The medieval castle of Monteriggioni is among the local beauties: it is situated in the Chianti area, 10 km far from Siena, and surrounded by imposing walls and fourteen towers. Its political importance is due to its strategical position, close to the boundaries of the ancient Sienese Republic, facing the rival Florentine area as to defend Siena from their northern attacks.
As well as the entire Chianti area, Monteriggioni played a fundamental role in the Medieval politics, alternatively led by Siena or Florence in a quite endless series of battles across the Chiantishire.Castellina in Chianti is another jewel of the area: its curvy roads are bikers' beloved routes, while its wine cellars attract visitors from all around world. The view from the Rocca, which you can enter from the Museo Archeologico del Chianti, in the heart of the town, is breath-taking and an unmissable stop during your visit.
This tour is designed for those looking for the essence of Tuscany without the rush of one day tours tight schedule and wine enthusiasts, who will be happy to taste Chianti from two different and excellent wineries, visiting the cellars where the wines are left to age, under the guidance of local wine producers.