The beautiful hilly countryside of the Chianti region is definitely something you want to experience, especially if you enjoy drinking good wine. The Chianti region is situated between the towns Florence, Sienna and Arezzo. The region is full of vineyards and it's an important wine production area of Italy. The Chianti wine brand is world famous, and only wines that are produced in this region can have the name "Chianti Classico" which is identified by the traditional symbol of the black rooster.
Visiting the Chianti region from Florence is a must for any wine lover since most tour will take you to local wineries where you will have the opportunity to taste the locally produced wines. As the hilly region was an important strategic point during its long history, many fortresses and castles were built on the hilltops which really adds to the whole atmosphere. Just driving along the region in the hearth of Tuscany, and viewing the beautiful sights along the way is something worth experiencing. A region connected by small roads and decorated by lots of small medieval villages and farms surrounded by endless vineyards, and lots of Renaissance villas and parish churches.
Being so close to Florence, there are many options to visit Chianti. If you just want a quick overview of the region, there there are several tours that take you not only to the Chianti region but also to other places such as Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano and Monteriggioni. If you would like a more in depth visit of the region, we suggest taking one of the available full day tours to the Chianti region or a half day tour which include a traditional lunch or dinner. There are some more romantic options such as riding a traditional Italian scooter Vespa between the hills of the Chianti region or by driving the world famous Fiat 500 car.
Regardless of the tour you pick, the sights that await you in the Chianti region are amazing and definitely a recommended destination when visiting Florence.