Towns & Villages of Chianti

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The hamlet of Lucolena in Chianti

Lucolena in Chianti

Vacation accommodation near Lucolena in Chianti La Ghiandaia vacation accommodations with swimming pool, near Lucolena in ChiantiLa Ghiandaia vacation accommodations offers five beautiful vacation apartments for 2 to 8 persons. Each apartment has a separate entrance, a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom and private area for outside dining. The agriturismo enjoy wonderful views of the Chianti […]

Lamole in Chianti

Lamole in Chianti

Lamole in ChiantiThe hilltop hamlet of Lamole in Chianti in central Tuscany The hamlet of Lamole, famous for its Chianti Classico wines, is situated high up in the Chianti hills near Greve in Chianti and Panzano in Chianti. Lamole is a popular vacation location on account of its fabulous views and its temperate summer weather. [...]

The town of Colle di Val d’Elsa in Tuscany

Colle di Val d'Elsa

Colle di Val d'ElsaThe town of Colle di Val d'Elsa in Tuscany Colle di Val d'Elsa has a congested and uninteresting new town in the valley which often causes visitors to miss its small but attractive old town on the ridge above, overlooking the River Elsa. The main piazza of the old town of Colle [...]

Chiocchio

The vineyards of Chiocchio in Chianti, Tuscany

ChiocchioThe village of Chiocchio on the road between Florence and Greve in Chianti 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 [...]

Sights of the Chianti town of Barberino Val d’Elsa

Houses of Barberiino Val d'Elsa

Sights of the Chianti town of Barberino Val d'ElsaHere's a preview of some of the things to see in Barberino Val d'Elsa and nearby in Chianti Castello della Paneretta Barberino Val d'Elsa Barberino Val d'Elsa is located on a high ridge between the valleys of the Rivers Pesa and Elsa. Barberino owes its existence to [...]

Castello di Montefioralle

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Holiday homes near Montefioralle in Chianti Village Apartment near Montefioralle and Greve in ChiantiCasa Forese vacation rental is an apartment for 2 adults (and 1 small child) in a recently restored house at the foot of the walls of Montefioralle. It has a large, flat, enclosed garden, an excellent location and a very reasonable price. […]

Greve in Chianti, Tuscany

Piazza Matteotti, the main piazza of Greve in Chianti

Greve in ChiantiGreve in Chianti, the vacation centre of Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy Greve in Chianti Greve in Chianti, generally known simply as Greve (pronounced "greh-veh") and often so indicated on road signs, is the tourism centre of the Chianti Classico wine area that covers most of the territory between Florence to the north and [...]

Greve in Chianti activities, castles and other sights

Piazza Matteotti in Greve in Chianti

Greve in Chianti - things to see and doGreve in Chianti activities, architecture, villas, castles and other sights The whole area of Chianti around Greve is packed with castles, even more so than other parts of Tuscany, in addition to walled villages such as Montefioralle, Vertine and Volpaia, fortified abbeys and farmhouses that have developed [...]

Strada in Chianti near Florence

Strada in Chianti Tuscany Italy

Vacation apartments near the village of La Panca, In Chianti, TuscanyAgriturismo La Sala is an 18 hectare olive oil farm located near the hamlet of La Panca in the beautiful and tranquil Cintoia valley of Chianti, 15 minutes from Greve in Chianti. The agriturismo offers four apartments, each accommodating 2 or 2(+1) persons. Children under […]

Montefioralle

Montefioralle

MontefioralleThe fortified village of Montefioralle near Greve in Chianti, Tuscany Montefioralle The small village of Montefioralle is one of the best-preserved and most interesting mediaeval fortified villages in Chianti, indeed in the whole of Tuscany. The original name of Montefioralle was Monteficale - the village claims an entire verse under that name in the Ninfale [...]

San Gimignano

San Gimignano tower houses

San GimignanoVisit the tower houses of San Gimignano, Italy San Gimignano tower houses San Gimignano, a small town in the Province of Sienna in Tuscany, Italy, is, of course, famous for its tower houses. At its peak, the richest families of San Gimignano had erected as many as 72 tower houses as symbols of their [...]

Impruneta

Impruneta and terracotta manufacture

ImprunetaImpruneta and terracotta manufacture in Tuscany Impruneta is located just outside the Chianti Classico wine zone and in fact is much more famous for terracotta manufacture than for wine, despite holding on of the most entertaining grape festivals in Tuscany on the last Sunday of September. Two gigantic terracotta vessels manufactured in Impruneta Impruneta is [...]

Radda in Chianti

Radda in Chianti

Radda in ChiantiTourist information about the wine village of Radda in Chianti, Tuscany Radda in Chianti, along with Gaiole and Castellina, was one of the three founding towns of the Chianti league and is to this day located on a ridge between the Val d'Arbia and the Val di Pesa, within the Chianti Classico wine [...]

All about Greve in Chianti

Greve in Chianti, Tuscany, Italy

All about Greve in ChiantiSights of Greve in Chianti, the market town of the Chianti Classico wine zone Greve in Chianti is a small and quite charming town located, unusually for a Tuscan village, on the floor of the valley of the Greve stream. It has always been a market place but only in the [...]

