence. After about 1 hour drive weíll make our first stop in the beautiful castle of Monteriggioni where youíll have a half hour to walk around. Sitting on a small natural hillock, this completely walled medieval town in the Siena Province of Tuscany was built in the 13th century by the overlords of Siena to command the Cassia Road running through the Val díElsa and Val Staggia just to the west of Monteriggioni. Siena: The famous Palio city at 12pm. Located in the heart of Tuscany, this is Italy¥s best preserved medieval city and once was a wealthy, warlike independent state during the Middle Ages. Siena stores offer many locally made items, such as, leather products, neckties, fabrics, glazed terracotta, gold jewellery, and of course local food, such as, Panforte, Ricciarelli, Pici and many wines. Every Wednesday morning a huge market is held around the Fortezza Mediceana. Here you will have time to look around, have lunch if youíre hungry and weíll depart again in 2 hours at about 2:30pm Next stop: San GimignanoSan Gimignano is famous for its many towers or the many Vernaccia wine bottles if you prefer! It served as an important relay point for pilgrims travelling to or from Rome on the Via Francigena. The patrician families who controlled the town built around 72 tower-houses (some as high as 50 m) as symbols of their wealth and power. Although only 14 have survived, San Gimignano has retained its feudal atmosphere and appearance. The town also has several masterpieces of 14th- and 15th-century Italian art. Tea with Mussolini, a 1999 drama about the plight of English and American expatriate women in Italy during World War II, was filmed in part at San Gimignano.Finally: a taste of Chianti!Close by San Gimignano is our winery. You can spend a pleasant and beautiful time to relax, enjoying fine wines along with other farm products, but mainly, you will live a unique experience and will be in contact with the Italians and with our simple, friendly and genuine way to behave with our guests, transmitting to all the people who come to visit, sympathy, warmth and smile, because the wine is love, poetry and imagination!