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Top Choice Church in Panzano in Chianti

Pieve di San Leolino

One of the most beautiful churches in Chianti, this Romanesque pieve (rural church with baptistry) is located on a hilltop just outside Panzano in Chianti. Artworks inside the church include a 1421 polyptych behind …
Top Choice Tuscan in San Casciano in Val di Pesa

L'Osteria di Casa Chianti

The type of restaurant that fuels fantasies of moving permanently to Tuscany, this ultra-friendly eatery bakes its own bread, makes pasta by hand, grills bistecca on a wood fire, specialises in truffle and porcini m…
Top Choice Tuscan in Badia a Passignano

L'Antica Scuderia

The large terrace at this ultra-friendly restaurant overlooks one of the Antinori vineyards and is perfect for summer dining. In winter, the elegant dining room comes into its own. Lunch features antipasti, pastas a…
Winery in Greve in Chianti

Vignamaggio

Mona Lisa Gherardini, subject of Leonardo da Vinci's world-famous painting, married into the family that built this villa in the 14th century. More recently, the villa and its magnificent formal gardens featured in …
Village in Greve in Chianti

Montefioralle

Medieval Montefioralle crowns a rise just east of Greve, and can be accessed via a 2km walking path from the town centre (head up Via San Francesco, off Via Roma). Surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, the villa…
Tuscan in San Casciano in Val di Pesa

Rinuccio 1180

Built on the rooftop of the sleek Antinori winery, this restaurant seats diners on an expansive outdoor terrace with a 180-degree Dolby-esque surround of hills, birdsong and pea-green vines. In cooler weather, the d…
Tuscan in Greve in Chianti

La Castellana

Make your way to this hamlet above Greve to enjoy wonderful home-style Tuscan cooking – perhaps handmade ravioli stuffed with mushrooms and truffles, or succulent sliced, rosemary-studded beef. The wine list reads l…
Church in Badia a Passignano

Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo

An 11th-century church on this site was destroyed in the 13th century and replaced by this structure, which was subsequently heavily altered over the centuries. Dedicated to St Michael the Archangel (look for the 12…
Monastery in Badia a Passignano

Monastery

The four Vallombrosan monks who call this medieval abbey home open their quarters to visitors on regular guided tours. The highlight is the refectory, which was remodelled in the 15th century and is presided over by…
Deli in Greve in Chianti

Bistro Falorni

Italians do fast food differently, and what a wonderful difference it is. Greve's famous macelleria (butcher) and gourmet-provision shop opened this cafeteria attached to the macelleria in 2013, and it was an instan…