IL CHIANTI is a series of rolling hills, embellished by vignards , castles and well-preserved villages. Old traditional wineries can be visited for wine-tasting the clasical Chianti Classico or even better the Chainti Riserva.
From Laticastelli you go to the village of San Gusme, then to the CASTELLO DI BROLIO home of the Ricasoli family and owners of one of the largest wineries of Italy. You can lunch at Volpaia o Radda in Chianti and return by Siena or San Gimignano to enjoy its famous white wine, Vernaccia.
When planning a stay, at least one day must go to SIENA plus another day to tour the Chianti
Nearby you can explore a plethora of small villages, churches, wineries and mediaeval castles.
In a few minutes you will find villages like Montebenichi, Il Castello di Modanella, the fortified borgo of Lucignano, and the Benedictine Abbey of Monte Olivetto Maggiore.
To see all these medieval jewels you need a stay of 4 to 6 days
SIENA is a magnificent city that has retained its Medieval atmosphere and boasts an impressive Duomo, alongside the breathtaking Piazza del Campo, overlooked by the Torre del Mangia. Drive to VOLTERRA that stands a the top of a hill. The towers of SAN GIMIGNANO, are unique as well as its historic centre. The film Tea with Musolini ends here. Do enjoy its famous white wine, Vernaccia.
When planning stay, at least one day must go to SIENA plus another day to tour the Chianti
Assisi is linked to the life of St Francis and has an outstanding Basilica, covered by frescoes, and many churches in the Village. Cortona is an old etruscan walled village, at the top of a high hill and with outstanding views to the Trasimeno lake
MONTEPULCIANO is large walled village with old wineries, PIENZA is a beautifull renacent small city . Both have wonderfuyll views to the countryside of the VAL d ORCIA. This trip has is probably the nicest roads and villages in Tuscany, and the land of the superb wine Brunello.
The outstanding ABAZZIA DE MONTE OLIVETO is golden end of a day of joy.