Chianti Festival. Borgo Grondaie has decided today to speak about an event that will be appreciated by music, dance and theater lovers. It’s Chianti Festival that will take place in Castelnuovo Berardenga, Gaiole in Chianti and Castellina in Chianti with 6 great events. The famous Chianti area needs no introduction. Official spokesman of its name is in fact the wine, one of the most famous in Italy and abroad. An unmissable event that is good for both, your eyes your ears!
On Monday July 6th there will be the show with the participation of Peppe Servillo as voice, Javier Girotto who plays sax and Natalio Mangalavite who palys the piano. It will be held in Gaiole in Chianti in Piazza Ricasoli. They are all three unique and versatile artists coming from different cultures and styles; they will mix jazz and tango to create a unique spectacle.
On Wednesday, July 8th , it will be the turn instead of the dance show “Circhio Lume”, a project directed by Federica Tardito and Aldo Rendina and with Bach, Mozart, Satie and Madonna music.
On Friday, July 10th you can watch the “Naked Music” show with the duo Magoni-Spinetti in Castelnuovo Berardenga at the park of Villa Chigi Saracini.
On Monday, July 13th “Raiz & Fausto Mesolella” show is recommended to rock, soul, blues and reggae music lovers. It will take place in Castellina in Chianti.
Finally, the last event will be held on Wednesday July 15th in Gaiole in Chianti. You will be able to hear “Orchestra of Tuscany, brass quintet and percussion ORT. They will play the most beautiful films soundtraks. You can listen to music by Morricone, Williams, Zimmer and others.
In Castelnuovo Berardenga you will find theater animations for babies and youngs. The first event will take place on Wednesday, July 1st at 18:00 in Villa a Sesta and the second one on Tuesday, July 7th in Vagliagli. Free entrance.
For all the other performances tickets cost 10.00 Euros / 8.00 Euro reduced. Discounts for children under 14 and for over 65.
For further information you can contact the Tourist Office of Castelnuovo Berardenga tel. 0577.351345 or the Tuscany Foundation Entertainment tel. 055. 219851
Taking advantage of the Chianti Festival you can visit this beautiful area of Tuscany characterized by a succession of vineyards, olive groves, fortified villages, castles and picturesque villages that dominate the landscape. If you have even one day available we recommend a specific route in order to enjoy this area of Tuscany.
Florence is linked to Chianti by the SS222, also called Chiantigiana Road. Starting from Florence you arrive in Greve in Chianti, which can be considered to be the gateway of Chianti. The Etruscans inhabited this fertile land that gave birth to the navigator Giovanni da Verrazzano, celebrated with the big statue of him in Piazza Matteotti, also called the “Mercantale”.
Don’t miss Santa Croce Church, where you can find lots of artistic works by some artists like Andrea della Robbia. For wine lovers we recommended a visit the Wine Museum, which offers more than 100 different types of wine and where you can enjoy a fantastic tasting!
The next step is the village of Panzano in Chianti. It has been become famous in recent years for the Antica Macelleria Cecchini, where people cut the beefsteak singing the Divine Comedy.
Just outside the village you find the charming San Leolino Church of the 12th century. Then continuing along the Chiantigiana you get to Castellina in Chianti. With its etruscan origin, it played an important role in the struggles between Siena and Florence. The big fortress and walls are symbols of its important past. Do not miss the walk in Via delle Volte which offers a breathtaking view and the Archaeological Museum of Chianti Senese. Right here in 1924t the Chianti Classico Consorzio has been founded and since 1984 the mark DOC and DOCG Guaranteed has been obtained.
A tip: don’t leave Castellina without tasting the ” bread with grapes” that you can find from late September to October, a real delight!
Unlike Castellina, Radda in Chianti has a landscape more defined but no less fascinating. Ancient capital of the League of Chianti, Radda still manifests its importance. Taking the Chiantigiana you arrive after in Gaiole in Chianti, a modern village where in the centre you can find San Bartolomeo Church. You can also visit the Romanesque church of Spaltenna and the San Lorenzo Abbey in Coltibuono. All around the landscape is rich in villages and castles like Brolio, Meleto and Castagnoli.
Obviously these are just some advices from Borgo Grondaie if you want to spend a beautiful day in Chianti. But along the way and with a good map, you will find lots of villages that you can visit or photograph!
Have a good visit!!!!
Pubblicato da Hotel Borgo Grondaie