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Begin your morning amongst the vineyards in San Gimignano, tour the wine cellar before enjoying your first tasting of Chianti’s finest. Head to the famous towered town of San Gimignano eating the world’s best gelato overlooking the rolling hills of Tuscany. End your day at a second winery in San Gimignano for a 3 course included lunch and a seven glass wine tasting.
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The trip departs Florence from the Santa Maria Novella train station. The meeting point is in the International Ticketing Hall through the doors opposite of tracks 8 and 9. Please meet your trip leader 20 minutes prior to departure. Travel to San Gimignano is by private, luxury coach bus with A/C, and DVD.
One of the major wine regions of Tuscany, the Chianti reagion boasts some of the world’s most exquisite grapes. Once we arrive at the first winery, Poggio Alloro, we will embark on our included wine tasting and vineyard tour. You will learn of the process of picking, making and bottling of this famous wine. Afterwards, you will have time to sample wine, browse the vineyards and take pictures with the charming backdrop of the Tuscan Hills.
We will depart the first winery and head to San Gimignano. This charming area is a walled medieval town perched on a hill. Its well-preserved medieval towers can be seen from several kilometers away and have become iconic of the city. You will have time to explore the city. See the city’s fourteen towers, and the Collegiata and St Agostino churches with their works of art from famous renaissance artists such as Filippino Lippi.
Our last stop is a local family owned winery named Tenuta Torciano. We will have a wine tasting of many local wines such as the Vernaccia di San Gimignano and Chianti Classico while enjoying a lunch of typical Tuscan appetizers and homemade lasagna with truffle oil. You will learn the proper way to hold the wine glass, smell the boquet and taste in the way of sommeliers. After lunch, you will have a chance to purchase bottles of wine.
We will then depart Tenuta Torciano for return back to Florence in the later afternoon.