In the heart of Chiantigiana
Gaiole in Chianti was founded between the thirteenth and thirteenth centuries, but the area was already inhabited by Etruscans and Romans, as evidenced by the Necropolis of Cacchiano and the columns of the Pieve di San Marcellino that are located in the area.
In the fourteenth century here was formed the League of Chianti controlled by Florence and active in the fight against Siena. The heart of the village is Via Ricasoli, an ancient street-place where daily commercial activity took place. The main church is that of San Sigismondo, in neo-Gothic style.
The village is surrounded by olive groves and vineyards from which the famous Chianti Classico wine is produced. All around there are also towers, castles and parishes organized in a real Road of Castles that crosses the Chiantigiana.
At the table taste the cured meats of Cinta Senese and wild boar, Vinsanto, Chianti Classico DOCG wine and DOP extra virgin olive oil. If you feel sporty, ride your bike and take to the white roads around the village. The historic L'Eroica cycling race is also held here on the first Sunday of October.