Say cheers with a tasty wine tour through the lush vineyards of Tuscany. Sip a fine Chianti in the countryside, soak up the Italian sunshine and explore magical medieval villages, stunning estates and classic Italian cuisine along the way. Salud!
Florence, the capital of Tuscany, is famous for being one of the most spectacular cities in the world. Think medieval churches, ancient bridges, amazing museums and more - it’s not considered the heart of the Italian Renaissance for nothing! So, when it comes to wine tasting, you know it’s going to be great. Stroll through gorgeous walled gardens and pop into quaint artisanal shops along the way. Sip fine wines, snack on tapas, and watch the locals go by on the piazza. Stroll along the Arno River and take artsy sunset selfies. Need we say more?
Chillin’ in Chianti
Whether you’re into old-school cellars or swanky wine estates, you’ll find it all in the beautiful Chianti region. This region is famous for its Chianti Classico, a tasty varietal made from mostly Sangiovese grapes. So if you love red wine, you’re in the right place! Add to your adventure with a stop over in Greve for a tour at Castello di Verrazzano, an ancient wine farm and the birthplace of a famous explorer. Pop into Gaiole for a visit to the massive Castello di Brolio, the oldest winery in Italy. For something a bit more modern, check out Castello di Fonterutoli, an underground winery built on three levels. Want to see something amazing? Check out the Cantina Antinori nel Chianti Classico, an architectural masterpiece inspired by the landscape.
Smooth sippin’ Vernaccia in San Gimignano
Italy isn’t really known for it’s white wines, but the Vernaccia from San Gimignano totally makes up for it. This delicious dry white wine is so famous, it even got a mention in Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’ back in 1276. But wait, it gets even better. The San Gimignano region is also famous for having one of the most spectacular landscapes, with magical medieval towers and super lush countryside vistas. Snack on a platter of olives, Italian bread and pecorino cheese, then wash it down with a crisp white Vernaccia. Yum!