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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Turn to the Experts for Information
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 Chianti.com 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.
Whatever it is that you are looking to explore, the articles below from Chianti.com have you covered and offer valuable suggestions.