Tuscany is a region on Italy’s west coast. It is one of the most popular places to visit in a country that is itself one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. There are several reasons to visit Tuscany: some of the most important ones are seeing Renaissance art in Florence, eating Tuscan food and tasting the excellent local wines.
With its indisputable charm, region Tuscany can make for the perfect romantic trip. Whether you’d like to taste an assortment of the finest Tuscan wines, or experience a private guide to creating the beloved beverage, here’s a guide to the best vineyard experiences for couples in Tuscany:
Helicopter and SPA at Castiglion del Bosco
Castiglion del Bosco is owned by the Ferragamo family and it is named as one of the top ten wineries to visit in Tuscany by international wine magazine Decanter. Through their different wine tours and tailored tastings they let you explore Tuscany from inside.
One of their most charming and exclusive tours offered by Castiglion Del Bosco is the helicopter tour. You’ll have the chance to visit 2 prestigious wineries hidden in the Montalcino wine hill: Castiglion del Bosco and Podere le Ripi.
This luxury resort features The Spa at Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco and it is located in the estate’s former wine cellars, in the heart of Borgo. Their range of facilities will help you relax in style: with a steam bath, sauna, private gardens, baths, exclusive treatments and a relaxation area all available.
Cantine Antinori, a journey to meet Chianti wines
The Antinori family has been committed to the art of winemaking for over six centuries since 1385 when Giovanni di Piero Antinori became a member, of the “Arte Fiorentina dei Vinattieri”, the Florentine Winemakers’ Guild. Since then, they are one of the best wineries in the world, especially for the production of Chianti Classico.
Antinori’s hypogeum winery is an architectural innovation, bound to the family’s profound connection to and respect for the land.
At Antinori’s you have a wide range of unique experiences to make: from wine tastings, to cellar visits and cooking school. And when you are ready for a true, romantic couple experience, the luxury resort Fonte de’ Medici will be happy to welcome you: you can relax with steambath and sauna, you can work out in the small and cozy gymroom, with possibility to book beauty treatments and massages, or relax your mind with yoga lessons.
Antinori’s resort will literally bring you to the sky with their tour of the Chianti with air ballon so you can enjoy a unique view of Chianti and Tuscany from above.
Full embracing experience at Castello Banfi
The Banfi vineyards are placed in the area of Brunello, one of the most popular and appreciated wines in the world. The estate became bigger and bigger over the years and now it covers a whole district, including a borgo with castle.
Surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, Il Borgo will pamper you with its luxurious rooms and its superb gardens ideal for enjoying the comfortable tranquility of the Tuscan countryside. You can completely relax, while discovering a more authentic Tuscany.
At Castello Banfi you can enchant yourself with enological and culinary traditions, tasting noble wines and traditional Tuscan dishes prepared at the Taverna. Last but not least, you can’t miss a visit to the Balsameria, where they prepare Salsa Etrusca: much more refined than most of the balsamic vinegars on the market today, Salsa Etrusca is a nectar obtained using the traditional methods of the ancient Etruscans. Go and taste this precious nectar, which will bring you back for a moment to 2000 years ago.
A medieval banquet at Castello Vicchiomaggio
Castello Vicchiomaggio is located in the very heart of Chianti. It is an ancient historical residence dating back to the 1400s and immersed in a huge park. The property enjoys a private church where you can celebrate your romantic italian wedding.
Castello Vicchiomaggio offers a wide range of different experiences: from winery tours with wine tastings in the Reinassance gardens, to jumps back to medieval times. Every Wednesday evening at 6:15 pm, a tuscan family banquet takes place in honour of Baron Littifredo, named Lord of Vicchiomaggio in 994 A.D.: a tour guide will meet you at the castle’s gardens and will speak to you about their wines on a panoramic terrace. The tour will be followed by an aperitif in the courtyard, then you will be accompanied into the main banquet hall of the castle where a 4 course dinner of Tuscan recipes paired with 3 of our wines will be served.
Vintage tour on a Fiat 500 in the Chianti area
Nothing can quite compare to an Italian romantic adventure than a four-hour round-trip tour in the vintage Fiat 500, from Florence to the Tuscan hills.
Departs from Florence to the Chianti Area and drive a fully renovated vintage FIAT 500 while an expert tour leader will guide you through the best paths and will organize stops in the most characteristic villages: you will discover the real Tuscany in these little gems that have remained the same through the centuries. Here you will have the opportunity to enjoy a typical Tuscan lunch and a wine tasting.
This is the chance to live the Italian dream for a day!