An itinerary between nature and culture, through the vineyards of some of the most important wineries of Chianti Classico: this is the Vineyard Road, the marked trail that crosses the municipality of Castellina in Chianti.
A walk of about 10 km, suitable for everyone, for an average walking time of about 3 hours and 30 minutes.
It starts from the village of San Martino in Cispiano, a few kilometers outside Castellina in Chianti: the village takes its name from the ancient church dedicated to San Martino.
From here you descend through woods and vineyards to Villarosa. Continuing through vineyards and ancient farmhouses, you can admire some of the oldest Chianti Classico farms in Fivizzano, Bibbiano and Lilliano.
Among the points of interest touched upon is the wonderful Cipressata of the Bosco di Sant'Agnese Nature Reserve, naturalized for more than 10 centuries.
In Lilliano you will also encounter the ancient Pieve di Santa Cristina, of Romanesque origin dating back to the 11th century AD.
The last stop on the route is the village of Rocca delle Macie, home of the farm of the same name, inside which is the museum dedicated to the film "They Called Him Trinity".
It was in fact the founder of the company Italo Zingarelli who produced E.B. Clucher's film, a historic spaghetti western starring Bud Spencer and Terence Hill and set to music by the great Ennio Morricone. The museum houses memorabilia from the sets and set photos.
The "Vineyard Road" trail is part of the Chianti Classico Hiking Network, which brings together routes and itineraries of the Chianti municipalities.