Although with no set borders, the Chianti region of Tuscany is generally located between the cities of Florence and Siena, covering an area about 60 km north to south and 40 km east to west. Famous the world over for its luscious wines Chianti’s viticulture dates back to approximately the 13th century. Traditionally associated with mass-produced and basic quality wines, served in the customary bottle within a straw basket, a modernization of the traditional recipe took place which brought the wines international acclaim. Beyond the numerous vineyards tours in Chianti, there is a host of other activities for all types of travellers. From cooking classes, to guided walking tours, hot balloon rides, to exploring hilltop town and their festivals, Chianti is sure to impress. Staying near a local winery is a great base for a week or more of exploring in the area. Our portfolio offers a varied selection of Chianti villas and can fulfill the needs of even the most discerning traveller.
Probably the most visited town in Chianti is Greve in Chianti, well-known for its triangular shaped main piazza, enclosed with porticos and which has hosted a market for locals since the middle ages. Just a few kms away you’ll find the Church of Santa Maria and also a castle in the town of Panzano. With so many characteristic small villages dotting the Chianti countryside, it is best to hire a car during your stay, allowing you to discover your new favourite spot for a glass of wine among the ancient narrow streets. SopranoVillas selection of private Chianti villas offers historic mansions with private swimming pools and tennis courts for large groups, charming cottages suitable for families or small groups of friends, or even luxury villas built by the Medici family. Private Chianti winery accommodations allows you to experience the area as a local would with full privacy.