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Chianti wine tour from Florence

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Chianti wine tour from Florence

I AM seeking a tour I can do from Florence that goes to various wineries for tastings in the Chianti region but which also has a small focus on food (eg - olve oil) and where there is a nice traditional dinner at the end....

I have looked on Viator etc and they seem to go to only 1 winery and seems a tad touristy. I am travelling solo aswell....

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1. Re: Chianti wine tour from Florence

We found the slow day in Tuscany was exactly what we wanted. There was as much focus on the food as the wine, which although we both love wine you can't spend the entire day wine tasting (at least I haven't since I was 21).

The restaurant meal was at lunch time- I don't know if there exist any tours with a meal at the end of the day, but it's a nice idea. We were a little unimpressed with viator; maybe they are a victim of their own success, because in becoming a big tour provider they seem to have lost the personal touch which we were looking for. I would recommend booking direct whichever tour you decide on.

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we used Anna with Roberto Tours in October and had a wonderful time. www.toursbyroberto.com. she took us to 3 family owned high quality wineries all with fabulous olive oil and we stopped for a awesome lunch. Anna is very knowledgable about the wine industry and we learned the entire wine making process ( we were there at the last part of harvest). I loved her personality and felt I truly made a friend.

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3. Re: Chianti wine tour from Florence

There's a good list of wine tour operators here: tripadvisor.com/Travel-g187893-c102871/Tusca…

Many of them offer lunch, but at least some would probably organise dinner for you on a private tour.

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4. Re: Chianti wine tour from Florence

You might also check tgiFlorence, especially since you are alone. Eugene Martinez could custom design a tour for you and perhaps you could entice him to finish up with a "cooking lesson" (great excuse for a most memorable meal) in his lovely, deconsecrated church home under the auspices of his partner, Chef Antonio Albani. You can participate as much or as little as you desire in the lesson part, but the EATING part - not to mention the wines selected to accompany the food - will amaze you.

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