Greve in Chianti Meet the locals

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From Florence: Siena and Chianti Wine Tour

1. From Florence: Siena and Chianti Wine Tour

Escape bustling Florence and discover the regional wines of Siena, Monteriggioni, and Greve in Chianti, with a guided bus tour. Taste test Chianti Classico and extra virgin olive oil, learn about the winemaking process with a winery tour, and marvel at the historic city walls of Monteriggioni.  Enjoy a bus ride from Florence to Siena, marveling at the picturesque countryside and surrounding medieval villages. Tour a winery, taste test a glass of wine, and sample virgin olive oil. Pass through the streets of San Gimignano and Monteriggioni before returning to Florence.

From Florence: Private Half-Day Chianti Tour & Wine Tasting

2. From Florence: Private Half-Day Chianti Tour & Wine Tasting

In the heart of Tuscany lies Chianti, a region of rolling hills and countryside that are unmatched in their beauty. Take part in a private tour of Chianti, which is made complete with a wine tasting that takes place in the cellars of a renowned winery. Adding to the luxurious nature of this tour and tasting, you determine when you want your tour to begin. When you are ready to depart your own private vehicle will come to your centrally-located Florence hotel. The car and your English-speaking driver are at your disposal for up to 4 hours. You will begin your experience with a drive through the Tuscan countryside to Chianti. En route you will see wooded areas, vineyards and olive groves, before a stop in a typical Medieval Chianti village. Make sure you bring a camera as the views are panoramic and unforgettable. Romanesque churches, charming farmhouses and villas and castles of rare beauty dot the landscape. Your wine tasting will take place in a historic wine estate and will focus on the famous and prestigious Chianti wines. You will learn about how Chianti was first made in the 13th-century as a white wine. Your tasting will also include some typically Tuscan snacks. A private car, tasting Chianti wine in a castle and touring the Tuscan countryside; does life get any better than this?

From Livorno: Shore Excursion to Chianti and San Gimignano

3. From Livorno: Shore Excursion to Chianti and San Gimignano

Discover the beauty of the Chianti wine region on this shore excursion from Livorno. After getting picked up from the port, enjoy a relaxing 1.5-hour drive through the picturesque Chianti countryside to reach your first stop, the charming market town of Greve-in-Chianti where you can visit Macelleria Falorni, a specialist in wild boar and pecorino cheeses and one of the best butchers in Italy. Later, as you cross the hills to Montefioralle, the tiny hamlet where Amerigo Vespucci was born, enjoy a wine tasting tour at a small family-owned estate. Your journey will then take you through the Antinori vineyards at Badia a Passignano to relax over a convivial Tuscan lunch at a little osteria hidden away amongst these rolling hills. After lunch, stop at the World Heritage site of San Gimignano with its unforgettable skyline of towers. The town is renowned for its white Vernaccia di San Gimignano wine and the Gelateria di Piazza, where Sergio Dondoli creates award-winning gelato with flavors including Vernaccia wine sorbet. Get dropped off back at your ship in the afternoon with plenty of time before departure.

From Florence: Carriage Ride in Chianti Hills with Lunch

4. From Florence: Carriage Ride in Chianti Hills with Lunch

Escape the bustle of Florence to explore the Tuscan hillside on a scenic carriage ride. Sample local wine over lunch at an authentic restaurant. Meet your driver in the city center of Florence and head to the heart of Chianti by private vehicle. Arrive at the horse stables and board your carriage for a comfortable 1.5 hour ride through the rolling hills. Enjoy spectacular views of cypress tress, olive groves, vineyards, villas, and medieval castles. Return to the stables and sit down for lunch at a nearby restaurant. Savor typical Tuscan cuisine and Chianti Classico wine.

Florence: Full-Day Private Tour of Chianti and San Gimignano

5. Florence: Full-Day Private Tour of Chianti and San Gimignano

Following a pickup from your accommodation, make your way to the marvelous Chianti Wine region. Relax on a 1.5-hour drive and pass by beautiful vineyard landscapes and olive grove hills with castles and abbeys. The first stop takes you to the enchanting market town of Greve-in-Chianti, best known for its Chianti wine and picturesque artisan shops. Visit a local artisan for colds cuts and delicacies such as wild boar and pecorino cheeses before crossing the rolling hills to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Montefioralle, the birthplace of Amerigo Vespucci. Then, indulge in a wine tasting at Antinori’s Badia di Passignano wine estate. Sip a variety of wines from large renowned wine-producers to small boutique estates, family-owned farms and impressive castles. Following the wine tasting, savor a delicious lunch in one of the hidden spots in the Chianti hills.  After lunch, move on to the UNESCO world heritage site of San Gimignano and spend the afternoon exploring the delightful cobbled streets, side squares, piazzas, and architecture. Best known for its renowned Vernaccia di San Gimignano white wine, it is a splendid town to get acquainted with the Tuscan environment. Finally, visit the Gelateria di Piazza, where Sergio Dondoli creates award-winning gelato with flavors including Vernaccia wine sorbet. After spending a full day in the peaceful countryside, return to Florence where you'll arrive around 6:00 PM.

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What people are saying about Greve in Chianti

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 22 reviews

This was a nice, relaxing day. Marco, our driver and host, was gracious and freely shared information about the area as we drove as well as the stops along the way. The wine tasting was a treat as well as the superb lunch at a castle, during which we received attentive service. Tuscany is beautiful and San Gimignano is unique. Six of us went and we all highly recommend this tour! Gracie, Marco!

This tour was amazing. The wine was excelent and our guide was very nice and polite. I strongly recommend this activity if you visit the Chianti area. I will come back to do others for sure

magnificent experience, punctuality, Erika the guide was fantastic she accompanied us without making us miss anything

Perfect tour, Luca the Guide was very good, the winery perfect I suggest this tour for all 100% suggest

Marco did a great job and provided a lot of Information that was very useful