The diverse and amazing panorama in Tuscany is distinguished with its diverse and scenic landscapes; perhaps the most famous being Chianti. Located in an area that encompasses Florence and Siena, Chianti is as varied in its scenery as it is in its wines. The many itineraries found through the soft rolling hills covered with rows and rows of grapes, quaint hamlets, low lying forests and picturesque accommodations situated in stone farmhouses, romantic bed and breakfasts and luxurious villas have inspired poets, artists, photographers and travelers for centuries.
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The dedicated site Chianti.com is built on the experiences of our team of local experts to help you navigate the many different zones in Chianti, offering you insider information about the weather and detailed maps with directions on how to move around. The land of Chianti is dotted with typical little Tuscan towns which will inspire your imagination and offer you the warm hospitality characteristic of Chianti. Towns like Greve in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti, Radda in Chianti and smaller borgos like San Gusmè and San Donato in Poggio are full of history, traditions and delicious variations of their own special brand of Chianti wine.
Not Just Wine
The origins of Chianti and its small towns is undeniably combined with that of the Etruscans, Romans, and the expanding populations of the two historic cities of Siena and Florence which often fought over this area. Follow one of our suggested itineraries to discover where to find the Etruscan tombs in Castellina in Chianti, search out the charming parish church of Sant’Appiano in Barberino val d’Elsa or the many fortresses built to protect the boundaries between Florence and Siena. And while exploring the landscape of Chianti, check out fun ideas for delicious and tantalizing wine tours.
Don’t Miss Out on the Best Part of Chianti
Of course, it is almost impossible to travel through Chianti without contemplating at least one or two opportunities to taste the many flavors that are cultivated in this area or take one of the many fun bike or walking guided tours or with your own personal driver. Many of the vineyards have created a place dedicated to wine tasting, where you can visit the “cantina” or wine cellars, the vineyards and the production of the famous Chianti Classico. Chianti isn’t just about the wine, we look forward to helping you choose from an extensive list of things to do and discover in Chianti such as the prized meats from Macelleria Cecchini and Falorni, the cheeses, honey and special local dishes, such as the peposo or spaghetti al vino rosso. Can’t find what you are looking? Then ask us on our Forum!
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