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Local Food and Wine Tour in Italy

This gourmet wine tour by Soleto Travel is offering a full experience through the discovery of noble wines such as the world-known Brunello of Montalcino, Chianti Doc, and Bolgheri. Enjoy several tastings of local food in suggestive locations, nestled in the Chianti Hills and Tuscan countryside with a break under the world-known Leaning Tower of Pisa, enriched by the visit of historical villages all with the comfort of a private driver at your disposal. A unique blend of culture and enogastronomic delicacies for authentic wine and food lovers.

Highlights

  • Wine tasting at a local farmhouse
  • Brunello di Montalcino wine tasting with lunch
  • Wine tasting at a local wine producer in Bolgheri
  • Private guided tour of Siena, Volterra and San Gimignano
  • Wine estate tour with Chianti wine and cutlets tasting
  • Lunch at a traditional restaurant in Bolgheri
  • 3 nights accommodation with breakfasts
  • Complimentary airport transfers

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4 days with instruction
Airport transfer included: Florence Airport, Peretola (Amerigo Vespucci Airport)
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Accommodation

The accommodation will be provided in comfort double room, at a selected 4* hotel/farmhouse in the heart of Chianti Hills (such as Villa Lecchi, Tenuta Mensanello or similar)

Program

Day 1: Arrival, check-in, and dinner

Independent arrival to Florence. Meet with your driver and transfer to your accommodation, provided at a boutique hotel/farmhouse/agritourism. Check-in, welcome drink, dinner out. Overnight.

Day 2: Discover the Brunello di Montalcino, wine tasting and Siena

After breakfast, meet with driver/guide and depart towards the Val d'orcia, a Unesco World Heritage site located in the southern part of the Province of Siena. After a beautiful one-hour drive, you will reach an awarded farm for the production of the noble of the wines.

Walk into the vineyards and visit the cellars followed by a wine tasting and local lunch. In the afternoon, stop in Siena (1.5-hour free visit of the city); a gem of the Italian Renaissance, with the Dome and the Piazza del Campo where twice a year is run the famous Palio. In the late afternoon, return back to the hotel. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 3: Volterra, San Gimignano, and Chianti

The day is focused on the visit of historical medieval towns enriched by lunch from a panoramic terrace overlooking the vineyards.

After breakfast, meet with driver/guide and head towards the medieval town of Volterra located at the edge of the Chianti Region. The day includes a guided tour of the town and free time for shopping. The second stop of the day will be the town of San Gimignano with lunch at a traditional Tuscan restaurant with views of the vineyards.

In the afternoon you will head to the nearby Wine Estate. Guided by the owner of the Estate you will visit the vineyards, the cellar, and experience a rich Chianti Wine and food tasting. Transfer back to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 4: Bolgheri, Pisa and departure

Breakfast at the hotel. Check out. Transfer by minivan to the charming village of Bolgheri a picturesque village, world-known for its local wine Sassicaia and for the Cypress road, a unique road with more than 2400 Cypresses on the roadsides. Visit of the village, wine tasting at a local wine producer followed by a lunch at in a traditional restaurant where you will try the specialties of the Tuscany's cuisine, including truffle, mushrooms, and wild boar.

Pick up and transfer to Pisa. There will be an optional stop at the Miracle Square for a last photo under the Leaning Tower before reaching the arport of Pisa/Train Station. Time to say goodbye to Tuscany!

Location

This tour is based in the picturesque villages of Colle Val d'Elsa or San Gimignano. You will be surrounded by the world-famous Chianti Hills.

Food

  • Welcome dinner at a local restaurant
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Lunch with wine tasting at Brunello di Montalcino
  • Lunch and wine tasting at a local farmhouse
  • Lunch at a traditional restaurant in Bolgheri
  • Cutlets and wine tasting at a wine estate tour in Chianti
  • Wine tasting at a local wine producer in Bolgheri

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Alcoholic beverages

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 3 nights accommodation in a double/twin room at selected 4* hotel or agritourism
  • 3 breakfasts
  • Transfer from Florence on the arrival day
  • Welcome dinner at a local restaurant
  • Brunello di Montalcino wine tasting with lunch
  • Private guided tour of Siena, Volterra and San Gimignano
  • Private transportation during the whole tour
  • Lunch and wine tasting at a local farmhouse
  • Wine estate tour with Chianti tasting and cutlets
  • Wine tasting at a local wine producer in Bolgheri
  • Lunch at a traditional restaurant in Bolgheri
  • Private transportation to Pisa

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Personal expenses
  • All that not mentioned under "What's included"

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Florence Airport, Peretola (Amerigo Vespucci Airport) (FLR). On the departure day, the transfer will be provided to Pisa International Airport (Galileo Galilei Airport) (PSA).

Airport: Florence Airport, Peretola (Amerigo Vespucci Airport) Airport transfer included: Florence Airport, Peretola (Amerigo Vespucci Airport) No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

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This vacation is available until October 2022, with arrival every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Please select your arrival date below. 

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