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A Tour in Chianti

If you love the taste of a good wine and the view of amazing landscape, you cannot miss a tour in Chianti.

This area, which spreads from Siena to Florence, has an ancient origin. Here in the Chianti,
the green of the vineyards, the countryside and the small medieval villages with its marvellous castles are blended together.

Borgo Grondaie recommends you to take a Tour in Chiant and  visit the majestic
castles of Brolio and Meleto, absolutely two of the best examples of the thirteenth-century Tuscan tradition.

For those who decide to plan a tour in Chianti, there will be some guided tours in both Castles,
whereby you can walk in the evocative garden and wonderful rooms, as the well-known lords
of the Castle centuries ago used to do.

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A Tour in Chianti – Castello di Meleto

Are you looking for a place, where you can eat excellent cold cuts, traditional cheese, taste a glass of
Chianti Classico wine while enjoying an amazing view?

Then, the medieval villages in the Chianti Region match your request. Vertine is a
typical hill top medieval village close to Gaiole in Chianti.
There you will find a tiny Bar-Winery where you can taste typical tuscan dishes and delicious cold cuts.

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Hill top village of Vertine- Hotel Borgo Grondaie

Greve in Chianti, Radda in Chianti and Gaiole in Chianti are like little gems,
whose beauty and simplicity (naturalness) will surprise you.

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Gaiole in Chianti – Hotel Borgo Grondaie

Gaiole in Chianti, in particular, has become famous all around the world thanks to the “Eroica”,
an Classic Cycling Race that draws thousands and thousands of tourists every year.

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Eroica Cycling Race – Hotel Borgo Grondaie

The unicity of these villages lies in the perfect blending between the nature and the culture.
For this reason, you will be able to walk from the typical hills to the castles, churches
and medieval hamlets with a few steps.

There are certified documents about these hamlets since the tenth and eleventh centuries.
Here, walking through the streets, you will rediscover all the sounds and flavours lost
with the modern innovations. It will be like a return to the past, which here seems to stand still
against the flow of time.

During a tour in Chianti, you should not miss to enjoy a visit to the countless wine cellars.
These, which are located almost everywhere in the area, produce probably the most famous
and sought after wine of the world: the Chianti Classico.

Borgo Grondaie suggests you visiting the most famous wine cellar of the region,
such as Winery Ricasoli (set inside the castle of Brolio), Winery Cantalici or the Winery
Badia a Coltibuono
, both placed in the municipality of Gaiole in Chianti.

Like at the castles, you will guided into a tour of the cellars to discover the production
of the wine from the harvest to the bottle.  The best part of the tour is definitively the wines
tasting usually accompained by local cheese and olive oil.

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Chianti Map – Hotel Borgo Grondaie

Chianti Tour is ideal for a daily trip.  Drive on the sp222 Chiantigiana Road  from Borgo Grondaie
enjoying the sightseeing of the landscapes and the hilltop villages, and continue on the sp408 on the way
back to Siena. Take it easy, drive slowly and if you like taking pics, do not miss to stop on the way
to admire the amazing landscape that only Tuscany and Chianti can offer you!

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