Monteriggioni and Chianti Classico wine “Antinori”
An enchanted castle a few kilometers from Siena, which still preserves intact the 14 medieval stone towers, one of the best preserved examples of military architecture in the world. Monteriggioni was at that time along the Via Francigena, the important road that connected central-northern Europe to Rome, was a fundamental outpost to defend the territory of Siena from the attacks of the Florentines, so much so that it was the city of Siena to decide the construction of the fortified city. From there we will take you, comfortably seated in our minivans, to the Antinori winery in the Chianti Classico that for over 600 years has carried on a long family tradition in a panorama rich in innovation. An almost invisible architecture of this structure, halfway between Siena and Florence, which preserves environments for the production of precious wine, but also rooms for art exhibitions. The cost includes the Visit of Barriccaia, conceived as a journey into the world of wine and in the history of the family. The path winds between the inside and outside of the cellar, allowing you to admire the majestic spiral staircase, the vineyard covering the cellar roof and the vinification and refining areas. At the end, the tasting of some wines representing other Tuscan and Umbrian holdings: Conte della Vipera – Umbria I.G.T (Castello della Sala), Vino Nobile di Montepulciano D.O.C.G. (Fattoria La Braccesca) and Villa Antinori – Chianti Classico D.O.C.G. Reserve (Antinori Winery in the Chianti Classico). The selection of wines can change according to seasonality and availability. The visit lasts about an hour and a half and takes place with other visitors (groups of about 15 people).
We will take care of getting you from your accommodation and bring you back at the end with our comfortable minivan. Our drivers are very professional, they are not guides – a licensed person and a special extra price would be required by law – but they will certainly be able to recommend the best restaurants and souvenir shops.
Price per person: 2/3 participants xx € – 4/8 participants xx €
Day and time of execution: from 14.00 to 19.00 (about 5 hours)
The cost includes:
• free visit of Monteriggioni
• entry to Cantine Antinori Chianti Classico at Bargino with guided tour of BARRICCAIA and tasting
• transport by car or minivan from and to your accommodation
• driver in Italian