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Semi Private Chianti's Best Landscapes and Wine Tour from Florence

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    Stop At: Piazzale Michelangelo, Viale Michelangelo, 50125, Florence Italy

    Chianti wine tour and landscapes. Experience an unforgettable day trip in the Chianti region with amazing scenery, fun facts about the Italian cooking habits, stops in the cities of San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and Siena, and a visit to a winery to learn something about Classico and drink lots of good wine. A small group tour lets you save money by sharing a Black Mercedes Minivan (8 pax max). Piazzale Michelangelo (Michelangelo Square) is a square with a panoramic view of Florence, Italy, located in the Oltrarno district of the city.This Florentine piazza was designed by architect Giuseppe Poggi and built in 1869 on a hill just south of the historic center, during the redevelopment of Oltrarno, the left (South) bank of the Arno river. In 1869, Florence was the capital of Italy and the whole city was involved in an urban renewal, the so-called "Risanamento" or the "Renovation" of the city's neighborhoods. Lungarni (riverside walkways; "lungarno", singular) were built on the riversides. On the right bank, the fourteenth-century city walls were removed and turned into the Viali di Circonvallazione, mimicking the French "boulevard" design, six lanes wide and lined with trees. On the left bank winding up the hill of San Miniato the Viale dei Colli was built, a tree-lined street over 8 kilometers long ending at the Piazzale Michelangelo which was built as a terrace with a panoramic view of the city.
    Bronze cast of David facing Florence from the center of the square
    The square, dedicated to the Renaissance sculptor Michelangelo, has bronze copies of some of his marble works found elsewhere in Florence: the David and the four allegories of the Medici Chapel of San Lorenzo. The monument was brought up by nine pairs of oxen on 25 June 1873.
    Poggi designed the loggia in the neoclassical-style that dominates the whole terrace, which today houses a restaurant. Originally it was intended to house a museum of works by Michelangelo, never realized. In the wall of the balcony, under the loggia, there is an epigraph in capital letters referring to his work: Poggi turned this into his monument in 1911.
    The view captures the heart of Florence from Forte Belvedere to Santa Croce, across the lungarni and the bridges crossing the Arno, including the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, the Bargello and the octagonal bell tower of the Badia Fiorentina. Beyond the city are the hills of Settignano and Fiesole

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Piazza del Duomo 2, 53037, San Gimignano Italy

    Your day trip takes you through the picturesque countryside of the Chianti region, a magical landscape of cypress trees, vineyards and olive groves you should recognize from Renaissance paintings. You will be picked up at your hotel and driven through the countryside of Florence.  
    You will first go to San Gimignano, where you will have about 30 minutes of free time. It is famous for its many towers or the many Vernaccia wine bottles if you prefer. It served as an important relay point for pilgrims traveling to or from Rome on the Via Francigena. The patrician families who controlled the town built around 72 tower-houses as symbols of their wealth and power. Although only 14 have survived, San Gimignano has retained its feudal atmosphere and appearance.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Piazza del Campo, 53100, Siena Italy

    You will then reach the famous Palio city, Siena, around 12pm. Free time. Located in the heart of Tuscany, this is Italy´s best preserved medieval city and once was a wealthy, war-like independent state during the Middle Ages. Siena stores offer many locally made items, such as leather products, neckties, fabrics, glazed terracotta, gold jewellery, and of course local food, such as, Panforte, Ricciarelli, Pici and many wines. Every Wednesday morning a huge market is held around the Fortezza Mediceana. Here you will have time to look around and have lunch if you are hungry.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Piazza Roma 15 Castello di Monteriggioni, 53035, Monteriggioni Italy

    your third stop in the beautiful castle of Monteriggioni where you will have a half hour free time to walk around. Sitting on a small natural hillock, this completely walled medieval town in the Siena Province of Tuscany was built in the 13th century by the overlords of Siena to command the Cassia Road running through the Val d’Elsa and Val Staggia just to the west of Monteriggioni.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Cerbaia, 50026, San Casciano in Val di pesa FI, Italy

    An Organic, family running, Farm situated in the heart of the Chianti region just 20 km from the city of Florence, with a variety of chianti italy wine such as Chianti Colli Fiorentini Docg wine and extra virgin olive oil. All of these products are authentic specialties and are a result of 100% organic farming.
    You can spend a pleasant time relaxing and enjoying fine wines along with salami, and one of the best olive oil (Laudemio). At the end of your day, you will be brought back to the departure point.

    Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
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    Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

    What a great way to get a taste of Tuscan countryside. Our driver, Fabio, was engaging, knowledgeable and flexible and showed us a wonderful day. We started at Piazza Michelangiolo which gave us a great view over Florence, and then continued on to San Gimignano,...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    ECustomerCare, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at I Just Drive, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Dear 782wendyn, Thank you very much for taking your time to share this feedback with us on Tripadvisor. We are happy to read that you enjoyed our full-day tour and we'll pass on this kind words to our driver too. Next time in Florence come...More

    Reviewed 10 July 2019 via mobile

    We just got back from this tour. Our guide/driver was Daniel. He is the nicest guy and so kind and patient. He answered all our questions about the region and his friendly nature made our trip even more enjoyable! We visited San Gimignano, Siena, monteriggioni...More

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    ECustomerCare, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at I Just Drive, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2019

    Dear Komal P, Thank you for your extensive feedback and thank you for the great comments for our driver-guide. Delighted to read that the experience with us was up to your expectation. Next time do not miss our full day tour to 5-terre (composed of...More

    Reviewed 24 June 2019 via mobile

    Hi, we booked a day trip to San Gimignano, Siena and lastly the visit to the vineyard in Chianti region. Fabio was the driver for the day and we can only say he is very friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed thoroughly the trip and as...More

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    ECustomerCare, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at I Just Drive, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2019

    Dear JHPZ, First of all, we would like to thank you for your kind feedback. We are happy that you appreciated the friendliness of our driver-guide, the attention to detail that characterizes our company I Just Drive. Next time in Florence come with us on...More

    Reviewed 22 June 2019 via mobile

    We loved our day out with Fabio! Starting at Piazzale Michelangelo at 8.45am - we were pretty much the only ones there. The first stop was at San Gimignano- my favourite. Is a beautiful medieval town with gorgeous shops and even though there were lots...More

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    ECustomerCare, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at I Just Drive, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2019

    Dear 535dic, Thank you for reviewing your experience with I Just Drive and for your kind comments. We are extremely pleased to read that you enjoyed the day out in Tuscany and the attentive service of our driver-guide. Next time in town leave Tuscany behind...More

    Reviewed 17 June 2019

    My wife and I joined their shared tour of Chianti’s Best as part of our honeymoon in Italy in the beginning of June and had such an amazing time. Our driver Fabio was great from beginning to end. He was easy to chat with, shared...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    ECustomerCare, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at I Just Drive, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2019

    Dear LLonLine, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor with us. We hope to see you again on your next visit to discover a different part of Italy, the magical place of Cinque Terre, composed of five isolated...More

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    Also is it possible to be picked up at a residence? Via di Ricorboli 7, Florence? Thanks for the feedback!
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