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Wine tour in Chianti 

Discover the secrets of production of the most famous italian wine

Lunch in a Castle Restaurant 

 

Duration: Firenze (FI) - Full day
  • In the morning: meeting at the hotel in Florence with our english speaking driver.
  • Departure towards Castle of Verrazzano in  Greve In Chianti. There is a great tradition of winemaking here: the “vineyards situated in Verrazzano” are mentioned in a manuscript which dates back to 1150 preserved at the abbey of Passignano . The Castle was the property of the Verrazzano family in the VII century. Giovanni da Verrazzano, the navigator and discoverer of the bay of New York and of most of the East coast of modern U.S., was born here in 1485. 
  • Visit to the winery. You will visit the vineyards and olive groves, the production area and the ancient cellars dating back to the XVI century. 
  • Wine tasting of  “Verrazzano Rosso” red Tuscan IGT, Chianti Classico DOCG, Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva.
  • Lunch at the Castello di Verrazzano restaurant. You will taste a Great Verrazzano cold cuts and cheese board: ham, Tuscan salami, finocchiona (a typical salami flavoured with fennel seeds), wild boar salami, Tuscan crostino, black crostino with lard, pecorino cheese (ewe's milk cheese), caprino (fresh goat cheese) with farm honey and “Balsamico Verrazzano".
  • Departure to  Capannelle Winery in Gaiole in Chianti village. 
  • Visit of the winery (vineyards, production area, wine cellars) with tasting 
  • Return to Florence
  • End of the service.


Type of tour: wine tour, private

AvailabilityMonday to Sunday

Duration: 7 hrs 1/2 

Departure time9:30 am 

Meeting point: Florence hotel if downtown / Florence train station 

Cancellation policy: 

  • For cancellations up to 7 days before the tour starting day: 20% penalty;
  • From 6 days to 3 days before the tour starting date: 40% penalty;
  • 48 hours' notice: 60% penalty;
  • 24 hours' notice: 100% penalty.
 

Inclusions:

  • Private transportation
  • english speaking driver
  • pick up and drop off in Florence
  • visit to the  Verrazzano winery  and wine tasting with 3 different wines
  • full lunch in Verrazzano Castle Restaurant 
  • visit to the Capannelle winery 

Exclusions:

  • everything not mentioned in the inclusions

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