Full day private excursion to San Gimignano with lunch at Castello di Verazzano
Full day excursion to San Gimignano with lunch at Castello di Verazzano from Florence
*Price includes Full-day private car with driver/escort, Lunch and wine tasting at Castello di Verrazzano.
Description : Driver will pick up clients at hotel for their visit at the Center Trucks in Calenzano. After visit sit back and relax while your English speaking driver takes you through one of the most beautiful countryside in the world for your journey to San Gimignano.
The Chianti region for lunch at a historical Castle and winery which was an Etruscan settlement before the Roman’s acquired it. You will experience the first grape growing and wine producing area in the world to be determined so by an official proclamation made in 1716. You will be guided through the historical but still working cellars, see how the art of wine making has changed through the years. Your tour guide will escort you through the villas late-Renaissance gardens, enlightening you on the history of the castle, pausing for you to hear the snorts of the wild boar that encircle the vineyards. The winery also creates their own olive oil and you will learn all about the production during the tour. After your tour, you will partake of an exquisite lunch of ham, wild boar, pork, assorted cheeses and pasta complete with wine pairings. You will be educated throughout the meal and thoroughly entertained by your guide! This will certainly be one of the highlights of your time in Italy. Your tour is completed with a guided tasting of 4 classic wines and Vino Santo (Holy Wine) together with the traditional almond biscuits. Your next stop is the enchanting town of San Gimignano, which is perhaps the most-visited small village in Italy. Its stunning hilltop skyline of towers, built in aristocratic rivalry by the feuding nobles of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, evokes the appearance of medieval Tuscany more than any other sight.