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July 28, 2020

A tour in Chianti Classico on a thoroughbred sports car

On board of the new Porsche Cayenne Coupé among the wonderful curves of the Chiantigiana

The SR222 known by all Tuscans with the more familiar name of 'Chiantigiana' is the stretch of road
designed on the hills of Chianti Classico that connects Florence with Siena. All panoramic curves and natural watercolors, passes through Greve, home of the Wine Museum, Panzano and Castellina in Chianti. It's a route that does honor to the food and wine with stops between renowned wineries, grocery stores and restaurants that sing the praises of local steak and cold cuts.

You take it south of Florence, passing through Strada in Chianti and continuing along the vineyards between Chiocchio and Chianti.
and Spedaluzzo where he gives out authentic postcards. Further on, two fascinating castles, Verrazzano and Montefioralle, are the majestic premise for the arrival in Greve, the heart of the Chianti Classico region, with the enchanting square, at the top of which is the proposition of S. Croce, and around it tantalizing gastronomic shops sheltered by the arcades. One of them all: the Antica Macelleria Falorni with its excellent cold cuts, since 1729.

Continuing on, here is Panzano, kingdom of the butcher-poet Dario Cecchini who finds time to recite the Divine Comedy among steaks and Chianti tuna (an exquisite arista, boiled in water and drowned in olive oil). The airy panoramic terrace and the nearby Pieve di S. Leonino get the itinerary as a wonderful experience. From the junction to Radda in Chianti and the beautiful village of Volpaia, curves and hairpin bends point to Pietrafitta up to the beautiful Castellina in Chianti soaring through wide panoramic curves designed by cypress trees, and the castle of Fonterutoli home to a renowned wine cellar. Siena is now just around the corner, ready to bewitch you with its wonders.


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