To get to Montefioralle, we recommend taking the road that leads to and from Greve in Chianti, but to fully appreciate the surrounding countryside, on your way back, we encourage you to head down the road leading to Mercatale Val di Pesa, just to venture out onto the white roads that wind through unparalled beauty, boasting vineyards, olive groves and endless stretches of green dotted with farms, each with its own form, features and secret beauty: the yellow ochre walls brightened by the sun, the stone facades and the roofs painted with strips of red stand out on the farms far off in the distance, immersed in the lush hills.
This area is known for the esteemed Chianti Classico wine, and here, you can enjoy a glass of the good stuff while enjoying the flavours of traditional dishes at restaurants in the area. In Montefioralle, you can taste a variety of cured pork and feast on the famous bistecca fiorentina, or Florentine steak, served with classic white beans or a fresh salad with local greens. And don't forget the dessert! Sweet cantuccini are a Florentine tradition, accompanied by (strictly local!) Vin Santo.
For those lucky enough to visit Montefioralle in March, you're sure to enjoy the Festa di Fritelle. In celebration of the Feast Day of St. Joseph, you can sample excellent fritelle, or fritters, in the piazza just outside the village, all made by the villagers themselves. Cooked using simple ingredients - rice boiled in milk, eggs and sugar - they are fried at the festival in a giant pan and served with Vin Santo or a glass of Chianti Classico. Montefioralle is one of the most beautiful towns in Italy, becoming a popular destination thanks not only to the beauty of its architecture but also for its unique traditions, people and history.