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From: 320 €
Duration: 5 days
Discover the genius behind the "Chianti Classico and Gallo Nero" wines by walking through the celebrated vineyards where they are produced. Nestled amidst the flourishing art cities of Florence and Siena, the Chianti region offers natural beauty and incomparable culinary treasures. Your taste buds shall dance when you savor the world famous Chianti wines and delectable homemade olive oil. Walk along cypress lined country roads and strade bianche, gravel roads, traversing forests of oak, beech and chestnut. As the Tuscan sun shines above and the golden Chianti countryside reflects your delight, you will feel as if you have stepped into a Renaissance painting.
Arrive in Florence and take a moment to breathe in the air of the Renaissance and the sweet scent of locally-produced red wine. We suggested arriving early to go for a city walk around the magnificent squares and over the illustrious Arno River.
Challenge: 8/16 km city walk from Piazza della Signoria, 3/6 hours.
Villages along the way: Florence
After breakfast, take the local bus (with your luggage) to Greve in Chianti, a rustic market village and the capital of the Chianti wine producing region. Check into your hotel and visit Le Cantine di Greve where you can taste over 50 different Chianti wines. Take advantage of the daylight to walk around this gorgeous scenery by choosing between two routes.
In the afternoon, make a round walk north of the attractive main square of Greve in Chianti, through a picture perfect landscape. From the main square a round walk starts and takes you through the Chianti Classico area passing by the Villa Calcinaia and numerous vineyards with “aziende agricole” (farms) where the prestigious Chianti wine is produced.
Explore the wonderful surroundings through the forest, among dense wild vegetation, villas, vineyards and olive groves. You will be passing by abandoned old farms, ruins and beautiful villas before reaching the panoramic hamlet of Montefioralle.
Challenge: 11,4/10 km, 425/358 m climb, 447/355 m descent, 2,5/3,5 hours
Villages along the way: Greve in Chianti, Uzzano & Montefioralle
After breakfast, a short car transfer takes you to the highest of the Chianti hills, Monte San Michele. From Badiaccia you descend through a forested valley of century old chestnut trees and continue towards the stunning medieval hamlet of Volpaia, situated amongst vineyards and castles. Stop in for a glass of red at a fine Enoteca, wine shop, and then continue on to Radda in Chianti.
Challenge: 13,7/9,5 km, 539 m climb, 707 m descent, 5/3 hours
Villages along the way: Radda in Chianti & Badiaccia
After breakfast, take the local bus (with your luggage) or with a prearranged private transfer, to the marvelous city ofSiena, famous for its biannual “Palio” horse race, held in the most beautiful shell-shaped square in Europe: the Piazza del Campo. Don’t miss a visit to the Duomo, an architectural treasure, and numerous imposing medieval palaces. History comes alive as you meander through the narrow streets of this fantastically preserved jewel of Italy.
Villages along the way: Siena
Our services end after breakfast, however we highly recommend you to book extra nights inSienato continue exploring the old centre, exquisite museums, lush galleries and marvelous churches. A visit to the top of the bell tower is also quite a sight.
Additional night/s at any of the accommodations or any other destination in Italy
Florence,PisaandBolognaairports are flown to by both major and low cost international carriers. All three airports can be easily reached by local transport, which is affordable and offers a frequent service. FromFlorenceairport take the direct local bus to downtown. FromPisaairport, you can take either a direct train or bus toFlorence. FromBolognaairport take the bus toBolognacentral station, then the train toFlorence.
To return fromSienatoFlorence, the SITA-TRA.IN bus station is very close to the hotel and a bus leaves every 30 minutes.
If you come with your own car, please note that the hotels we use inFlorenceandSienado not have a private parking lot of their own, there are several guarded parking areas which cost approximately €20 per day.
Small dogs are allowed on this trip if booked in advance. Ask us about the dog supplement.
Trip availability: Starting any day 26 March to 31 October