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Best place to stay in the Chianti region

best place to stay in Chianti

Many visitors to Tuscany settle on the Chianti region between Florence and Siena as a place to stay, in part because of its central location which makes it a good base for their vacation in Tuscany, with plenty of options for exploring other parts of Tuscany in all directions. The beautiful countryside and, of the […]

Owner direct vacation rentals in Tuscany

Owner direct vacation rental in Tuscany

Renting your holiday accommodation directly from the owner For many, probably most, visitors, I recommend owner direct vacation rentals in Tuscany. The reasons for renting from the owners directly are as follows: When you talk to a vacation rental owner by phone or exchange emails, you can easily gain an accurate impression of both the […]

Val di Greve – the valley of the river Greve in central Tuscany

Greve in Chianti on the flood plain of the Greve river

The Greve river (fiume Greve), 43 km in length and among the best known rivers of Tuscany, arises on the hill known as Querciabella, in the Chianti hills just below Lamole, where it is fed by the springs of Fonte di Poggio alle Coste and Fonte del Topo. It flows rapidly down through the forested […]

How to enjoy a vacation in the Chianti countryside and still easily visit Florence

Visit Florence from Chianti

Lots of visitors to Tuscany would like to be able to visit the great art cities, especially Florence, but would prefer not to stay there, especially during the hot and crowded summer months. Many also do not wish to drive in Florence because of the limited traffic zones, bus lanes and other tiresome traffic issues. […]

Recommended vacation rental agencies for your holiday in the Chianti wine territory

Tuscany vacation rental agency

While the majority of visitors to Tuscany are enthusiastic to rent directly from the owner of their preferred vacation accommodation, others prefer to work through a vacation rental agency. Unfortunately, many of the large holiday home websites are not really agencies but rather simply listing sites. They do not – and, indeed, for simple practical […]

Best location for a base in Tuscany

Best base in Tuscany

Finding the best place to base yourselves for your vacation in Tuscany can play a big role in just how much you enjoy yourself while you’re here. I always recommend keeping the number of places you stay to a minimum. There are interrelated two reasons for choosing just one or two bases for your visit […]

The village of Chiocchio on the road between Florence and Greve in Chianti

The vineyards of Chiocchio in Chianti, Tuscany

Chiocchio is useful as a base for exploring the parts of Chianti near Florence and for those who want to stay in the country while being able to visit Florence easily. Chiocchio has an ARCI Circolo for coffee and sandwiches and there is also a quite good restaurant here. This is also a good place […]

Self-catering holiday apartments and B&B rooms in the Chianti Classico wine zone

Chianti farm house for 2, 6 or 8 persons near Greve in Chianti, Tuscany

Anyone visiting Tuscany and especially Chianti for more than two or three days should very seriously consider the option of staying in the country or in a village rather than in a hotel in town. You have a choice among self-catering villas, a farm houses (casa colonica), a part of a farm house (a self-catering […]

How to choose vacation accommodations in Chianti, Tuscany

Travel Guide for Visitors to the Chianti Classico Wine Region of Tuscany, Italy

Where shall I stay during my visit to Tuscany? That’s one of the important questions every visitor has to consider, preferably well in advance of the trip. The question actually has three aspects: where shall I base myself in Tuscany, what kind of vacation accommodations do I want, and then which particular establishment? Where shall […]

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