This is the perfect trip for the wine enthusiast, or for those who know nothing about wine but want to enjoy some of the world's finest. Taste some of the world's best wines and take in the incredible views of San Gimignano with a remarkable evening in Tuscany.
Please note: This trip will be offered from Florence during the included weekend trip.
The trip departs Florence from the group hotel accommodation at 2:00pm. The meeting point is in the lobby. Please meet your trip leader 20 minutes prior to departure. Travel to San Gimignano is by private, luxury coach bus with A/C, and DVD.
One of the major wine regions of Tuscany, the Chianti region boasts some of the world’s most exquisite grapes. Once we arrive at the first winery, we will embark on our first included wine tasting. You will learn about the process of picking, making and bottling of the famous wine. You will have time to sample three different wines and take pictures with the charming backdrop of the Tuscan Hills and San Gimignano.
Afterwards we will make a stop in San Gimignano, a medieval Tuscan hilltop town home to the world’s best gelato and famous towers. These can be seen from several kilometers away and have become iconic of the city. You will have time to explore the small city and its charming streets. See the city’s fourteen towers, and the Collegiata and St Agostino churches with their works of art from famous renaissance artists such as Filippino Lippi. Grab a gelato and stroll to a breathtaking vista point overlooking the rolling hills of Tuscany.
We will depart and head to a local winery outside of San Gimignano named Tenuta Torciano. We will have a wine tasting of many local wines such as the Vernaccia di San Gimignano and Brunello while enjoying a traditional dinner of local appetizers, Tuscan soup, and homemade lasagna with truffle oil. You will learn the proper way to hold the wine glass, smell, and taste in the way of sommeliers. After having a chance to purchase wine we will depart Tenuta Torciano for our return to Florence.