The Chianti area in Tuscany is one of the most beautiful in the whole region, as well as the most well-known and appreciated by visitors from across the world. The borders of the Chianti region are not clearly defined but in general it extends over the provinces of Florence and Siena, covering all of the area between the two cities and extending to the east toward the Valdarno and to the west to the Val d’Elsa. The Chianti wine area extends further beyond the two cities, all around Florence and even towards Arezzo, Pistoia and Montepulciano. Many references to the “Florentine Chianti” and the “Sienese Chianti” are found to define the areas closest to one or the other city, but these often refer to a wine’s origin within the Chianti region.
Minor roads, connecting small villages to big towns, encourage tourists to discover and stop in various Tuscan treasures. This is the reason for the name “Chiantishire” given to this area because of the many foreigners living here.
Chianti offers a unique landscape, with green, gentle hills covered with wide fields of vineyards and olive groves, small stone villages, characteristic parishes and countryside homes in stone.
The Chianti landscapes are so beautiful and particular that they inspire many photographs which then become postcards and calendars distributed across the globe.
• Marvellous art, breath-taking countryside, following in the footsteps of Dante, Leonardo, Galileo, Brunelleschi, Boccaccio …
• Lyrical landscapes, world-class art
• A superb traditional farmer’s cuisine with the most world famous wines and olive oil
• Castles and medieval towns housing the most beautiful hotels
Tuscany has two international airports, the Galileo Galilei International Airport in Pisa and Amerigo Vespucci Airport, also known as Peretola, in Florence. Located only 80 km apart, the Pisa airport is the larger of the two airports.
Both airports handle flights to major European cities.
Lodging in Chianti will give you the chance to experience the countryside while being close to all of the main destinations in Tuscany.
Rustic farmhouses as well as luxury resorts, castles or villas are all available Chiantishire!