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The word Chianti evokes images of sloping Tuscan hills cultivated with vineyards and glasses generously filled with the famous red Italian wine Chianti Classico. A territory steeped in history and tradition, where, for centuries, the great powers of Florence and Siena fought many violent battles.
There is an abundance of castles, pretty medieval villages set on the hilltops, solitary abbeys, farmhouses and exquisite villas in Chianti wine region. Every corner seems to be a work of art steeped in history. Let us tell you where to explore …..not only for the beauty of its landscape and art, but also to learn about the long tradition of producing magnificent quality Italian wine, meet the locals and savour the wonderful food and wine which have made Chianti famous.
Visit the large estate wineries that have century old vines and have been in the family for years; savour their wines during one of the Passion for Italy Chianti wine tasting tours. These people know their oaks!!
If you are passionate about Chianti wine visit the website of the Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico.
In Chianti We Recommend…
Stay in one of our Beautiful Tuscan Villas that was once the homestead of a huge vineyard which is filled with Tuscan antiques or our Beautiful Hotel in a Castle where you will sleep in a four poster bed with frescos on the ceiling. Take a wine tour around the local vineyards.
Take one of our Chianti Day Tours where you will have a degustazione for lunch where the food will be matched to the fabulous Chianti wines of the region, a different wine for each course, set under a wisteria vine covered courtyard with views looking out over the soft rolling hills.
We will tell you where to visit the local sagres in each village where you will taste the homemade salami and vintage cheeses straight off the farm.
Serve them on the balcony of our villa, with freshly baked bread from the panificio and accompanied by your favourite bottle of Chianti Classico while the sun sets.
Getting There And Around
A car is a must in the Chianti region, as public transport is limited.
When planning your touring, consider these driving times:
Greve to Panzano – 10 minutes
Greve to Castellina – 25 minutes
Greve to Lamole – 20 minutes
Castellina to Radda – 15 minutes
Castellina to Gaiole – 15 minutes
Parking – look for street parking (check if you need to purchase and display a parking ticket) or for the blue “P” signs which will take you to designated parking areas.
Chianti Wine Region makes one of the best red wines in the world and is found south of Florence in Tuscany, Italy.