The Castellare in Chianti apartment complex is about 8 km (c.5 miles) from the little Tuscan village of Gaiole in Chianti, where you will find bars, restaurants, pizzerias, hairdressers, a supermarket and a pharmacy.
Chianti is one of the most beautiful hill areas of Tuscany and perhaps Italy. Famous throughout the world for the production of Chianti wine, this region of Tuscany extends between the provinces of Florence and Siena. The landscape is designed by vineyards and olive groves and fortified villages, castles and characteristic villages that dominate each one of its splendid panorama.
There are plenty of places to visit to make your stay in Castellare in Chianti even more pleasant. Below are a few recommended itineraries (distances and journey times are calculated from the village of Gaiole in Chianti):
In one day you can visit Radda in Chianti, Castellina in Chianti and Gaiole in Chianti, small Tuscan villages that are located in the Chianti Classico and which historically constituted the Chianti League, created by the Republic of Florence in the fourteenth century and remained active until 1774 .
Siena is one of the most loved and visited cities in Tuscany, a place rich in history and art, but also with strong traditions, mainly linked to the districts and the famous Palio di Siena. Located in the center of Tuscany, Siena can be easily reached from other cities in the region by car, train and bus, depending on which vehicle is most convenient. Keep in mind that the historic center is closed to private traffic and you will therefore have to move on foot or by public transport.
One day in Siena is certainly not enough to experience the city in all its nuances, let alone visit all the treasures. In a day, however, with a little 'organization, you will certainly see the main attractions of Siena and appreciate its charm and atmosphere, starting with the desire to come back as soon as possible.
San Gimignano, a small fortified town halfway between Florence and Siena, is famous for its architecture and for its beautiful medieval towers that make the city profile truly unique. In the most flourishing period, the rich families of San Gimignano arrived to build 72 towers as a symbol of their well-being and power. Of these today there are 14 that contribute to make the city atmosphere even more fascinating. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1990, San Gimignano is one of the small pearls of the province of Siena and also offers excellent local products such as saffron and white wine called Vernaccia di San Gimignano.
The village of Monteriggioni is small and with few streets, but the impression that remains in memory lasts forever. One realizes that he has discovered a magical place, almost an enchanted castle like those that are known in fairy tales, as children. Arriving at the village in the evening, when the outer walls are illuminated by yellow lights, Monteriggioni seems almost a mirage in the middle of the Tuscan hills: the walls and the 14 suggestive towers, hugging her like a hug. They are still intact, just like when they were built in the Middle Ages to defend and protect the inhabitants of the place.
Medieval castles, sinuous hills, ancient villages, beautiful farmhouses, isolated farmhouses, cypress avenues, fabulous vineyards and olive groves, and gold-colored wheat fields: these are just some of the elements that make up the fantastic and harmonious landscapes of Valdorcia! There are very few other places capable of impressing the tourist so deeply. It is a land with an almost surreal and suspended atmosphere, which has also given rise to the most precious and appreciated Italian wines: Brunello di Montalcino, Nobile di Montepulciano, Rosso Orcia, and other fabulous wines with the denomination DOCG. The beautiful landscapes of the Val d'Orcia, which have inspired many Renaissance painters, are dotted with many small villages, castles, abbeys, and villages, each with its own incredible story. Time here still flows slowly.
Tuscany, out of time. Protagonist of the four weeks of "Crete d'autunno" is this suggestive area nestled between the valleys of Orcia, Chiana and the city of Siena. Five municipalities where the white truffle has for years been protected as a rare animal, where the new juvenile entrepreneurship finds its life in the customs of a peasant society that no longer exists, and where the Sienese Cinta or the oil mill, "myths of return "of food and wine tourism, have never ceased to be part of the usual food basket.
Florence, the capital of Tuscany, is a special destination visited every year by millions of people because it has so many things to offer and the time to visit it is never enough. Florence is intriguing for those who visit the first time, wonderful for those who take a little 'confidence. Not only canonical paths, but also those more particular and less traveled have a charm that remains etched forever. Florence has had its maximum splendor in the Renaissance period: its historical center and its town planning faithfully reflect this historical route. The main attractions of the city are all within walking distance, perhaps providing a break between a stage and another. Ask us for a typical itinerary, designed not to lose you nothing of the fundamental monuments of the city.