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Join us on our most intimate and exclusive experience! Wine is undoubtedly one of the most famous things about Tuscany and of such high quality and excellence as to be known, appreciated and exported all over the world. When it comes to Tuscan wine,people immediately think about Chianti, one of the most renowned wine production areas for its tradition and quality.
Chianti wine tours are available the year round with the best season to visit the Chianti wine region is between April and November when colors and vineyards are gorgeous and there is the chance to capture amazing views of the Tuscan countryside
We will tour the vineyards and wine cellar of an organic farm in the heart of the Chianti wine country, receiving an up-close look at the production and ageing process of the wines and also learning about the secret of the extra virgin olive oil making. This wonderful experience will include a wine tasting and the opportunity to buy some of the best Tuscan wines. Throughout the day you will learn the different characteristics of wine and learn how to distinguish the acidity, the taste, and flavor pairing with food. This wonderful tour will give you the chance to get acquainted with the history of wine and the secret of how to keep long lasting traditions alive.
The area explored is outstanding; with its olive trees, cypresses and vineyards that produce some of the best wines in the world with a blend of Sangiovese, Canaiolo and different varieties of red grapes blended differently by the producers.
Chianti Classico is one of the most renowned wines of the world with its unmistakable logo of the Black Rooster who guarantees the authentic taste of Tuscan wine.
Enjoy our private wine tasting tour traveling with our professional English speaking guide/driver and comfortable minivan.
Walk through the streets and piazzas of Florence (Birthplace of the Renaissance) we'll discuss the ideas of the Renaissance, the lives of many famous artists, the Medici family who showered Florence with countless masterpieces, and how life changed forever during this epic period of the history of Florence.
In-between the famous landmarks, we'll take enchanting back-streets and alleys paved with the original stones from ancient times. Here, we'll discover lesser known attractions that will help weave together the complex and rich history of the city and provide our guests with a more intimate experience of Florence.
We'll pause to admire the Ponte Vecchio and to discuss the history and role of the oldest surviving bridge crossing the river Arno. As we enter the piazza della Signoria, after admiring Vasari's Corridor from the exterior, we'll enter Dante's old neighborhood. After enjoying a walk through the historical centre of Florence we arrive at the Accademia Gallery, home to Florence 's most treasured work of art - "Michelangelo's David".
After enjoying an in-depth discussion of David, we'll also have time to admire "Michelangelo's Slaves". A series of breath-taking sculptures of original captives of the stone who writhe, struggle and turn, forever attempting to free themselves from their rigid marble blocks.
The tour finishes inside the Accademia Gallery where you'll be able to admire other important works of art housed in the museum, and perhaps, take some time to reflect on an intense and thoroughly entertaining tour of Florence and the times of the Renaissance.
Stroll along the heart of Florence, visiting the square of the Duomo with its Belltower and the Baptistery, we’ll head to Piazza della Repubblica, the oldest part of the city then transformed in an elegant square, and then to Ponte Vecchio to see its renowned jewellers’ shops.
We’ll proceed to Piazza della Signoria that holds an open-air gallery of Renaissance statues and piazza Santa Croce to admire the Franciscan church of Santa Croce where many famous Italians are buried
Cinque Terre consists of five small villages (“Cinque terre” means “five lands” in Italian) Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia Vernazza and Monterosso: they are considered to be the epitome of nature and where wild scents abound. Cinque Terre are a combination of beautiful coastline and rugged mountains and is recognized as a UNESCO’s World Heritage site.
Visiting Cinque Terre you will experience five unique villages; each is suspended between sea and earth, clinging onto cliffs and surrounded by green hills. From here you'll reach Riomaggiore, by ferry boat or local train enjoying the breathtaking scenery. The construction of each village in Cinque Terre is so amazing that you will wonders how these mediaeval buildings have survived the centuries despite their extremely unstable location. The walk down will end at the ancient marina, that is still intact as it was about 1000 years ago.
The tour continues onto the famous "Via dell'Amore" (Path of Love) a romantic, easy and flat trail carved along the cliffs that offers spectacular views over the coastline, and connects Riomaggiore to Manarola . With each step the scenery, rock formations, vegetation and colors change completely.
Manarola is possibly the most photogenic of the five town, with it’s myriad of alleys which go all around and walking along toward the point of the promontory will allow you toenjoy breathtaking views
Lunch is at your leisure in one of the very good local restaurants. Local Specialties: Pasta with Pesto sauce, seafood, fresh vegetables and good local wines.
The visit will continue using either a local train or ferry which ride along the Cinque Terre coastline that in about 10 minutes will reach Vernazza, the small carachteristic of the Cinque Terre with its small harbour and the pastel coloured facades of its houses.
By boat or local train the tour continues reaching Monterosso, the largest town, with its beaches and nice cafes sea front.
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