Among the most famous areas of Tuscany is Chianti, which is synonymous with the best quality world-famous wine. Located in an area that encompasses stunning Florence and chivalry Siena, Chianti enjoys a diverse landscape and a wide wine selection. Its scenery with soft rolling hills covered with endless rows of grapes, quaint traditional villages, and rich forests along with its picturesque architecture has made this place a muse of inspiration for poets, artists, photographers and travelers through the centuries.read more
The history of Chianti and its small towns is linked to that of the Etruscans, Romans, and the cities of Siena and Florence who often fought over this area
The nearest town to Florence is Greve in Chianti, where the main attraction is the elegant piazza Matteotti, surrounded by arcades with small shops selling local products. Leaving Greve and toward Siena, there is the so-called "Chianti Triangle", comprising the towns of Castellina in Chianti, Radda in Chianti and Gaiole in Chianti.
Castellina and Radda are situated in the hills and they also boast beautiful views, while Gaiole is flat. Near Gaiole, there are two castles of renowned beauty which host two of the most important wineries in the area: Meleto and Brolio.
The Chianti wine area extends further beyond the two cities, all around Florence and even toward Arezzo, Pistoia and Montepulciano.
The area is dotted with many sights, such as the Etruscan tombs in Castellina in Chianti and the numerous fortresses built to protect the boundaries between Florence and Siena. Do not miss out a wine tour, which is a must-do.
Chianti is an ideal destination for families with small or bigger kids since it offers a unique landscape, with verdant gentle hills covered with vineyards and olive groves, small stone villages with characteristic parishes, and countryside homes made of stone. Visit the Archeodromo in Poggibonsi where there are three different spanning eras. You can also visit the Archaeological Museum in Chianti where you can view the recreation of an Etruscan War chariot. Go to the Rocca di Staggia to view from close the castle's history. Whatever you decide to do Chianti will surely excite you.
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