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Savor the Wines and Landscapes of Chianti

The territory of Chianti wraps itself around the hills of Florence from Rufina in the east to Vinci in the west before heading south to the beautiful Siena and arriving even as far as Arezzo. It is a soft and gentle land that leaves tourists impressed with the endless rows of grapes, the evergreen olive groves, epic cypress tree-lined driveways and fields of sunflowers. It is a fairytale land that guarantees adventure for those who want to explore the flavors, landscapes and hospitality of Tuscany. Choose to stay close to the heart of Tuscany and vacation at one the many farmhouses, romantic bed and breakfast or luxurious villas in Chianti.

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Whether you are planning just a day trip into Chianti or perhaps evn a longer stay at one of hte characteristic accommodations, our dedicated website will provide helpful and interesting ideas on how to best explore the land of Chianti, with maps on how to navigate the many small corners that are loaded with surprises. You can choose to either venture forth from Florence on your own or in an organized tour with an easy departure from Florence. Our team is composed of local experts; we live here so we can offer tourist information that is useful to know ahead of time, tips about moving around in Chianti and advise about the weather to help you better plan your vacation. Our online Forum is the perfect place to go if you are looking for extra help or questions.

Chianti is close enough to Florence to make it the perfect addition to a holiday in the city.  Explore the Chiantigiana road that winds itself from Florence to Siena and drive past panoramic vineyards and Medici villas just outside the borders of the city of Florence. You can organize a one day tour on a Vespa motor bike in the nearby hills, have a driver take you to some of the best cantine (wineries) or even enjoy a cooking lesson in a typical Tuscan farmhouse with lunch or dinner included.

Explore the Beauty of Chianti

The area of Chianti is built of picturesque town squares, medieval borghi (villages) and hill top castles that will capture your imagination and are perfect for a leisurely tour.  A visit to Greve in Chianti, Barberino Val D’Elsa, Castellina in Chianti, San Donato or Castelnuovo Berardenga will take you on an exciting trip through history and beauty, natural and that created by man. Chianti is also a territory that will entice you to explore its trails by foot or by mountain bike, stay in a Tuscan villa, holiday on a genuine Tuscan farm or just enjoy a simple picnic in the quiet little benches and small gardens in the villages where noises recede into the background.

The Delicious Flavors of Chianti

Today, all of Chianti, including towns like Radda in Chianti & Gaiole in Chianti, are the home of some of the more sought-after flavors in all of Italy: cheese, salami, honey, extra virgin olive oil and, of course, wine, from Chianti Classico’s red wine, to white wines, rosés, vinsantos and even grappas. Traditional techniques and recipes are exalted in this picturesque land, and if you are looking to explore more than the monuments of Florence and the scenic views of Chianti, then you can take the time to relax at your agritourism to admire the sunsets on the vineyards and the aromas of a perfectly cooked meal in the valleys.

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Chianti Accommodation

Would you like a farmhouse with a pool? To be in a small village with train/bus connections to not have to drive? A luxury resort or a country farmhouse full of rustic Tuscan charm? There is something for everyone, take a look!

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What to Do in Chianti

If you're wondering what to do in Chianti besides visiting wine estates or wine tasting, look no further! We have suggestions as to what else to try to do while in Chianti (do consider wine tasting is a must, however!)

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Wine Tasting in Chianti

Do we really need to say that if you're in the wine region of Chianti, you should do some wine tastings? Thought not, but how, you ask? DIY? What if you don't want to drive? How about joining a tour or getting a private driver? Check our suggestions for planning a wine-based itinerary & wine tastings in the Chianti wine region.

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Itineraries in Chianti

Lots of ways to explore Tuscany, whether you have a day or more and can go off one day to do wine tastings, another to wander around the hilltop villages, another to mix great food and wine with art and history.

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Chianti Tours

Join a guided tour to go wine tasting - no need to worry about driving after! Or a cycling tour, to have the bike and assistance as you need it. Don't want to drive? Then join a tour! Lots of various tours and options to see the best of Chianti, without worrying about the how.

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Greve in Chianti

Greve in Chianti is often considered the front door into the Chianti region since it is the first major town you reach as you head south of Florence towards Siena.

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Castellina in Chianti

A must-stop in your drive across Chianti, Castellina offers an enchanting walk below the city walls, an archeological museum, restaurants and wine shops, as well as an Etruscan tomb right by the entrance to town (make sure to go exploring).

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Explore Chianti through its Churches

The region of Chianti between Florence and Siena is rich in treasures, particularly inside its churches which bring together the history of architecture and art. Add a stop or two to one of these as you explore Chianti.

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Radda in Chianti

A beautiful small charming hilltop village in Chianti, it is at the heart of the Chianti Classico wine region. A must visit if you love wine and all that goes with it!

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Chianti Tourist Info

Useful practical information and tips to help you plan your holidays in Chianti.

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