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Things to Do in Chianti for Food and Wine Lovers

If you’re hungry to explore a different side to Italy – or if you’re just hungry, the Chianti Wine and Food Safari is most definitely one of the best things to do. In Chianti, the famed wine region of Tuscany, the beautiful landscapes and delicious wines attract tourists from across the globe, so why not make one of them you?

At Walkabout Florence, we’re proud to offer some of the best tours and experiences in Italy, so if you’re looking for things to do in Chianti this could be the perfect day trip for you – we’ll strive to make it the highlight of your visit to Tuscany.

The Chianti Wine and Food Safari

At a Glance:

  • 10-hour tour
  • Enjoy traditional Tuscan cuisine
  • €150 for adults
  • €145 for youths
  • Available all year round

What to Expect

Boasting some of the most breath-taking landscapes in the country, Chianti provides the perfect setting for those indulging in Italy’s tastiest wines and most scrumptious foods. By the end of the experience you’re sure to feel like a true local, with a refined knowledge of wine-tasting and Tuscan culture – and a really full belly.


You will begin the experience by enjoying a light-hearted introduction to the region with your friendly guide before the main event – your journey to two of Chianti’s best wine estates. For your first tasting, you will visit a winery belonging to a local Italian family and receive a guided tour of the historic (slightly spooky) cellars and underground olive mill. By then, you’ll have probably worked up an appetite, so you’ll be pleased to know that three exquisite wines paired with cold cuts will be served – delicious!

Throughout the tour, the experts will be sharing their wine tasting know-how and you’ll also learn about which foods pair best with each flavour. You’ll leave with some great tips and tricks which will no doubt impress your friends back home next time you’re hosting a dinner party or sharing a bottle of Italian red!

chianti safari

And There’s More…

As if that wasn’t enough, the next part of the tour takes you off-roading through the stunning Tuscan scenery before reaching a second winery where you’ll enjoy even more tasty food. This journey provides a great opportunity for you to admire the grassy landscapes, farms and rustic churches along the way, and the views from the dining area are equally impressive. Enjoy a selection of Tuscan dishes and drinks with your newfound friends before heading off again to the next adventure.


The final stop is Greve, a quaint town home to some authentic cafes that you will have the chance to explore at your leisure. A visit here is definitely one of the best things to do in Chianti. There’s plenty to see in this idyllic spot, and more than enough photo opportunities for those who just can’t stop snapping.

What Makes it Special?

This tour is completely perfect for any traveller looking to experience a new cuisine. You will not only have the chance to taste some delicious regional produce, but you will undoubtedly learn a great deal about production processes and tasting techniques. For foodies, this is one of the best things to do in Chianti and promises to be an experience you’ll remember for life.


“Perfect insider guide to the charms of Tuscany”

“Perfect day out, actually even better than I had hoped for. Great wine and great food. Also, very educational. I will never buy bad Chianti or olive oil again! Tuscan views straight out of a Da Vinci painting (and we went past Mona Lisa’s villa). Our guide was Gloria and she was glorious. Always smiling and sharing her enthusiasm as a Tuscan local.”

5 stars on TripAdvisor, G_W1002014

Want to know more about things to do in Chianti? Simply get in touch with our team and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about our tours or other experiences.

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Walkabout Florence offer some of the most highly-regarded tours in the world, and we pride ourselves in our diverse selection. Whether you’re a food and wine connoisseur, a nature lover or vintage car fanatic, you’re sure to find something that will take your fancy. The guides and drivers never fail to impress with their local knowledge, and there’s no doubt that you’ll leave having learnt something new about the Italian culture. Start your adventure with us today.