10. Florence: San Gimignano and Chianti Wine Tasting with Lunch
A whole day in the iconic landscape of the “sweet hills of Chianti”, among cypress avenues, fields of sunflowers and medieval villages. We will visit the historic center of San Gimignano and its ancient towers. At lunch feast with homemade lasagna and enjoy eight of the best wines of our region in a typical Tuscan farmhouse.
1 Stop At: Piazzale Michelangelo
The driver will pick you up at your location (hotel, B&B or private apartment) and take you on a journey through the rolling hills of Tuscany. If you have not yet visited the most panoramic point of Florence, Piazza Michelangelo, will be the first stop. You can take some beautiful photos of Florence.
Michelangelo Plaza (Piazzale Michelangelo) is a square with a panoramic view of Florence. The square, dedicated to the Renaissance sculptor Michelangelo, has bronze copies of some of his marble works found elsewhere in Florence: the David and the four allegories of the Medici Chapel of San Lorenzo.
Duration: 20 minutes
2 Stop At: San Gimignano
The tour continues through the sweet Chianti hills, among olive groves, cypress trees and vineyards up to the medieval town of San Gimignano. The visit of the town and its magnificent towers will take about an hour.
San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill town not far from Siena. Known as the “Town of Fine Towers”, during the Middle Ages there were more than 70 towers in the city. Now it is a real open-air museum, where it seems to walk in the medieval period. The town is known for saffron, the Golden Ham, and its white wine: “Vernaccia di San Gimignano”, produced from the ancient variety of Vernaccia grape which is grown on the sandstone hillsides of the area. In the main square don’t forget to taste the best ice cream in the world, and in the streets of the village you can admire the extraordinary work of expert craftsmen. If you want you can climb the tower museum (Torre Rognosa) and see a magnificent view of the Tuscan hills.
Duration: 1 hour
Pass By Chianti Road:
After the free visit of San Gimignano, the tour goes through one of the most beautiful “Tuscan Wine Roads” with a stop among the vineyards to take some photos.
Arrival at the winery-farm for a typical Tuscan lunch and a great wine tasting.
3 Stop and lunche at winery farm:
Stop for lunch in a Tuscan winery-farm: Visit, Lunch and Wine tastings.
This farm promotes the Italian wine & food culture all over the world. A beautiful Italian experience to learn the best combinations beetween wine & food, the glass etiquette, the secrets of Italian cuisine, Tuscan wine-making techniques and more.
Three course lunch, with homemade pasta, Bruschettas, cold cuts, Pecorino cheese, prosciutto, salame and more.
Wine tastings with: Chianti, Chianti Riserva, Brunello di Montalcino, Sangiovese, Nobile di Montepulciano, Vernaccia and Super Tuscan.
Tasting Extra Vergine Olive Oil
Tasting Pepper Olive Oil
Tasting Balsamic Vinegar
Tasting Truffle Oilive Oil
The return is scheduled at 4.00 pm.