There are few places on earth as beautiful and captivating than Tuscany’s Chianti wine country.  We’ll visit some of the region’s most iconic spots and while photography is the primary goal, this tour will be a cultural journey that will inspire and enrich all of your senses.  You’ll see and photography iconic architecture, rich and textured landscapes, charming hillside villages, famous cathedrals adorned with some of Italy’s most enduring Renaissance art, and of course, delicious food and wine.

Day 1 - A full day in the city of Florence, including lunch.  

Day 2 -  Driving through the Chianti region as far south as Siena.  The tour fee includes lunch, dinner, and transportation through Tuscany and return to Florence.  If you choose to continue to day 3,  your hotel is included in the price.

Day 3 - This extended itinerary goes beyond Siena into the famous Val d’Orcia region as far south as Montepulciano. The tour fee includes meals and transportation through the region and return to Florence.

Year Round 9:00 am - 12:30 pm / 3:00pm - 6:30pm

(Time and Starting Point may vary according to season and/or client's request. All times are local).


FLORENCE - DAY 1

Il Duomo

Il Duomo

Birth of the Renaissance Morning Tour - Piazza SS Annunziata, San Lorenzo, the Duomo Basilica, the Battistero Di San Giovanni & the Doors of Paradise, Piazza della Repubblica, Orsanmichele, Piazza della Signoria, Santa Trinità Bridge and views of the Arno.

 

Panoramic of florence

Panoramic of florence

Across the Arno Late Afternoon Tour - The Boboli Gardens, Bardini Gardens, Ponte alle Grazie, San Niccolò, Piazzale Michelangelo with panoramic views of the city.


CHIANTI COUNTRY - DAY 2

Tuscany's rolling hillsides

Tuscany's rolling hillsides

Your first day will take you from Florence south into the Chianti wine region where you will see and photography rich and textured landscapes, charming hillside villages, famous cathedrals adorned with some of Italy’s most enduring Renaissance art.  Major points along the way are San Gersole’, Mezzomonte, Impruneta, Strada in Chianti, Chiocchio, Greve, Montefioralle,  Panzano in Chiant, Lucarelli (for a fabulous Tuscan lunch)  Pieve Santa Maria Novella, Radda in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti, and Vertine.   


VAL D'ORCIA REGION - DAY 3

Siena's main piazza from its famous bell tower

Siena's main piazza from its famous bell tower

Extend your tour to a third day you will visit hidden hill-top towns in the Val D'Orcia region farther south of Florence such as Siena, Buonconvento, Montalcino, San Quirico D'Orcia, Bagno Vignoni, Pienza and Montepulciano and more.


Click to enlarge Itinerary map of chianti-val d'orcia tour 

Chianti Country tour map

You may choose the one day itinerary from Florence to Siena or the extended itinerary that goes from Florence to Siena, then to Val D'Orcia south and around and back to Florence.