5 Tours to Help You Un-Wined in Italy
When in Italy, do as the Italians… and enjoy locally-made wines! Enhance your villa vacation with these 5 incredible wine experiences recommended by our experts.
A trip to Italy is all about relaxing and indulging – in simple pleasures, in delicious foods, and especially in wine. And, with the help of our experts, it’s easy to do all three thanks to this lineup of incredible tours.
Brunello Wine Tour
After a drive in a luxury vehicle through the beautiful Tuscan countryside, you’ll visit a Brunello winery where you can sample superb wines and full-flavored extra virgin olive oil. After, you’ll tour the winery’s grounds (including its historic cellars), enjoy lunch in the medieval hill town of Montalcino, and then head to another top-select Brunello winery.
Chianti Classico Bike Tour
Immerse yourself in one of the most beautiful wine areas of Tuscany on an easy three-hour e-bike tour. You’ll start in the medieval town of San Casciano in Val di Pesa, which played an important role in the economic growth of the area. During the tour, you’ll explore beautiful, verdant landscapes – a natural patchwork of vineyards and olive groves – before heading to a Chianti winery, and then a typical Tuscan lunch.
Wine Lover’s Bike Tour
Want less tour and more wine on a Chianti excursion? This bike tour’s for you. You can choose either an e-bike or a mountain bike before riding through the hills of Greve, the heart of Chianti wine production where the vineyards extend as far as the eye can see. You’ll visit one of the most important wineries in the area (which is inside a castle), see its historic cellars, and taste three different times of red wine before dining on regional specialties.
Wine Tour in Chianti
Ideal if you’d like to skip the biking and still see Chianti’s best offerings, this tour will bring you to a winery in the morning where you’ll sample several Tuscan wines, grappa, and olive oil. After, you’ll indulge in a gourmet lunch at a local restaurant, enjoy a leisurely walk through town, and, on the way home, stop at another winery to sample additional local wines.
Antinori Nel Chianti Classico Tour
Experience one of the most (if not the most) unique wineries in Italy, the Marchesi Antinori Chianti Classico winery. Built with local materials according to a great respect to the environment, the cellar represents the Antinori family’s tribute to the land of Chianti Classico. You’ll enter the cellar and be guided along six centuries of family wine history before sampling wines and enjoying lunch with a wine pairing.