Come and join us for an informative tour about the history and traditions of Italian food and wine as well as the history of Florence!
This tour begins bright and early at the Tour Provider Office at 9:40 am, where you will meet the group and your dedicated tour guide. From here, head to one of the biggest food markets in Florence. Your tour leader will guide you through a tasting path of the most essential Tuscan products, and we will teach you how to distinguish the highest quality ingredients. The tour will then continue through the leather market to learn about the typical Florentine products towards the Medici chapels, the magnificent Cathedral, Piazza Della Repubblica, Palazzo Vecchio, Uffizi gallery and finally the Ponte Vecchio. You will fall in love with the art, the architecture and the masterpieces left by the many great Renaissance artists such as Michelangelo and Donatello for you to admire.
We then have a bonus stop at one of the historical gelaterias in Florence for a tasty Italian gelato and a break. Here you can get something to eat for lunch before we set off on a half-day tour of the Tuscan Chianti Classico wine region, all in the comfort of a minivan.
Travel just less than an hour outside of Florence towards our first stop, a winery in the heart of the Chianti region surrounded by cypresses, olive trees, and vineyards. After a guided tour through the old cellars learning about the winemaking production, you will finally taste their delicious and famous wines. During the wine tasting, you will also try the renowned black rooster Chianti Classico Wine and the extra virgin olive oil on yummy bruschetta.
After a short ride, we will reach our second winery, a local family-run farm to find out that small wine producers can make amazing wine too. Here you will have an authentic experience where you will learn how the grapes and olives are picked by hand. You will also taste the result of the hard work of the wine-loving farmers. During the day you will taste 6 up to 8 different types of wine, balsamic vinegar, and extra virgin olive oils.
From here, we head back to Florence, aiming to have you back at the meeting point by 6:30 pm, so you can keep exploring Florence at your leisure.