Chianti Luxury Hotels are snuggled among ancient olive groves, honey-stone coloured farmhouses, and dense forests. Chianti’s impressive castles and graceful Romanesque churches make the area a favorite for art and history enthusiasts, as well as wine tasters.
Arts and wine in Northern Chianti
The international cultural mecca of Florence lies within easy reach of most Chianti Luxury Hotels.The terracotta domes and spires of this classically beautiful city are quickly reached with a picturesque journey by public bus or car. Should Florence’s Uffizi Gallery and its churches of Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce not be enough for you, you can stop off at Chianti’s wine museum on the way back home. This regional institution developed and managed by a passionate local family is an essential pitstop on any tour of Chianti’s winemaking industry. Alternatively, visit Radda’s Sculpture Park, another of Chianti’s cultural gems. Over 25 contemporary artworks specific to their setting are found amongst the foliage of this charming 13 acre wood. Summer jazz and opera concerts are held in the marble amphitheatre.
Culture and bastions in Southern Chianti
Chianti Luxury Hotels also place you perfectly for the Sienese part of Chianti in the South. Start with Siena, where the Cathedral, the vast Campo Square and the art museums will please any aesthete. On the way to Siena, you’ll come upon luxurious Renaissance villas and imposing stone castles dating back to the Middle Ages. Castello di Brolio is especially sublime and it is also home to Italy’s oldest winery.