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Chianti Fiorentino


In the province of Florence this is the name given to the upper half of Chianti.
The best way not to miss anything here is on wheels- a bike or scooter. You can rent them at Ramuzzi in Greve (tel. 055 85 30 37; open 9am-1pm, 3-7pm Mon-Fri, Sat only morning). Another place to hire is Florence by Bike (tel. 05548 89 92; www.florencebybike.it; Via San Zanobi 120r; open 9am-7.30pm). They also organize tours including lunch and wine tasting. The departure point is in Florence leaving at 9.30am and returning at 4pm. I Bike Italy and I Bike Tuscany also organize tours in Chianti Fiorentino (tel. 055 234 23 71, www.ibikeitaly.com and 335 812 07 69, www.ibikeintuscany.com respectively).
The SS222 i.e the Strada Chiantigiana, is an ideal road for picturesque views of this lovely part of Tuscany. It stretches from Florence to Siena passing by luxury estates and farmhouses producing Chianti and Chianti Classico DOCGs wines. Another way to explore the area is of course on foot, following the innumerable hiking trails marked on the Chianti Classico: Val di Pesa-Val d’Elsa.