The gently rolling hills of the Chianti lie between the magnificent cities of Siena and Florence. The area is famous for producing some of the best vines in Italy.
Oak woods border wide fields, and windy country roads lead to fascinating monasteries and isolated castles.
The Chianti is ideal for any curious tourist or visitor. Bustling markets in piazzas, picnic lunches with local products and wine tastings in ancient wineries - this is the CHIANTI.
The Chianti is the ideal place to relax far from city chaos; it is a huge garden, a place to completely unwind in.
Day 1:Florence/Chianti (70 km). arrival in the Chianti. Transfer to luxury resort for booked stay.
Day 2: Visit of the area begins. Departing from Pienza, the city of the Popes, and then the Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore. Proceeding towards Siena, Monteriggioni, a city ringed by a medieval wall, on to San Gimignano with its 14 towers and Greve in Chianti, the heart of the Chianti region. Pause at Castello di Verrazzano for wine and oil tastings. This is followed by a visit to Antico Macelleria Falorni, a traditional meat producer famous for a wide range of boar salamis and hams.
Day 3: The visit to the Chianti continues towards the Crete Senesi (a UNESCO World Heritage site), immense clay-based hills cultivated for centuries and crossed by the Via Francigena.
The day will be spent at the Rapolano thermal spa or at cooking lessons. Other possibilities include horseback riding or Chianti and Pecorino tastings.
Day 4: Chianti. Tour ends
We can arrange for you to extend your stay in Florence with time to visit the Mugello or the Chianti, or with extra nights in Venice or Rome.