The fall of Chianti is, contrary to what one might think, a very lively season and full of tastes, colors and reasons to visit it.
A very long and very hot summer is ending, and just in these days comes the first real hint of winter even in the temperatures. Autumn here with us (as often happens also in other seasons) brings with it flavors and colors, tastes very precise.
It is the season of wine and oil, chestnuts and mushrooms.
If you find yourself on our streets a quiet Sunday afternoon in November, you will surely see a lot of people in the fields with the nets that are used to pick olives.
It is a very beautiful image because, just as it can happen for the harvest, it is often an occasion for small communities or families to come together and thanks to the land, passing quality time together, even if they get tired!
We make long walks in the woods in search of the wonderful mushrooms of our hills with which to prepare recipes linked to our rural tradition that we still love so much to eat today.
In the same walks we collect the chestnuts, another delicacy that our nature gives us, that you can eat in many ways or make us a flour very used for some sweets, for example.
So the autumn here with us tastes of new wine and good olive oil, smells of mushrooms and chestnuts, smells of fireplace and good company.
The various municipalities of Chianti and in general the various cities of Tuscany offer the possibility of tasting these flavors and perhaps combining them with excursions, festivals are organized where the main protagonists are seasonal products but also craftsmanship, there are beautiful antique markets, like the one in Arezzo which is one of the oldest. The city has a wonderful historic center, it is very close to our areas, it is definitely worth a day of your stay.
Last, but not least, the wonderful and unique white truffle.
This incredible gourmet product is celebrated in many areas adjacent to our beautiful hills like in the wonderful Volterra (more info at www.volterragusto.com ) or San Miniato (more information at www.sanminiatopromozione.it ).
It is a product loved and celebrated all over the world for its peculiarities in taste and in the incredible fragrance.
If you would like to spend a few days in Chianti, don’t hesitate to choose Corte Di Valle, we are here to help you enter our world and give you the unforgettable experience of Chianti.