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Chianti Rufina and Pomino

Just to the east of Florence where two wines Chianti Rufina DOC and Chianti Pomino DOC are produced that have distinctive personality and characteristics.

Chianti Rufina and PominoAn enchanting realm is to be found just to the east of Florence where two wines Chianti Rufina DOC and Chianti Pomino DOC are produced that have distinctive personality and characteristics and that have both been popular for centuries. The sublime Tuscan civilisation was born among these hills stretching towards the Appenines in a landscape studded with towers, ancient stables, sixteenth century villas and Romanesque churches.
It was here that Giotto lived out his adolescence and the great Florentine families built their villas and castles; it was here that Christianity in Tuscany had its major places of worship. The Chianti Rufina and Pomina Wine Trail, to which sixteen wineries and numerous restaurants, farm guesthouses, craftsmen and service agencies belong, was established in this landscape which is still waiting to be fully discovered. The Trail offers visits to wineries and other attractions in a fairly contained area of five Comuni: Pontassieve, Pelago, Rufina, Londa and Dicomano. One of the most interesting aspect of this Trail is that it is extremely close to Florence, making even brief day trips feasible. The route can be adapted to take in some of the most breathtaking churches and castles in Tuscany, to suit all timetables and tastes. The Trail Travel Agency has created packages to satisfy all needs, ranging from tours of a few hours to a few weeks. What makes the Trail so exciting is the sheer diversity to be found in the sixteen vineyards along the way. There are medieval manor houses with underground cellars, ancient fortalices transformed into elegant country residences and gorgeous Renaissance villas which dominate the hills around them.

Each vineyard offers different possibilities and together they tell the story of this fantastic area and the families who have cultivated it for centuries. Another feature of the Trail is that all the wine-growers are natives of this region, with their roots firmly planted in its traditions. Thus, in talking to these producers, the tourist can have contact with people who have lived the local history and have a profound knowledge of the customs and traditions of this magic place. However, the area is not just famous for its wines, but also for its amazing gastronomic tradition. The restaurants on the Trail bear witness to the toils of housewives of the past who spent most of their day cooking. Ancient flavours and recipes are reworked in the light of modern day tastes and requirements.
Salamis and cheeses, soups, home-made pasta, steaks from the nearby Mugello cattle, stew cooked in Chianti Rufina, followed by local desserts can be enjoyed. Wine is not the only obsession here, yet the vine is king here! Vineyards are to be found surrounded by impenetrable woods, olive groves and cypresses that follow the gentle curves of the hills, or towers and campaniles that soar skyward. Art and nature, wine and gastronomy, sport and entertainment, these and more await the tourist lucky enough to embark on the Chianti Rufina and Pomino Wine Trail.

Chianti Rufina and Pomino wine trail


Accommodations in the area

  • La Locanda Hotel Radda in Chianti Siena La Locanda
    The Country Hotel La Locanda is a old farmhouse completely restored overlooking the most beautiful landscape of Chianti Classico near the beautiful medieval village of Volpaia in Radda in Chianti.
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    Agriturimo Marciano : an exlusive opportunity, two holidays at the place of only one. stay in the country and life downtown. Marciano is located near the walls of the Middle Age town of Siena.
  • Relais della Rovere Relais Colle Val D'Elsa Siena Relais della Rovere
    The Relais Della Rovere is a charming hotel created from the conversion of an ancient Benedictine abbey and a papal villa of the Renaissance period.
  • Marignolle relais & charme Hotel Firenze Florence Marignolle relais & charme
    The charming Marignolle Relais & Charme, nestled the hills of Florence, is the ideal solution for those who want a place of excellence and relaxation and love peace and privacy without the amenities of a luxury hotel.
  • Agriturismo la Lucciolaia Farmhouse San Gimignano Siena Agriturismo la Lucciolaia
    In the vicinity of the medieval centre of San Gimignano, nestled in the rolling hills of the gorgeous Tuscan countryside, Agriturismo La Lucciolaia is perfectly located for exploring Tuscany's most prized art towns.
  • La Pieve Farmhouse Colle Val D'Elsa Siena La Pieve
    La Pieve, charming farmhouse located on the hills of Val d'Elsa, between Volterra and San Gimignano, along the Via Francigena, in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, with its luxuriant nature and rich history.
  • Agriturismo Villa il Palagetto Farmhouse San Gimignano Siena Agriturismo Villa il Palagetto
    Agriturismo Villa il Palagetto located in the vicinity of the medieval centre of San Gimignano, nestled in the rolling hills of the gorgeous Tuscan countryside.
  • B&B la Fornace di Racciano Bed Breakfast San Gimignano Siena B&B la Fornace di Racciano
    La Fornace di Racciano is a lovely Bed&Breakfast a short distance from the historical centre of medieval San Gimignano. It consists of a typical Tuscan country house surrounded by a large flowery garden.
  • Agriturismo Cesani Farmhouse San Gimignano Siena Agriturismo Cesani
    Azienda Agricola Biologica Cesani is an organic farm nestled in the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside, in the tiny country hamlet of Pancole, 6 km to the medieval town of San Gimignano.
  • Agriturismo La Valle Farmhouse Montaione Florence Agriturismo La Valle
    In the hearth of Tuscany, less than 1 km far from Montaione, are displaced the holiday cottages of La Valle.
  • Fignano Villa Montaione Florence Fignano
    Set among the green hills of Tuscan countryside, 3 Km far from Montaione, are displaced the holiday cottages of Fignano.
  • Agriturismo le Caggiole Farmhouse Montepulciano Siena Agriturismo le Caggiole
    Immersed in the verdant countryside around the noble town of Montepulciano, that boasts ancient Etruscan origins, Le Caggiole Estate is perfectly located for exploring Tuscany's most prized treasures.
  • Il Convento di Monte Pozzali Farmhouse Massa Marittima Grosseto Il Convento di Monte Pozzali
    The convent of Monte Pozzali is an ancient monastery dating from the 12th century which has been completely renovated into a welcoming country residence.
  • B&B Giardino dei Sugheri Bed Breakfast Scarlino Grosseto B&B Giardino dei Sugheri
    Bed Breakfast Giardino dei Sugheri is located in Maremma Tuscany and is the result of a careful restructuring which gave new life to an old farmhouse in the heart of Tuscany.

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