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Visit the town of Castellina in Chianti and see the medieval walls and fortifications. One of the main cities in the region is Greve in Chianti. Stroll through the ancient market place, the Piazza Matteotti, and admire the many arcades. Radda in Chianti is another Tuscan hill town to visit on you Chianti vacation.
Get active on your Chianti villa holiday and hike through the beautiful Monte San Michele Nature Park in the Chianti Mountain range and see the regional flora and fauna in their natural state. Go cycling or walking through the many towns and villages, taking advantage of the many opportunities to stop and taste the wine or the regional cuisine. A Chianti vacation is also an opportunity to take a cooking class at one of the many cooking schools, showing you how to replicate those fabulous Tuscan flavours.
A Typical Tuscan meal begins with Crostini - large pieces of toasted Italian bread, served with dip or with assorted toppings. This is usually followed by pasta, such as ravioli or tortellini, or soup, such as Ribollita. Try the lasagnes or pasta flavoured with game. Tomatoes, leafy greens, beans and Chestnuts grow abundantly in this region and can be tasted frequently in the regional cuisine. Roasted or pan-fried beef, pork and chicken, flavoured with local herbs, are popular for main courses. Many cafes and restaurants will also offer a wonderful assortment of salamis and cheeses, delicious with the local mild-tasting (salt less) breads. Tuscan Pecorino cheese, served with fruit and wine, is a wonderful way to finish your meal.
Festivals and Events in Tuscany - Chianti
Greve - Market in the Piazza Matteotti (every Saturday)
Greve - Antiques and Collectors Fair (Easter Monday and the second Sunday in October)
Chiocchio - Boar Festival (April)
San Polo in Chianti - Iris Festival (May)
Many Villages - Chianti Festival (July)
Greve - Chianti Wine Fair (September)
Castellina in Chianti - Music Week (September)
Vagliagli - Grape Festival (September)
Lucolena - Chestnut Festival (October)