Accessible Chianti Area Tours
When you are in Tuscany, after visiting museums and churches, squares of its main cultural cities such as Florence, Pisa, Siena and many others, you absolutely will need to spend a day to relax. ..
Immerge yourself in the unforgettable atmosphere and the beautiful landscape of the Chianti area. Green hills, vineyards and olive groves, small villages surrounded by high medieval walls, tight streets, castles and fortresses, and of course wines: this is the Chianti region. The viability in the Chianti area is excellent today and the roads do not invite you to speed but to enjoy the landscapes in a succession of ups and downs. Thanks to our accessible van equipped with platform we will pick up you up and guide you through the wonders of a land that is home of the vineyards from which comes the worldwide known Chianti. Perhaps not everyone knows that one of the first protagonists of the cinema to mention Chianti was … James Bond! In the movie “From Russia with Love” (1963) a spy pretends to be an English gentleman ordering a glass of Chianti together with a fish dish. Bond (played by Sean Connery) draws the gun and threatens the man, explaining that no gentleman would ever order a Chianti with fish!During the drive thanks to our tour guide you will stop in some panoramic points, of course studied to be accessible for wheelchair users, from where it will be possible to take pictures that will remain indelible and unique images in your memories! If you are departing from Florence you’ll have to start from Piazzale Michelangelo, to admire the incredible city of Florence from above and then continue the drive within the heart of Tuscany. In the history of the Chianti there is a legend which tells how Siena and Florence vied for the dominance of the area so, to solve the question regarding the borders of the area, was declared a speed race between two knights: one had to start from Florence and the other from Siena, then the meeting place would become the border of both cities.
It was a speed race so the first one who woke up at the rooster’s crow would have the advantage over the other. The Florentine in order to win the race and win most of the territory, fasted the rooster, which, exhausted by hunger, sang first, waking the knight before time. He left first, meeting the adversary in the territory of Castellina and there the border was established, later called Croce Fiorentina, near Siena. From here the famous symbol of the Black Rooster of the Chianti.
To complete the tour you’ll reach an accessible castle located between Florence and Siena, in the area of Greve in Chianti and there you’ll have a wine tasting with explanation by an expert sommelier accompanied by local appetizers.