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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Park
“The Chianti Sculpture Park can be found on the road going towards Pievasciata (Siena). Open from April to September from 10.00am to dusk; from October to March only by appointment. Closed Monday entrance fee charged. The park was opened in 2003, all the works are allocated in a circular plot, crossing an oak wood. The itinerary begins with the owner’s house-gallery opposite the park entrance – even the ticket office is a work of art. The circular itinerary ends with the Japanese artist Kei Nakamura’s ‘Casa del Bosco’.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Castle
“The bigger vineyard and cellar in the Chianti area. You can visit the cellar, the castle and taste over then 14 kind of wine ”
  • 27 locals recommend
  • 3 Experiences
Church
“Not only a world class winery with a stupendous monastery but also surrounding gardens and hiking trails. My wife goes running here almost everyday. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Lodging
“Il Ristorante di cucina toscana Villa di Sotto offre una splendida vista sul Chianti e su Siena!”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Outstanding restaurant, awarded 1 Michelin star, and beautiful location overlooking the hills of Chianti ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Simone the owner and chef is amazing and the restaurant is rated number 1 in Chianti. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
City
“A typical ancient village in the heart of Classic Chianti with food and wine offers and tastings of excellent wines from the Black Rooster.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Food
“Its location, set between the Republics of Siena and Florence, ensured that the Castle was the background of many wars between the Guelphs and the Ghibellines”
  • 5 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Route
“American James Sherwood bought Capannelle, a 16th-century Tuscan farmhouse to create a pioneering boutique winery, and set about blending some of Chianti’s most coveted wines. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“"Enoteca con degustazione vini, formaggi, salumi e altri prodotti tipici locali - Spedizione vino anche a domicilio"”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Not much nightlife in Chianti...this is an easy location to wine taste before dinner.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Ristorante di alta cucina, accogliente e ricco di materie prime del territorio rivisitate in chiave contemporanea. Ampio giardino con tavoli perfetto la bella stagione.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Locality
“Gaiole, together with Castellina and Radda, the historical centre of Chianti Classico production. This is the wine my generation got to know in its familiar squat bottle with the straw cover. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
  • 3 Experiences
Vineyard
“A medieval hamlet on the top of a hill 500 meters above sea level, in the territory of Gaiole in Chianti, in the province of Siena, flanking two magnificent late 18th-century villas. Admire a contemporary art collection, a wealth of works created by artists of international fame inspired by the various elements of the wine universe. You can book the visit or stop in the restaurant IL RISTORO DI AMA or just stop in the wineshop for a wine tasting.”
  • 4 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Grocery or Supermarket
“A real Italian ALIMENTARI where you can order ten slices of Salami, cheeses, olives oil , great wines, great pasta...”
  • 2 locals recommend
Lodging
“Enoteca e cantina da visitare mentre si sorseggia un ottimo calice di vino ”
  • 2 locals recommend