Things to see and do in Chianti

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Events in Tuscany

Events in Tuscany

Annual Events in TuscanyEvents, festivals, fairs, exhibitions and historical re-enactments in Tuscany Tuscany is famous for the number and quality of its festivals and events. Why are they so many and so good? Several reasons. One is that annual folk festivals such as grape and wine festivals as well as religious holidays have lasted longer [...]

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 [...]

Barberino Val d’Elsa

Barberino Val d'Elsa

Barberino Val d'ElsaThe charming town of Barberino Val d'Elsa in the Chianti area of Tuscany Barberino Val d'Elsa Although is is mentioned in a document dating from 1054, Barberino Val d'Elsa developed as a township in the first decades of the 13 C after the Florentine destruction of the city of Semifonte in 1202. After [...]

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 […]

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. […]

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

Greve in Chianti on the flood plain of the Greve river

Val di GreveVal di Greve - the valley of the river Greve in central Tuscany 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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]