Shortcut Guide to the Chianti Wine Region of Italy

Located in central Italy, along the western coastline, the Chianti wine region is one of the many distinct wine growing areas in the world-famous Tuscany wine regions. Although the Chianti varietal grows throughout Tuscany, the main growing area is between the cities of Florence and Siena and Arezza. The towns of Greve in Chianti and Radda in Chianti are two of the best locations for wine tourists in the region.

Chianti’s mass appeal to international visitors is due in part to its highly romanticized countryside, replete with rolling hills, endless acres of vineyards and olive groves and charming hilltop villages, and in even greater part to its vast selection of iconic and noteworthy wines.

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Where to Stay in Chianti

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The Chianti Wine Region of Italy is full of great surprises, wonderful food and friendly tasting rooms.
The Chianti Wine Region of Italy is full of great surprises, wonderful food and friendly tasting rooms.

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Laura Lynch, creator and writer of Savored Journeys, is an avid world traveler, certified wine expert, and international food specialist. She has written about travel and food for over 20 years and has visited 70+ countries.

Shortcut Guide to the Chianti Wine Region of Italy

14 thoughts on “Shortcut Guide to the Chianti Wine Region of Italy

  1. Jackie Sills-Dellegrazie says:

    Your infographic brings back such great memories. This is where I spent time on my honeymoon (gulp) almost 10 years ago! We stayed in the hills of Greve at an Antinori vineyard/agriturismo Inn. We shipped wine home from Greve’s enoteca, enjoyed the weekly market, and had a spectacular dinner at Ristorante La Castellana. I so wish we had taken a cooking class. Looks like a great experience.

  2. Natasha says:

    This is a pdf to download next time we are in Chianti. We travel to Italy quite a bit so this is perfect. And mmmm that truffle pasta looks delicious!

  3. Jennifer Melroy says:

    Great PDF on Italy’s wine country. This would make a great companion to a Italian road trip. Plus one gets to drink wine.

  4. Vicki Louise says:

    Love your infographic! However, I think this post would be best digested with a bottle of wine.. now where did I put the bottle opener.. 😉

  5. Vicky and Buddy says:

    I love this infographic! So much great information, especially the suggestion to take a cooking class. I’d be eating everything as soon as it was done!

    • Laura Lynch says:

      It’s one of my favorites too! I love that they specialize in one wine and do it so incredibly well.

  6. Deborah Regen says:

    Visiting the Chianti Classico section of Tuscany is a must for food & wine lovers! Interesting x2 during the fall grape harvest season. There are plenty of guest villas in that area; may I suggest Casa Montrogoli just 10 minutes by car from Greve. The owners Arianna and Alessio offer cooking lessons using the produce of their own organic garden and wine tastings too. I interviewed them recently for a post on my ecotourism site.

    • Laura Lynch says:

      Thanks for the recommendation, Deborah. There are so many great places to stay and eat in Tuscany. It’s great to know where the best are!

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