Zona del Chianti
Scoprire le meravigliose colline dove viene prodotto il vino Chianti
Chianti is one of the most beautiful areas in Tuscany where the Chianti wines, renowned all over the world, are produced. The unique and breathtaking landscape, with green rolling hills covered by wide vineyards and olive groves, the fascinating small towns, the hamlets and castles and the typical farm-houses makes Chianti a must for your holidays in Tuscany.
Monteriggioni is a medieval walled town, located on a natural hillock, few kilometres north of Siena, built by the Sienese in 1213 as a fortification for the defence of the northern limits of the republican territory. To this day is one of the best preserved and impressive fortified towns in all of Italy and every year lots of tourists visit this fascinating place.
The earliest documentation of a “Chianti wine” dates back to the thirteenth century and since from 1716 the “Black Rooster“ is the symbol of the Chianti Classico wine, produced on the hills between Siena and Florence and precisely in the districts of Castellina, Radda, Gaiole and Greve in Chianti.
The guide will take you to taste the best wines produced in this region, visiting medium-small wineries and enjoying traditional and genuine food without missing nice stops at the main sights.