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Tuscan Wine Tour in Florence

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Enjoy white and red Italian wines and discover Tuscan wine traditions on this guided walking wine tour. Explore Florence, see historic and cultural highlights, and have 2 wine tastings and a picnic.

Highlights

  • Taste high-quality white and red wines with special crostini!
  • Walk and explore along lanes of the district called ‘Oltrarno’
  • A picnic in front of the Duomo at night.

Description

Italy is the world's largest producer of wine and is home to some of the oldest wine-producing regions. Italian wine is exported around the world. Italians rank fifth on the world wine consumption list by volume with 42 litres per capita consumption. Grapes are grown in every region of the country and there are more than one million vineyards under cultivation. Etruscans and Greek settlers produced wine in Italy before the Romans planted their own vineyards in the 2nd century BC. The Romans greatly increased Italy's area under vine using efficient viticultural and winemaking methods and pioneered large-scale production and storage techniques such as barrel-making and bottling. Tuscany is home to some of the world's most notable wine regions. Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano are primarily made with Sangiovese grape whereas the Vernaccia grape is the basis of the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano. Tuscany is also known for the dessert wine Vin Santo, made from a variety of the region's grapes. The tour starts on the Ponte Vecchio where you will receive your glass and the bag to enjoy your wine while walking. The tour continues on to Oltrarno, Santo Spirito, San Frediano districts as you listen to stories about the old bridge, Vasari Corridor, Pitti Palace and the Medici dynasty. On the way you'll admire the traditional architecture of the city that was the birthplace of the Renaissance.These districts are further afield from the usual tourist places with beautiful squares, gardens, palaces, and history. Your guide will help you feel the atmosphere of Florentine life happening here. Soak up the atmosphere of the Oltrarno district, see centuries-old worshops, and enjoy the taste of fine Chianti wines, accompanied by crostini prepared especially for you. At sunset, the typical restaurants and wine shops are full of tourists and Florentines. Continue on the tour to pass through the famous Golden bridge, Ponte Vecchio, and then cross the river to enter the religious and political heart of Florence: San Giovanni Square and Signoria Square. Here, stop to admire the majestic Cathedral and Palazzo Vecchio and stop for your second wine tasting.

Includes

Professional tour guide Wine and food tasting Bag and glass to walk while enjoying wine

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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