Italy promises some of the best delicacies and relaxing activities that you would struggle to find elsewhere in the world. This Southern European location boasts endless things to do. In Tuscany for starters, one of the top activities includes getting a taste of the local Chianti wine. Branching out, a highly recommended activity would also be venturing out to explore Venice by boat. |
Here are a couple of suggestions for those looking to make the most of a trip to Italy, a Mediterranean paradise.
Gondola Rides Along the Venice Canals
Venice is a gloriously romantic city constructed with magnificent architecture and winding waterways – and you can’t leave without taking a gondola ride! As a defining feature of a trip to Venice, this activity is loved by visitors all year round.
To make the most of the little break, take one of the tours that transport you along the waters to some of the most notable sights across the city including Piazza an Marco, the Lido, Ponte dei Sospiri, the Island of Murano and Venice’s golden beaches. The best part of this kind of tour is that you can hop on and off whenever you please, allowing you to relish in the sights just a little bit longer if any particular landmark tickles your fancy.
Chianti Wine in Local Vineyards
Among the list of notable things to do in Tuscany, tasting the Chianti wine should definitely be one of your top priorities. Embarking on a wine tour will take you to local vineyards and illustrious olive groves. With an expert local tour guide, not only will you learn about the food heritage of the region as well as the history of different wineries, but you will also have the chance to sample a range of different Tuscan produce. This includes – but is not limited to – salami, olive oil, hams and cheeses.
Don’t worry if these small snacks don’t satiate your hunger – some of the available tours of the Chianti wineries conclude with a traditional three-course meal to be enjoyed while overlooking the rolling hills across the countryside landscape!
The highlight of these wine tours is of course getting the chance to taste numerous types of delicious Italian wine! You might just become somewhat of an expert by the end of the tour, but if not, you won’t say you didn’t have fun trying it!
Taking organised tours ensure you can experience all the wonders that Italy has to offer, even when you’re short on time. There are countless things to do in Tuscany, but getting a taste of Chianti wine and taking Venice gondola rides are certainly two top priorities. Book online now and make your Italian getaway one to remember!
Author Plate Mauro Bramante is the Director of WalkAbout Florence, an independent business offering a number of exciting opportunities when it comes to things to do in Florence. Whether you want to ride a Vintage Vespa, try the famous Chianti wine or get cooking with fresh local ingredients, Mauro's company promises excitement, adventure and above all, fun. If you're keen to experience the magic of Italy with the help of some passionate and knowledgeable tour guides, look no further than WalkAbout Florence for your next getaway.
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