Chianti Wine Tour
In Tuscany, between the beautiful cities of Florence and Siena, there is this stunning hill region famous all around the world for its panoramas and wines, Chianti offers many things to see and to do such as wine tastings and local products.
Here you find our suggestions to discover this enchanting region for planning your Chianti Wine Tour.
You can start your trip in Radda in Chianti, which, even today, preserves its original medieval look. The ancient walls still defend the centre and many maze-like streets.
It is really nice to get lost in Radda wandering around its medieval streets, perhaps indulging in a glass of wine while looking at the spectacular panorama of the vineyard-covered hills that surround the town.
The second stop of the day could be in Greve in Chianti. Greve is a picturesque town where you can enjoy a little free time to wind down and get a coffee, shop or just soak in the unique Italian culture of this idyllic place.
Here you can also buy a selection of typical Salumi (cured meats) from one of Italy’s most famous butchers: “Antica Macelleria Falorni“.
After that, you will reach the last stop of the day trough a scenic route considered the prettiest Chianti landscape with the cypress trees dancing up hills or running along the crest of a ridge, farmhouses tucked here and there, medieval villages everywhere, castles, vineyards, olive groves.
The last stop it will be “Villa le Corti“, the estate of one of the most ancient Italian aristocratic families.
The property with its Renaissance villa extends for about 250 hectares in the heart of the Chianti Classico. You will tour the underground cellars designed in the XVII century and enjoy a wine and olive oil tasting.
After the tasting you can have lunch in “Osteria le Corti” a typical Tuscan restaurant for a delicious gourmet lunch based on traditional recipes created with good, fresh, simple ingredients.
Here you will relax and enjoy the special light at this time of the day, adding to the unforgettable memories you will have created so far the perfect way to end the perfect day!
Chianti Wine Tour- Travel Tips
- The Chianti area promises a wide array of photo possibilities and, of course, wine tasting opportunities. Take your time navigating the roads between one town and the next and stop at any of those intriguing signs that say “vendita diretta” which means they sell directly to the public.
- If you don’t have a car or you simply don’t want to mix drinking & driving you can reach wine cellars by taking the bus from Florence.
Visit “Castello Vicchiomaggio” located in Greve in Chianti, about 20 km from Florence. Here, in this elegant historic castle, are organized daily guided tours and tastings
- For a romantic dinner: Try “Uscio & Bottega Restaurant”-Castellina in Chianti. You will love the secluded position of this restaurant, in the middle of the Chianti hills, with a quaint little church next door, a country looking outdoor terrace yet a distinctly modern, open and fresh interior. Their menu changes daily depending on the fresh foods available and the season. It’s quiet, relaxing and special for a romantic tête–à–tête.
- Moving by car or motorcycle is the easiest ways to discover Chianti. You can experience its essence, taste its flavour and stay in one of many Tuscan farmhouses that gently lie on these hills.
- Live an authentic experience during your Chianti Wine Tour: spend a night in the classic Tuscan farmhouse, a symbol of the rustic simple beauty of Tuscany. Stay at “Viticcio Farmhouse”- Greve in Chianti: 9 full service holiday rentals which vaunt a casual Tuscan style decor, with full access to a saltwater pool, a garden with kids games and an American style BBQ in each apartment’s outdoor space.
Chianti Hotels – Where to Stay
Best luxury hotel: Borgo San Luigi 4*, Monteriggioni
Discover the culinary delights of the local cuisine
Immersed in the Tuscan countryside between Siena and Florence, this 4-star hotel offers high-quality service on 20 acres of rich parkland, just outside of Monteriggioni. Enjoy high-quality rooms with period furniture and Tuscan-style furnishings. Featuring vineyard or mountain views, rooms include rustic fire places, historic frescoes and Tuscan four-poster beds.
Savour typical Tuscan cooking at La Limonaia, the chic on-site restaurant at Borgo San Luigi. Borgo San Luigi is the perfect location to enjoy a unique holiday, where you can participate in a cooking school.
Rooms from €170/night
Best mid-range hotel: Borgo dè Brandi, Monteriggioni
The perfect ingredients for a relaxing and carefree holiday
Imagine living in a dream. In a magical place, immersed in the tranquility of the Tuscan countryside. The ideal location to have peace, relaxation and to enjoy the breath of nature, the luxury of privacy, the need to escape from the chaos of the city. Featuring an outdoor pool an BBQ facities, Borgo dé Brandi offers apartments and suite set in a former monastery in Monteriggioni.Free bike hire is available at the property.
Rooms from €120/night
Best budget hotel: Hotel Colle Etrusco Salivolpi 3*, Castellina in Chianti
Great location in the heart of the wonderful scenario of Chianti region
Hotel Colle Etrusco Salivolpi is a recently converted farmhouse in the heart of Tuscany, near Castellina in Chianti. It is surrounded by a private garden with swimming pool and free Wi-Fi. The Colle Etrusco Salivolpi features air-conditioned guest rooms in Tuscan style. Some rooms have exposed wooden beams and wrought-iron beds. Breakfast is homemade.
The Hotel Colle Etrusco Salivolpi is a short walk from Castellina’s centre. It is just 20 minutes’ drive from Siena and 30 minutes from Florence.
Rooms from €70/night
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