Chianti Wine Tasting
Chianti Wine has grown from humble origins to become one of the best known wines across the world. Proving that patience is a virtue, these wines have been carefully blended and matured to provide a real competitor in the world of viticulture.
One of prettiest medieval cities in the whole of Tuscany, Siena has become famous for its biannual horse race. While the racing may draw the crowds this city has much more to offer, with its grand towers and impressive skyline the city provides a landscape and cuisine that will stay with you for a lifetime.
Originally San Gimignano contained 72 separate towers, each one created by a wealthy family to display their position of power and flaunt their assets. Modern day San Gimignano has only fourteen towers but has a rich cultural and historical presence. With a once chaotic past, having been decimated by war and medieval plague this city has coughed and sneezed and fought its way to becoming one of the most popular destinations in the region.
Florence has a well earned reputation for being a city of culture having nurtured and cultivated the arts, the city is the spiritual birthplace, home and resting place of the Italian renaissance. The effects of this period are still visible today as it transformed a wealthy city into a cultural one. The charms that drew some of the best artists still linger in the narrow streets and winding lanes, reminding you of days gone by.
Similar to San Gimignano in nature, this peaceful Tuscan hill town is a welcome stop after the hustle and bustle of the more popular towns. With as much charm and historical importance, the town of Volterra is an island of tranquillity in a sea of tourism. The reflective effect of this subtly charming town is enough of a palate cleanser to remind you that sometimes a change of pace is all you need.