On the road of “Morellino”

Experience Description

Traveling the territory of production of Morellino di Scansano wine.

This itinerary offers a perfect blend of cultural exploration, culinary delights, and wine appreciation, ensuring a memorable day trip from Rome to Tuscany’s picturesque countryside.

The journey through the Morellino di Scansano wine region is a captivating exploration of Tuscany’s rich cultural heritage, breathtaking landscapes, and renowned winemaking traditions. Nestled in the hilly terrain surrounding the village of Scansano, this picturesque area exudes an irresistible charm that beckons travelers seeking an authentic taste of Italy’s wine country.

As you depart from Rome, the capital’s bustling streets gradually give way to the countryside, where rolling hills blanketed in vineyards stretch as far as the eye can see. The journey unfolds like a scenic tapestry, revealing the timeless beauty of rural Tuscany with every passing mile.

Your first stop on this enchanting odyssey is the medieval town of Magliano in Toscana. Steeped in history and brimming with architectural treasures, Magliano invites exploration with its maze of cobblestone streets, ancient churches, and well-preserved fortifications. Wandering through the town’s labyrinthine alleys, you’ll encounter hidden gems at every turn.

Perched atop a hilltop overlooking the verdant countryside, Magliano offers panoramic vistas that capture the essence of rural Tuscany in all its splendor. From vantage points along the town walls, you can gaze out upon a patchwork of vineyards, olive groves, and cypress trees that adorn the landscape like strokes of an artist’s brush.

After immersing yourself in the timeless beauty of Magliano, the journey continues to the charming village of Pereta, where time seems to stand still amidst its narrow streets and rustic charm. Here, nestled amid the rolling hills, you’ll discover trattorias serving authentic Tuscan cuisine that celebrates the region’s bounty of fresh ingredients and time-honored recipes. The culinary delights of Pereta are sure to tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving more.

As you savor a leisurely lunch in Pereta, accompanied by a glass of robust wine, you’ll have the opportunity to savor the flavors of Tuscany in a setting that epitomizes rustic elegance. Cozying up inside a centuries-old trattoria, the warmth of Italian hospitality infuses every moment, inviting you to linger and indulge in the simple pleasures of la dolce vita.

After lunch, the journey leads to the heart of the Morellino di Scansano wine region, where the historic village of Scansano awaits with open arms. Renowned for its eponymous wine, Scansano is a haven for oenophiles and wine enthusiasts eager to explore the storied vineyards and cellars that produce this esteemed varietal.

At Cantina Vignaioli Scansano, founded by a passionate group of producers committed to quality winemaking, you’ll embark on a sensory journey that celebrates the art and science of viticulture. Guided by knowledgeable experts, you’ll learn about the unique terroir of the region, the grape varieties that thrive in its soil, and the meticulous techniques employed to craft each bottle of Morellino di Scansano wine.

During a guided tour of the winery facilities, you’ll gain insight into every stage of the winemaking process, from grape cultivation and harvesting to fermentation and aging. As you explore the barrel rooms and cellars adorned with oak casks and stainless steel tanks, you’ll witness firsthand the dedication and craftsmanship that goes into producing wines of exceptional quality and character.

The highlight of your visit to Cantina Vignaioli Scansano is undoubtedly the wine tasting experience, where you’ll have the opportunity to sample a curated selection of Morellino di Scansano wines that showcase the diverse expressions of the region. From elegant and fruit-forward to bold and robust, each wine reflects the nuances of its terroir, inviting you to explore the rich tapestry of flavors and aromas that define this esteemed appellation.

As you swirl, sip, and savor the exquisite wines in the company of fellow enthusiasts, you’ll deepen your appreciation for the artistry and tradition that have made Morellino di Scansano a beloved symbol of Tuscan winemaking excellence. With each glass, you’ll uncover new dimensions of complexity and character, forging a deeper connection to the land and its people.

Before bidding farewell to Scansano, take time to browse the winery shop, where an array of locally crafted wines, artisanal products, and keepsakes await. Whether you’re seeking a bottle of Morellino di Scansano to savor at home or a unique souvenir to commemorate your journey, the shop offers a treasure trove of delights that capture the essence of Tuscany’s wine country.

As the day draws to a close and you prepare to depart for Rome, the memories of your journey through the Morellino di Scansano wine region linger like the lingering notes of a fine wine. From the medieval splendor of Magliano to the rustic charm of Pereta and the winemaking heritage of Scansano, each moment has left an indelible impression, inviting you to return again and again to this enchanting corner of Tuscany where the spirit of la dolce vita lives on.

Possible program of the day:

  • Departure from Rome Depart early in the morning from Rome to make the most of your day trip.
  • Magliano in Toscana Explore the charming medieval town of Magliano in Toscana. Take leisurely strolls through the cobblestone streets and admire the medieval architecture. Enjoy scenic views of the surrounding countryside from the town walls.
  • Lunch in Pereta Head to the picturesque village of Pereta for a delightful lunch experience. Choose a traditional trattoria serving authentic Tuscan cuisine and savor local specialties.
  • Scansano After lunch, journey to the heart of the Morellino di Scansano wine region. Arrive in Scansano and delve into its rich winemaking heritage. Visit Cantina Vignaioli Scansano, a renowned winery founded by a group of passionate producers committed to quality. Learn about the winemaking process during a guided tour of the facilities. Engage in a wine tasting session featuring a selection of exquisite Morellino di Scansano wines.Take advantage of the opportunity to purchase your favorite wines at the winery shop.
  • Return to Rome Depart from Scansano in the late afternoon and journey back to Rome. Reflect on your memorable day exploring the enchanting landscapes and flavors of the Morellino di Scansano wine region.
Experience Details
  • Starting time:

    8:30 am

  • Duration:

    10 hours

  • Meeting point:

    TBD

  • Minimum number of participants:

    4

  • Maximum number of participants:

    25

  • Fee per person:

    190.00 €

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