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What to do and what to see in Chianti

What to do and what to see during your stay in the heart of Chianti, at the Residenza d'Epoca Palazzo Malaspina Bed and Breakfast, between medieval villages, abbeys, wine tastings and typical Tuscan dishes and legends ...

 

Food. Three alternative destinations in Chianti Classico

Chianti has a lot to offer; along secret roads, in small shops and groceries which become places where you can eat like a king. They aren’t only for tourists, and many locals are clients. Here are some choices among a whole world to discover in various towns along the roads of Chianti Classico.

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The legend of Gallo Nero and Chianti Classico: Wine, history, tales

Do you know the legend of the “Gallo Nero” (Black Rooster) that you see on precious bottles of Chianti Classico? It has been the same for decades and was graphically redesigned a few years ago in a modern version.

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From Lavender in Castellina to a 1000 year old abbey to a bench in the midst of the Tignanello vineyards

There are many very unusual places to visit in the territory of Chianti Classico outside the route usuallly travelled by visitors.

These places are unique both from the cultural and landscape point of view. They change according to the season and are hidden to the less attentive visitor.

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San Donato in Poggio…between the Middle Ages and Deep Space

You could say that San Donato in Poggio lives a perfect synthesis between the past and the future, among walls reminiscent of ancient battles and sieges and telescopes which scan the stars.

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Chianti Classico Wine tasting: small, young local producers

Wine tasting in the territory of Chianti Classico is part of the scenery, especially if done on site. You can find many of these tastings and direct sales in the area. Or you can visit the more prestigious wineries, whose names have made history: Antinori in Bargino (San Casciano); Castello di Verrazzano, Vignamaggio (Greve in Chianti); Isole e Olena, Monsanto (Barberino Val d’Elsa).

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