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ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Antinori nel Chianti Classico, San Casciano in Val di Pesa, TuscanyAntinori TourThe AntinoriTour is a comprehensive tour for wine enthusiasts who want to explore the winery’s most suggestive and unusual spaces. Visitors will be led through six centuries of Antinori family history in a multidisciplinary experience: enology, architecture and wine tasting. The tour concludes with the tasting of four wines in the suggestive suspended tasting room or in the exclusive Bottaia room.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Villa le Corti, San Casciano in Val di Pesa, TuscanyVilla le CortiChianti Classico, a land of vineyards, olive groves, forests, and beautyVilla Le Corti, the Corsini family’s historical estate in Chianti, is a place where the landscape of the Tuscan hills, made of vineyards and olive trees, melds with a thousand-year history of one of the most important Italian families.In this Tuscan land between Florence and Siena, Duccio Corsini and his family follow organic agricultural methods to produce Chianti Classico and high quality extra virgin olive oil. Villa Le Corti Estates extend over 250 hectares of land, 49 of which are vineyards planted with Sangiovese to produce Chianti Classico and IGT Principe Corsini (Don Tommaso, Cortevecchia, Le Corti, and Zac). Another 73 hectares of olive trees produce Chianti Classico DOP extra virgin olive oil.The Principe Corsini estate in the Chianti countryside near Florence consists of a rectangular villa. Inside, a spacious courtyard with an arched loggia opens to the rooms of the villa on the ground floor: Sala delle Donne, Sala dei Titoli, Sala Clemente XII, and Salone a Tramontana.The ground floor and vast park with centuries-old cypress trees that surround the villa are ideal for galas and ceremonies, as well as meetings, fashion shows, and film sets.The uniqueness and appeal of the Villa Le Corti Estate is not only its grand villa but also the ample park that surrounds it. The green space is characterized by a geometric Italian garden, centuries-old cypress trees, and an expansive field that is ideal for open-air events and ceremonies.The historic wine cellar is unique of its kind. It was constructed in 1600 and organized on three underground levels that wind through a system of rooms and corridors carved out under the villa and its gardens. Here is where the great wines of Chianti Classico Principe Corsini were created.During the year, it is possible to reserve and organize guided visits of the 16th century residence, its historic wine cellar, the olive mill, and the historical orciaia where olive oil is stored. Visits conclude with a tasting of Principe Corsini products that may also be purchased directly from our store.A unique angle of Villa Le Corti is represented by the historic kitchens of the villa, originally constructed in the early 17th century. Here, cooking courses are held following historic Tuscan recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation, using vegetables and produce directly from the villa’s garden.Duration: 3 hours
The Chianti Sculpture Park is located about 10 km north of Siena. Spread over a mystical wooded area, it comprises a collection of site-specific sculptures and installations created by artists from all over the world. In the Park’s amphitheater, in a magical atmosphere concerts of classical music, jazz, opera, tango and other musical genres are held in June, July and August. Opposite the entrance to the park an ancient manufactory for terracotta has been transformed into a large art gallery. Among the artists involved are K. Nakamura (Japan), U. Christiansen (Denmark), M. Berrettini (Italy), C. Spath (Germany), Y. Heidar (Egypt), P.A. Méndez (Colombia), R. Cipollone (Italy), N. Bertoux (France), W. Furlong (United Kingdom), N. Barab (USA) and many others.Moreover, in the Chianti region there is also the opportunity to visit Pievasciata (Contemporary Art Village). In this little hamlet and its immediate surroundings, nine artworks have been installed both by families and institutions. These installations are visible no matter which direction you come from, Siena, Gaiole in Chianti, Pianella, Vagliagli or Ponte a Bozzone. The idea was to further enhance this territory already famous for its wine and picturesque villages by making Pievasciata a Contemporary Art Village.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Badia a Passignano, Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, Tuscanytake the one and only Chiantigiana road that will lead you directly inside the Chianti wine region that gives you an endless range of things to see and do. First you’ll find Badia a Passignano a real jewel hidden in the hills of Chianti.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Abbazia di San Michele Arcangelo a Passignano, Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, TuscanyYou’ll first visit the Abbey of San Michele Arcangelo a Passignano a beautiful complex located uphill and surrounded by cypresses. This place is also known for tis frescos specially the one by Domenico Ghirlandaio.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Ristoro L'Antica ScuderiaEnjoy a beautiful wine tasting in the heart of Chianti Classico where you’ll get the chance to taste unique wines with a local host. After delight your place with a Tuscany bbq lunch that includes a typical starter and barbecued meat and vegetables.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Castello di Radda, Radda in Chianti, TuscanyIn the afternoon you will visit Radda in Chianti a small medieval village with narrow roads and full of artisan shops with a stunning view of the Chianti area which is famous and known all over the world thanks to its red wines and local products but also for its unique scenery over the countrysideDuration: 1 hourStop At: Fattoria Lornano, Monteriggioni, Tuscanywine tasting Duration: 1 hour
Day 1 Siena Arrival with own means of transport, welcome from the staff.Dinner at medieval Monteriggioni CastleDay 2, Siena and Chianti hills Loop. 70kmOur first contact with this extraordinary region takes place in the Chianti Hills area.This area, famous all over the world, gives its name to the excellent Chianti wine. We'll start our cycling day directly from our Hotel in Siena, heading to Gaiole in Chianti.Once we get to Radda in Chianti we'll stop for a cappuccino and cornetto in the magnificent old square.Getting to the Hotel, we can wind down in the swimming pool and get ready for our delicious dinner in Siena.Day 3 Siena-Montalcino 75kmAfter an excellent breakfast, departure towards Monteroni D'Arbia on quieter secondary roads, through the magnificent Val d'Arbia. We will then continue towards Asciano, with its splendid Monte Oliveto Maggiore abbey. Riding up and down between hills and cypress trees you will arrive at Buonconvento, in the Ombrone valley. The final stretch of the day’s ride takes us to our destination today: Montalcino. This town is well-known for the production of the famous Brunello wine. A dinner delicious tasting a glass of Brunello is waiting for us.Day 4, Montalcino Loop 68 kmToday we'll get discover the unique Val D'Orcia,riding on peaceful back roads.We'll start our day dealing with the descent from Montalcino to Torrenieri.Then, we will visit the splendid San Quirico d'Orcia, where we can have lunch in a typical "trattoria" to recovery energy for the demanding Montalcino ascent. An exclusive dinner in this fairy-tale village will close our fourth day.Day 5 Montalcino –Acquapendente 72kmAnother superb day through villages surrounded by breathtaking nature.Bagno Vignoni natural spa is our first stop. Radicofani, a wonderful village dominated by a castle, is waiting for us along the way. A local acclaimed farm house where we will be justly rewarded for our efforts, is waiting for us.Day 6 Acquapendente-Lake Bolsena 60 kmA change of scenery is the main feature of today’s ride: we head to Sorano and Pitigliano, with its characteristic historical centre called "Little Jerusalem" because of the presence of an ancient Jewish community.After leaving Pitigliano we head for Lake Bolsena,Here, a very different landscape will provide the ideal setting for an evening in good company and a delicious dinner in the extraordinary village of Civita di Bagnoregio.Day 7 Siena
Breakfast and transfer by minibus to Siena