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CHIANTI WINE ROAD IN TUSCANY AMONG VINEYARDS AND SWEET HILLS

Chianti Wine Road in Tuscany among vineyards and sweet hills

 

On Chianti Road in Tuscany among the famous vineyards, hills, charming old towns to learn and taste this delicious wine

Itinerary: Firenze, Ponte a Ema, Strada in Chianti, Greve in Chianti
Chianti Wine Road in Tuscany among vineyards and sweet hills
This tour will follow the famous Strada Chiantigiana (Chiantigiana Wine Road) through the Chianti area in Tuscany. It links Florence (starting from one of the most panoramic points of the city, Piazzale Michelangelo) to Siena, crossing the beautiful Chianti hills and touching many Medieval picturesque villages in the provinces of Florence and Siena that are worth a visit such as Strada in Chianti, Greve in Chianti, Panzano, Castellina in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti, Castello di Brolio. Strada Chiantigiana is considered as one of the most beautiful roads in Italy.

Chianti hills (Colline del Chianti) are a 20-kilometer range of gentle hills and one of the most evocative areas of Tuscany. It spreads among the provinces of Florence, Siena, Arezzo, and it is mainly famous for the production of Chianti wine, one of the most popular wines worldwide. And yet, this is an extremely charming area also thanks to its iconic landscape scattered with art cities, churches, castles and beautiful Medieval villages that are nestled among boundless vineyards, olive groves and typical rows of cypresses on the hills.

Have your first stop in Greve in Chianti, the heart of the Chianti Classico production area. It is worth a visit. Piazza Matteotti, the core if the village, has a strange shape framed on three of the sides of the square with a nice 'portico'. Under the arches, also in the nearby streets, you will find several shops, bars, and delicious restaurants. Also, if you are a wine lover, here, you can visit the "Museo del Vino" (Wine Museum).

Just above Greve in Chianti, is located one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, called Montefioralle, you absolutely should not miss it. Strolling along its stone alleys overlooked by picturesque houses that climb through the village will make you enjoy the rare beauty of this experience.

During the times Panzano had an unhappy fate and was destroyed in 1260 and again in 1397, during the 15th and 16th century. It is because, unfortunately, Panzano was located in the middle of the territory under the influence of Siena and Florence, the two competitors in constant conflict. So, there are not much left of its medieval historic center except those incorporated into the bell tower of the church in Panzano Alto. In the Piazza Gastone Bucciarelli, the main square in Panzano, you will find outdoor restaurants, bars, and shops. Here, you will breathe the typical atmosphere of a Tuscan village, with inviting smells and aromas.

Castellina in Chianti is nestled in an area rich in woodlands and wildlife. It boasts a long history dating back to the Bronze Age. In fact, its territory is scattered with many remains of the Etruscan civilization: here, among numerous finds, evidence of human presence since the seventh century BC. was found as well.

According to some archaeological excavations Radda in Chianti's history is back to 2000 BC. You can stroll up and down along its squares and streets, which depart and lead to the main square dedicated to Francesco Ferrucci, in order to discover its medieval origins, and some buildings dating back to 1200 and 1300. Here, within its ancient walls, you will breathe Radda's evocative atmosphere and enjoy the peaceful, beautiful views of the landscape around. Radda in Chianti has "invented" Chianti or better to say, it was here where the Consortium of Classic Chianti was founded with the symbol of the Black Rooster to protect the product and promote the development of the Chianti area. Today the Consortium gathers about 600 wineries.

Do not miss a visit to Castello di Brolio, where, according to the legend, politician and Florence mayor Bettino Ricasoli invented the real "recipe" of Chianti wine!

In summary, a good way to explore the Chianti area should be just getting lost along the roads and stopping in one of these beautiful villages, usually featuring Medieval buildings, small churches, and quaint narrow alleys. In any of the villages, you will be able to find lots of restaurants, taverns, wineries, coffee shops. If you like to overnight in the area there are many excellent holiday houses, farms, rural hotels, (called "Agriturismo" that are very popular in this region), where beyond of spending a night you can also have a tasty, wine-based dinner or even taste the local oil. (the area is also famous for the olive oil production.

The delicious Chianti Classico wine is usually served together with the typical local products of the area and the whole Tuscany such as cheeses, meat, cold cuts, game, oil, and pasta dishes.

The tour starts in Florence and ends in Siena.
Length of tour: 102 km

Read also: Chianti, the world-renowned Italian wine produced in Tuscany

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Tour: Chianti Wine Road in Tuscany among vineyards and sweet hills

Category: Country sightseeing tour

Location: Countryside

Region: Tuscany , Italy

Area: Chianti

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