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From the Medicean Wine Route to a tour through Chianti, Tuscan wine routs open your eyes to a whole new world of travel and wine.

Medicean Wine Route of Carmignano

This is a route with noble and ancient origins and it leads you in one of the most famous wine area in Tuscany thanks to the elegance and high quality of the wine produced here. The route is in Prato area and go through small cities like Artimino, Poggio a Caiano and Carmignano where wonderful DOC wines come to life. These wines were famous since 1300 and they got a first award as Medicean DOC in 1716. The reasons which make possible to produce so excellent wines in a small area are a combination of many factors too difficult to explain. The most representative local wine is Barco Reale di Carmignano without any doubt.

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Chianti Rufina and Pomino Wine Route

Just a short ride from Florence going west and you will find an enchanted land full of towers, ancient manors, sixteenth-century villas and little Romanesque churches. As the route name suggests, we are in a Chianti area: Chianti Rufina DOCG and Pomino DOC wines. Two different wines with different natures and characters but both very well-known and appreciated during centuries. These wines produced in a good year and well vintage can be served with important and tasty dishes like the famous Florentine steak.

Chianti Florence Hills Wine Route

This route includes the area around Florence and many little towns in the surroundings, some of them famous all over the world for their handmade or monument like: Montelupo Fiorentino with its pottery; Lastra a Signa; Scandicci; Impruneta with its terracotta products or Fiesole and its breath taking amphitheatre. This is the native land of one of the most known noble Florentine family: Antinori. Several wines are produced here, white and red wines as well as dessert wines like Vin Santo.

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Tuscany is often called ”a land of sweet hills”. In this land you can find several vineyards producing high quality white and red wines. The wine routes are itineraries made to suggest a path through vineyards and their cellars, to taste the wines and to discover ancient villages, amazing farmhouses and age-old country houses: each of them with their traditions. But most of all far from beaten tracks!

Arezzo and its lands Wine Route

This route is famous for its white wines but most of all for its villages. The road starts from Cortona - from its fortified walls you have an amazing and breath taking view on one of the most beautiful valley in Italy: Val di Chiana – and go to Arezzo, a rich city with its Etruscan origin (Castel Fiorentino is on the road and is worthy of a stop). The most representative wine produced here is: Chianti dei Colli Aretini a table wine to be served with red meat.

Vernaccia di San Gimignano Wine Route

This route goes through the gentle hills covered by vineyards, olive trees and green woods in a wonderful set. The peak is the city of San Gimignano, the “Medieval Manhattan”, with its incomparable overview on Medieval towers and palaces. This jewel was proclaimed by UNESCO a heritage to protect. Several the good wines product in this land blessed by God. The most famous is the Brunello di Montalcino, maybe the maximum wine expression products here. Than the Vernaccia di San Gimignano, you can find acknowledgment about this wine since Medieval times. Other wines are the Rosso di Montepulciano, the Moscadello or Chianti delle Colline Senesi.

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