Chianti is worldwide famous for its breathtaking landscapes, its gentle hills, its amazing colours in every season, its strategic location between Florence and Siena, two incredible cities full of beauty and suggestions, art, atmosphere and wonders.
Yes, it is a great place to spend a holiday and yes, of course, it is famous for the incredible wine that you can drink, sip and purchase in all its different interpretations through the work, passion and traditional skills of the many producers that live and work in this beautiful area.
Chianti, nevertheless, is also a very good place for shopping, a way to bring back home memories, flavours, colours and why not, even tools to make your Chianti experience last for very much longer!
Many many artisans and professionals with incredible skills live and work in the area. In Greve for example, many interesting crafts are available for your purchases, tools for your kitchen, cutting boards, bowls, wicker baskets. These are very ancient skills coming straight from the poor people/ farmers’ culture that still find their way in our frantic technological times.
Radda in Chianti and Castellina in Chianti can be the perfect choice, for example, if you want to purchase ceramics and clay objects, perfect for your house or garden, exquisite and sophistuicated if you want to make a present.
In the area of Colle val d’Elsa/ San Gimignano there is a huge tradition of hand weaving, so beautiful tapestries to wear or to enrich your tables or houses. Colle Val d’Elsa is also worldwide known for its crystal objects production, there is no way you can miss thi amazing town if you want to purchase glasses, bottles, carafes and ornaments of the highest quality, hand crafted in Colle Val d’Elsa to make your dinners with friends and families even fancier!
Olive oil, wine and many local plants and flowers are also used to create organic, super good beauty products such as creams, lotions and various kinds of soaps.
Cured meat products are clearly one of the excellences of Chianti: sauseges, salamis, hams produced and spiced in various ways are available in the whole area, so you can still taste some of our delicious food once you go back to your daily life.
And what about olive oil and wine? Well, needless to say tha Corte di Valle can be the perfect choice for your stay also for these reasons: we are passionate wine producers, we make our own fantastic olive oil. Qwe also carry on the very ancient tradition of cultivating saffron and make our own saffron based products like pasta, cookies, condiments.
So, you cannot really miss Chianti and Corte di Valle, we are waiting for you!!!