Three-day Full Immersion Wine Tour. Up and down on the Tuscany Hills
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Day 1: The Chianti Region
We will obtain the trek off to the best begin with an extraordinary trip in order to the Chianti region of Tuscany. You will be guided by an Italian scenic tour guide who has a friendly insights of the location. Your instructor will fetch you at around 8 am the at the Central Station of Florence right before you will be brought to your apartment placed in a local Tuscan farmhouse. You will be permitted two hours in order to familiarize yourself with your lodging prior to being whisked off on your very first adventure.
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For this day, the greater things in life will have the center stage. We will sightsee the noticeable castles and wineries in Chianti and you will even satisfy yourself in the greatest bottle of wines and olive oils of the region. Following the trip on the vineries and tasting their scrumptious wines, Greve is the upcoming venue where you will be gotten to some fine harvest of the area just before concluding everything off with a dinner at a local Trattoria.
Day 2: Vernaccia of San Gimignano
Today is going to be a white wine day, dedicated to La Vernaccia Tuscan wine.
In the morning, we will drive around the countryside of San Gimignano and Castelvecchio National Park and, along the way, we will have an opportunity to sample stunning wines and delicious food at two of the great wineries that are run by local families.
Vernaccia di San Gimignano stands out among the top wines of Tuscany. Vernaccia-based wine from San Gimignano has a long established history, and throughout the Renaissance period, local Vernaccia was widely considered to be the noblest wine in Italy. Its fame is undoubtedly connected to its region of origin, San Gimignano—an ancient Tuscan town that is famed for its medieval towers. The Vernaccia wine grape is mentioned as early as 1276 in San Gimignano’s records and Dante’s Divine Comedy. Its name is thought to originate from the word vernaculum, which means ‘of the place’ and is the etymological root of the English word ‘vernacular.’
In the afternoon, we will progress to the beautiful village of San Gimignano, where you can have some free time to explore this stunning Tuscan town. San Gimignano is famous for its fascinating medieval architecture and lofty towers from which visitors can enjoy impressive views of the city from the surrounding valley. At the height of its glory, San Gimignano’s patrician families had built around 72 tower houses as a symbol of their wealth and power. Although only 14 have survived, San Gimignano still retains its feudal atmosphere and magical appearance.
We will end the first day of the tour at a local Tuscan trattoria, where we will enjoy dinner before heading back to the accommodation.
Day 3: Bolgheri and Castagneto Carducci
Today, you will have a chance in order to explore a truly spellbinding spot of Italy.
The day will initiate with a brief visit of the castle residing in the village of Bolgheri. We will then continue on our way down through the stunning valley and “avenue of cypress trees” in order to the first winery of the day. Later, we will drive along the road that attaches Bolgheri in order to Castagneto Carducci, and you will once again have a chance to sit back and take pleasure in some of the most mesmerizing natural scenery Italy has to offer. During our trip, we will be heading to two additional wineries for a chance in order to see the wine cellars and taste their bottle of wines. For lunch, we will be gratifying in a savory meal that involves regional Tuscan cuisine.
For our afternoon time, we will be stopping by at Castagneto Carducci or in Volterra on the way back and you will be given the time to have a peaceful stroll through the village before you will be brought back in order to your apartment.
Later that day, your scenic tour manager will return you in order to Central Station of Florence and bid you a fond farewell.
Bolgheri is well-known in order to the entire world because of how it offered some of the most prominent vineyards. The winemaking zone covers larger part of the sloping coastal wineries wherein it is situated at the bottom of the rolling hills that is somewhere in between Bolgheri and southern Castagneto. Otherwise realized as “the golden oasis of the Maremma,” Bolgheri was the center of the avantgarde movement so that it can bring back the a bottle of wine industry in Tuscany back in order to life. The area’s success is largely attributed in order to the fad for non-DOC wines as well as the rise of the Super Tuscan, wherein one of its notable products is the Sassicaia.
The five-kilometer Avenue of Cypress Trees attaches the oratory of San Guido with the historic community of Bolgheri in the municipality of Castagneto Carducci. The name emerged from the famous cypress trees that is operating along the path in a parallel manner; but it’s more widely known for consisting of the poem by Giosuè Carducci, Davanti San Guido (“In front of San Guido”), wherein the trees were being referred to as “tall and proud are they in San Guido in two rows.” At the starting point of the long roadway, there sits a small obelisk. It was positioned there in 1908 by Giuseppe della Gherardesca as a mark of respect to Giosuè Carducci, who lived in the area for many years.