Chianti hills

A dreamy day trip from Florence to Chianti is ideal for visitors who are staying in Florence.  Just imagine a drive through the picturesque Tuscany countryside with stops at vineyards to sip luscious Chianti wine.  It’s a dream.

But the question often arises.  What is the best way to visit the Tuscan wine region from Florence?

Read on for our best advice on how to get from Florence to Chianti for wine tasting.

How far is Tuscany from Florence?

It’s not far at all from Florence to Tuscany, because, technically, Florence is in Tuscany. However, the goal here is to visit the Tuscan countryside to taste some wine.

The famous wine region of Chianti in Tuscany is between Florence, Arezzo, and Siena.  The distance from Florence to Chianti is 30 kilometers (20 miles). This takes you to the wine town of Greve, often considered the gateway to Chianti.

Florence to Chianti by train or bus

Italy’s rail system is very good, but not if you want to travel through Chianti by train. The train routes don’t cross through Chianti, so it’s not a good way to go.

If you have time, it is possible to get around Chianti by bus.  However, the bus schedules may not always fit your timetable, and you would be limited to visiting the wineries close to towns.

Florence to Chianti by car

Renting a car can be a good option for a Florence day trip to Tuscany.  This is the most flexible way to visit the wine region.

Of course, driving and wine drinking are not a good pairing.  This is even more of a concern given that the roads in Chianti are narrow and winding, and often quite confusing.  Some of the most interesting vineyards are located on isolated hilltops and you may have to drive on dirt roads to get to there.

That’s why we think you’ll have a more relaxing day if you leave the navigation to local experts.

Chianti wine tours from Florence

A wine tour from Florence to Chianti is the most enjoyable and hassle-free way to visit this Tuscan wine region.  There are no worries about getting lost or making appointments at the wineries.

The other advantage of a Florence to Tuscany wine tour is that you’ll be guided by local experts.  They know the best family wineries to visit and can introduce you to the winemakers.  Local guides can show you the most scenic spots and tell you everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Chianti wine.

If you’ve always wanted to sip wine under the Tuscan sun, join us on our most popular Chianti wine tour to three organic wineries.  Cheers!