This super small-group Tuscany wine tour includes 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
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 is home to the noble family who lives there to this today. The estate is comprised of hectares of vineyards, olive groves, pastures and woodland, there is even a belltower and library housing an important collection of historic documents.
On this second guided wine tasting at a Tuscan Villa, you will taste the estate's top-quality wines allowing you to truly savour the traditional tastes of Tuscany internationally recognised and enjoyed for their greatness.
The finer details of the Taste of Tuscany - wines of nobility tour:
Price: 99 euro per adult
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 and tasting of extra virgin olive oil including bread and cheese, stunning Tuscan views, and great company!
Tour meeting time and dates: 2.00pm each Wednesday from 15 April-30 July and 1 September-31 October.
Meeting location: in our Office at Via de' Sassetti, 1 (2nd floor)
Tour length: 4-4.5 hours
Minimum participants: 4 persons
Maximum participants: 7 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.
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Tour tags:Bruschetta Chianti Chianti classico Montespertoli Olive Oil Parmigiano or Parmesan cheese Sangiovese Tuscany
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Meeting point Today's date: 1 March 2015
The next possible tour date is:
15 April 2015.
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