And Action! 3 Can’t-Miss Italy Adventures
Want to make your villa vacation to Italy truly memorable? Explore these three experiences, ranging from a bike tour in Chianti to a shopping trip in Florence.
Adding excitement to your Italian adventure is easy, especially with these three experiences. Ideal for all types of travelers, each of these tours allows you to enhance your escape and create unforgettable memories.
1. Enjoy beautiful landscapes and wine
Experience unspoiled landscapes, fresh air, and (of course) wine on a full-day bike tour. After choosing to rent either an e-bike or mountain bike, you’ll start touring the hills of Greve, the heart of Chianti wine production, where you’ll spot seemingly endless vineyards in every direction. This picturesque area also provides you with the opportunity to visit one of the area’s most important wineries, positioned inside a Renaissance castle.
After touring the historic cellars, beautiful gardens, and vineyards, you will sample three different types of red wine, as well as regional dishes (think pappardelle with wild boar sauce and beef stew in Chianti Classico).
2. Tour Tuscany on a Vespa
Want to skip the biking, but still enjoy the Tuscan countryside? Opt for a Vespa instead. Iconic and chic, Vespas are a classic way to explore the area’s scenic, winding roads. On this tour, you’ll be led by an English-speaking escort, who will take you to enchanting medieval villages that punctuate the Tuscan landscape. For lunch, you’ll stop at a renowned local farm, where you’ll enjoy a delicious meal, as well as a wine tasting.
3. Discover Florentine artisans
Explore the medieval neighborhoods of Santa Croce and Diladdarno, where you’ll discover the excellence of Tuscan craftsmanship. This unique experience will take you inside a pottery lab, a leather lab, a goldsmith workshop and more, allowing you to meet the masters and apprentices dedicated to their beautiful creations.
After, you’ll have the opportunity to tour the coolest parts of Florence – San Frediano and Santo Spirito – full of boutiques, vintage stores, and lesser-known galleries. This exclusive experience usually lasts about a half day, and can include a light lunch after.