You don’t have to be named Hannibal Lecter to appreciate this trip
Villa-booking website To Tuscany has created a free trail to mark the 300th anniversary of the delineation of the Chianti wine-growing area by Cosimo III de’ Medici.
To Tuscany’s ‘10 Chianti Classics’ is a selection of new and recommended activities and experiences, hand-picked by the team, to help guests make the most of their holiday during this anniversary year. From wine-tastings to star-gazing, open-air concerts to ice-cream-making demonstrations, the fun suggestions can be enjoyed by young and old alike.
Each suggestion can be viewed online at www.to-tuscany.com/10-chianti-classics, or downloaded onto mobile devices with live links to Google maps, plotting the different destinations. It can also be simply printed off as a hard copy to take along on the journey.
There’s the chance to taste some of the best wines produced in the region and tour a world-class collection of art at Castello di Ama. Here, visitors can combine tastings of renowned vintages, including the Chianti Classico Vigneto La Casuccia, with a tour of works by artists such as Louise Bourgeois and Anish Kapoor.