Il Visciolo

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Visiting Chianti

San Casciano is part of the Chianti Classico and Florentine Chianti areas, agricultural zones primarily devoted to grape vineyards and olive trees, with special effort to guarantee quality of production, sustainability, in the respect of the local tradition and nature. The Florentine Chianti, with the city of Florence itself, is appreciated also for the excellent quality of steaks and other meat food.

Chianti Classico territory extends in the municipalities of Castellina in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, Barberino Val d'Elsa, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Greve in Chianti, Poggibonsi, San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Tavarnelle Val di Pesa.

The wine zone called Florentine Chianti (Chianti fiorentino in italian) comprehends the municipalities of Greve in Chianti, Barberino Val d'Elsa, Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, Fiesole, Bagno a Ripoli, Pontassieve, Pelago, Rignano sull'Arno, Reggello, Incisa in Val d'Arno, Figline Valdarno, Firenze, Impruneta, Scandicci, Lastra a Signa, Montelupo Fiorentino, Montespertoli, San Casciano in Val di Pesa and Certaldo.

Chianti without a car

A car is advised to better move around the smaller localities, but you can reach most villages also by coach.

SITA coaches line 368 and 370 permit you to direcly explore the municipality of San Casciano, Tavarnelle, Barberino val d'Elsa, Scandicci.

To explore the other part of Florentine Chianti, on the right side of Mercatale in Val di Pesa, you have to change bus. From San Casciano you have to take line 368-370 going towards Firenze (Florence), all are fine except the ones going there via Superstrada RA03. Then get down at Falciani. From there you have to take line 365 so you can reach Panzano, Greve in Chianti, Radda in Chianti.

This page was last updated on Saturday 21 February 2015.