VISIT THE CITY AND TASTE THE EXCELLENCE WINE OF THE PISAN HILLS
Wine is undoubtedly one of the most typical of products "made in Tuscany" and of such high quality and excellence as to be known, appreciated and exported all over the world. When it comes to Tuscan wine, thoughts generally immediately fly to the area of Chianti, one of the production areas most renowned for its tradition and quality of its wines. If you love wine, Tuscany offers the opportunity to taste prestigious labels and great vintages, often combined with other local specialities that will also delight your palate (as well as help avoid any dizziness associated to your first sips :) ).
First of all, let me offer some general information on the area of Chianti, to clarify where it is and what exactly is meant by the term "Chianti".
Historically, the Chianti wine region was a small area, which included only the towns of Radda in Chianti, Castellina in Chianti and Gaiole in Chianti.
Today, the wine region also includes the areas of the towns of Castelnuovo Berardenga and Poggibonsi (which are in the province of Siena), San Casciano Val di Pesa, Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, Greve in Chianti, and part of the town of Barberino Val d'Elsa (which are all in the province of Florence). These towns all represent the area of wine production called "Chianti Classico" (which is recognizable by the Gallo Nero, or Black Rooster logo).
But the Chianti wine area extends much further beyond the area of Chianti Classico. From a geographical point of view, Chianti lies between the provinces of Florence, Arezzo and Siena, so you hear also of Chianti Colli Fiorentini, Chianti Colli Senesi and Chianti Colli Aretini, just to name a few of the additional areas (the names mean Chianti of the hills of Florence, of the hills of Siena, and the hills of Arezzo, as a literal translation).
-TASTING AT A WINE SHOP IN DOWNTOWN PISA (from 30 min to 1 hour)
-GUIDED TOUR OF THE CITY AND WINE TASTING (max 3 hours total)