19Jan
tuscan landscape, chianti wine region shore excursion from livorno
By: Umberto On: 19 January 2016 In: From Livorno Comments: 0

Livorno cruise ship tour to wine regions in Tuscany.

Private day cruise trips for wine lovers. Wine tastings, visit of wineries, meet the wine growers in Tuscany.

Tour details

Available: all year round and fully customizable.

Type of tour: private shore trip with English speaking driver. Cruise shore excursion at the discovery of several wine regions in Tuscany: Chianti wine tours, visit of wine farms, meet the wine growers, wine tastings.

Suitable for: individuals and small groups.

Transportation: A/C minivan with English speaking private driver-guide

Duration: 9 hrs.

Activity Level: moderate (Walk on up/downhill terrain not for long distances).

Advised clothing: comfortable shoes and clothes, sunglasses, hat/cap, sunscreen.

Meeting place: pick up and drop off at Livorno cruise facility or near the ship.Chianti hill with vineyards

Itinerary

This is the most customizable shore trip because in Tuscany there are some many different winemaking areas. Let us your tastes, your wishes, if you are a connoisseur or just a neophyte in the wine world and would like to know more.

Tuscany is the third biggest producer of wine in Italy, but I would say number one in terms of variety and quality of its wines. Here are made very famous wines like Chianti mainly in the area between Florence and Siena; Brunello di Montalcino in Val d’Orcia; Nobile di Montepulciano south-west of Siena; Bolgheri, Sassicaia, Ornellaia (known as Super Tuscans) come from the coastal area south of Livorno. Further south, but maybe too far from Livorno for a shore excursion, there is the area of Morellino di Scansano located in Maremma.

If you already know these wines, try to discover other interesting wine regions like Lucca and Pisa hills, Chianti della Rufina area, Candia and Luni hills near Carrara, or Cinque Terre white wines, less renown but still worth tasting.

Wine tastings, winery visits, can be reserved on demand.