Located between the Provinces of Florence and Siena, the Chianti Valley has always been considered the heart of old Tuscany, well-renowned around the world for its famous wines.
A rich history and wine tradition from the 13th century have made this area an ideal place for those who wish to undertake original trips amid vineyards, hills and characteristic little villages. Within each of these small towns you may run into cellars, castles or simple farmhouses whose names are tied the renowned Gallo Nero brand, symbol of the Chianti of excellence.
The valley offers views of great charm: vineyard-covered hills, magnificent forests of chestnuts and oaks, and picturesque Medieval villages rich in artistic testimonies, for instance, Greve in Chianti with its old triangular-shaped piazza lined with town houses, porticoes and loggias.
Another typical town is Radda in Chianti, still finding pride in its original town wall, its ancient village charm, the Podestà Palace and long-standing Castle. Not to mention its two simple yet intriguing Romanesque Parish churches (pieve).
Castellina in Chianti is also quite worthy of a visit, for it boasts a rather distinctive central piazza intersected by the Medieval Via delle Volte and Gaiole in Chianti. And nearby are historic castles (in Fonterutoli and in San Leonino).
The surprises in this overwhelmingly beautiful valley are many - from ancient traditions and gastronomic specialties to a deep love for its product of excellence: the Chianti wine, receiving the highest acclaim just about everywhere!