A Taste of Tuscany: wines of nobility tourfrom € 84.00
Savour the tastes and views of sublime Tuscany with this wine tour including wine tastings and an extra olive oil tasting, visiting two exclusive private Renaissance Villa estates in the heart of Chianti!
Truly enjoy some of the best sights and traditional tastes of Tuscany's famous wine country. You will be guided through the stunning historic wine and olive oil cellars by the estates' wine experts, then taste award-winning fine wines, extra virgin olive oil and traditional delicious Tuscan cheese and bread.
Stroll through lovely Italian gardens offering beautiful views over the Tuscan countryside before heading back to Florence, accompanied by your tour guide.
Highlights of the Taste of Tuscany - wines of nobility tour include:
- Visit two historic Tuscan Villa estates
- Wine tastings of award-winning Tuscan Wines with the Tuscan Villa estate wine experts
- Extra-virgin olive oil tasting with cheese and bread
- Guided tour of stunning historic wine and olive oil cellars
- Walk through the Italianate gardens
- Beautiful views of Tuscany
- English-speaking tour guide
- Private transport from Florence in a mini-bus
- Book with us and receive free membership to the Artviva Club! Enjoy great discounts, special benefits and free gifts - including at top restaurants, cafés, shops, cinema, gym-spa, and more!
The run-down of the Taste of Tuscany - wines of nobility tour:
The stunning and historic Tuscan Villas on the estates you will be visiting on this Tuscan wine tour are the homes of two of Italy's most noble and important families.
From the cypress-lined drives, see the majestic, Renaissance styling of the Villas back-dropped by the picturesque Tuscan hillside. See a classical Italian garden and cypress-lined park on the Tuscan Villa estate, which imbue the property with an elegance that exalts its Tuscan countryside surrounds.
The first Tuscany Villa estate, situated within the Chianti wine zone, features a vineyard adorned by near 50 hectares of vines, the grapes from which are skillfully turned into award-wining Chianti Classico wines. Here you will see where the estate traditionally stored the olive oil in the 'Orciaia', which is one of the most historic in the world. Olive trees bear fruit in the on-site olive grove, covering some 80 hectares, before being hand-collected and then cold-pressed into Tuscany's famous 'liquid gold', extra virgin olive oil. Whilst visiting this Tuscan Villa estate, you will be invited to tour the winery with the estate's own wine expert, before having a wine tasting of 3 estate wines including a Chianti Classico wine tasting, as well as tasting 2 extra-virgin olive oil varieties accompanied by traditional Tuscan bread and cheese, to allow you to truly savour the traditional tastes of Tuscany.
The second Tuscan Villa estate has been owned by the same nobile Tuscan family since the mid-1500s. Comprising over 200 hectares of vineyards, olive groves, pastures and woodland, the estate has been producing top-quality wines (including one Vin Santo dessert wine that is perfectly paired with dried fruits), as well as extra virgin olive oil made here for hundreds of years. These traditional tastes of Tuscany are internationally recognised for their greatness, as you will discover during your guided wine tasting at this Tuscan Villa estate!
The finer details of the Taste of Tuscany - wines of nobility tour:
Price: Adult - 84 euro per person
Students (13-26 years) - 79 euro per person
Children (6-13 years) - 69 euro per person
Included in tour price: English-speaking tour guide, transportation by private mini-bus, a walk through olive groves, guided visit of two estate wineries and an orciaia (olive oil cellar) and olive mill, wine tasting of a total of 5 estate wines (including one Vin Santo dessert wine paired with dried fruits) and tasting of 2 extra virgin olive oils including bread and cheese, stunning Tuscan views, and great company!
Tour meeting time and dates: 2.15pm each Tuesday and Saturday throughout March to November.
Meeting location: in our Office at Via de' Sassetti, 1 (2nd floor)
Tour length: 4-4.5 hours
Minimum participants: 4 persons required to run this tour
Maximum participants: 8 persons
Weather: This tour may be changed due to bad weather. Please confirm with the Artviva office prior to the tour start time.
Please note: The wine tour returns to Florence at around 6.00-6.30pm. First seatings in typical Florence restaurants are between 7.30-8.00pm, with seatings as late as 9.30pm, so you will be back in Florence in perfect time to get ready for dinner.
FOR LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS CALL OUR OFFICE NOW on ++39 0552645033 (Mon-Sat 8am-6pm). The time in Italy now is 03:58 am.
Want more than just a taste of Tuscany?
The Best of Tuscany Tour - Siena, San Gimignano & Monteriggioni (small-group): visit three of Tuscany's most picturesque hilltop towns in one fabulous day on this original Best of Tuscany tour. With a small-group guarantee, savour lunch at an historical Tuscan Villa, as well as a wine tasting and cellar visit. This is a great day to allow you to experience the best aspects of the wonderful Tuscany region!
The Original Tuscany Bike Tour: Pedal your way through some of world's most beautify scenery, stop for a Tuscan wine tasting and then enjoy a traditional Tuscan lunch, all at a relaxed pace on this wonderful single-day Tuscany bike tour!
Related Blog Entries:
In 1998, Donatella Cinelli Colombini took over the running of the family Tuscan wine estates, comprising Casato in Montalcino and … Continue reading
Part of the joys of travel to a foreign land is about immersing yourself in a new culture, embracing alternative … Continue reading
Nobody would doubt that food in Florence is anything but fabulous. That is true even of non-Italian eateries for those … Continue reading
Working your gastronomical way through the list of must-try food in Florence, you’re gonna eat a lot of (albeit it … Continue reading
Talk in Tuscany at this time of year is all about oil – the time of the harvest, the amount … Continue reading
Tonight, Italy is celebrating the night of San Lorenzo, when ‘stelle cadenti’ – falling stars – are set to streak … Continue reading