Tavarnelle in Val di Pesa

The parish church (pieve) of San Pietro in Bossolo near Tavarnelle

Tavarnelle in Val di PesaThe village of Tavarnelle in Val di Pesa and its surroundings in Tuscany, Italy Tavarnelle is mostly modern architecturally but is the location of the Church of Santa Lucia al Borghetto, the most interesting architectural sight within Tavarnelle itself, being a rare example of Tuscan Gothic architecture. The gothic Church of [...]

The Chianti village of San Donato in Poggio, Tuscany

San Donato in Poggio in Chianti

San Donato in PoggioThe Chianti village of San Donato in Poggio, Tuscany San Donato in Poggio is a mediaeval village of great charm located near the Via Cassia, the highway that runs along the western boundary of the Chianti Classico wine zone from Florence to Sienna. In modern times, the Via Cassia has been superceded [...]

Tavarnuzze in Chianti

American World War II cemetery Florence

TavarnuzzeTavarnuzze, a Chianti town on the outskirts of Florence Tavarnuzze is a smallish town within the county of Impruneta. The Greve river flows through it. The Florence American Cemetery and Memorial site is located near Tavarnuzze and can be reached by SITA bus from Florence. The site covers 70 acres and is open to the public daily [...]

San Quirico Val d’Orcia

San Quirico Val d'Orcia Tuscany Italy

San Quirico Val d'Orcia What to see when you visit the charming town of San Quirico Val d'Orcia La Collegiata, the beautiful romanesque church on the main piazza of San Quirico San Quirico Val d'Orcia is a town of great charm that is often overlooked by visitors to the Val d'Orcia. San Quirico is of [...]

Volpaia

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, […]

San Casciano in Val di Pesa

San Casciano in Val di Pesa

San Casciano in Val di PesaWhat to see and do in San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Tuscany, Italy San Casciano Val di Pesa San Casciano is a small town and also a county on the north-western border of the Chianti Classico area of Tuscany. It can be reached by bus from central Florence in [...]

Panzano in Chianti

Panzano in Chianti

Holiday accommodations near Panzano in Chianti Villa Le Barone luxury villa-hotel with restaurant, tennis court and pool, near panzano in ChiantiHotel Villa Le Barone offers 28 rooms in a Tuscan villa and its dependencies in the Chianti Classico wine zone near Panzano and Greve in Chianti. The facilities include a restaurant and bar, television and […]

Castellina in Chianti

Castellina in Chianti

Holiday homes near Castellina in Chianti “Il Villino” Chianti vacation apartments near Castellina in ChiantiAzienda Agricola “Il Villino” is a Chianti Classico winery located 2 km from Castellina, offering two vacation apartments, each for 3 (+1) persons.The swimming pool offers a wonderful view over the valley with Sienna in the distance.The location is elevated and […]

Il Ferrone

antique terracotta olive oil jars

Il FerroneThe village of Il Ferrone, a major terracotta manufacturing area in Chianti Il Ferrone is a village in Chianti on one of the two popular routes from Florence to Greve in Chianti, and is a major centre of terracotta manufacturing in Italy. Indeed, Ferrone, as it is commonly known, is famous world-wide for a [...]

Gaiole in Chianti

Gaiole in Chianti - Castello di Barbischio

Gaiole in ChiantiThe Chianti village of Gaiole in Chianti Gaiole in Chianti is a village located in the "Chianti castles" area on one of the roads running from central Chianti to the Val d'Arno. This area is characterised, obviously, by numerous picturesque castles, both intact and ruined, together with several beautiful pievi (parish churches) and [...]

The hamlet of Lucarelli in Chianti

Lucarelli in Chianti, Tuscany

Lucarelli in ChiantiWhat to see in the hamlet of Lucarelli in Chianti Lucarelli is a hamlet of just a few houses, a church, a restaurant and a trattoria, located on the road running from the Via Chiantigiana between Panzano and Castellina, towards Radda in Chianti. The Ristoro Lucarelli Bed & Breadfast accommodation and restaurant The [...]

Sambuca in Val di Pesa

Sambuca Val di Pesa Chianti Tuscany

Sambuca in Val di PesaThe historical village of Sambuca in Val di Pesa, Tuscany The small town of Sambuca in Val di Pesa is documented from 1053, but due to bombing during WW II is now mostly modern and forms a centre of light industry. However, the ancient bridge and some nearby mediaeval buildings are [...]

Castelnuovo Berardenga

The Vicolo dell' Arco in Castelnuovo Berardennga

Castelnuovo BerardengaThings to see and do in Castelnuovo Berardenga During the days of the Republic of Sienna, the territory or district of Berardenga was the area between the headwaters of the Bozzone torrent and the  Ambra river, and between upper Chianti and the Biena river as far as Taverne d'Arbia. Today, Castelnuovo Berardenga marks the [...]

San Polo in Chianti

Irises in San Polo

San Polo in ChiantiThe village of San Polo in the Chianti Classico wine zone of Tuscany, Italy San Polo in Chianti San Polo in Chianti is located in the Rubbiana valley, in the north east of Chianti, within a half hour drive of central Florence. San Polo is an ideal place to stay for anyone [...]