7 November 2016

Tuscany Road Trip: Monteriggioni, Castellina in Chianti and Panzano

For reading week, or, in other words, one of the best perks of arts students in the UK, I flew back home to enjoy a warmer weather, good food and a few glasses of Tuscan red wine. Being in my last year of university, I spent most of my break at the library, but I can't complain since I also went on a lovely road trip around Tuscany. Because these towns are all very close to one another, we managed to stop at many including Monteriggioni, Castellina in Chianti, Panzano and Radda in Chianti. Although I liked them all, Monteriggioni and the wine fields impressed me the most - so that's where the pictures are from. 

Monteriggioni is a Sienese medieval fort similar to Volterra, although less touristy and crowded. I enjoyed visiting it on a sunny morning, strolling around its small streets and stopping at a cafĂ© to have typical food. 
One feature of Tuscan houses that I love is their green persiane, the wooden shutters. I'm proud to say that my house does have many!

My obsession for door pictures hits again :) 
For lunch we had panino con la finocchiona, a typically Tuscan salami sandwich. Without going into detail, I'm not a massive meat eater but I highly value local food products and think it'd be a pity not to taste any. Besides, I like to make an exception every now and then :)

Castellina in Chianti, Panzano and Radda in Chianti were nice but since I took pictures in the afternoon, they were quite dark and decided not to share. The three towns are in Chianti but while Panzano is Florentine, the other two are Sienese.

And here are the amazing wine fields I mentioned - so symmetrical and breathtaking! We took our longest driving break here to get some fresh air and enjoy the landscape.

A sleepy cat we met in Panzano :)

This was such a nice day and a pleasant journey - I can't wait to go back for Christmas. Hope you enjoyed the post!

Have you ever been to Chianti in Tuscany and seen any town of this sort? 


  1. Looks like you had a fabulous winter break! It's funny, but I've recently cut meat out of my diet, but that sandwich looks delightful!
    What is it about wine fields? Sometimes, I wonder what it'd be like to get married in one. And have a cute sleepy cat like that one there with me :)


    1. Thanks Lor :) Are you officially vegetarian now? It'd be a dream if you got married in a vineyard! xx

  2. Ma anche le tue foto sono fantastiche! Hai occhio per le piccole bellezze nascoste che spesso passano inosservate, complimenti! :)

    Giulia Xx