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The Chianti Valley

The Chianti Valley, the beating heart of Tuscany, is a region that harmoniously blends history, culture and a renowned winemaking tradition. Medieval castles, ancient churches and breathtaking landscapes are woven into a rich fabric of natural beauty and human creations, inviting a deep exploration of this extraordinary land, a symbol of Italian beauty and excellence in the world.
The Chianti Valley - VALLE DEL CHIANTI RADDA IN CHIANTI

Let yourself be seduced by the Chianti Valley, the jewel of Tuscany, where history is intertwined with culture and wine tradition, creating postcard-perfect scenery. Starting from the B&B Antiche Mura, a unique exploration awaits you among picturesque villages, expanses of lush vineyards and works of art that tell the story of this precious territory.

Greve in Chianti

In the heart of the Chiantigiano territory, Greve represents the gateway to this renowned wine region, positioned equidistantly between the cities of Florence and Siena. Nestled in a landscape of vineyards and olive groves, the center of this picturesque village is the historic Piazza Matteotti. This square is known for its distinctive funnel shape and period buildings amid arcades and arcades. The square is a bustling hub of activity, populated by wineries, restaurants offering typical dishes and local craft stores celebrating the food and wine traditions of Tuscany. Cultural and historical attractions, such as the Church of Santa Croce, enriched by significant works of art, and the nearby medieval village of Montefioralle, enrich the charm of the place.

Radda In Chianti

Tucked between the Arbia and Pesa valleys, Radda preserves a charming medieval environment enclosed by its ancient walls, characterized by towers and segments of fortifications that evoke stories of a distant past. Symbols of its historical heritage are the Palazzo del Podestà and the Propositura di San Nicolò, along with the Ghiacciaia Granducale, an exemplar of 19th-century technology. Volpaia, a fortified hamlet surrounded by vineyards, seduces visitors with its unaltered medieval charm, offering an experience where time appears suspended.

Gaiole In Chianti

Gaiole reflects its medieval history, having played a central role in the trade of the time. This area is famous for its ancient churches, such as San Polo in Rosso and Santa Maria a Spaltenna. It is the ideal starting point for visiting the many castles and fortresses that dot the Chianti Castles Route, such as the notable Castello di Brolio and Castello di Meleto. These sites offer not only a dive into the region’s history, but also extraordinary views of the surrounding landscape.

Castellina In Chianti

Rising on a hill, Castellina dominates scenery of vineyards and olive groves, with evidence dating back to Etruscan times, visible in the necropolis of Poggino and the mound of Monte Calvario. The Rocca, with its dominant tower, and the old walls, including the Via delle Volte, offer spectacular views and a journey through time. The Archeological Museum of the Chianti Senese, housed in the Rocca, tells the story of the area through valuable artifacts.

Barberino Val D’Elsa

Strategically located between Florence and Siena, this charming medieval village is wrapped in walls that preserve ancient histories. Barberino Val d’Elsa invites the discovery of its historical heritage, including the Palazzo del Cardinale and the Palazzo Pretorio, and important religious buildings such as the Church of San Bartolomeo and the Pieve di Sant’Appiano. Its evocative streets offer a return to the past for an authentic experience of historic Tuscany.

Tavarnelle Val di Pesa

Positioned among the undulating hills of Chianti, Tavarnelle stands out for its valuable artistic and cultural heritage. The Church of Santa Lucia al Borghetto, originating in the 13th century, is a magnificent example of sacred architecture. The Pieve di San Pietro in Bossolo, an exemplar of Romanesque architecture, attracts visitors with its austere grandeur. The village of San Donato in Poggio, which has preserved its medieval character, offers an immersion in the past with its historic streets.

Castelnuovo Berardenga

Situated on the edge of the Chianti Classico area, Castelnuovo Berardenga stands out for its rich historical context, immersed in a natural landscape of exceptional beauty. The area is dotted with ancient villas and castles, among which Villa Chigi Saracini, a jewel of architecture, stands out. The Museo del Paesaggio and the Chianti Sculpture Park offer cultural itineraries that blend art, history and nature. The small village of San Gusmè, with its characteristic cobblestone streets and stone houses, offers glimpses of rare Tuscan beauty.

Poggibonsi

Poggibonsi, with its deep medieval heritage, presents a variety of places of historical and cultural interest. The San Lucchese complex and the Church of San Lorenzo represent important testimonies to the spiritual and artistic life of the place. The Fortress of Poggio Imperiale and the Castle of the Magione recall Poggibonsi’s historical and strategic importance over the centuries. The Archeodrome, a faithful reproduction of a 9th- and 10th-century settlement, offers a plunge into the experience of medieval life, making the town an essential stop on a journey through the Chianti Valley.

San Casciano Val di Pesa

Famous for its production of quality wines and oils, San Casciano in Val di Pesa features several buildings of considerable interest. The Collegiate Church of San Cassiano, adorned with fine works of art, and the Church of Santa Maria al Prato, which houses a Crucifix by Simone Martini, underscore the area’s important artistic heritage. The Pieve di San Pancrazio, a wonderful example of Romanesque architecture, and the Etruscan Tomb of the Archer offer fascinating insight into the ancient cultures that inhabited these lands.

Impruneta, the limits

Outside the traditional boundaries of the Chianti Valley, Impruneta is renowned for its terracotta production and has a rich medieval heritage. The basilica of Santa Maria, along with its museum, holds outstanding art treasures, including works by Michelozzo and Luca della Robbia. The local culinary tradition enriches visitors’ experience, inextricably linking Impruneta’s material and spiritual culture with its history and landscape.

The Chianti Valley is waiting to be explored…by the B&B Antiche Mura!”

If the prospect of savoring a world-famous wine wasn’t enough, we hope this information stimulates your curiosity. Antiche Mura is the ideal base from which to explore this fascinating land, ready to welcome you on an unforgettable journey to discover the beauty and secrets of this area and its vicinity.

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