Today is going to be a full immersion of organic Tuscany Chianti wine, through the oldest road of Tuscany, the Setteponti road.
Today we’ll embark on an unforgettable adventure on which you will have an opportunity to become closely acquainted with the organic wines of the Tuscan region and travel via Setteponti, the oldest road in Tuscany. The Setteponti road, which traces what was once Roman and Etruscan routes,connects two major Tuscan cities: Florence and Arezzo. This tour is ideal for visitors who want to take in the stunning, panoramic scenery of Tuscany via country roads, vineyards, olive groves and small picturesque towns. Enjoy a thrilling adventureas you breathe the clean Tuscan air and travel the winding roads of the region. Once known as Cassia Vetus, Via Setteponti, which translates as the Seven Bridges Road, is named as such because it passes over the streams and rivers that cascade from the Pratomagno heights at least seven times. A stunning vista awaits around every corner of the road, from the Balze, pieves and small villages, through to the verdant landscape of the Apennine mountains, which perch 1600 meters above sea level. This tour will travel along the Via Setteponti, giving visitors an opportunity to enjoy the sights of the Tuscan region at a leisurely pace as we stop at random locations within the very heart of Tuscany. This unique private tour will also give you an opportunity to learn about the organic wines of Tuscany from an organic wine farmer who works hard throughout the year to produce wines of the highest quality. Your bilingual tour guide and driver will pick you up from Platform 16 of the central train station of Florence at 9:00 am. From there, we will commence the mesmerising drive along the Setteponti road between Castelfranco di Sopra and Castiglion Fibocchi. We will visit at least three local wineries along the way, where we will have an opportunity to sample the wine and tour the cellars and vines. The organic wine producers of the Tuscan region are deeply passionate about their wines and many of them follow traditional wine making techniques that have been passed down through centuries. Having spent the morning learning about organic wine, we will enjoy lunch at one of the vineyards and visit the Borgo of Salvatore Ferragamo, which has recently been renovated. After lunch, we will visit the village of Loro Ciuffena, which sits serenely on the slopes of Pratomagno, 328 meters above sea level. While the architecture of Loro Ciuffena is predominantly medieval, its origin has been traced back as far as Etruscan and Roman times and many artefacts of this time have been uncovered in the area. The Cassia Vetus crossed the Lorese territory during the early Roman period and the path was very similar to the Via Setteponti. In 123 b.c., the Cassia Vetus was replaced by the Cassia Adrianea, which passed downstream and subsequently isolated Loro Ciuffenna. After the Roman era, the Lombards occupied the area and a document dating 939 contains the first mention of the name Loro. The town progressed to become a fief of the Counts Guidi before becoming part of the Florentine Republic in 1293. The first formal statutes by which the community were governed were recorded in 1462.
- Explore the authentic Tuscany wineries in Chanti Aretino area that still produce organic wine with old technique.
- What a great opportunity to taste amazing original grapes of Tuscany region.
- Discover the beauty of Loro Ciuffena village, nominated as one of the best medieval village of Italy
- Visit the Borgo of Salvatore Ferragamo.