The Chianti valley
Visit to vineyards and olive groves of Chianti region.
Hills, vineyards, castles, and amazing panoramas nestled between the towns of Florence and Siena. Here, you will find the Chianti region, around 300 square km of vineyards that give some of the most refined wines in the world. We find ourselves in a land where it seems time has just stopped. Each curve and nook of this fascinating region is filled with stories, and legends that make it an excellent source of culture, humanity, scenery, architecture, tourist attractions, gastronomy, and wines.
We will meet at the port at 8:00am and immediately leave in search of fantastic vistas and amazing landscapes. Here, local taverns offer traditional typical native dishes that will tempt your palate.
What you will visit:
La Valdichiana, situated between the Valdorcia and the Val Tiberina, is the biggest of all the Appenine valleys. Its name comes from the river Chiana that represents the link between Arezzo and Siena, geographically and culturally.
A picturesque tour among hill towns sweetened and adorned by vineyards and olive trees, which have been enriched by country churches, historic castles and a multitude of medieval villages. For example, Rigomagno, a picturesque little town situated on a hill formed by limestone; Sinalunga, a large medieval town with a breathtaking landscape; Torrita Di Siena, a town mainly dedicated to creating wood products; along with so many more such as San Giovanni D’ Asso, Chiusi, Sartiano and Cetona.
The tour also provides a visit to Monteriggione. Looking upon it from afar, The Castle of Monteriggione, with its poignant remains of a time long past gives us the impression that time has stood still inside and outside the walls of this Italian walled town. Even Dante had to mention this eccentric village so separated from all else in "The Divine Comedy".
The villagers and their reality have obviously changed but still today, he, who has decided to live inside the walls of this little town, has conserved a slow and passive rhythm of life. A life that gives its own sense of dimension between man and nature with proper values committed to its rural culture and with constant reference back to its past history. The representation given by the castle for visitors is quite a charming one seeing as how it appears to be at the pinnacle of the hill standing in a dominating fashion…just as a sentry at the defence of the antique Republic. The taverns inside the village will give you the opportunity to taste typical products native to the town, homemade bread and an excellent selection of Tuscan wines.
The return to the Port of Livorno is at 6:00pm
- Include transportation in a comfortable Mercedes Limovan equipped with double air-conditioning. This would be ideal for a couple but also adaptable for families with children.
NOT INCLUDED -
- Wine and cheese tasting 25.00 per person
- Lunch and any eventual extras