Things to do in Chianti
Chianti, nestled in the Tuscan region of central Italy, is one of the best-known Italian wine districts appreciated by visitors from across the world. Boasting of a unique landscape enriched with lush green hills, the region is embellished by wide fields of vineyards in addition to small stone villages characterised by countryside homes in stone.
The region’s winemaking zone extends between the cities of Florence and Siena, covering all the provinces in-between and stretching to the east toward the Valdarno and to the west to the Val d’Elsa. In fact, the Chianti landscape is so picturesque that it inspires many photographers to capture breathtaking pictures, which are published in calendars and postcards distributed across the globe.
While the history of Chianti has been closely associated with lavish wines and other first-rate products, the region makes a picture-perfect destination for a trip through the traditional Tuscan food and wine. From the production of the world-renowned Chianti DOCG red wine to a detailed tour of Chianti’s heart and her0- the Sangiovese, you can savour an immersive experience as you learn about the origin, history, and philosophy behind each wine!
Other than soaking up the traditional wine recipes and techniques in this picturesque land, you can relax at your villa while admiring the sunsets in the backdrop of the dramatic vineyards and the unresisting aroma of a perfectly cooked dinner amidst the valleys.
But did you know that Chianti is not only about wine? Playing hosts to several highly regarded artists and architects, Chianti houses many world-famous collections of sacred art and extraordinary sculptures. The Chianti Sculpture Park, for instance, is one must-visit place, particularly because it brings together the beauty of Chianti’s epic countryside to installations and creations by artists from all over the world.