Region: Tuscany
Sat, November 10


chiantiback

Cost: 85€

The Chianti area is home to charming small villages, churches, abbeys and castles. For centuries, this area was a prime battleground for conflicts between Siena and Florence. Castles and walled towns were built on hilltops as protection and to maintain control over the land. Today, some of them are part of huge wine estates which welcome visitors and help them discover incredible stories. In this Field Learning activity, students will visit the Brolio Castle and explore the town of Gaiole, in order to acquaint themselves with a fascinating part of Tuscany. 

Itinerary: 

Early departure from Florence to the town of Gaiole. Walking tour of Gaiole and main sites. Guided visit of the Brolio’s castle, food and wine tasting. Time to work on FL assignment and free time. Return to Florence in the early evening. 

The activity includes: 

  • Round-trip transportation 
  • Entry fee and guided visit of selected sites
  • Field learning staff on-site
  • Food and wine tasting
  • Insurance

The activity does not include: 

  • Meals not listed above
  • Entrance fees or costs associated to sites/activities visited on own 


Learning outcomes:

  • Identify the different towns that compose Chianti, and their renowned products
  • Gain a broader knowledge of food culture and products that are unique to the Italian territory, history, and culture
  • Evaluate the “Renaissance” quality wine in Tuscany over the last decades
  • List several Italian official wine classification
  • Evaluate an example of a ‘Carbon-Free’ wine and the application of eco-sustainable criteria in agriculture

Payment deadline: 
Wed, November 7


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