As amazing as Florence is, when you are in this corner of the world you must take the opportunity to explore the famous Tuscan countryside.
With it’s rolling green hills, cyprus lined roads and fortified villages dotting the landscape the Chianti area of Italy feels a million miles away from the crowds and bustling cities.
CiaoFlorence’s Chianti Colours and Flavours tour takes you to the heart of the countryside with vineyards and olive trees in abundance; it’s the perfect place to try out crostini toscani and a glass of Chianti Classico, of course.
During the visit to a small rustic wine estate, we were shown around the cellar and the wine making process was explained to us. After this, we were seated in a room filled with statues that were made by the ancestors of the owners! This is where the wine tasting took place, paired with local specialties, it was an informative and delicious experience.
Although it was raining, this didn’t stop us from enjoying the famous wine village of Greve in Chianti. With medieval buildings, charming artisan stores and an interesting triangular market square; Greve is an incredibly picturesque place.
Another wine tasting together with regional products completed a thoroughly enjoyable day exploring this wonderful region.
Have you ever visited Chianti? Are you a fan of the wine? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Disclaimer: I was a guest of CiaoFlorence. However, as always, all opinions are my own.