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The spectacular drive out to this almost hidden Chianti landmark, is reason enough to visit its stone cobbled streets. However, as if that weren't enough, Castellina offers a long history reaching back to the Bronze age up today and its active participation in wine and olive oil production.
The prime position between the powerful Renansaince city of Florence and the Siena skyline offers the perfect base for first time travellers to Tuscany eager to visit the many sites and monuments in the area. You can plan an itinerary which will include exciting stops in towns like Greve in Chianti or Castelnuovo Beraradenga. The panoramic roads that wind throughout the valleys of Pesa, Arbia and Elsa hold many surprises.
Castellina in Chianti
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Castello di Potentino
Dating from the mid-11th Century, Castello di Potentino is an ancient castle built on an Etruscan site. It lies in a secret valley in one of the last undiscovered corners of Tuscany – Monte Amiata. The medieval building is surrounded by u...
Fattoria San Martino
Sitting at the end of a track surrounded by wild roses, lavender and birds, Fattoria San Martino is soft ochre-hued fattoria (farmhouse), restored with earth-tone pigments and wrapped around by an enchanting garden with a lily pond pool in ...
Il Battistero Siena
Steeped in history and impossibly well located in the epicentre of the gemlike, medieval hill town of Siena, this narrow, elegant four-storey palazzo on Piazza San Giovanni sits right by the gothic Baptistery. Local owners, Giovanni and his moth...
Built on a hilltop, steeped in history and synonymous with elegance, Cortona is a dream destination with a glorious past. The legendary de' Medici family ruled Cortona in the 15th Century and it was during this Renaissance period that&n...