In this idyllic corner, between Siena and Florence, centuries of history and tradition donated a unique and deep charm. It is the land of farms, of country houses, of ancient rural homes, where is still possible to experience the "good old days", good food and good wine and where there are still strong traditions that are handed down from a generation to another.
From the Hotel Leopoldo you can choose between various beautiful itinerary that will lead you in the "Wine routes" to discover the evocative territory of the Chianti shire, rich in farms, wineries and cellars that produce excellent wine. Drive through the wine routes means discovering an uncontaminated setting, breathethe smells and flavours of Tuscany stopping on the way at the farms to taste wine and olive oil, meeting on the way ancient churches, castles, medieval villages and monasteries, where you can discover the most precious and true aspects of this charming land.
Get into the heart of Chianti Classico visiting the famous old villages of Castellina, Radda and Gaiole in Chianti, towns set in a rolling hills area known and appreciated nowadays as the most ancient and precious wine production area, distinguished by the symbol of the Gallo Nero the Black Cockerel that you can find on the label of the vino Chianti DOC and DOCG. Don’t miss the chance to live the real atmosphere of the area, with some of the wine most known in the world, stopping in one od our accommodations set in the heart of Chianti: Palazzo Leopoldo, Palazzo San Niccolò e L’Ultimo Mulino, where you’ll find a warm welcome and refined settings in a typical Tuscan style.
Discover the wide area of production of the DOCG Chianti Colli Senesi going through typical ancient villages to reach Siena, city of the Italian gothic, rich of art, history and charm, famous for the Palio race that takes place in the heart of the historic centre, in the wonderful Piazza del Campo. The town is also the center of Enoteca Italiana, inside the Fortezza Medicea where in June there takes place the "Wine week".
Otherwise you can choose between other evocative itineraries, like the one of the Chianti Colli Fiorentini that, going through the most important farms of the Florence area, reach Florence, one of the most beautiful town in the world. The town has also the "Wine Palace" in Palazzo Pitti and numerous restaurants and wineries. In Florence you can also find some of the major wineries such as Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi and Marchesi Antinori. For the fans of regional happenings and festivals, in March there is "Firenze a tavola con l’Europa" and the "Offerta del vino del contado alla Signoria" in September.
You could also enjoy one of the happenings in the villages among the Chianti Route, where to taste and buy local products, such as the cinta senese cured pork meat, the honey and pecorino toscano, and appreciate ancient tradition.