Chianti

The Italian countryside you’ve been dreaming of.

Trip Details

Length of Trip: Day Trip

Transportation: Private bus to Chianti

Meals: Special aperitivo and wine tasting at the most stunning vineyard in Tuscany

 
Activities & Sites

Take a trip through the tiny hilltop village of Montefioralle with local expert Fernando Sieni. Here you will learn about the summer residence of Amerigo Vespsucci, the Florentine banker turned namesake of the New World (America). Sieni will also explain the various powers that controlled this Tuscan region, from the Florentines to the Sienese, as well as the rather unlikely way in which Amerigo found himself on a ship headed across the Atlantic Ocean.
Head to the local vineyards to learn about the intricacies of Tuscan wine with sommelier Gigi Colombo. With his expert guidance you will cover everything from the proper way to hold a glass to the recent invention of new blends like the Super Tuscan. Gigi will also explain the historical significance of designations such as D.O.C.G. as well as the proper pairing of Tuscan wines with local foods. Learn to distinguish certain varietals and observe the wine casks which house the greatest Tuscan wines around.


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