Posts Tagged ‘things to see’

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 […]

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 […]

What to see in Chianti, things to do in Tuscany

What to see in Chianti

So you’re planning a vacation in Chianti, Italy? Great idea! Now your question is, “What to see in Chianti?” Here we provide a few hints on things to see and things to do in this beautiful and interesting part of Tuscany. Vineyards and wine – Chianti is synonymous (literally!) with wine and visiting a winery […]

What to see in Impruneta Tuscany Italy

Impruneta in Tuscany near Florence

Close to Florence and just outside the Chianti Classico wine zone, the town of Impruneta deserves a visit by anyone interested in the plastic arts. Impruneta is the home of Tuscan terracotta and, increasingly, of hand-painted ceramics. Impruneta is also the location of one of the most famous basilicas in Tuscany, the Sanctuary of Santa […]

Things to do in Chianti

Things to do in Chianti

This entire website is devoted to where to stay in Chianti and things to do in Chianti. We have summarised some of the main things to do here and will be expanding on those subject areas in more detail. Don’t forget, if you’re staying in the Chianti countryside you’ll rarely be more than a one […]

Chianti Tourist Information and Chianti Tourism Guide

Chianti tourist information

We’ve been publishing Chianti tourist information on www.greve-in-chianti.com since 1997 and via the blog you’re reading right now, we’re constantly adding to what is effectively part of the most comprehensive Chianti Tourism Guide on the internet, with over two hundred subsidiary websites. So bookmark this Chianti tourist information site because new and interesting tourist information […]

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