Chianti and Brunello Tour from San Gimignano: The first part of our day will be dedicated to the territory of Siena and starts with a visit of Monteriggioni, the ancient crown-shaped fortress that adorned the head of Italy on the old 100 lire currency. The same walls, which date back to the 13th century, are endowed with 14 towers that Dante likened to the Giants of Inferno in his Divine Comedy. After a brief visit we will relax at a Chianti winery for a lunch of salami, cheeses and other local products, accompanied by a tasting of Chianti wines.
Our day continues with a trip to Val d’Orcia, another jewel in the Tuscan territory and a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2004. We will travel to Montalcino, which from its hill dominates the 1500 hectares of Brunello vineyards that have contributed to making the area world-famous.
Our last stop will be in a local wine cellar where we will taste the renowned Brunello of Montalcino, which finds its place among the finest Italian DOCG wines. We will visit the wine cellar and also taste typical local products.
Meeting/pick-up point: Optional hotel pick up available.
Duration: Nine hours.
Start/opening time: At 11am.
End/closing time: At 8pm.
Languages: English and Italian.