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Chianti Tour

Limousine Service with private chauffeurs (Sedans, Minivans, Minibuses for hire) in Chianti area and in Tuscany for a private Chianti Tour

If you are lovers of beautiful sceneries and landscapes, of castles and small hilltop hamlets, this is definitely a tour for you. It begins from Castellina in Chianti, a delightful village in the heart of Chianti, where from its summit you can enjoy a stunning view of the Chianti countryside. In its centre you can take a walk along the scenic Via delle Volte, a path remaining intact since the middle ages. The next stop of the tour is Radda in Chianti, which you reach by the scenic road of the ss429. Radda is a picturesque hamlet exactly in the centre of Chianti, with a remarkably rich landscape. You can enjoy beautiful views from the belvedere, made up of vineyards, castles and sweet hills. After lunch you can join and visit the castles of Volpaia and Albola, which date back to the X/XIth Centuries, to then finish with a visit to Castello di Meleto, a historic winery set in a medieval castle. In fact this land is also one which is used to produce one of the most famous and valuable Italian wines in the world: Chianti Classico DOCG, with the unmistakable label and symbol of a black rooster. During the tour, there will be more than enough time to visit wine cellars and to take part in wine tastings.


DETAILS

Duration: approximately 8 hours


Included: comfortable air conditioned vehicle, private driver (English speaking) at your disposal for duration of tour, taxes, fuel, parking, motorway tolls, meal of the driver, and of “our best”!


Not included: lunch, entrance fees to monuments or museums, wine tasting, and anything not specified as “Included”.


It is possible for the tour to leave from locations in Tuscany and Umbria, within the areas in which we operate (click here to view map) and, based on logistics, the specific programme can be modified.



FOCUS ON

Chianti: the area of the hills of Chianti does not have such well defined borders, but Castellina, Radda and Gaiole, known as the League of Chianti or the Province of Chianti, are commonly considered to be part of this area. Over the centuries the area has spread to the area of Panzano and Greve, which in 1972 added to its name, the suffix “in Chianti”. Historically, it is an area lived in since Etruscan times, but is definitely an optimum example of a feudal society of high middle age. There are numerous testimonies of scattered castles in the area, built between the IX and XIII Centuries, to protect the small hamlets and residential areas, on which the surrounding county depended. For imperial concessions, many of these were under the jurisdiction of the powerful Conti Guidi family, but from municipal times to the renaissance, because of its geographical location, which marked the border between the territories of Siena and Florence, very often the area represented a field of battle and conquest on behalf of both republics, which alternated the control of the region.


Chianti Classico DOCG Wine:
The area has been famous for the production of wine since Roman and Medieval times, but it has been since 1716 that a notice of the Granducato of Tuscany regulated and limited the area of production denominated as Chianti. It was the first historical and legal document which foresaw this, 200 years in advance, before any other project of its type. Given the ever growing demand, in the following centuries, the surrounding areas of Tuscany started to produce wine, also taking advantage of such denomination; it was in 1924 then that the consortium of classic Chianti was established, which regulated and recognised to members only, the right to be able to benefit from the classic Chianti denomination and the original label and symbol of the black rooster. The highest percentage of vines variety used are sangiovese (80 – 100%), accompanied by other red grapes suitable for cultivation in this territory. This wine has an intense ruby colour and dry taste, is full bodied and velvety, and lends itself very well to further aging.


DON’T MISS!!!
Castellina in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, Castello di Volpaia, Castello d’Albola, Castello di Brolio