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Top Choice Sculpture in Gaiole in Chianti

Castello di Ama

At Castello di Ama, centuries-old wine-making traditions meet cutting-edge contemporary art in a 12th-century borgo (agricultural estate). As well as vineyards and a winery producing internationally acclaimed wines …
Top Choice Tuscan in Gaiole in Chianti

Osteria del Castello

Chef Silvia Zinato creates modern twists on classic Tuscan dishes at this osteria on the Castello di Brolio estate. Her food is light and full of flavour, made with seasonal ingredients (including vegetables grown i…
Castle in Gaiole in Chianti

Castello di Brolio

The ancestral estate of the aristocratic Ricasoli family dates from the 11th century and is the oldest winery in Italy. Currently home to the 32nd baron, it opens its formal garden, panoramic terrace and museum to d…
Museum in Radda in Chianti

Casa Chianti Classico

Occupying an 18th-century convent complex attached to a 10th-century church, this facility is operated by the Consorzio di Chianti Classico and pays homage to the region’s favourite product. Book to visit the Wine M…
Abbey in Chianti Senese

Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore

Concealed amidst dense forest on the edge of the Castelnuovo Berardenga region, this 14th-century abbey was founded by Giovanni (John) Tolomei – later Saint Bernardo Tolomei – and is still a retreat for Benedictine …
Tuscan in Radda in Chianti

Bar Ucci

The philosophy behind this bar-cafe is to use good ingredients and a warm welcome to create special moments – and it works. The house salami is made by the owner's father, dishes range from simple crostoni, pasta an…
Wine Bar in Radda in Chianti

Enoteca Casa Chianti Classico

The rear terrace of this stylish enoteca inside this wine complex is one of the best lunch or aperitivo spots in the Chianti Senese, sporting lovely views over the surrounding wine country. The pasta is handmade, an…
Tuscan in Gaiole in Chianti

Il Ristoro di Ama

Sit inside the 18th-century villa or on the terrace of the restaurant on the Castello di Ama wine estate to enjoy rustic dishes featuring vegetables grown in the estate's kitchen garden (opt for an antipasto plate o…
Tuscan in Radda in Chianti

Ristorante La Bottega

Cucina contadina (food from the farmers' kitchen) is the mainstay of this pretty restaurant run by the Barucci family – the kitchen garden is right outside and Mum Gina is likely to have made the soup or pasta (her …
Tuscan in Castellina in Chianti

Ristorante Albergaccio

Albergaccio bills its culinary approach as 'the territory on the table' and local seasonal produce certainly holds sway here. Once the proud possessor of a Michelin accolade, its star has waned (literally) in recent…