5 Reasons to visit Chianti ,Tuscany

IMG_1136Chianti is an ideal vacation spot year-round: mild weather, rolling hills, beautiful villages, and terrific food and wine.

Chianti is  the countryside  in Tuscany, between Florence and Siena  divided among the little towns of  Castellina, Gaiole , Radda and Greve : so much to do and see.Here’s my take on what’s not to be missed,in a list of the top 5 things to do in Chianti

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  • Visit   6 Unesco sites  in a row

If you can imagine a circle  composed by  six  Unesco World Heritage Sites: Florence, Pienza, Pisa, san Gimignano ,Siena  and Val d’Orcia , Chianti is the center of it. From here in an hour drive  it’s possible to join these six incredibly beautiful places  and , not worth to say, being in such a position  you can imagine the value Chianti’s scenery  and history

 

  • Tuscany, Chianti, Cooking

    Tuscany, Chianti, Cooking

    Realize a foodie dream

Zucchini flowers, artichokes ,tomatoes,vegetable soup or sausages and beans ,light even gluten free  , beautiful  pecorino( sheep cheese) ,great food options offered in this Tuscan area  in markets , eating out  or taking a cooking class.

 

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  • Visit a winery

How to say “No” ? You may be wine connoisseurs, you may not particularly like wine , here  it’s the place to learn about  vines, wine production which is one of the most ancient cultivation .Visiting a winery means enjoying the beauty of ancient cellars, see spectacular chestnut barrels which even kids may be surprised  at …

 

 Landscape in Chianti, Tuscany

  • Take pictures,

uncountable fragments of nature and  man life. The presence of human beings, since Etruscan time , unspoiled   beautiful  land  with ancient houses scattered here and thre.Driving, walking, riding a bie, a hose  a typical Italin Vespa you can still meet  wild boars, deers, foxes,  porcopines  and many others. And in the sky so and spring  starts always  when .swallows arrives and make their nests under700 hundred years  old roofs

uncountable fragments of nature and  man life. The presence of human beings, since Etruscan time , unspoiled   beautiful  land  with ancient houses scattered here and thre.Driving, walking, riding a bie, a hose  a typical Italin Vespa you can still meet  wild boars, deers, foxes,  porcopines  and many others. And in the sky so and spring  starts always  when .swallows arrives and make their nests under700 hundred years  old roofs

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  • Enter a shop  and say “Buon giorno”,

people will answer you, they will try to talk to you as  here the pace is slower, not like in a frenetic town. Tourist are common here but not  so many and Italians are still how you expect them to be: smiling, chatting, sipping  a café .Here people have time for a talk and you can make new friends and practice your Italian.