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Chiantigiana Road

#624 of 1,729 Tours in Tuscany
Tuscany, Italy
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The ancient road leading from Florence to Siena is full of spectacular scenery, historic sites and the romance of the Tuscany region of Italy.
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Chiantigiana Road
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Pablo wrote a review Sep 2019
Tampere, Finland52 contributions44 helpful votes
We drove this road from the beginning. It is full of vineyards offering winetours with tasting. We had a really nice winetour at Vineard Ottomani. The host was one of the owners and represented the vineyard intensively. I recommend S222 vineroad and Ottomani Vineyard.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Heli K wrote a review Jun 2019
Lappeenranta, Finland1273 contributions178 helpful votes
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Chiantigiana (SR 222), Chianti Wine Road, leads you to absolutely breathtaking beautiful countryside at least in spring time. You can start your journey e.g. Florence and end up to Siena. Along the road there are huge vineyards, olive trees, charming small medieval towns and villages. Even though you are not interested in wines, I recommend this road. And if you are, you need a driver :) I could easily spend my whole holiday in Chianti, but if you are exploring Tuscany for the future holidays like we did this time, you'll get a good idea in one day where to go and where to stay over on your next trip to Chianti. We stayed two nights in Siena, but to Chianti we ended up after visiting Val d'Orsia, Montepulciano and Arezzo first. During our Chianti 24 hours we drove first from Arezzo to Chianti area (not Chiantigiana of course) and our first short pitstop was Gaiole in Chianti. We had cappuccinos in one of the main street's cafes. Gaiole was the smallest of the villages we visited. We ended up there via small countryside roads because we did not want to use highways at all. In this part of our trip the landscape was more hilly and there where more forests too. From Gaiole we continued to three other small towns and villages Radda in Chianti where we had lunch, Castellina in Chianti where we did little shopping and last Greve in Chianti where we stayed over in a charming agriturismo place called Borgo del Cabreo. In planning the route we used e.g. Discover Tuscany web site It is a good basic site which points out the most important sights and will help you to plan your trip. Chiantigiana (SR222) is a classic and for a very good reason. You will see fairy tale forests, green hills, vineyards, olive trees, medieval villages, castles, art, historical sites already from Etruscan times, great restaurants and much more. You will also have many opportunities for wine tasting of course and to buy different kinds of local products. And many of the shops ship you shopping to you - so you do not have to carry them around.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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SagarVS wrote a review Oct 2014
India2441 contributions807 helpful votes
One of the best roads to sample raw tuscany beauty. Endless vineyards, villages, castles, restaurants dot this place all through. If you are a photographer do this route early in the morning or around sunset and you will be delighted by the sheer beauty of this place.
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Date of experience: September 2014
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