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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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Duomo - Cupola afternoon climb with reserved access, small group tour

The magnificent dome witnesses the beauty of the Italian Renaissance, and the design was signed by Filippo Brunelleschi. The Gothic structure only contributes to the brilliance of the cathedral. It was constructed in honor of Santa Maria del Fiore. The whole area is known to locals as the “Duomo” or dome, after the structure. Designed by Filippo Brunelleschi and completed in 1436, it took sixteen years to build.
At 45meters wide, it is the single largest masonry dome in the world. Travel to the top of Brunelleschi’s Dome, Florence’s most iconic attraction, with this 1 hour tour and reserved entrance ticket. Follow your guide for an exclusive close-up view of the structure. Explore passages closed to the general public and get a magnificent look at the city skyline and 360° view of the city.
The ticket will also allow you to visit (no tour): the Museum, the Baptistery, and the Cript ( the cript is inside Cathedral, be aware that nobody can skip the line for the Cathedral)

from 44,27 US Dollar

Chianti Classico & Super Tuscan 3 Winery Tour - Daily Departure from Florence

This tour goes in the famous Chianti wine growing region, to taste Chianti e Super Tuscan wines, lunch in a small boutique of wine.

from 195,49 US Dollar

Small-Group Tour: Chocolate Factory, Perugia and Spoleto

This full-day tour will take you away from the bustle of Rome into the Italian countryside to visit 2 gorgeous small towns, Perugia and Spoleto.

from 137,99 US Dollar

Livorno Shore Excursion: Chianti and Tuscany Countryside Private Wine Tour

When your cruise ship docks in Livorno and you have only a single day to see the Tuscan countryside, you’ll need a privately guided, fully narrated shore excursion to make the most of your time in this region that is so renowned for its beauty. On this nine-hour tour, immerse yourself in Italian life, admire Tuscany’s rolling hills and explore the vineyards and olive groves of Chianti. Taste local wine and olive oil before returning to your cruise ship in Livorno.

from 191,66 US Dollar