Quick Facts

  • Location:  Florence, Italy (Chianti)
  • Type of Experience:  sidecar tour and wine tasting

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Sidecar Tour Overview

What better way to enjoy a wine tasting than in a classic sidecar as you zip through Chianti? This experience will take you through the Tuscan countryside to Luiano winery, where you’ll experience a wine and food pairing, including the famous Chianti Classico.

Getting to the Meeting Point

We met our driver at Piazza Ognissanti. It’s easy to find and located right on the Arno.

The Experience:  A Sidecar Tour & Wine Tasting

The experience began by cruising along the Arno and over a bridge with a quick stop in the middle for a photo with Ponte Vecchio in the background. From there, we rode through various neighborhoods and got a brief history from our guide.

As we left the city and entered the Tuscan countryside, I had to take in all the beauty of the vineyards, olive groves, and cypress trees as we zipped through the hills.

This is SUCH a great way to see the outskirts of Florence. After an exciting ride, we arrived at Luiano winery, located in central Chianti, where Chianti Classico is produced. This family-run winery has one of the most stunning locations I’ve ever seen, perched on top of a hill. When we arrived at the winery itself, we realized we would enjoy those views throughout the duration of
the wine and food tasting.

a view of rolling green hilss and vineyards from Luiano winery

We had a tour of the cellar, which had bottles of wine dating back to the 1970s, followed by a 3 course tasting. Everything from the wine to the food was spectacular.

Just before leaving, we were lucky enough to catch a large batch of grapes being harvested. Finally, we departed for the long ride back to the city with full hearts and bellies. The ride was perfect and we even stopped at a few points for epic views of Florence.


If you’re visiting Florence and want to have two experiences in one, I highly recommend booking this sidecar tour and wine tasting in Chianti.

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