An Authentic Day Trip Experience in Tuscany

An Authentic Day Trip Experience in Tuscany

Spoken in: English, Español, Italiano, Français


( 31 reviews ) star Day trip Florence 1 - 7 watch_later 7 hours
  • Go on a beautiful day trip to the Chianti area
  • Enjoy amazing views & scenic roads
  • Try the famous Chianti wine
  • Learn about the winemaking process
  • Visit medieval towns, a monastery & a winery
  • Privately guided by your favorite local

You will meet here: Florence Train Station S. M. Novella

What you can expect

Florence can be explored in a matter of days, so why not expand your travels outside of the city? Embark on a day trip to the Chianti area, an area between Florence and Siena well-known for its beautiful landscapes and wine. This is truly an authentic local experience as most of the places in the area are very well attached to their traditional roots & history. So, follow your favorite local through the scenic road of the Tuscan countryside and discover the beauty of the Chianti area!

There is not better way to kickstart your day trip than with an amazing panoramic view at the viewpoint of Piazzale Michelangelo. See all of Florence, in all of its glory, before leaving the beautiful city behind. Hop in the car with your Florentine local and take the scenic road to Chianti.

Throughout the whole Chianti area, you will notice that most of the shops and businesses are family owned and operated. Go off the beaten path and visit a terracotta pottery business that has served in plenty of important monuments & buildings in Florence like the Church of Santo Spirito, the Church of Sant’Ambrogio, and the Dome of Santa Maria del Fiore. Take a look at their process and final products and let your friendly local explain everything there is to know about this place.

Another thing that stands out in the Chianti area is its wineries. Your local guide can take you to one at the very top of a mountain; this place only known by the locals is a real hidden gem! Learn about the Chianti wine and enjoy a tasting while your local host informs you about the characteristics of the delicious beverage.

Explore the local life in the Chianti area by paying a visit to Greve, a medieval town home to unique butchers where you can have some delicious tastings. As part of a personalized experience, a lunch can be arranged at a local butchery/bistro. Try their specialty, salami! With a wide variety of this product and homemade cheeses, get a personalized antipasto tasting. And just above Greve, you can find the local village of Montefioralle. This picturesque place is definitely worth a visit! Experience the real countryside vibe, with amazing views and a relaxing & peaceful atmosphere.

Visit one of the most interesting places of the entire Chianti region for its history and landscapes before going back to Florence, the Monastery Badia a Passignano. If you are lucky, you might enjoy a nice chat with a monk! Hear about the history of this place and what the future holds, walk through its courtyards and explore the inside of this place where you can find a Last Supper masterpiece by Ghirlandaio and other beautiful frescoes. Just note that this place is subjected to availability, but don’t worry, if the monastery is closed, we have found a pretty great alternative for that!

Make this trip more memorable with a personalized experience, pick your favorite local and if there is any requests, let them know! They can’t wait to show you the beauty outside of Florence!


This is the plan

Meeting Point
Main Train Station
Stop 1
Piazza de Michelangelo, start your day with a breathtaking view over the whole city
Stop 2
Fornace Masini Impruneta, visit a family kiln which first started in 1938, and see them work on clay from start to end
Stop 3
Winery Le Masse di Lamole, placed in the heart of Chianti Classico since 1880, this family offers one of the most authentic taste of Chianti wine
Stop 4
Greve, make a stop to see the medieval capital of Chianti region
Stop 5
Have lunch in a part butcher shop, part bistro which houses a cheese and wine cellar and has an incredible selection of salamis and hams
Stop 6
Montefioralle, the beauty of one of the most ancient villages in Chianti will leave you speechless
Stop 7
Monastery Badia a Passignano, learn everything around it's interesting history and landscapes
Final Stop
Drop off at the train station

Feel free to personalize this offer with the host of your choice

Day trip details

Type
Private Day trip
Mode of transport
Walking tour (cost included)
Duration
7 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 7 persons
Meeting point
Florence Train Station S. M. Novella
Guest pick-up
no
Confirmation
instant confirmation
Cancellation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkEntrance tickets
checkPrivate guide
checkDriver
checkA/C Car
checkPick up is included from the main train station in Florence
check2 alcoholic drinks

about Withlocals Originals

  • Experience the heart
    of the city

    check
  • With the host of
    your choice

    check
  • Private. Affordable.
    And 100% You.

    check

How it works:

  1. 1 Choose the theme of your tour.
  2. 2 Pick your favorite local as your private guide.
  3. 3 Let your guide personalize anything you like.

Done

Now you can enjoy the true heart of the city in the most personal and unique way.