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Bolgheri tour to discover a Maremma land and Bolgheri wines

assisi panorama

Tour in Bolgheri, maremma wine tasting

Some of the best Tuscany wines like Ornellaia and Sassicaia during a beatiful day in Maremma.

Bolgheri cypress
Today this warm village can surprise and wonder you. It is a true pearl of Tuscany, all to be admired, and where you can immerse yourself into its characteristic costumes and small gastronomic shops.
The first thing you see upon arrival to Bolgheri will be a wonderful street of cypresses that became famous for a famous Italian poem written by Giosuè Carducci, which talks about that street of cypresses.

Bolgher entrance door

The atmosphere of the surrounding countryside is very rich in culture and tradition - the colours of the olive trees and the characteristic entrance door of the town will immediately make you fall in love with this small village.

Originally Bolgheri was a Lombards' defensive settlement which was left in order to support Bulgarians, who had their settlement in the area, in defence to the Byzantines. This is where the name Bolgheri derives from.

Bolgheri wine
The castle was originally called Sala del Duca di Allone, and the name Castle of Bolgheri is shown in reports of around 1075dc. The Castle of Bolgheri endured several attacks: in 1393 Florence's people set the castle on fire and in 1496 it was destroyed by a siege led by Maximilian I of Habsburg. After the attack the country was left plundered.
In the 1700dc, Conti di Bolgheri, returning in possession of the territory, after the submission of Pisa to Florence, rebuilt  the ancient castle of the Conte of Gherardesca a short distance away from where it was founded.

After Conti di Bolgheri's return, the country has lived intense restructures; Conte di Bolgheri has contributed to the rebirth of the area with the creation of an aqueduct, an orphanage, and above all with the investments in the agricultural production of the area.

In more recent times, around 1960, the area has become a place of the first wine productions using new techniques and experiencing new kind of grapes, totally unusual for the territory preferring  counter-trend to age and the quality to the yield.

Several important wine productions have derived from this experimentation, such as Ornellaia, Sassicaia, Guado al Tasso. These wines were followed up and checked by oenologists of world-wide reputation like Giacomo Tachis or Piero and Lodovico Antinori.
Furthermore, the blend of Merlot and Cabernet Soavignon obtained the highest appreciation amongst the wines in the area.

Pisa Tower
Classic tour of one of the most knowed italian city of the word: Pisa and the leaning Tower in a half day personal tour.You will be accompanied in the Miracle Sq. where you can admire the Dome of Pisa and sure, the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Suggested Tips: Licensed local guide, Carrara Marble tour, Restaurant, Pietrasanta, Lucca tour
Towers of San Gimignano
The city of hundred tower, an highlight to not lose. A medieval walled city where you will be immersed in the atmosphere of lost time: knight and princess on the tower to be saved by the dragon probably had lived there. The hi defensive rocca of the town, from where there is a wonderful of the Chianti landscape, will be something you never can forget.
Suggested Tips: With a small extra you can add 1hr wine tasting school and taste 8 different wines
Visit to the small towns of this amazing wine region in Tuscany: Castellina, Radda, Greve and others. All the towns are located in an area of around 60km and you can decide during the trip where you need be directed and what is better to see. During the trip we will pass through the wine road of Chianti, where the most important wine brands have cellars and hold winetasting sessions. You will be able to choose among different kinds of wine tasting and cellars suitable to your interests, from antinori winery to minor yet absolutely good producers.