A rich tradition expressed in the tastes of its food and in the creations of its artisanship: so it goes in Chianti, a land made of harmony, to discover along the tracks of its most loved wine. Greve, Radda, Gaiole and Monteriggioni are the towns in which are born the famous DOC that amazes and conquers the world. Following the streets of wine, you arrive finally at the vineyards of Terre di Arezzo and of Montepulciano, in whose picturesque scenery of the historical centers, you can meet artisans and Nobile wine and art becomes taste. [SEE THE SPECIAL: THE WINE ROADS OF TUSCANY]
If from Siena you head instead towards Castelnuovo Berardenga, Trequanda and Montalcino, you will find yourself in the realm of the no-less-famous Brunello di Montalcino: in these Medieval villages, that have conserved in tact the charm of an epic and aristocratic time, alternate some stops of tasting the best taverns with the discovery of marvelous monuments still unknown to mass tourism.
Sport in Chianti- In the heart of Tuscany there is a magical area where, between a succession of hilly countrysides of incomparable beauty, there is always a surprise to discover. Along the Via Chiantigiana you will find yourself directly immersed in the most well-loved wine region of connoisseurs of taste and of art, right in the Chianti countryside. Between Siena and Florence you can travel with a background of harmonious, colorful scenery, where you will have the occasion to stop in medieval villages, castles, abbeys and noble villas.
Why not get to know the true life of Tuscan also on bicycle?
Between one climb and another, the bike rider will find themselves in a true paradise for two wheels. No coincidence that the two most-anticipated sporting events each year take place here, like the Eroica, one of the most famous cycling races in history, and the Chianti Classic. In the Parco Ciclistico del Chianti (Cyclist Park of Chianti), there are over 400 km where a bicycle-tourist will be able completely escape from the chaos and frenzy of everyday life. There are many different paths to satisfy all tastes, without forgetting, however, also the pleasure of staying one day in open air. This corner of Tuscany is not only the land “doc” of wine but also of bicycle-tourism, where one can slowly discover the beauty of pedaling without worry.
The same applies to those passionate about horses: there are many paths where you can venture with your best friend.
Ideal weekend – There is a path that dives into a fairyland, where in each corner, history and beauty intertwine to bring you a special visit; this is the Strada dei Castelli del Chianti. Gaiole in Chianti and Castelnuovo Berardegna are the ideal goals for rediscovering the time of noble Tuscans. If you prefer instead to venture towards the skills of the master craftsmen of the Chianti Fiorentino, many visitor guides leave from the center of Florence, that will bring you along unusual itineraries where culture still breathes as before.
Christmas at the winery– Why not spend a magical Christmas atmosphere with an exclusive feel? The winery where the excellence of Tuscan wine-making was born open their doors and do a toast for you with their best DOC, along with culinary delights more appetizing, just like the tradition. To live Christmas vacations out of the ordinary, where fun is combined with good taste.