If you're interested in fine wine and delicious Italian food or the splendid scenery of the Tuscan countryside, Chianti is the place to be! The main street in Tuscany is Chiantigiana. A walk or drive along this road will lead you past impressive medieval buildings and castles and through quaint villages and vineyards as far as the eye can see.
Here are a few suggestions of things to do in Chianti:
-Montefioralle: This ancient medieval castle dates back to the 12th century and has remained largely intact.
-Wine Museum: A wine lover's paradise, over 100 types of wine can be sampled here.
-San Casciano Val di Pesa: The last town in Chianti along Chiantigiana, San Casciano Val di Pesa has a small center with great restaurants and shopping.
-Barberino Val D'Elsa: Admire the huge walls and tower-houses of this well-preserved medieval center.
-Parish Church of San Leolino: This church has pieces of sacred artwork on display, some of which are almost 1,000 years old.
Not surprisingly, many of the festivals and events held year-round in this city are related to food and wine. Some of them include the Chianti Classico Wine Festival in September, the grape harvest that is in late September or early October, and the Frittelle Festival in mid-March.
No matter what time of year you plan to visit, you can easily find a vacation rental in Chianti. Whether you're looking for a condo rental in the heart of town and close to all the shopping and restaurants, or a villa rental that overlooks the homes and vast vineyards in the area, there's a vacation rental available to meet your needs.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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