Chianti Winemaking Experience by Vintage Fiat 500

Chianti Winemaking Experience by Vintage Fiat 500

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What You'll Do
  • Taste the wines of Chianti at a 15th-century villa in the Florentine hills
  • Drive the scenic roads of the Arno Valley by vintage Fiat 500
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch by a pool with panoramic views
  • Take part in the wine making process, including harvesting the grapes
Get behind the wheel of a vintage Fiat 500, and drive the quiet roads of Tuscany and the Chianti wine lands on a 5-hour tour from Florence. Go to a 15th-century villa to learn more about the wine making process, and enjoy the on-site swimming pool.
What to Expect
Experience “La Dolce Vita” of Italy from behind the wheel of an iconic vintage Fiat 500, and drive past the vineyards of the Chianti wine region and the hills surrounding Florence.

Stop for panoramic views of the Renaissance city and Arno Valley, before going back to the meeting point, a 15th-century villa in the Florentine hills. Learn more about Chianti wine-making, and take part in the wine-making process. An expert wine maker will take you out into the vineyards to inspect the ripening crop. Then, join in harvesting the grapes, before pressing the fruit back at the winery.

Try your hand at treading grapes to experience the ancient technique of extracting the juice of the fruit. Compare this technique with contemporary methods using modern machinery. Taste the fermenting grape juice, to experience the sugar slowly turning to alcohol. See the old oak barrels in the historic cellars.

Then, it’s time to taste the local produce in the shade at the villa. Take a dip in the swimming pool, with a view of the surrounding hills. End with a wine and olive oil tasting over lunch.
What's Included
  • Classic Fiat 500 rental
  • English-speaking guide
  • 2-way radios
  • Exclusive access to a 15th-century villa and estate with swimming pool (towels and pool equipment provided)
  • Insurance
  • Gas
  • Taxes
Meeting Point

The Club House, Villa Le Piazzole, Via Gherardo Silvani 149/a (just outside Florence city center) (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
• The meeting point can be reached by taxi in 10 minutes, or by public transport in 25 minutes
• All routes on the tour are carefully researched. Enjoy quiet roads out of town, avoiding busy major roads and complicated junctions
• Details of the meeting point will be provided at time of booking
• Children under the age of 2 are not permitted on this tour
• A maximum of 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children, are permitted per car
• You must know how to drive a manual transmission car to drive a vintage Fiat 500
• You must have a driver's license valid in Italy, or an international license, which can be obtained from your driving authority. You must have held a driving license for at least 1 year
• Please bring a credit card for the insurance documents. Dedicated insurance cover is included in the price
• Please note that the tour ends at the villa. There will be no more driving after lunch and the wine tasting

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