Siena Area Travel Guide

The itinerary traverses the southern part of the Chianti district. The feature the whole of this area has in common, is no precise boundary provided by the geographical conformation of the area, but the extraordinary quality of the wine produced on its slopes.
The areas of Radda, Gaiole, and Castellina, the historical part of the wine producing territory already famous in the Middle Ages, followed by the neighboring territories bordered by San Casciano, San Gimignano, Montepulciano, Montalcino, and beyond, formed a consortium in 1924, adopting the ancient badge of a Chianti league as their crest: the black rooster. Three years later the name of Chianti was granted to the vine growers outside the black rooster area, and the consortium of the Putto, or cherub, was founded including the Pisan, Florentine, and Aretine hills, and Montalbano and Rufina. In southern Chianti too, farms and country market town stud the landscape together with a considerable number of castles, vivid reminders of the land’s feudal past.
Leaving Siena via the Ovile gate, one proceeds in a North easterly direction along twisty road 408 in the direction of Montevarchi. At the crossroads with road number 484, one turns right along the latter arriving to Brolio.


The town is situated at the top of the hill commanding the Valdichiana and the Val d’Orcia. It is renowned for its excellent wines, chief…


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