Castello di Vicchiomaggio near Greve in Chianti

Vicchiomaggio

Vicchiomaggio

Vicchiomaggio

Castello di Vicchiomaggio near Greve in Chianti, Tuscany

The courtyard of Castello di Vicchiomaggio
The courtyard of Castello di Vicchiomaggio

The Castle of Vicchiomaggio is in fact a splendid Renaissance villa incorporating the remains of a very early, probably Lombard, castle. It is also a producer of some of the best Chianti Classico wines – indeed, some of the best wines in Italy. Vicchiomaggio occupies a strategic hilltop location on the Chiantigiana road from Florence through Greve in Chianti to Sienna, with wonderful views over the vineyards and the neighbouring villas, including the Castello di Verrazzano. Castello di Vicchiomaggio offers accommodation and also excellent wine tasting that can be combined with a traditional Tuscan meal at the castle restaurant.

The rose garden at Castello di Vicchiomaggio
The rose garden at Castello di Vicchiomaggio

Worth a brief visit. More about Castello di Vicchiomaggio.

 

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Anna Maria Baldini

About Anna Maria Baldini

Anna Maria is a frequent contributor to web content on life in Tuscany. She researches all aspects of Tuscan life, with emphasis on history, art, architecture and the culture of the people of this beautiful region of Italy.