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Delightful Chianti: Small Towns, Fine Wine, and Vineyards

The fascinating and diverse panoramic views in Tuscany are manifested via the scenic landscapes, which probably could be the most prominent being in Chianti. It is situated in an area enclosed by Siena and Florence. Chianti has beautiful sceneries to be explored alongside its fine wines. 

The numerous itineraries found here, including the rolling vineyards, low lying forests, quaint hamlets, and luxurious villas, have inspired many photographers, artists, poets, and travelers in the years.  

Get more on Chianti

Chianti.com site is a dedicated site that is run by a local expert team to assist you or any other tourists in finding their way through Chianti. From the website, you can learn about the weather pattern, have access to a map of Chianti, and even obtain directions to navigate your way across this region of Tuscany. Chianti has several Tuscan towns that will give you great inspiration and offer you the warm hospitality part of Chianti.

Towns like Greve, Radda, Gaiole, San Donato, and San Gusme have a rich heritage and tradition with distinct wines to be discovered.

Not Just Wine

Origins of Chianti and the surrounding small towns can be attributed to the Romans, Etruscans, and also the enlarging population of Siena and Florence. These two cities occasionally fought over the Chianti area back then. Only in Chianti can you discover Etruscan tombs or explore the Sant'Appiano (a spellbinding church) located in Barberino Val d'Elsa. Tour Chianti and explore the various fortresses that were constructed to protect the borderline between Siena and Florence. And also, while strolling the Chianti landscape, look out for tantalizing and delicious wine tours. It is one of the best places in Italy with fine wine.

Best of Chianti

It is impossible having traveled to Chianti and failing to taste at least two or three of the several flavors cultivated here. Also, consider taking a bike tour around the region or even a walking guided tour. Most of the vineyards in Chianti have a dedicated area for wine tasting. Make sure you visit the famous wine cellars (Antinori, Frescobaldi and Mazzei to name a few) and don’t forget to taste the renowned Chianti Classico.

However it is important we acknowledge that Chianti is not all wine. There are numerous flavours and itineraries to explore, and this includes trying local delicacies: honey, cheese, and the prized meat from Falorni and Macelleria Cecchini, etc.

Accommodation in Chianti

While in Tuscany, Chianti is an ideal spot to base yourself because it is located right between Siena and Florence. A day trip to any of the towns should be easy and straightforward. By choosing to stay in Chianti, you can explore the magnificent countryside even better while you are still near the ideal tourist destinations in Tuscany.

Many travelers are, however, short of options when it comes to choosing where to stay. Should I pick a villa or a farmhouse? Well, it all depends on your preferences and what services you are in search of. For those looking for a villa, you might consider Villa Bracciano, located in a very strategic position in Panzano.

The villa has a private pool and air-conditioned bedrooms to keep you refreshed within the hotter summer months. The villa is regarded as a national monument, and it is protected, having been constructed about 500 years ago. It was built by the prominent wine producers, the Ricasoli family. The villa is set in a beautiful garden, has a welcoming atmosphere, and is in an excellent and private location giving the occupants all the privacy and peace of mind they need.

From the villa, you can enjoy the scenic views of the rolling vineyards of Chianti. Sleek interiors were used to furnish and modernise traditional features of the villa including terracotta floors, stone ceilings, and large open fireplaces. This villa is one of its kind with stunning antique furnishings and state of the art armchairs and sofas.

Villa Bracciano has a loggia on the front side of the property, with a shaded area where you can dine as you enjoy breathtaking views of the countryside. It is also in a prime location where you can easily access several high-end vineyards and remarkable restaurants in Radda, Panzano, and Castellina in Chianti.

Greve in Chianti

Greve is home to some of the most prominent vineyards in the world. Inhale the atmosphere of this bewildering town and explore the vineyards found in the surrounding countryside. With the ambiance and tranquility of this small town, one would never think that it was in the middle of a war between Siena and Florence years ago.

Greve is ultimately your dream destination if you are a wine lover, and fancy touring Tuscany. From here, you'll learn lots of history about the past and even discover other mind-blowing itineraries.

Radda in Chianti

Radda is a marvelous medieval town surrounded by old defensive walls. The city has ancient origins, and is located between the Pesa and Arbia valleys. Radda was once considered Chianti's capital, it’s position was ideal as it is located right in between two important neighbouring towns, Castellina and Gaiole. The panoramic scenes, array of cultural events, small-town feel, and natural essence all add up to making Radda the ideal tourist destination in Chianti.                                

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