If you are planning to visit Italy, and you have done some research, then you must have heard of Chianti, the breathtaking area with relaxing landscapes and not only. Chianti is also the land of Chianti wine, a well-known wine all around the world. below, we are mentioning the main attractions in Chianti, things you shouldn’t miss while you are in the area, so you could have a memorable trip.
- 1 Taste Chianti Wine
- 2 Explore the castles of Chianti
- 2.1 Castello di Malaspina in Fosdinovo (Massa Carrara area)
- 2.2 Castello di Meleto in Gaiole in Chianti (Siena area)
- 2.3 Castello di Gabbiano in Mercatale Val di Pesa (Florence area)
- 2.4 Castello di Brolio in Gaiole in Chianti (Siena area)
- 2.5 Castello di Vicchiomaggio in Greve in Chianti (Florence area)
- 2.6 Castello di Verrazzano in Greve in Chianti (Florence area)
- 2.7 Castello dei Conti Guidi in Poppi (Arezzo area)
- 2.8 Castello di Vincigliata in Fiesole (Florence area)
- 2.9 Castello di Porciano in Stia (Arezzo area)
- 2.10 Castello Banfi in Montalcino (Siena area)
- 3 Chianti in an Italian way – Fiat 500 and Vespa ride
- 4 Full-Day in Tuscany
- 5 Most instagrammable places in Chianti
Taste Chianti Wine
Chianti wine is the favorite attraction of many tourists that visit the area. To enjoy the best of wines, you can get a guided tour that will take you to visit the cellars where this fabulous wine is produced. Visit the beautiful Chianti wine region on a half-day tour and enjoy a Tuscan landscape of gentle hills and vineyards filled with cypress. This wine is from the fantastic blend of Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes and is produced in the hilly area from which it takes its name.
Explore the castles of Chianti
Chianti is not all about wine! If you are wondering what else is there to visit, we suggest you to consider the wonderful medieval castles of the area. The wine estate of Chianti is where you will also encounter various memorable castles. Below we are mentioning some of the castles along with their location.
Castello di Malaspina in Fosdinovo (Massa Carrara area)
Malaspina Castle of Fosdinovo is the fortress built by of the Malaspina family in 1340 by. It is considered to be one of the best-preserved castles of Lunigiana with its four round towers.
Castello di Meleto in Gaiole in Chianti (Siena area)
Located in the heart of Chianti, right between Siena and Florence, lies the imposing castle of Meleto, now home to a charming farm that produces excellent wine that you should definitely taste.
Castello di Gabbiano in Mercatale Val di Pesa (Florence area)
The Florentine Bardi family was the one who built the castle along with a big wine cellar for the production and the storage of their wines.
Castello di Brolio in Gaiole in Chianti (Siena area)
You will find the castle of Brolio in the center of the area of Chianti, it has a Longobard origin and has been connected to Ricasoli family since the beginning of the 12th century.
Castello di Vicchiomaggio in Greve in Chianti (Florence area)
The Castello Vicchiomaggio is located in the heart of the Chianti Classico, just 18Km from Florence and 5km from Greve in Chianti.
Castello di Verrazzano in Greve in Chianti (Florence area)
Here, the tradition of wine is very old. The vineyards of Verrazzano were recorded in a manuscript created in 1150, and guarded in the Abbey of Passignano.
Castello dei Conti Guidi in Poppi (Arezzo area)
The Castle of Guidi Counts, also known as Poppi Castle, is situated on the hilltop of Poppi, an ancient medieval village between Florence and Arezzo, in the Casentino area.
Castello di Vincigliata in Fiesole (Florence area)
For eight hundred years the castle was sold and gambled among the most important families of Florence, and ultimately it was almost destroyed.
Castello di Porciano in Stia (Arezzo area)
The Castle of Porciano is both a museum and a home: the three lower floors are open to the public, while the three upper floors are home to the owners.
Castello Banfi in Montalcino (Siena area)
On these grounds, there is a castle, vineyards, a cellar, and a charming hotel. This ancient stone hamlet rose in the 1700s is found under the nurturing shade, and the protective walls and towers of Castello di Poggio alle Mura, and served as the dwelling of farmers who labored for the noble landowners.
If you think there are too many castles to visit, you can buy a guided tour of the castles in chianti. This way you will have an expert guide that will tell you everything about the places that you will visit and also a very organized itinerary.
Don’t miss the medieval castles and small villages of Chianti. where the rhythm of life remains unaltered over time.
Chianti in an Italian way – Fiat 500 and Vespa ride
If you want to have a completely Italian holiday, try the Tuscan countryside by vintage Fiat 500 on an 8-hour scenic driving tour. Stop for a light lunch at a Chianti winery. Marvel at medieval villages in the rolling hills of the famous wine region, and more.
Another impressive way to explore Chianti would be to spend the day riding along peaceful roads through the scenic, Tuscan hills on an original Vespa scooter. Such a unique way of admiring Chianti’s sights, and stop for a wine tasting and delicious lunch along the way. An alternative way to admire the sights of Chianti, wrapped in the perfumes of the Tuscan countryside and the sound of the working farms. If you prefer other options, you can consider taking an e-bike tour or our favorite Tuscany Safari tour.
You can join a tour and enjoy this experience together with an expert guide, who will be showing you around small medieval villages situated in the heart of Tuscany.
Full-Day in Tuscany
Discover the best places in Tuscany and Chianti area. The village of San Gimignano, the Chianti area, and the Medieval town of Siena in the heart of Tuscany are all compelling stops for those who want to learn about the region’s history and traditions.
To fully explore the region, get yourself a full-day guided tour in Tuscany. The first stop will be San Gimignano, a magnificent example of a Medieval urban town; in fact it is a UNESCO world heritage site. Here you will have free time to visit the village and its splendid squares, palaces, churches and magnificent towers. The tour continues to the splendid area of the Chianti Classico. We will stop by a typical Tuscan winery where you will visit the cellars and vineyards.
Most instagrammable places in Chianti
It would be such a shame visiting Chianti and not taking some good pictures that are worth being posted on social media. Take our advice and pose in front of some of these picture-perfect spots.
- In front of a vineyard
- In the typical chianti castles
- A shot with cypress trees in the background.
- Landscape background of the hills