Chianti is a word that is capable of evoking quite different sensations: sensations made up of colours, landscapes, smells and tastes.
Chianti is nowadays a true category. Yes, because Chianti is a red wine, in fact one of Italy's most famous wines and, at the same time, a marvellous territory that unfolds across the Tuscan hills. Among English-speaking people, the Chianti region has been renamed 'Chiantishire', precisely because so many upper-class British citizens have chosen to live here and feel a sense of belonging with this region.
With HABI you can be the protagonist of a fascinating tour of Chianti that will take you, after passing through characteristic villages with a magical atmosphere, to Siena and, if you wish, to enter a typical Tuscan wine cellar and taste excellent wines accompanied by typical snacks.
The Chianti valley is located between the provinces of Florence and Siena and is characterised by small, picturesque villages, rolling hills and vineyards. With our HABI tour, we will depart from Rome, in a Van or in a Sedan, as you wish, and travel through the rolling landscapes of northern Lazio and Tuscany for just under three hours before arriving at our destination. You will be amazed by the gentle landscape, the sinuous curves of the hills and the presence of olive groves and vineyards everywhere.
Our HABI tour, which will last a total of twelve hours, will take you to three characteristic villages, in each of which we will make a short stop to admire the charming views and take photos: Castellina in Chianti, Castelnuovo Berardenga and Panzano in Chianti.
Castellina in Chianti is a medieval village with a charming square, crossed by the famous 'via delle Volte'. Castelnuovo Berardenga, just a few kilometres from our final stop Siena, is characterised by 17th century palaces, some of which are truly majestic. Panzano in Chianti, halfway between Florence and Siena, is characterised by its narrow streets lined with typical “botteghe”. All three villages are in the so-called 'Chianti Classico' region: there are many wineries in these parts that bear the shield of the 'black rooster', the symbol of Chianti Classico wine.
If you wish, the tour can include a stop in one of these typical wine cellars for a wine tasting accompanied by bruschetta and local cheeses. As well as tasting some of Italy's best wines, you will have the opportunity to meet winegrowers who have been growing grapes and making wine for generations. This is an experience that we recommend you and of which you will certainly keep a very pleasant memory full of delicious sensations. If you choose this option, you will take part in a 75-minute degustation that will offer you the opportunity to penetrate with your senses the most genuine tradition of this fascinating land. The tour ends in Siena: your driver will park the car close to the historical centre and will be at your disposal for any need: he will be ready to accompany you or to wait for you if you wish to do the two-hour tour on your own.
In any case, your HABI driver will remain at your disposal, and will be ready to join you, to recommend a good place to eat or corners of the old town worth visiting. Siena, the city of the Palio, offers visitors the wonder of its Duomo and Piazza del Campo, as well as the fascinating atmosphere of the entire historic centre.
After visiting this wonderful city, you can get back into your HABI car and quietly and safely return to Rome.
The participation fee includes: the round trip, fuel, motorway tolls and parking. The wine tasting must be booked separately. It is possible to extend the duration of the tour at an additional cost of 40 euros/hour
Do not miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in a unique and characteristic atmosphere and to do so in the highest degree of comfort, without any worries and accompanied by a professional, discreet, and helpful driver!
The Chianti valley is located between the provinces of Florence and, Siena is 290 km away from the city of Rome - 145 miles and transfer from Rome to Siena is about 150 minutes Our HABI tour, which will last a total of twelve hours, will take you to three characteristic villages, in each of which we will make a short stop to admire the charming views and take photos: Castellina in Chianti, Castelnuovo Berardenga and Panzano in Chianti.
Tips are not mandatory but, if you are satisfied with the service, you will be welcome.
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