Tuscany Itinerary Help!


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We are planning to visit Italy from 16 March to 24th March.

We plan to visit Tuscany. We love wines and want to visit good wine estates and preferably stay in one. We will be hiring a car after our stay in Florence. (day 5 onwards)

Base- Florence

Day 1 = Land in Florence. Relax. Visit Piazzale Michelangelo in the evening

Day 2 = See Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio and Academia

Day 3 = Visit Piazza Del Duomo, Cathedral De Santa Maria and Pitti Palace or Bardini Gardens .

Day 4 – Day trip to Cinque De Terra. Book a boat Cruise.

Day 5 = Drive out of Florence. Do wine tasting + Lunch at Antinori wine estate. Visit Montefrioralle + Panzano.

Day 6 – Day trip to Siena

Day 7 – Day trip to Montalcino – Do a wine estate tour producing Brunello wine. Visit Montalcino town

Day 8 – Day trip to Montepulciano – Do a wine estate tour producing Nobile wine. Visit Montepulcaino town

Day 9 – Drive Back to Florence. Stop at San Gimignano on the way.

Wanted help on a few things

We are very keen to stay in a beautiful wine estate .. can you pls recommend good ones near Montalcino/Montepulciano- We would like to stay here as a base and do day trips to Sienna Montalcino etc. Stay in farmhouses are also an option.

Is the itinerary too much? we have 2 kids - 8 & 4 with us. They are usually happy travellers.

Also what are the rules when driving after wine tasting? We wont be drinking a lot just tasting a bit.

Any help/ opinions are welcome!!


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Your itin is full - but good and complete including lots of areas.

I suggest, since you will be travelling with the kids, that you have a look at this article which lists some of our favorite accommodations with youngsters.

Especially in Chianti: https://www.chianti.com/accommodation/kid-friendly-places-to-stay/top-ten-family-friendly-picks.html

and you might have a look at this article which talks about kids activities in Chianti:

As far as things to do and not do - obviously drinking and driving is frowned upon. Just keep that in mind for your safety. But other than that - no restrictions on the wine tasting, that's for sure!!

Buon Viaggio,

Donna Denise