The Chianti is one of the most beautiful areas in Tuscany, Italy, stretching between Florence and Siena. Full of rolling hills, vineyards and olive groves.
A place where man and nature have created a land of exceptional beauty and extraordinary products. The Chianti means countryside.
And this is one of the most scenic in the world, an area of elegant ancient villas that have been turned into elegant tourist accommodation with swoon-inducing views.
There are castles here too, like Castello di Verrazzano in Greve in Chianti, and Medieval hamlets like Volpaia, now a haven for savvy tourists.
Vineyards and olive groves. Forests and hilltop towns. Medieval castles perched on verdant green hillsides. And of course the ubiquitous lines of elegant cypress trees.
This is what awaits you in the Chianti, and perhaps the perfect way to enjoy this landscape is to drift above it in the morning air carried by a hot air balloon. It’s no surprise the Chianti is often featured at the top of so many travel bucket lists.