For your last day in the Chianti, why not take it at an ultra-slow pace, exploring the wild, funky world of contemporary art at the Chianti Sculpture Park. Just 15 minutes by car from Gaiole, wake up with ease before hitting the quaint provincial roads that wind through open fields and shaded stretches. If you’re here in July and August, be sure to catch a concert, part of the park’s annual summer program.
After the park, have lunch in Castelnuovo Berardenga. The town is thought to have Etruscan origins, but its most prosperous time came in the Middle Ages, when it was ruled over by Count Berardo and his descendants. While here, make sure to visit the Landscape Museum, a unique institution that invites visitors to reflect on the various meanings given to the word “landscape”.
And if time permits, we recommend hopping in the late afternoon for a visit to the Certosa di Pontignano, a historic Carthusian monastery with artworks by artists like Bernardino Poccetti, Giuseppe Nicola Nasini and Domenico Atticciati. Of course, in a place like the Certosa, a perfect end to the day just might be a glass of Chianti in hand, as you gaze at the hills around you.