Posts Tagged ‘Things to see and do in Chianti’

Activities for kids in Tuscany

things to do with children in Tuscany

Some parents are a bit apprehensive about coming on vacation with their children here in Tuscany, thinking perhaps that all we have to offer are art galleries, museums and architecture. In fact, there are endless activities for kids in Tuscany, one of the best of which is to take a tour through the Chianti countryside

See the Ligurian villages known as the Cinque Terre from your vacation base in Tuscany

Manarola, one of the Ligurian villages known as the Cinque Terre

Manarola, pictured here, is one of the Cinque Terre which are actually in Liguria but are frequently visited from a vacation base in Tuscany. Cinque Terre means the “five lands” and refers to five fishing villages perched on the high and steep coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Although at least one or two nights are

Della Robbia Madonna in the Church of San Michele in Volterra

Painted terracotta Madonna in a church in Volterra

This exquisite painted and glazed terracotta Madonna with Child by Giovanni della Robbia is located in a marble tabernacle in the presbytery on the left of the entrance to the Church of San Michele in Volterra. It’s one of the most beautiful masterpieces to be seen in this fascinating Tuscan hilltop town. La Chiesa de San

Spaltenna, the castle and the parish church near Gaiole in Chianti

Pieve di Spaltenna

If you’re in search of great material for scenic photography (plus some history and architecture), pay a visit to Spaltenna, the castle and the parish church near Gaiole in Chianti, Tuscany. Spaltenna is a classic example of a Tuscan fortified settlement consisting of a monastery (previously a castle), a parish church and a cluster of

Certaldo Alto, hometown of Boccaccio

Certaldo Alto

When you’re exploring Tuscany to the southwest of Florence, the old town of Certaldo in Tuscany, known as Certaldo Alto, is definitely worth a visit. This is the hometown of Boccaccio, author of the Decameron and contemporary of Petrarch, and it retains much of its mediaeval architecture and charm. Boccaccio’s house for the last years

Butteri, the cowboys of the coastal Maremma plains of Tuscany

Butteri, the cowboys of the coastal Maremma plains of Tuscany

Butteri were the cowboys (formerly also mounted shepherds) of the coastal Maremma plains of Tuscany. The buttero was a herdsman, the man in charge of watching over, taking care of, taming and breaking in large herds of cows and horses bred in the wild. However, the land reclamation works carried out under Mussolini in the

  • About Us

  • Share our Tuscany Blog with your friends!

  • Sights of Chianti, in Tuscany, Italy. What to see, where to go, places to stay in Chianti. www.greve-in-chianti.com.
    Chianti Travel Guide Copyright 2012 - 2017     ammonet InfoTech for SEO and website promotion