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The Chianti Classico olive oil DOP designation

The Chianti Classico olive oil DOP designationChianti Classico olive oil with DOP status (Denominazione di Origine Protetta, protected designation of origin) Production of extra virgin olive oil, and, even more so, oil with DOP status (Denominazione di Origine Protetta, meaning protected designation of origin), requires commitment to and respect for very strict technical requirements. Careful [...]

Chianti olive oil

Chianti Classico Olive OilCharacteristics of the olive oil produced in the Chianti Classico zone of Tuscany, Italy The Chianti Classico zone in central Tuscany is famous for the exceptional quality of its extra virgin olive oil as well as for its wine. Nearly all the Chianti Classico vineyards cultivate olives in addition to grapes and [...]

Tuscan wines

chianti grapes

Tuscan winesTuscan wines, Chianti Classico wines, "Super Tuscans", Brunello, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Tuscan wines, particularly Tuscan red wines, have improved out of all recognition during the course of the past 45 years. This generalisation applies almost universally throughout the Region of Tuscany to the extent that one no longer has to search for a [...]

Catered meals at your accommodations

Panna Cotta for your dinner in Chianti

Catered meals at your Chianti vacation accommodationsChianti personal chef catering at your accommodation in Tuscany I'm Elisa Berghi and this is my cooking service where I and, when necessary, my assistant come to your accommodation and prepare a full lunch or evening meal from the ground up using fresh local produce and home-made ingredients. Whenever [...]

“Il Villino” farmhouse vacation apartments in Chianti

Il Villino vacation apartments near Castellina in Chianti

"Il Villino" farmhouse vacation apartments in ChiantiAgriturismo "Il Villino", a winery located 2 km from Castellina in Chianti, offers two vacation apartments, each for 3 (+1) persons plus a larger villa suitable for families Il Villino vacation apartments near Castellina in Chianti Agriturismo "Il Villino" is located near Castellina above the valley that runs towards [...]

Private wine tasting and winery tours in Chianti and Tuscany

Wine tasting tours

Sunflower Tours – wine tasting toursGiovanni Sirabella is a licensed, English-speaking tour guide / driver who is familiar with a great many of the most interesting vineyards and wine-producing estates in Chianti and other parts of Tuscany. He has several itineraries ready for you, and of course will design one according to your wishes. His […]

Place to stay in Panzano for 2 to 4 persons: Agriturismo Felciano

Agriturismo Felciano holiday apartment at Panzano in Chianti

Place to stay in Panzano for 2 to 4 persons: "Agriturismo Felciano"Vacation apartment in Tuscany, located near Panzano in Chianti, midway between Florence and Sienna. Accessible by bus. Agriturismo Felciano holiday cottage at Panzano in Chianti "Agriturismo Felciano" is a winery and olive oil producer located about 750 m from Panzano in Chianti which offers [...]

Food and wine in Greve in Chianti

porchetta sandwich

Food and wine in Greve in ChiantiTuscan specialities, food outlets and restaurants in Greve in Chianti Greve in Chianti is the market town of the Chianti Classico wine zone and so, not surprisingly, a great place to buy both wine and typical Chianti food products. Indeed, if you stay at an agriturismo, a working farm [...]

Chianti – what is Chianti wine?


Chianti - what is Chianti wine?Chianti wine - what is it and where does it come from? Bottles of Chianti Classico wine displaying the black rooster (gallo nero) seal. When the name Chianti is used in relation to wine in a general context, it often means Chianti Classico wine which is a red wine produced [...]

Castello di Vicchiomaggio

Castello di Vicchiomaggio

Castello di VicchiomaggioCastello di Vicchiomaggio in the Val di Greve, Chianti, Tuscany Castello di Vicchiomaggio The origins of what is today the Tuscan villa known as Castello di Vicchiomaggio are obscure. There was a military presence at this site at least as far back as the 9 - 10 C, probably initially put in place [...]

Bistecca alla Fiorentina – Florentine grilled steak

Bistecca all Fiorentina

Bistecca alla FiorentinaFlorentine grilled steak - how to prepare it, how to eat it Not all tourists realise that grilled steak is very popular in Tuscany and, under names such as carne alla brace or carne alla griglia, no doubt has been, in one form or another, since time immemorial. One of the most traditional [...]

The Pleasures of Tuscan Food and Wine

Tuscan food and wine

Food and wine in TuscanyThe Pleasures of Tuscan Food and Wine One of the many pleasures of a visit to this part of the world is the chance to enjoy Tuscan food and wine in its "native environment". As everyone knows, a Tuscan meal is divided into several classical and invariant stages - antipasti, pasta, [...]

Wine vacation in Chianti

Chianti Classico wine grapes

Wine vacation in ChiantiEnjoy an oenological holiday in Chianti Chianti Classico wine grapes A wine vacation in Chianti - why not? Well, if you're an oenophile, wine will very likely be one of many enjoyable aspects of your vacation in Tuscany, especially Chianti. While the art cities of Florence, Sienna, Lucca and Pisa will demand [...]

Porcini mushrooms in Chianti

porcini mushrooms

Porcini mushrooms in ChiantiCollecting, cooking and eating porcini mushrooms in Chianti, Tuscany What are porcini? Funghi porcini, commonly referred to simply as "porcini" ("piglets", probably based on their appearance; singular "porcino") are large, edible mushrooms of the species Boletus edulis. English speakers often refer to them as "porcini mushrooms". Common names for Boletus edulis vary [...]

Chianti Classico

Chianti Classico

Chianti ClassicoChianti Classico wine - the wine of the historical Chianti area of Tuscany The expression Chianti Classico is reserved for wines produced in a roughly oval-shaped area of mostly hilly country located between Florence and Sienna in Tuscany, Italy. To be designated Chianti Classico DOCG, the wines must be produced from sangiovese grapes at [...]


Volpaia in the Chianti area of Tuscany

Holiday homes near Volpaia in Chianti Village vacation apartment in an old watch tower in Volpaia, ChiantiApartment “Il Cassero” is a newly-restored vacation apartment for 5 persons located in an old tower keep in Volpaia. The apartment used to be the house of the gate keeper in mediaeval times. The accommodation consists of a kitchen, […]

The best gelato in Chianti at L’ Antica Delizia

Gelateria di Castellina

The best gelato in Chianti at Gelateria di Castellina in ChiantiThe best gelato in Chianti at L' Antica Delizia, the Gelateria di Castellina in Chianti Gelateria di Castellina The ice cream (gelato) made and sold at the geletaria L' Antica Delizia in Castellina in Chianti, now renamed Gelateria di Castellina, is commonly said to be [...]

The pleasures of outdoor dining in Chianti

Dining outdoors in Chianti

The pleasures of outdoor dining in ChiantiPossibilities for eating al fresco with friends and family during your visit to Chianti The combination of love of family life, a pleasant climate and a passion for food makes dining in the open air extremely popular in Chianti, as throughout Tuscany. The chance to experience the pleasures of [...]