Tuscany, Italy is one of the most spectacular places you could ever go for a wine tour. My husband and I went on the “Super Chianti Tour” . The tour bus left from here, the San Niccolo section of Florence, for an all day excursion. Be sure to book your tickets at least 2-3 months in advance. Also, I wore wedges all day and I must say, I was quite comfortable. There was not too much walking. I do not recommend wearing anything with a heal though.
Before you leave for your trip, be sure to pack the following items in a small satchel/backpack to bring with you.
- bottle of water
On this all day outing, we visited 2 vineyards and a butcher shop in between. Upon arrival at the first vineyard, we were able to take pictures by the rows and rows of grapes.
After, we toured the facility and learned how grapes are processed to make wine.
Then, we sat down and enjoyed homemade olive oil, honey, and wine family style. we tried the most incredible, locally produced honey called “Mustard di Cremona.” You have to drizzle some over the cheese they give you and wash it down with the glass of red provided. Just the thought of it makes my mouth water.
Next stop was the butcher shop called, “Panzano Dario Cecchini.” By the time we got there, boy did we have an appetite. There were a lot of meats and they were delicious! If you don’t eat meat, do not let that discourage you from taking this tour. There was even a vegetarian option available for non-meat eaters.
The last vineyard we visited was by far my favorite. Upon arrival, we were greeted with a glass of wine. This is the perfect spot to take a photo with a wine glass in your hand and the breath taking view behind you.
The last stop of the trip was the village of Greve in Chianti. This was the perfect spot to indulge on some local gelato after a long, hot day touring the vineyards.