To give yourself a break from the frenzy of everyday life, what could be better than carving out a whole day in an enchanting place, suspended in time and surrounded by a breathtaking view? And maybe take a little trip, between vines and fairytale castles, in the name of art and history without renouncing the pleasure of good food and tasting fine wines.
To achieve this dream Enjoychianti offers you an irresistible offer: "a day in the Sienese Chianti", A guided tour in one of the most beautiful and evocative areas of Tuscany and perhaps throughout Italy, known everywhere for the production of excellent wines and oil.
The fundamental step of the visit is the Castle of Brolio, an imposing manor of Lombard origin that has dominated the valleys in the southern part of the Chianti Classico for more than ten centuries. Located on a high hill, surrounded by green fir trees, a few kilometers from Gaiole in Chianti, the castle since 1141 belongs to the ancient Ricasoli family who made it the largest winery and winery in the area.
Two centuries ago, within the walls of this fortress, Baron Bettino Ricasoli, after years of research and experimentation, had the brilliant idea of mixing the Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Malvasia grapes according to exact proportions, giving rise to the Chianti Classico, wine famous all over the world.
At the castle wine shop you can taste one selection of magnificent wines of the company, an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in the fascinating enological culture of the area.
The tasting will follow an unforgettable experience: the guided tour to the beautiful gardens Italian style of the castle, with characteristic geometric designs. From here you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the vineyards and the possessions of the Ricasoli and, if the weather permits, on the horizon you can see the beautiful city of Siena.
The tour of Enjoychianti continues to discover San Gusmè, an ancient Tuscan village, in the past a fief of the Ricasoli family, still perfectly preserved. A little jewel set among the Sienese hills where you will have the sensation of going back in time. The name of the village derives from San Cosma, whose church of the same name is mentioned since the year 867.
In 1370, following the raids of the companies of fortune, the inhabitants decided to fortify it with a wall. Of this belt, many features are still intact and incorporate within them the picturesque houses of stones and bricks.
And in this typical Chianti village it will wait for you a lunch based on genuine and high quality products, such as Tuscan salami and local cheeses, very renowned.
Finally, it is a must visit to a small family-run winery to taste the excellent production of Chianti Classico wines, pride and glory of this magical land.
- Exclusive tour of around 8 hours
- English speaking driver