Wine routes of Tuscany
The Wine Routes of Tuscany are enogastronomic itineraries that cross the region far and wide. They are perfect travel ideas to discover the local food and wine. There are about 20 Wine Routes in Tuscany so there is plenty of choice. Along them you can explore all the major wine territories of the region: Chianti, Etruscan Coast, San Gimignano, Maremma and many more.
These routes link together wine companies, cellars, wine shops, vineyards, typical restaurants and other places that can explain the Tuscan gastronomy. They run in the countryside surrounded by fields, woods, mediterranean vegetation and scents.
Traveling along the Wine Routes of Tuscany you can even reach some of the most beautiful Tuscan villages. For example Bolgheri, town of the famous Bolgheri red wine, land of history and traditions. It is located about 10 km from the Tuscan coast and is a very pleasant town to visit. Other places not to be missed are San Gimignano, Montespertoli, Montecarlo, Bibbona. Montepulciano is another location in which you can find local products and taste traditional recipes.
In the Chianti region runs the famous panoramic road known as “Chiantigiana”. This road link Florence to Siena and crosses the territory of Chianti Classico wine. Is perfect to explore the area and taste the local delicacies. You can stop in Panzano or in Gaiole to fully immerse yourself in the Tuscan lifestyle and visit the local vineyards or wine companies. Is even possible to participate to tasting experiences guided by a food and wine expert.
Val d’Orcia, a great territory near Siena, has a great road network too. Famous for its landscape, its beautiful medieval cities, its gastronomic products, this land is home to the Brunello di Montepulciano and the Pecorino di Pienza. The Wine Route of Val d’Orcia allows you to discover and taste these two specialties right in the places where are produced.