Today we will travel along the Chianti Wine Road, crossing amazing landscapes of rolling hills covered with vineyards, olive groves and scattered villages. After a short ride we will reach the town of Greve in Chianti named after the river that runs through it. Greve in Chianti is the birthplace of the famous explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano, renowned as the first European since the Norse expeditions to North America around AD 1000 to explore the Atlantic coast of North America. There is a statue of Giovanni da Verrazzano in Piazza Matteotti, a gently sloping square and the social hub of Greve. Graceful porticoes all around shelter shops and wine stores that offer visitors a taste of the local delicacies. The famous butcher shop Falorni has been there for 500 years and welcomes its visitors with free samples of much of their local productions, including their delicious boar salami and prosciutto.
After your visit to Greve, your driver could take you to the imposing Castle of Verrazzano, which is located on a hilltop between Siena and Florence right in the heart of the Chianti region. Perched on a mountain spur high above the River Greve, the castle is surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, and its crenellated medieval tower is just visible above a cluster of cypresses. If you like, you can book a guided tour of the Castle, its gardens and wine cellars and include a light lunch with salamis, boar sausages, prosciutto, cheese and wine.
After your stop at the Castle of Verrazzano, the tour will continue with a scenic drive through the Tuscan countryside reaching Panzano in Chianti and Castellina in Chianti where another wine tasting opportunity is available at the renowned Rocca delle Macie winery. Along the way you will have a chance to see the medieval fortress of Monteriggioni. Dating back to the dawn of the 13th century, the castle has preserved an intact structure with 14 watchtowers and impressive walls. Every July, the village goes back in time to the Middle Ages for the Medieval Festival of Montereggioni. The streets fill up with craftsmen, cavaliers and people in costumes, creating a really enchanting atmosphere.
Kindly take note that tickets, lunch and wine tasting are not included in the rate.
- Drive through the Tuscan countryside
- Greve in Chianti
- Castle of Verrazzano
- Castle of Monteriggioni
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- This tour includes a professional informative English-speaking driver. Due to strict Italian laws & regulations that protect officially licensed guides, our drivers cannot walk with you into any site but can answer any question you have from the vehicle. A professional licensed guide, where needed, can be hired on request at an extra cost.
- The tour sequence may be altered to avoid congestions but always covering mentioned sights.
- Professional informative English-speaking driver
- Private vehicle with pick up and drop off at your hotel
- Flexible itinerary
- Lunch and wine tasting
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