Yup, it's the same Verrazano as the bridge in NYC. Five hundred years ago Giovani Verrazano left Chianti and set off to discover NYC, and they have a commemorative stone from the bridge on their castle to prove it. It is right outside of Greve in Chianti, and what a great tour of the place it was!
Our tour guide, Gino Rossi, had lived in the IS for a little while and so speaks perfect English. It's a 3-4 hour tour, including lunch and all the wine you can drink, but first a visit to the cellars too see the barrels.
You learn all about wine making, and the whole culture there, the love/hate relationship they have with nature, and then Gino teaches you the proper way to taste a Chianti.
Tour starts at 11 sharp, and ends at 3, and reservations are a must.