Chianti Wine Region Travel Guide on a Budget

Being wine lovers, exploring Italy’s Chianti region was a must! But as always, visiting wine country can get a little overwhelming. Figuring out transportation, planning the route, and organizing tastings can turn a relaxing, enjoyable experience into a very stressful one. Then add the worry about drinking and driving?

Fuhgettaboutit!

We contacted My Tour, who has been leading great, budget friendly tours since 1998. We opted for the Chianti Half Day Afternoon Tour and we had an amazing day in Tuscany’s wine lands.

Our afternoon started with a complimentary pick up. It was so nice to be chauffeured, in style, to the designated meeting location.

💰 Our tip! Be sure to request the FREE pick up and inquire about drop off services. It makes the day so much easier!

Next, we met with our group and boarded the bus to begin our narrated tour. We sat back, watched the passing scenery, and learned about the history of Florence and the Chianti wine region. One of our favorite takeaways was learning all about the iconic, 700 year old symbol of the Black Rooster emblem.

Our first stop was Poggio Amorelli Winery, where we participated in a first class wine tasting experience! The hosts were extremely funny, engaging, and passionate about their products. They rolled out the red carpet for us! We feasted on the very best Italian meats, cheeses, olive and truffle oils, and 20 year old balsamic oil. Of course, we enjoyed several hearty glasses of Chianti Classico wines, including their reserve. All fantastic, high quality tastings.

💰 While others shopped, we grabbed the final glass, their Chianti Classico Riserva 2011, and opted to enjoy them on the terrace to take in the beautiful Tuscan views.

For our next stop, we continued through the rolling hills of Siena to Fattoria Lornano Winery. After a tour of their picturesque wine cellar, we enjoyed even more Chianti wines and their tasty olive oil. Afterwards, we had a few moments to admire the sunset from their beautiful estate.

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Last, we concluded out tour of Monteriggioni, a medieval fortress town with charming cafes and a scenic wall walk.

With our bellies warmed from the Chianti wines and full from delicious aperitivos, we headed back to Florence reflecting on our fun-filled day.

Overall, we highly recommend My Tour! Our day was relaxing, organized, and most importantly, a great value. It was a fantastic way to experience Italy’s Chianti wine region without breaking the bank. My Tour has a variety of tours available, so browse their site and see what interests you!

 

To see us in action, check out our highlight reel below!

Special thanks to My Tour for hosting us and allowing us to show travelers how to have an amazing day in the Chianti wine region in a budget friendly way!

 

 

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