|We will pick you up directly from your ship !!!
Your Driverguide will standing at the gate of your boat holding a sign with your name on it and
and drive to San Gimignano, the famous medieval town with its beautiful towers, known as the Manhattan of the Middle Ages.
We suggest you to eat an ice cream at the Gelateria “Dondoli”, 4 times awarded for the best ice cream in the world. Then, visit the Torre Grossa, the tallest tower in the city at 200 feet and Piazza del Duomo, surrounded by thousand-year-old towers, with la Collegiata, the cathedral of S. Gimignano, which contains a splendid series of frescoes on Old and New Testament subjects.
Then, we will have a Tuscan lunch with wine tasting and visit to the wine cellars in a winery next to San Gimignano, which provides a tasting path between four organic wines, including “Vernaccia di San Gimignano” and “Chianti Colli Senesi”, and a few types of olive oil. The Tuscan lunch consists of an appetizer with croutons and mixed bruschetta, pasta or soup as a first course, main dish of meats. Finally, the Tuscan dessert par excellence: Cantuccini and Vinsanto.
After this marvellous lunch, we will aid your digestion with a second wine tasting, this winery is famous for its splendid “Chianti Botanical Park” where Chianti roses bloom and its beautiful vineyards arranged like a Roman amphitheatre.
Next, we will drive to Greve in Chianti – the hometown of Giovanni Verrazzano, the explorer of New York Bay – and visit the famous Piazza Matteotti, called the Mercatale, with its unique triangular shape, the shops, the restaurants and the ancient butcher’s shop Falorni (since 1806). The Mercatale is in the heart of the town and surrounded by many colourful houses with bright colours, at its centre the statue of G. Verrazzano.
Then, we will have the last wine tasting of the day in Panzano in Chianti in a wine bar where all products are produced within an area of max 30 km. Pay attention as it is not only a simple wine tasting, but a really and truly enjoyable experience with an odd and charismatic host!
Back to the ship at 50.00pm, driving throughout the Chianti region.
|– Entrance Tickets in S Gimignano if needed
– Lunch with Wine Tasting
– Wine Tasting in San Donato in Poggio
– Wine Tasting in Panzano in Chianti