Vineyards, olive trees and ancient parishes. Chianti is one of the most evocative places in Italy. Between Florence and Siena, among the picturesque villages and olive groves, there are an infinite number of rows of Sangiovese, the vine that represents the base of the best Chianti wine. The harvest is starting and will soon end. These are the best days to discover the beating heart of the Tuscan countryside, to witness the centuries-old tradition of grape harvesting and to live a unique experience, linking tourism and food and wine together.
The gentle hills between Florence and Siena are the perfect setting for a holiday full of different suggestions:
the via Chiantigiana, which links Florence and Siena gently crossing the Chianti, traveled without haste and with the right company, offers hours of absolute wonder and relaxation, can also be traveled by bicycle, the most sporty can use it as the main track of their running also off road.
Driving in Chianti during the autumn is one of the best ways to enjoy quality time in our beloved area, which, thanks to the period of harvest, lives a season far from melancholy.
The celebration activities and the festive occasions linked to the centuries-old ritual of the harvest are multiplied, and there are breathtaking villages like Volpaia, Gaiole, Montefioralle, ancient parishes each one with its own history and legends, a myriad of small fine restaurants to stop in and linger in some pampering for the palate, in the knowledge of some local salami or the very small production of Chianti of one of the many local farms. The wine tasting is now a new tradition in our beloved Chianti, the producers of the area are certainly very happy to let people know and appreciate their products, not only the wine, but also olive oil, preserves, and related products (as we do in Corte di Valle) to the production of saffron and many others.
The presence of numerous small but interesting museums related to history, sacred art but also to the customs and traditions of our people complete the picture of an area that can only be loved.
The milder temperatures, the cool winds, the landscape that will remind you of the Renaissance paintings, the kindness of our people, the proximity to famous and beloved cities all over the world like Florence and Siena with all their wonders and attractions, will make the rest. We, in Corte di Valle, are ready to welcome you and help you realize the dream of a perfect stay in Chianti, we are waiting for you!