The Tuscan hills near Florence, as well as immortalizing landscapes on many postcards around the world, have always been oil and wine producing lands with an unmistakable taste and flavour.
Tuscany is a land of wine. Of the 350 vines in Italy about 40 indigenous varieties are present in Tuscany.
The Chianti area near Florence is the heart of this tradition. Everything was born around 1200 in a small area between the towns of Radda in Chianti, Castellina in Chianti and Gaiole in Chianti.
As time passed other territories were added including the towns of Castelnuovo Berardenga and Poggibonsi (in the province of Siena), Greve in Chianti and part of the town of Barberino Val d’Elsa that make up the production area of the wine called “Chianti Classico” (identifiable by the label with the black rooster).
The vineyard area of Chianti, however, is spread further than the area of Chianti Classico, in the territory between the provinces of Florence, Arezzo, Siena and Pisa so you will also hear talk about Chianti Colli Fiorentini, Chianti Colli Senesi or the Chianti hills Arezzo or the Pisan hills.
The tradition of wine in Tuscany is so important that a Chianti Classico wine and olive oil route was established spanning the areas of production of "Chianti Classico Gallo Nero", where you can enjoy a good glass of wine in one of the numerous companies that produce this precious wine.
The wine tastings are generally proposed by Wine bars, farms and even directly from wineries which allow you to visit the wine cellars where the wines are produced or by hiking directly through the vineyards on the hills, all illustrated and explained by the winemakers or by the farms themselves.
We are at your disposal to take you on a daytrip full of taste and tradition, we know how much time is needed and we will advise you on the tour that most suits your needs.
Among the most famous hills of Florence we recommend a visit to Settignano where you can enjoy magnificent landscapes. Called by many the hill of literature because the poet D’Annunzio and Eleonora Duse had a troubled love affair in Villa Capponcina.
Mark Twain also stayed in Settignano in Villa Viviani.
Ontignano is also worth seeing where there is an amazing view of Florence or Monte Morello which is often called the "gym for painters " for the many scenic places and where many new artists come to paint.
We will take you wherever you want to discover the most characteristic places for you to fully enjoy the beauty that this earth can offer.
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