The hills of Chianti are known for their food and wine traditions, which benefit from the unique local microclimate.
Chianti has always been an eventful area, particularly during the medieval period, when the noblemen of the biggest cities and smaller villages used to compete to build the most lavish building. As a result, Chianti is home to a large number of villas that have now been converted into perfect destinations for a short stay, where you can soak up the history with all modern comforts. Tuscans are famed for their hospitality and - sure enough - large numbers of tourists from both Italy and abroad come to visit the area every year.
Staying in Chianti and sampling the food is a truly memorable experience, particularly when you opt to stay in a villa or country house. Choosing an apartment in a rustic farmhouse or an old villa doesn’t just give you the opportunity to rediscover the appeal of these historic places. It’s also a great base for you to explore from. There’s no better way to get to know Tuscany than by car - that way, you can take the time to visit all the gorgeous villages in the region. Gaiole in Chianti, Greve in Chianti, Castellina in Chianti, Ambra and Barberino Val d’Elsa are just a few of the destinations you won’t want to miss.