Chianti: handpicked hotels and insider tips

Il Borghetto

Montefiridolfi, San Casciano Val di Pesa

Palazzo San Lorenzo

Colle Val d'Elsa

Hotel L'Ultimo Mulino

Gaiole in Chianti

Castello di Spaltenna

Gaiole in Chianti

Adler Thermae

San Quirico d'Orcia

Hotel Palazzo San Niccolò

Radda In Chianti

Palazzo Squarcialupi

Castellina in Chianti

Castello di Gargonza

Monte San Savino

La Ferrozzola

Castellina in Chianti

Castelletto di Montebenichi

Bucine

From € 250.00

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Alberoro di Monte S. Savino

Villa Le Barone

Panzano in Chianti

Hotel L'Antico Pozzo

San Gimignano

From € 129.00

Borgo Stomennano

Monteriggioni

Locanda dell'Artista

San Gimignano

Travel ideas

Chianti: introduction

Chianti Hotel

Its natural environment is its fortune: Chianti is a splendid countryside which stretches from Florence to Siena, over great expanses of vineyards resting on the hillside from where the famous red wine is exported throughout the world.

The region's game dishes of wild boar, quail and pigeon accompanied by wild mushrooms are as famous as the area's cold meats, Chianina beef and Cinta Senese pork. The countryside is also characterized by its olive groves which produce a highly acclaimed oil.

The Chianti region comprises numerous towns, all once Medieval settlements, with castles, villas, old mills, fortifications and farmsteads. Among the popular events, the Palio horse race of Siena is perhaps the best known, although the numerous smaller scale wine Festivals, markets, and concerts organized in the castles should not be missed.

Chianti is an unspoilt land with a patchwork of meadows and fields where the famous blue-violet Iris grow wild, (the flower which was chosen as symbol of Florence and used for centuries in perfumes). Articles in Terracotta are still produced by local craftsmen.

Chianti: suggestions from the hotels

Neri Guicciardini

(Proprietario)

Castello di Gargonza

Historical Residences

Neri Guicciardini

Situated in the heart of the Tuscan hills, Gargonza is a thirteenth-century fortified village reminiscent of the toys forts that children enjoy building on the floor, spending hours moving around the tower, the wells or the castle walls. (Castello di Gargonza) →

Marco Gasparini

(Owner)

Castelletto di Montebenichi

4 Star Hotels

Marco Gasparini

Experience what it's like to live in a medieval castle, surrounded by the glorious Tuscan countryside, and explore the little villages, churches and castles which make the region so enchanting (Castelletto di Montebenichi) →

Emanuele Marro

(proprietario)

Hotel L'Antico Pozzo

Historical Residences

Emanuele Marro

San Gimignano & movies locations For all "Cinema" lovers, reality and fiction in comparison!! Some well known titles... .Tea with Mussolini....Brother Sun Sister Moon....Obsession .... Prince of Foxes ..... Where Angel's fear to tread (Hotel L'Antico Pozzo) →

Chianti: places to see in the area