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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2016

    Smile Where to stay for 2 Nights in Chianti for Wine tasting (with a car)


    My husband and I are visiting Tuscany in October and after 2 nights in Florence we are driving to Chianti region for 2 nights (20-22nd Oct) to spend a few days visiting different wineries ... and possibly seeing San Gimignano as well.

    We will have a car but if we are drinking we'd rather have the option not to drive (either take a bus tour that stops at alot of wineries - can anyone recommend?) or stay in/near a town that has a number of wineries walking distance.

    We love the small, medievil towns with cobble stone streets (much more than the modern/big towns).

    Any suggestions on where we should base ourselves in Chianti? And any good farm houses to stay at that are walking distance to town/a few wineries? (our budget is around 70 Euro per night)

    Thank you in advance!!!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2015

    Default my opinion


    It depends on what kind of winneries you are looking for.
    The family owned estate/farmhouse winneries are usually not easily reachble on foot.
    On the other hand, you could stay in a city like San Gimignano which is full of "enoteche", small bar like establishments that offer a huge variety of wines to try.

    Im sure someone alse will provide some options for taking buses, as im not personally very informed in this regard.
    I am a private Tuscan tour operator.and event manager., specialised in wine tours, cooking classes and countryside experiences.
    For any requests, my email:

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2014

    Default Wine tasting


    I will have to agree with Leonardo, most vineyards are not within walking distance of a town or have their offices and cantine in the walls of a small town.

    However, you can read this article for some more ideas about wine tasting without a car Greve in Chianti might be one of the easier solutions: you can reach Uzzano & Azienda Agricola Montefioralle Winery (just outside the town). are two of my favorites.

    Buon Viaggio,

    Donna Denise

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