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Itinerary
Highlights:
  • Guided Chianti wine tasting and visit of the Chianti wine cellars

  • Scenic drive across the Tuscan countryside

  • Explore Leonardo da Vinci's birth town

  • Tasting of extra-virgin olive oil, bruschetta with fresh tomatoes, pecorino cheese, salami, prosciutto ham and Tuscan olives

  • Sample Vin Santo, a typical sweet dessert wine with cantucci biscuits

This tour is the perfect combination for those who wish to enjoy a quiet and relaxed visit of the famous Chianti Region in Tuscany and partake in an unforgettable guided wine tasting. From Montecatini we will drive directly to the Chianti countryside, a delight with its patchworked landscape of green hills, embellished with the occasional church, castle or sleepy hilltop village. This part of Chianti is close to the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci aptly named Vinci. In the village of Vinci you will have time to enjoy the stunning view of its surroundings, covered by vineyards and olive groves. You will also have time to visit the ancient castle, which hosts several models of the inventions created by Leonardo himself.
Then, a unique and unforgettable experience awaits you in a selected Chianti boutique winery. The owner will make you feel at home explaining the different types of Chianti wine and how to associate them with delicacies like bruschetta with extra-virgin olive oil and tomatoes, salami, pecorino cheese and prosciutto ham. The gastronomic journey will end with a sweet dessert Tuscan wine accompanied with cantucci biscuits. The abundance of wine and the hospitality of the owner will make for an afternoon to remember. For wine lovers this is not only a tasting, but a unique chance to savour and enjoy the prestigious Chianti wines.

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Overview
Taste the fruits of the Chianti wine region on this inviting, half-day tour. Setting off in the afternoon from Montecatini Terme, you’ll travel via air-conditioned bus or minivan through the scenic countryside. Visit an esteemed area winery, and try the wine that the region is renowned for; you’ll also enjoy samples of olive oil, plus bruschetta, cheese, ham, and other traditional nibbles. Couple your winery tour with a stop in the village of Vinci: Leonardo da Vinci’s birthplace.
Highlights
  • This tour makes it simple to explore Tuscany’s beautiful countryside
  • Visit an esteemed local winery and enjoy a guided wine tasting
  • Snack on bruschetta, cheese, ham, and more, and taste local olive oil
  • Explore Leonardo da Vinci’s birthplace and learn more about his life
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great way to spend an afternoon!!

Our visit to Vinci was nice... not a lot to see but interesting. The highlight of the day was our wine tasting at the Sommavilla winery, a family run operation that made you feel at home. Healthy wine pours along with bruschetta, salamis and olive...More

Thank KevinB_1966
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
An excellent afternoon's trip

We had an excellent afternoon with a trip to Vinci and afterwards to Sommavilla winery. At the winery we tasted a white wine and 3 red wines from the Chianti area together with some bruschette and ham and cheese. The wines were excellent as was...More

1  Thank Lanky-7
Reviewed August 10, 2018
Down to Earth Wine Tasting!

Having read the previous reviews I can endorse everything written there. We booked the tour whilst staying in Lucca and that's where we were picked up. Tania was a wonderful guide and imparted her knowledge in an informative but friendly way. Vinci was an unexpected...More

1  Thank Ageing_Fast
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile
Fab afternoon out!

We really enjoyed our Tour. Tania was awesome, from helping us to plan this tour & other trips (horse riding) to being a great tour guide on the day too. The bus pics you up, then driving thru the gorgeous countryside , stopping along the...More

1  Thank HerDudeness
Reviewed July 8, 2018
Spectacular

We elected to have a private guided tour of Vinci and the Chianti wine area and were not disappointed. Our guide Tania had a wonderful knowledge of not only the history but also the cuture, art and geography of this beautiful area.She delivered her knowledge...More

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