Star the tour from Florence by 1.45 PM for an hours drive and enjoy the charm of the Chianti countryside, one of the most beautiful areas of Tuscany, known all over the world not only for its famous wine, but also for its landscapes and vineyards, olive trees and cypresses surrounding churches, castles and villages hidden in the hills.
In the heart of Chianti we visit a famous Winery with Castle, led by a winemaker in the historic cellars where the famous barrels of Chianti Classico are kept. During the visit we will discover the secrets of winemaking and will taste four excellent wines, savoring also an extraordinary extra-virgin olive oil and local delicacies. The tour continues with a stop in the medieval village of Greve, where to admire the famous main square flanked by arcades where you can stroll by the shops selling articles and typical products of the Chianti area. A wonderful hilly route along the "Via Chiantigiana" leads us then to a family-run Winery where we will visit the cellars and the barrique room and taste four excellent limited-production Chianti wines and local products.
The tour proceeds then with the visit of Castellina, a picturesque ancient village located on a hilltop and nestled among vineyards and olive groves.In the evening we will reach finally San Donato in Poggio, an ancient fortified castle town dating back to the XI century, still keeping part of its walls, medieval and Renaissance buildings and a splendid Romanesque parish church in the surrounding countryside. In the enchanted atmosphere of this charming village, we will be served a traditional dinner with a full menu of fresh local products and excellent Chianti wine.
After the dinner, we will drive back to Florence and enjoy the beautiful Tuscany road by night.