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Florence (Livorno) Chianti Region Excursion Reviews

Florence (Livorno) Chianti Region cruise excursion
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The Chianti region is one of the most beautiful in the area, with unique landscapes of hills covered in olive groves, stone villages and -- of course -- vineyards.
Member Image Waverunner20
1 review
Dec 2012
The Chianti Wine Region Tour (L-18) was very interesting, but a bit rushed; needed more time in the town of Greve, capital of the Chianti region. Our van driver and guide was not the best; he needed more knowledge.... long periods of silence.... and a microphone as those in the back of the 8 person van, could not hear. A lovely region, would like to do a different tour next time.
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Provider: Benvenuto Limos
Member Image Princessa22
1 review
Sep 2012
Loved our meal the best. Great group of people, great food and great wine.
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Provider: Princess Cruises
Member Image abroadsailing
1 review
May 2012
We booked a tour with All Around Italy. Our driver Fabrizio made our trip in Florence a memorable one. He took us to a Tuscan Farm were wine and olive oil were produced as well as pancetta and prociutto. We did a tasting of 4 wines, a sampling of bread, olive oil and the above mentioned pork products. We also took a tour of how the wine is produced. Cost was 10 euros per person for this wonderful experience.
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Provider: all around Italy
Member Image EATPRAYTRAVEL
1 review
May 2012
We had two days in Livorno, Florence, and spent the first day visiting San Gigminano, Montegrionni and Volterra with Papillon Service Italy. The second day, we briefly visited the leaning tower of Pisa, Chianti region, before heading off to a lunch prepared by the instructor of a cooking school, plus a visit to a local cheese maker with Taste Tuscany Tour. Our first stop at Montegrionni was a brief one, because this walled city is so small, it can be covered in about 10 minutes. There are two portions of the walls that one can climb, at each end of the village. Again, this can be done in five minutes or so. The view from the top of the walls is very beautiful and is worth the 2 Euros. Afterwards, we headed to San Gigminano, where the scenery is so beautiful, everywhere you turn is post card quality scenery. This walled city is much bigger, with restaurants, torture museums - very distrubing, shops and a big church which we did not visit, plus the world champion gelato maker. Needless to say, this one shop has the most business, but there are other gelato shops nearby. Part of the village is on a slope, therefore, not suitable for those with walking difficulty. The first portion of the walk is doable, up to a certain point, then it is uphill on cobblestones. There are restaurants/eateries where the slope starts, so if the going gets difficult, one can always opt to have lunch there, and use that as a meeting point for those who are going up to explore more of the city. It is quite a big area, and one can spend 2 hours easily just wandering around. After the 2 hour stop here, we headed to Volterra, another walled medieval village, equally breathtaking scenery, with shops, ruins and gardens. On the second day, our visit to Pisa early in the morning proved to be a very good choice, since we managed to avoid the masses of tour buses, and were able to take a few good pictures of the surrounding architecture. Chianti is also very scenic and charming. This was mostly a stop for stretching our legs, before we head to the cooking school for lunch. It was a very pleasurable trip, all in all.
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Provider: Oceania Cruises
Member Image Oohlala3022
1 review
Apr 2012
I had the time of my life! Did a full day tour with "Tuscany in Tour" to the Chianti area. Massimo Clemente, knew the area exceptionally well. We drove into several small villages, had coffee the Italian way, walked through meat and cheese shops and along the cobblestoned streets admiring the beautiful architecture of the buildings. Next we drove to a farmhouse cooking school, Fattoria Montagliari, where I had a private lesson and learned to make an entire Italian meal including fresh pasta, a lamb dish and the best dessert I have ever eaten. Excellent food, wine and hospitality. A must do if you are in the area.
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Provider: Tuscany in Tour

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