Tourism and relaxation: a tour in the Chianti region followed by a dip in the pool!
Siena and its territory
The land of the Chianti region, with all its charms, attracts millions of visitors from all over the world. The territory is located between the provinces of Florence, Arezzo and Siena. It is largely occupied by rolling hills, and covered mostly by vineyards whose grapes are used to produce the red Chianti DOCG wine. The hilly landscape is dotted with isolated churches, farmhouses and villages rich in history, such as Siena and San Gimignano, which Unesco has declared World Heritage sites .
Chianti: a land rich in history and tradition
style=”text-align:justify;”Visiting Siena, you can admire the many works of art that this ancient town retains. The centrally-located piazza del Campo, with its clamshell shape, is undoubtedly the city’s main attraction. Not only is it surrounded by stunning architecture, it is also the scene of the Palio, an internationally famous event. Those who painting should include in their schedule a visit to the beautiful paintings and frescoes preserved in the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, one of the greatest examples of Roman-Gothic Italian style. Inside you can even admire works by Donatello. Siena is well connected to the main attractions in the Chianti region. The road and rail networks, for example, allow you to reach the Val d’Orcia and Mount Amiata. Here you can take an exciting ride on a bike or on horseback, perhaps along the legendary Via Francigena. Then, villages such as San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and Montalcino, allow you to step back in time into the middle ages, thanks to their churches and imposing town walls. There also several tours, departing from Siena, that combine well-being and food, making stops at the major cities and towns of the area, such as Bagno Vignoni and Rapolano Terme, as well as the best olive oil and wine producers.
Tips for making the most of your holiday
For a perfect stay in this land full of delights, it is imperative to discover the excellent wines produced here, as well as to choose the most suitable accommodation. Wine tradition is tied to Radda, Gaiole and Castellina, villages chosen in 1384 to form the League of Chianti. From here you can visit all the small wineries that have contributed to the success of Chianti red wine, which in 1981 was awarded the prestigious appellation of DOCG. After these interesting visits, in the evening you can relax with a nice dip in the pool, perhaps at the Hotel Garden. This beautiful 4-star hotel is equipped with all the comforts you need. It stands out due to the wealth of activities that guests can enjoy, such as guided tours, golfing, truffle-hunting excursions and visits to crystal-producing factories. The Hotel Garden is nestled in a beautiful 18th-century park, and serves typical local dishes in the splendid La Limonaia restaurant.