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A walk in the Chianti Classico heartland

  • A walk in the Chianti Classico heartland

    Put your best foot forward in the Chianti Classico heartland. This circular trail from Gaiole wanders through a landscape of vines, wild fruits and fig and cypress trees. It also passes by a church and a tower house both dating from the 10th century, as well as the castle at Meleto, fought for in the wars between Siena and Florence (groups can pre-arrange a guided tour). The medieval hamlet of Barbischio is also on the route, which winds its way through chestnut woods and follows a stream before returning to Gaiole. It’s an easy 12km trek, which should take about 3 hours and 15 minutes.

    For full details, go to www.to-tuscany.com/self-guide-walk-gaiole-meleto/

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Private Tour: Siena and San Gimignano with Wine Tasting and Chianti Village Visit

Explore the Chianti countryside on a private full-day tour from Florence, with visits to Siena, San Gimignano and a traditional village. Delve back in time with a guided stroll through Siena's old town, and step inside its storied cathedral ― home to the magnificent Libreria Piccolomini. After lunch (own expense) enjoy some free time in the UNESCO listed town of San Gimignano, then set out for a local winery for a tasting of local vino varietals. See the medieval village of San Donato in Poggio on your return to Florence.

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- No trip to Italy is complete without a visit to Pisa, home of Galileo Galilei and the Leaning Tower. The grandeur of this ancient, Maritime Republic is reflected in the Square of Miracles, where the tower is enveloped by the Cathedral, Baptistry and Monumental Cemetery. A climb to the top of the tower confirms the surrounding splendor.

- Discover Lucca, originally Etruscan, turned Roman colony in 180 B. C. The wealth of its history can still be found in a visit to the ruins of its Roman Amphitheater, the Guinigi Tower and a walk on the walls that once protected it from outside invasion. An enemy to Florence until 1328 and temporary site of exile to Dante, this charming town provides an enchanting backdrop to a meal, a walk and certain adventure.

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Discover San Gimignano and the Etruscan town of Volterra while accompanied by a private driver on this 8-hour tour from Florence. Explore each town at your own pace, enjoy the scenery as you travel through the Tuscan countryside, and relax as your driver takes care of all the navigating.

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