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The above itinerary is just an example and includes the highlights; please feel free to customize it to suit your travel needs, directly with your driver on the day. Being a private tour you will have the complete control of the day with the freedom to choose exactly what to do and see.
What To Expect
Enjoy a full day private tour of the Chianti Countryside and then shopping at The Mall
With your luxury car and English-speaking driver we will journey to the beautiful countryside of the Chianti region following the “Wine Road” that winds between olive groves and vineyards. After a short ride we will reach the town of Greve in Chianti named after the river that runs through it.
Greve in Chianti is the birthplace of the famous Tuscan explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano, the man who discovered the New York Harbor and in fact has a bridge there named after him. There is a statue of Giovanni da Verrazzano here in the Piazza Matteotti, a gently sloping square which is the hub of life in Greve and where there is an outdoor market on Saturdays and other special days throughout the year. Around this square, under the graceful porticoes you will see many local shops and wine stores. The famous butcher shop Falorni is here and has been for 500 years! At Falorni’s you can taste samples of much of their local productions, including their delicious boar salami and prosciutto.
We can't come to Greve in Chianti without tasting some of its wonderful local wines including the Chianti Classico. At “Le Cantine” you will be able to taste more than 100 different wines, olive oils, vin santo and grappa, many produced in the Chianti region.
From here we will continue your day with a visit to The Mall designer outlets where you can shop 'til you drop! Outlets at “The Mall” include ALEXANDER McQUEEN, ARMANI JEANS, BALENCIAGA, BOTTEGA VENETA, BURBERRY, DIOR, ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA, FENDI, GIORGIO ARMANI, GUCCI, HOGAN, LORO PIANA, MARNI, PUCCI, ROBERTO CAVALLI, SALVATORE FERRAGAMO, SERGIO ROSSI, STELLA McCARTNEY, TOD'S, VALENTINO, YVES SAINT LAURENT - (NEW STORES: PRADA, BRACCIALINI, RUFFO, MISS SIXTY) And of course the D&G Outlet has DOLCE & GABBANA. Is this enough for your shopping frenzy?
Your personal driver will be at your complete disposal during the day to take you from one place to another and wait for you as long as necessary.
- A professional and informative English speaking driver/guide to lead you through the day.
- Transportation by air-conditioned and fully equipped vehicle (Mercedes Benz or similar make)
- Free wi-fi on board
What's Not Included
- wine tasting
- Gratuities, optional and entirely at the client's discretion
Where And When
- The driver will pick you up and drop you off directly at your accomodation in Florence.