What to see in Chianti

Casale la Gora is right in the heart of Tuscany, a land that is beautiful and abundant, where you can enjoy unforgettable and – we hope – repeatable holidays.

We are lucky, it’s true. Around us, unique art cities and villages that are renowned the world over: Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Lucca, Pisa, and Arezzo. Chianti, Val d’Orcia and other areas, where the nature is spectacular and at the same time, simple, leaving you with a sense of peace that will remain in your heart.

These few lines are not enough to tell you about everything you can see and enjoy on your Tuscan holiday, so we will just give you some ideas.

What to see in Siena

Siena is an enchanting city: time seems to stand still, in spite of the hustle and bustle of people who come from every corner of the world to see the urban decoration with its Mediaeval style, and breathe in the noises of the Palio, a traditional event held twice a year to the comments and thrills of the crown in Piazza del Campo in the shadow of the Torre del Mangia.

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The duomo of Arezzo
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What to see in Arezzo

Arezzo is famous for its gold, worked in many large and small businesses, for the Palio del Saracino and because it was home to the oldest university in Tuscany, and one of the first in Europe. It has been home to artists and poets, such as Francesco Petrarch, Giorgio Vasari, Guido d’Arezzo, and Guittone d’Arezzo and visited for the frescos by Piero della Francesca inside the chapel of the Basilica of San Francesco and for the crucifix by Cimabue inside the church of San Domenico. The dimension of the city, with its approximately 330,000 inhabitants (2020) make it a liveable and visitable, even during the famous Antiques Fair, held on the first Saturday and Sunday of every month.

What to see in Lucca

Lucca is famous, like many of the Tuscan cities, for its historic monuments, but it is one of the few capitals to have preserved its centre completely surrounded by 16th-century city walls, intact and almost unchanged over the centuries. The walls have a perimeter of approx. 4,223 m, which is well maintained and can be walked or cycled. There is flourishing vegetation, and the route is used by tourists and locals alike.

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What to see in Chianti
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What to see in Chianti

An area located in the heart of Tuscany covering part of the provinces of Siena and Florence. Known the world over for its beauty, it features hills that are simply covered by vineyards and olive groves, created by the hands of its farmers, and by the villages of Chianti, Castellina in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti, Greve in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, Barberino Tavarnelle, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Poggibonsi and San Casciano in Val di Pesa. Here is where Chianti Classico wine is made and with our Experiences, you can taste some of the most famous of Tuscany’s wines. Reminder: other events include Eroica, a bicycle event with a vintage feel.