Exploring Chianti is like a treasure hunt, around every corner is a surprise.
Discover tiny villages, larger towns, old farm houses and castles. Vineyards, woods and olive groves line the roads and hidden among them some of my favorite places to explore.
The 222 highway runs from Florence to Siena though some of Tuscany's best wine producing vineyards. In Italy you don't drink without eating and I have listed some of my favorite places to dine.
Mostly, I think Chianti is about the people, the Chiantigiani, that live with such passion. Take time to enjoy the artisans and artists in the magical region.
★ About the Author ★
Judy Witts Francini has made Tuscany her home since 1984. A chef in her former life, now cooking teacher, food writer, Italian life coach and Culinary Curator, Judy's cooking classes and custom culinary programs are tops in Tuscany. Married to a Florentine, can always be found exploring some new market, testing a new recipe or sharing secrets with the farmers and butchers she meets in Italy.
★ About Sutro Media ★
This guide is published in partnership with Sutro Media. By enabling local writers to share their expertise on mobile phones, Sutro Media is making it easier and more fun to explore the world!
If you have any problems, comments, or suggestions for improvement, we'd love to hear from you - firstname.lastname@example.org