Over the centuries, Tuscany’s expansive olive groves, cypress trees and far reaching vineyards have become iconic symbols of the region. Attracting wine lovers from around the globe, the red fruits, bitter herbs, balsamic vinegar and smoky flavours of Chianti make this feisty little region a firm favourite the world over.
Visit one of the numerous vineyards and wine cellars to sample some vintages for yourself. You’ll learn first-hand how this tipple became such a solid Italian staple. Better yet, find your favourite flavour from the comfort of a shaded terrace in one of our luxury villas in Chianti. Let us arrange for an expert to bring a selection right to your door. As you sip away, you’ll get some unique local insight into the region’s history.
Beyond wine, the Tuscan countryside is also a beautiful place to explore. Head out hiking or cycling in the hills, or hire a car to discover the medieval cities and settlements that dot the undulating landscape.
Offering a romantic and quintessentially Italian escape, Chianti is an ideal destination for a honeymoon or romantic retreat. With the Tuscan sun beating down overhead, a glass of wine in one hand and a dish of olives in the other, you’ll soon understand how this beautiful part of Italy developed such a world-class reputation.
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You are not expected to tip on top of restaurant service charges, though leaving a small amount is common practice. If there is no service charge, you might consider leaving 10%/15%, but it is not obligatory. In bars any small change is left as a tip. Tipping taxi drivers is also not mandatory but suggested.