As we departe Castellina in Chianti we will have the architectural beauty of the ancient town hall behind us, one of the many Brunelleschi's masterpieces. Then we will follow the ancient Via Francigena route. Along the gentle slopes of Chianti dotted with vineyards and olive groves we will stop in at one of the cellars of the Chianti classico area.
Here we will taste and enjoy the hospitality of our friendly winemaker with wine tastings, bruschetta with olive oil and other local Tuscan products. You will meet and spend time with the owner and his family, really getting in touch with Tuscan people and their traditions.
Along this stretch of the Francigena we could run into a family of Cinta Senese (ancient local pig) and, with a little of luck, roe deer. All elements that characterize the Chianti -oaks, cypress trees and a multitude of colorful flora- directly give the bouquet to the Chianti classico wine.
Finally we will reach our goal: the Castle of Staggia. Right under another of Brunelleschi's masterpieces.