Maremma Wines and Landscapes is a private wine tasting tour. This shore excursion is for those who arrive in Civitavecchia Port, and are looking for the perfect get-away that would include good food, good wine and a little Italian wanders, for a day.
Your private tour driver will welcome you at the dock beside your cruise ship in Civitavecchia Port at approximately 8:00am. You will travel on some of the most beautiful roads in the region, to reach the Maremma Countryside.
Your first stop will be Scansano, World famous for the prime grape varieties and, of course, the Wine. The Tuscan Maremma is dotted, with incredibly well preserved villages, that survived centuries of conflicts, climate and social changes. Scansano is no exception. It is known to be an etruscan and roman settlement, then fortified in the Middleages, when the first towers and castles appear in all the surrounding areas of Scansano.
But let’s talk about the wine! Scansano is World producer of Morellino di Scansano Wine, made with a local variety of Sangiovese grapes. This exquisite red wine has such an incredible story behind its Centuries’ old production. You can’t visit the Maremma without having a Wine tasting.
In fact, the Highlight of the day will be a private, Morellino Wine tasting tour, in one of the best local Wineries. You will enjoy a tour of the vineyards, listen to incredible explanations on the art of wine making, visit the cellars and finally, taste different varieties of Wines. Unwind, and take in the magnificent scenery, in this exclusive location.
Your tour will carry onto the next location, Capalbio; known as “Little Athens”, for it’s artistic and historical impact in Renaissance times. A well-earned nickname, for the unique structural features that distinguish this quaint village, situated in a mixture of different landscapes, from the rolling hills of the Maremma to the sweet Mediterranean seaside atmosphere. Take your time to relax, your driver can suggest a local restaurant for an incredible, mouthwatering meal.
After this once in a life time experience, you private tour driver will escort you on a pleasant ride back to Civitavecchia Port, in perfect time to board your ship.
This tour length is approximately 9 hours and is conducted by an English-speaking tour driver that will not enter sites but drive you around and show you places, pointing out things while explaining what they are, stopping at the places that require a visit, and helping you access them.
• Transportation in an air-conditioned, Luxury Mercedes Vehicle
• A fun and informative private English speaking tour driver
• Parking, city passes, fuel & tolls
• Meals & entrance fees
• Wine tasting
• Gratuities (entirely at the client’s discretion)