CHIANTI TOUR TO DISCOVER MEDIEVAL VILLAGES AND CHIANTI WINE
Today San Casciano is a tourist-friendly lively city. You will find many shops, bars, and restaurants where to taste the excellent local cuisine and the famous Chianti wine. In case you would overnight here, there are many characteristic Farm Holiday Hotels nearby you can't miss. You will enjoy beautiful views and the typical atmosphere of a picturesque village in the Chianti region.
Moving on, the route that runs from San Casciano in Val di Pesa to Greve in Chianti is one of the most beautiful and suggestive ones among the routes in the Chianti region. (pic n°3). Along the route towards Siena, you will meet some small charming villages before getting to Greve in Chianti (pic n°5). Again, it is impossible to separate the history of this town from the wine-production tradition. Pay a visit to Piazza Giacomo Matteotti, to its wineries but also to the many churches and castles scattered in the town and on the outskirts.
Then, after 8 kilometers of driving west of Greve in Chianti, you will find Abbazia di San Michele Arcangelo a Passignano, or simply Badia a Passignano. (pic n°1). It is a wonderful castle-looking monastery, dating back to the Middle Ages, surrounded by ancient walls. Its outstanding interiors include a well-kept garden with a fountain, a historic kitchen, the dining hall and a fresco of The Last Supper by Ghirlandaio, among others. The abbey is nestled in a beautiful environment with the rows of the Tuscan cypress trees and several wineries around, where the local Chianti, called Chianti Classico Badia a Passignano Riserva is produced with proud.
When your visit is over you can go back to San Casciano first and then take the 'highway' that will take you back to Florence.
Tour Starts and ens in Florence
It is ong about 77 kilometers
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Some pictures about Chianti area:
Abbey of Passignano (pic n°1); Chianti Classico (pic n°2); Chianti valley (pic n°3); San Casciano in Val di Pesa (pic n°4); Greve in Chianti (pic n°5); Chianti vineyard (pic n°6);
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