Posts Tagged ‘Chianti sights’

Badia a Coltibuono and its italianate garden

Badia a Coltibuono

Badia a Coltibuono was one of the most important monastic foundations in Chianti. From the 11 C, Badia a Coltibuono was a Vallombrosan monastery that received large donations from the Firidolfi–Ricasoli family of Castello Brolio. The Vallombrosans were an order dedicated, among other things, to copying and preserving ancients texts, and Badia a Coltibuono became […]

Greve in Chianti – useful tips for visitors to Greve in Chianti

Greve in Chianti main piazza during the flower festival in May

You’re currently reading the Greve in Chianti Tuscany blog but I thought I might summarise some of the more important information distributed throughout the Greve in Chianti website at www.greve-in-chianti.com. Greve in Chianti is the largest town in the Chianti Classico wine zone, an area that corresponds to the oval-shaped territory lying between Florence and […]

What to see in Lamole in Chianti

Casole near Lamole in Chianti

High up above the Greve valley, we find the tiny village of Lamole in Chianti. The drive to Lamole from the via Chiantigiana (turnoff to the east between Greve and Panzano) is one of the most spectacular detours for those exploring the Chiantigiana and its environs. You drive through vineyards, past picturesque farmhouses and villas, […]

What to see in Castellina in Chianti

Castellina in Chianti, Tuscany, Italy

As you follow the scenic via Chiantigiana from Greve in Chianti southwards, the road winds upwards from the Val di Greve towards Panzano from which it more or less follows the ridges until you arrive at the little town of Castellina in Chianti. The area around Castellina is very popular with visitors staying at agriturismi […]

What to see at Castello di Montefioralle

Montefioralle

Tuscany and particularly Chianti are dotted with small fortified hamlets which are often huddled around the ruins of a castle keep. These picturesque villages reflect a thousand years of conflict over land that came to an end only with the hegemony of cities such as Florence over their smaller adversaries, in this case, Sienna. The […]

Greve Museum of Sacred Art

Museum of Religious Art Greve in Chianti

There are a number of small museums of religious art scattered throughout Chianti. While not calling for a detour, these museums are well worth a visit when you are in the area. Usually, they house minor art works collected together from deconsecrated churches in the area plus more important works that cannot be displayed unprotected […]

Brolio Castle

Castello di Brolio

Castello di Brolio is both the name of the castle that was the home to Baron Ricasoli, “father” of Chianti Classico wine, and also the name of the wine now produced there. The site of the Brolio Castle as a fortified nucleus dates from the middle ages but the present structure is not old. It […]

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