Spring has finally arrived in our wonderful world of Chianti.
This year, the beginning of spring is very close to the celebrations of the holy week and Easter. Our hills are reborn to new life giving us new colors and scents, a joy for the eyes and for all senses.
Our villages, like Greve, Castellina, Radda, Gaiole and all the others dress up for Easter, the celebration of rebirth, new hope, new life. The streets of our villages are filled with the refreshing spring air and the aromas and flavors of our tradition. In all of Tuscany, but obviously in particular in the area between Florence and Siena, opportunities are multiplied for unforgettable moments to learn new traditions, such as the flight of the “colombina” in Florence, an ancient propitiatory tradition that has been going on for centuries ( it actually dates back 9 centuries at the time of crusades ) and that is held in similar shapes also in Chianti villages like Greve and Panzano.
It is also an opportunity to visit the small villages, their churches with their unknown artistic gems, but also to spend a few happy and entertaining hours among the many outdoor markets that will joyfully invade the squares with typical products, but also with the wonderful things of the past, little objects and curiosities of a world far away in time but still close to our lives. Last but not least our wonderful area will give you unique flavors, exceptional wine, the typical specialties of this period that each family cooks and has been eating for generations like truffle eggs, lamb, numerous savory pies with cheese and vegetables, and of course the typical Easter sweets like chocolate eggs, the famous Colomba , the zeppole and of course, lots of good Chianti wine and why not some good homemade liquor to finish the meal.
Come and celebrate the spring in Chianti, here at Corte di Valle we are ready to do our best to make you spend a period that you will never forg