Top class Wine Tour: Tuscany – Veneto – Valpolicella
A Wine Tour across Toscana and Veneto regions in Italy is one of the best ways to discover the true essence of the country.
Travel along the scenic wine roads of Chianti Classico, quintessential Tuscany, following the enchanting Chiantigiana route, completed with castles, medieval villages and cypress lined narrow country roads. This is the land of Sangiovese and You will taste different expressions of this noble grape. The tour features the visit of the well-known Barricaia Antinori´s cellar where You will taste some of Antinori´s mythical wines. You will also savour incredible Brunello di Montalcino in some of the best regional wineries, such as the prestigious Biondi Santi, the greatest of all Brunello producers and Fattoria dei Barbi. Then carry on to Montepulciano; of Etruscan origin, it is one of the most beautiful and steepest hill towns in Tuscany. You will visit top estates such as Valdpiatta and Avignonesi and enjoy a tasting of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.
The journey takes You from the cypress-covered hills of Montalcino into the beautiful and wild Maremma region. What makes the most southern tip of Tuscany unique is its variegated territory: sea, hills and mountain blend together and color its panoramas in natural works of art. The area is also known for its local rodeo shows featuring the famous Butteri (cowboys), Maremma’s answer to Buffalo Bill and his crew. After a short stop in one of the coastal towns, Castiglione della Pescaia, You will visit a notorious estate such as Tua Rita and taste some of their “super” wines. Next on this luxury Tuscany wine tour is the visit of two superb cellars such as Petra (designed by the famed Mario Botta) and Ornellaia in the castle crowned village of Bolgheri (one of the best wine estates in Italy). After Your wine “breakfast”, You will have an unforgettable lunch at Ombrone: this converted 13th century “Frantoio” (olive oil mill) is fabulous. You will enjoy an olive oil tasting before your Tuscan style lunch.
From the wild Maremma you will drive to Florence, where you will have time to explore the “Cradle of the Renaissance” and its symbols.
End the journey by discovering the beauty of the vineyards of the Valpolicella, the hilly agricultural region located just outside the city of Verona; it is one of the most prestigious winemaking areas in the Veneto. Visit the historic Tenuta Serego Alighieri estates and taste the famous Amarone della Valpolicella.
The rate includes
- 7 nights in 4 stars hotel dbl room on b/b basis.
- Minivan 16 seats as indicated in the program
- Hotel and meals for driver
- Wine tasting and visit of winery as indicated in the program
- Lunch and dinner as indicated in the program
The rate does not include
- city taxes in all cities
- Entrance fee for coach in all cities
- All items not specified in the chapter “the price includes”
Day 1: Rome
Day 2: Rome - Chianti
Day 3: Montepulciano
Day 4: Maremma
Day 5: Bolgheri
Day 6: Florence
Day 7: Valpolicella
Day 8: Departure