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Tuscany Walking: Ancient Footpaths in the Heart of Chianti
|from $3,998* per person||6 Days||April-June, September, October|
|Luxury accommodations||Exertion level: 5|
|Operator: Backroads||20 people max|
- Florence, italy
- Active & Adventure trips
- Unforgettable rambles though Chianti's hills and vineyards
- Fresh Tuscan cuisine and luxurious historic lodging
- Explore classic medieval hill towns including Radda and Vertine
- Join a wine expert for a tasting of Brunello di Montalcino and other vintages
- Tuscan cooking lesson with a local chef
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Day 1 Unforgettable rambles though Chianti's hills and vineyards Discover the nuances of Tuscan olive oils and honey during a private visit to Badia a Coltibuono ("Abbey of the Good Harvest"), founded a thousand years ago Oak trees and grapevines line the walk to Gaiole in Chianti.
Day 2 Tuscan cooking lesson with a local chef - learn the finer points of piatti tipici toscani (typical Tuscan dishes) A guided tour through ancient passageways reveals historic Radda in Chianti, a center of Chianti Classico wine production.
Day 3 Explore archetypal medieval hill towns including Vertine, a fortified hamlet perched well off the beaten path Savor lunch by Castello di Meleto Ramble through pristine vineyards and pine forest in the heart of the Chianti Classico region en route to Castello di Tornano, former residence of the Ricasoli family.
Days 4-6 Taste Brunello di Montalcino and other vintages with a local expert Set out toward Castello di Brolio, home of the original Chianti Classico recipe, while taking in views of distant Siena along the way Enjoy an evening wine tasting and wander in Siena's handsome medieval center Stroll to the quaint village of San Sano for lunch in the sleepy piazzetta or relax in luxury at our picture-perfect hotel.