The Chianti valley offers fascinating views: hills covered with vineyards, magnificent woods of chestnut, oak and holm-oak trees and charming medieval villages rich in artistic treasures such as Greve in Chianti, with its ancient triangular square bordered by palaces, arcades and arcades.
Situated between the provinces of Florence and Siena, the Chianti valley has always been considered the heart of old Tuscany and is famous throughout the world for its renowned wines. A rich history of events and a wine tradition dating back to the thirteenth century have made this area the ideal place for those who want to take fantastic trips through vineyards, hills and characteristic villages.
Radda in Chianti is another characteristic town within the original walls that includes the ancient village with the palace of the Podestà and the old castle, while in the surrounding area houses two beautiful Romanesque churches. It is worth visiting also Castellina in Chianti, with its characteristic central square crossed by the medieval via delle Volte and Gaiole in Chianti, surrounded by castles of historical value such as that of Fonterutoli and that of San Leonino.
When to go
Every season is good for visiting Chianti. Spring and autumn are the best periods, those in which the landscape and climate are pleasant and the low season allows you to find fewer visitors and cheaper prices. The countryside blooms and gives all its beauty.
The area of Chianti Classico extends between Florence and Siena: over the centuries the two cities have long fought for control over its villages and towns.
From the geographical point of view, the area extends for about 20 km between the provinces of Florence, Siena and Arezzo, between medium-high hills also known as the Monti del Chianti complex. The highest point is Monte San Michele, 893 metres high. The territory is crossed by 5 rivers: Pesa, Greve, Ombrone, Staggia and Arbia.
Activities to do
Many different everyday activities can be done in this area so rich in culture, traditions and natural attractions. From the simple trip on a Vespa scooter to the Wine tasting, biking, considering the many wineries in the area with its prestigious wines including Chianti Classico. Explore all our packages in Premium Tours and Check here all available hotels in Chianti Area.