Excursions to the Chianti area

The Chianti area, which has a worldwide reputation for its wine production, covers about 900 sq km between Siena and Florence. Medieval villages, castles, churches, abbeys, monasteries, villas and cottages nestle in profusion among in the gentle hills between the river valleys of Arbia, Elsa, Pesa and Greve. These give rise to the charm and attraction of this landscape.

One of many possible routes starts from Castellina in Chianti, notable for its Etruscan graves. At the famous winery Fonterutoli in the nearby village of the same name we have the opportunity to taste one of the well-known "Chianti Classico" wines. Taking the renowned "white roads", passing tiny villages such as San Giusto alle Monache, we come to the Castello di Brolio, the famous castle of the Baron Ricasoli, who is supposed to have "invented" there the formula for Chianti wine.

After a short tasting we continue through this beautiful area with gently sloping hills, past Meleto and on to Gaiole in Chainti. Proceeding via Vertine to Radda in Chianti and Volpaia, we finish our tour back in Castellina in Chianti.

Tip: A detour to Badio di Coltibuono is well worth making - this former monastery is now a renowned winery with restaurant. Or stop at the small but very exclusive winery "San Giusto". Excellent grappa can be sampled in Vagliagli at Aiola.




Meeting point: Castellina in Chianti or by arrangement
Duration: Half Day / Full Day
Distance: by arrangement
Price: 145 € Half Day / 290 € Full Day per group
Other: The route described above is just one of the many which are possible. I am happy to agree a different one to suit your requirements.

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