1. 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.