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Itineraries in Chianti

Ideas on what to see in vist during your coming holiday in Chianti What to do and where to go: hints for your holiday in Chianti

Villa Rosa, thanks to its strategic location in Panzano in Chianti, is an excellent starting point for excursions by car to nearby Tuscan hill towns and villages where you will still find antique values and flavours.

.Here are a few tips, but feel free to contact us for more information and personalised itineraries. Don't forget that we organise visits with personal guides and drivers and that we can reserve museum tickets for you.

Places to visit near Villa Rosa di Boscorotondo

  • Panzano in Chianti
    7 km from Villa Rosa. Panzano Alto was built on the foundations of an ancient castle.
  • Castellina in Chianti
    12 km from Villa Rosa. There are some interesting archaeological sites, churches and important architectural monuments such as Rocca di Castellina, seat of the Archaeological Museum.
  • Radda in Chianti
    12 km from Villa Rosa. Visit Palazzo del Podestà and the Museum of Sacred Art. Volpaia is a fortified medieval hamlet now part of the town of Radda.

Must-see events
  • In May “Festa del Giaggiolo” (Iris Festival) is held in San Polo in Chianti. It is a continuation of an authentic tradition of of the town where Iris bulbs are dried and prepared for use in making perfumes
  • In August, “Calici di Stelle” is  held in several villages in Chianti in the days bridging the feast day of St Lawrence (August 10th), a unique occasion to unite the spell of shooting stars with the seduction of Chianti wine.
  • In October, the first Sunday of the month is dedicated to an historical bicycle race, L'Eroica. It starts in Gaiole but winds all over Chianti. There are several itineraries ranging from 30 to 180 km. It is organised by a special foundation for the purpose of maintaining the many historical unpaved country roads in Tuscany.

A little farther away, beyond these charming villages, you can visit world famous cities:

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