Known throughout the world for its excellent wines, the Chianti area is a hill region situated in the centre of Tuscany, between Florence and Siena.
Country farmhouses, towered castles and fortresses and ancient villages dotted around amidst vineyards and olive groves: this is the typical landscape of the Chianti, perhaps the most well-known area in Tuscany.
We remind you that a free map and guide in 5 languages (English, German, French and Spanish beside Italian) can be picked up at the tourist information offices of the area and in Florence, via Cavour 1r.
Farmhouses open to visits
A trip to the countryside surrounding Florence becomes even more pleasant if – together with parish churches, castles and museums – visitors have the opportunity to admire a wine cellar and taste a glass of wine
Think of a fortified village deep in the Chianti; imagine this village on the summer nights, under the sky full of stars.
A village that pulsates with living art, high-quality food, especially Chianti wine and extra virgin olive oil; this is added to the taste for cinema and the miraculous healing ability of art: the result is the Chianti Star Festival.
Two routes in the Chianti region: discover a gorgeous countryside The Chianti territory with its hilly countryside of incomparable beauty lies in the very heart of Tuscany. The proposed itineraries follow two principal guide‑lines that cross the Chianti region also suggesting two different ways to "read" it. Administered by both the Provinces of Florence and Siena, during the Middle Ages it was harshly contested by these two rival cities until 1555 when the Medicis imposed their hegemony on all of Tuscany.