Tuscany, besides being the cradle of Italian culture, offers a series of landscapes of lush greenery and bucolic settings that are perfectly suitable to food and wine tastings of local delicacies. The wine routes in Tuscany offer the connoisseurs a unique experience among the beautiful landscapes surrounded by nature. Wine tasting in Tuscany is one of the many services offered by Lungarno Collection, born from the idea of enhancing all the excellence of the Tuscan territory, from wines to monuments of great artistic value to the medieval villages immersed in the most unspoiled nature.
One of the most suggestive trails and best-loved by our guests is the Chianti Wine Tour, a magical land that produces Tuscan wines famous all over the world, such as Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Trebbiano and White Malvasia. If Tuscany is considered the most characteristic region in Italy, Chianti is certainly the most "Italian" of the country’s wines. The Chianti wine and food tour starts from Marina di Scarlino and ends up in Impruneta, where you can admire the beautiful Sanctuary of Santa Maria. The arrival is scheduled in Greve in Chianti, where you can refresh yourself in the charming medieval square and in the historic cellars for a tasting of Tuscan wines of the best vintages.
You can continue the Wine Tour in Tuscany as far as Montefioralle, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy characterized by silent streets and ancient vineyards where you can restore your body and soul. Another unmissable stop for Tuscan food and wine tastings is Volpaia, a medieval village suspended in time that is famous for its castle and its rich wine shop. In May, Volpaia is ablaze with colors and fragrances thanks to the blossoming of 1,000 fragrant roses. The Chianti wine tour ends in Radda in Chianti, the headquarters of the Chianti Classico Consortium, and in San Giusto in Salcio where time seems to have stopped.
Another wonderful experience is the Wine Tour in Val d'Orcia, a masterpiece of nature celebrated by various painters of the Sienese School and recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The itinerary organized by Lungarno Collection passes through the streets of Grosseto and Siena, where you can admire the beauties of the history and the lands of Tuscany. The seductive itinerary winds along from the hills dotted with cypress trees to the thermal square of Bagno Vignoni, passing through the Renaissance Pienza to San Quirico d'Orcia with its fascinating Romanesque style. To end such an intense day there is nothing better than a nice dish of “pici” ( a kind of pasta”), accompanied by a taste of Tuscan DOP pecorino cheese and one, or even two glasses of excellent Brunello.
Tignanello Wine Tour crosses the marvelous vineyards of the Antinori Marquises, who boasts a long tradition linked to wines. The Montepulciano Wine Tour includes tastings in the most famous wine cellars of the area, among the beautiful hills of Val d'Orcia and Val di Chiana. In Montepulciano, wine is a true art, dating all the way back to Etruscan times and continuing through the Middle Ages. In the 16th century, the Rosso Scelto of Montepulciano was the favorite of Pope Paul III.
To experience an extraordinary cultural and food and wine experience among the vineyards and the timeless beauty of Tuscany, Lungarno Collection offers its guests all their professional experience. After a healthy walk through the vineyards and olive groves of the Tuscan countryside characterized by beautiful views, visitors can refresh themselves at the locations, and inns made available by Lungarno Collection.