Today is going to be a full immersion of organic Tuscany Chianti wine, through the oldest road of Tuscany, the Setteponti road.
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.
PRICES, DEPOSITS, AND PAYMENTS
Price for this private tour is AUD 297,00 per person for a couple
Price for this private tour is AUD 259,00 per person for a group of 3 and 4 people.
Price for this private tour is AUD 237,00 per person for a group of 5 and 6 people.
Price for this private tour is AUD 205,00 per person for a group of 7 and 8 people.
Deposits and balance of payments are accepted by bank transfer or credit card via Paypal.
For all the private tours, you can book through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can contact Matteo at +61 404572020 or +39 3406269692
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TIMES:
Pick up and drop off at the central station of Florence, platform number 16 at 9:00 a.m. The actual tour is a 6 hours tour.
We advice to book the tour at least 2 days in advance.
Our tour groups have been designed for a group of no more than 8 people per tour to ensure that client needs and enjoyment is always our top priority. Minimum of participants: 2 people.
INCLUDED IN TOUR COST:
Visits to three wineries including wine tasting
Lunch at one of the wineries
Visit to the “Borro”, the Borgo of Salvatore Ferragamo
Visit to the medieval village of Loro Ciuffenna
Private tour with professional local bilingual driver/escort
Pick up and drop off from Florence station the assigned meeting point
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN TOUR COST
All items not detailed in inclusions
All transfers other than to the local train station
– Minimum age is 21 years
– Adult pricing applies to all travelers
– May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
– Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
– A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
– Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
– A maximum of 8 people per booking
– Not recommended for pregnant women
– Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
– Not wheelchair accessible
– Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
Our tour groups have been designed for a group of no more than 8 people per week to ensure that client needs and enjoyment is always our top priority.
Tours and tariffs are subject to change.
CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS:
If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
The value of the transaction may be subject to taxes, duties, foreign transaction, currency exchange or other fees.
Prices and tariffs quoted for the tours are subject to change without notice in the event of unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, such as significant currency fluctuations.
You are required to purchase your own travel insurance to cover cancellation coverage, airline tickets, trip delay, lost luggage or any potential medical expenses, personal accident and sickness, emergency repatriation and personal liability. It is advisable to take specific cover for ambulance through the respective State ambulance providers or through their own private health insurance.
Please note that travellers on Tuscany Untouched tours must have comprehensive travel insurance. We will require evidence including policy number, insurers name and emergency contact number before we finalise your booking.
Most medieval towns were built as hilltop fortifications, so you will find some challenging climbs. There is a lot of walking on our tours and you will spend a lot of time on your feet while sightseeing. Age is not important as long as you are physically fit and a strong walker. Our tours are not suited for anyone who has problems with knees, back, heart or obesity
Our recommended tours and dates, as listed on our web site, are guaranteed once a booking is confirmed. Your additional expenses will be for non-included meals, moderate tipping where appropriate, and personal sightseeing or shopping.LIMIT OF LIABILITY:
No responsibility is accepted for any loss, expense, accident, injury, or damage to any person or property due to the actions or omissions of any person, or any cause, including but not limited to acts of God, acts of terrorism, war, strikes, defects in machinery, breakdown of equipment, weather, quarantine, negligence, loss of baggage, or other causes beyond our control, such losses being the responsibility of the guest.
MEMBERSHIP ON TOUR:
Tuscany Untouched Pty Ltd reserves the right to accept, reject, or not retain any person as a tour participant whose condition or general deportment impedes the operation of the tour or, in the opinion of the tour manager, affects the rights and enjoyment of other guests. A guest not retained on tour shall have no cause for complaint or refund, and shall bear any and all extra expenses that ensue.
All information on this website is, to the best of our knowledge, correct. However, we reserve the right to make changes in accommodations, visits, and itineraries at any time should it become necessary or desirable. Delays or itinerary changes caused by strikes, bad weather, traffic, or other unforeseen circumstances are beyond our control and we are not obliged to pay guests compensation.
STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
Just a reminder that travel on Tuscany Untouched trip requires a degree of flexibility, and you should understand that the trip’s route, accommodation and modes of transport are subject to change without prior notice due to local circumstances. Should Tuscany Untouched PTY LTD deem it advisable to amend an itinerary for any reason, it may do so by shortening, varying or re-routing any trip. These changes are binding and additional expenses will be charged to you if the reason for any alteration is outside Tuscany Untouched’ control.
While travelling with Tuscany Untouched you agree to accept the authority of the leader at all times. You are aware that travel within a group may involve compromise to accommodate the diverse desires and physical abilities of group members. You understand that Tuscany Untouched reserves the right to decline, accept, or retain any person as a member of the group at any time. To the best of Tuscany Untouched’s knowledge, these third parties are qualified to perform the duties they are contracted to perform. However Tuscany Untouched will not be held liable for any injury, damage, loss, delay or irregularity that may occur due to the behaviour of these third parties. Tuscany Untouched will not accept responsibility or liability for any traveller who contravenes any law or regulation of any country visited. No employee, servant or agent of Tuscany Untouched Pty Ltd has authority to vary these conditions.
CONFIRMATION BOOKING FORM
All Tuscany Untouched travellers on group trips must sign a Booking Form. Please note that signing the form is a pre-requisite of travelling with Tuscany Untouched Pty Ltd. The wording of this form follows.
“I understand that touring with Tuscany Untouched Pty Ltd may involve risks (and rewards) above and beyond those encountered on a more conventional holiday, and that I am undertaking a physical trip with inherent dangers. I understand that I am travelling to geographical areas where, amongst other things, the standard of accommodation, transport, safety, hygiene, cleanliness, medical facilities, telecommunications and infrastructure development may not be of the standard I am used to at home or would find on a conventional holiday. I have read and understood the Tuscany Untouched tour notes for the trip I am undertaking and have provided details of any pre-existing medical conditions I have to Tuscany Untouched Pty Ltd representatives. I accept these risks and obligations and I fully assume the risks of travel. I release Tuscany Untouched Pty Ltd from any liabilities connected to these risks to the maximum extent permitted by law.”
Our tours are not pet friendly