(4 nights) Price per person: € 500,00
This route starts from one of the most beautiful location of Chianti: Villa Vignamaggio. Villa Vignamaggio, a prosperous farm surrounded by an elegant Italian garden, is settled into the most typical Chianti’s landscape among olive trees and vineyard. At lunch you can have home cooked fresh food and then taste Vignamaggio’s products (Chianti wine and Vinsanto) as well as a brief cooking course.
The day after you can explore some of the most beautiful castles and medieval villages of Chianti region and enjoy some pleasant tasting breaks here, too.
The first stopover is Radda, the old main city of Lega del Chianti with its very evocative alleys where you can take a walk along the city wall to enjoy the wonderful sight of the surrounding countryside. Lunch will be served at the farm house fattoria del castello di Volpaia, a precious walled village that dates back to the XI century.
Our second stopover is at Wine Bar BarUcci for a gorgeous tasting of typical Tuscan products (as lardo (lard), sausages, Siena’s pecorino cheese as well as panzanella (stale bread salad with onions, cucumbers basil and tomatoes and precious local). In the afternoon we will follow the route of castles. Chianti and Valdarno are divided by this with a lot of castles for a defensive reason. As a matter of fact this was the region of “Lega del Chianti” that during Middle age was the last bastion of Florence bordering on the Siena's republic.