wine tasting tours and winery visits
Best wine tours in Florence
Led by a local guide, drive your own Vespa along the quiet, cypress-lined country roads of the Chianti area, visit two wineries and enjoy a typical Tuscan lunch. Capture the best of the sce... See More
Discover the best of Tuscany in a unique way riding an e-bike through the Chianti hills. Visit a boutique winery and indulge in a typical Tuscan lunch. Tour an olive oil mill and taste their... See More
Dive into Chianti’s wine producing history and tradition to get a real insight into the realm of world-class Tuscan wine. You will visit two renowned wineries and a boutique winery for a Tus... See More
In the 17th and 18th centuries young European aristocrats and cultivated Americans used to set off on a voyage of learning through Italy, birthplace of Western history and all art, a lifetim... See More
A thrilling off-road journey in the Chianti wine region aboard a rumbling Range Rover Defender! Enjoy a full day Tuscan countryside tour departing from Florence. Once in the Chianti hills, ... See More
Learn all about iconic Brunello, the “King of Italian Wine”. Enjoy in-depth visits to two of the area’s most remarkable wine cellars, and a typical Tuscan lunch with wine in a boutique winer... See More
Why Visit Florence?
Florence lies in the heart of Tuscany, Italy’s best-known wine producing region, famous for its picture-postcard landscape of vineyards and cypress trees. The city is a magical base from which to explore the iconic wineries of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino on a wine tasting trip into the countryside. Not only does Florence offer unmatchable wine tasting opportunities, but this charming city is steeped in culture and history, rich in art and architecture and boasts a thriving food scene that champions Tuscan produce.
WINE TASTING TOURS IN FLORENCE
The iconic wine producing regions of Chianti, Montepulciano and Montalcino are all easily accessible from Florence. There could be no better place in Italy for a wine tasting holiday! Discover the differences between Chianti and Chianti Classico, understand the importance of the Sangiovese grape and learn what makes a Super Tuscan wine on a small group or private wine tasting day tour from Florence.
FOOD TASTING EXPERIENCES IN FLORENCE
Wherever you travel in Italy you’re guaranteed delicious cuisine, however Tuscany is abundant with prized local produce and Florence in particular offers memorable food tasting experiences. Foodies should visit the Mercato Centrale – the city’s bustling food market packed with stalls offering local cheese and fresh pasta, seasonal fruit & veg, and locally reared meat. Join a small group food tour for a guided market visit with a local chef, followed by a hands-on introduction to cooking Tuscan cuisine.
MORE REASONS TO VISIT FLORENCE
If it’s your first visit to Florence you’ll want to gaze at Michelangelo’s famous marble statue of David and admire the magnificent Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Art lovers should visit the famous Uffizi Gallery which is full with Renaissance masterpieces. However, simply stroll the streets of Florence and around every corner you’ll discover a beautiful building, picture-postcard piazza or towering historic statue. You can easily while away a day marvelling at the city’s splendid architecture punctuated with coffee breaks, people-watching gelato stops and a leisurely lunch.
WINERIST INSIDER TIP
The Negroni cocktail was created in Florence so where better to relax with a glass of this popular apertivo drink! For an apertivo with a view head to one of the city’s rooftop terraces and soak up the breathtaking panorama with a Negroni or Spritz.