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Tuscany

Tuscany by car surrounded by nature, art and unique flavors

A journey by car through unique natural and architectural landscapes, discovering flavors, fragrances and traditions for a renaissance of the soul.

For centuries, Tuscany has charmed any "outsiders" with its timeless beauty, which in full display in the images, films, photo galleries and social profiles across the world, is known to travelers everywhere. <strong>Landscapes that are a parade of hills, valleys, and highlands all the way to the sea, ever changing with the changing of the seasons</strong>, passing from the triumph of summer and the immense expanses of sunflower fields everywhere, to the warm shades of autumn, when the leaves bring in their romantic, melancholic tones. Our tour in the discovery of the wonders of Tuscany can only start from Florence: a couple of days in the city of Dante are a must, there are so many things to do and see. After having filled the spirit with the beauty of Florence, you are ready to discover the Tuscany of villages, vineyards, countryside, and the many DOC and IGP products that you will meet along the way. 

1. Greve, the capital of Florentine Chianti

Following the directions from Florence South towards Siena, the road trip of Tuscany begins travelling along regional road 222 (Chiantigiana) that from the outskirts of Florence winds along the Apennines and crosses many landmarks, all worthy of a stop. After all, and never as much as in this case, the journey is not the destination: enjoy your trip! An interesting stop along the way is Greve in Chianti, a small village whose downtown square has served as a market place since the Middle Ages. Built because of its closeness to the castle of Montefioralle, thanks to its strategic position between Valdarno, Val di Greve and the road that joins Florence to Siena through the Chianti Hills, this village became the main commercial center of the area. Today, its historical center hosts taverns, restaurants, commercial and artisan shops. Here you will also find a Wine Museum where you can learn about ancient traditions and modern processes of the Tuscan winemaking world.