GAIOLE IN CHIANTI
WHEN TO GO
Every season is good to visit this pretty village. In the summer comes alive with a series of events, in particular on 17 July there is the Feast of St. Sigismund. To coincide with this date is also held the Festa dei Rioni, a playful and gastronomic events weekend. In August there Goblets of Stars in the night of San Lorenzo, in conjunction with other localities of Chianti. September and October are held festivals and food and wine events such as Chianti in Autumn dedicated to oil.
WHY GAIOLE IN CHIANTI
Town nestled in the Chianti hills, between wine crops, fields of sunflowers and beautiful scenery, near the Massellane river. In Gaiole it is one of the largest cellars in the Chianti Classico, the Brolio Castle where in 1872 Baron Bettino Ricasoli invented the Chianti Classico formula.
The old town is pedestrian, in the surroundings you can use all means. We recommend the two wheels to better enjoy the landscape.
WHAT TO SEE
Gaiole is located at the junction point between Chianti and Valdarno. The town does not have a fortified structure and has no particular architectural interest but retains some buildings that are worth a visit. The streets are also filled with small shops and craft shops. Nearby you can visit the castle of Brolio, the fortified village of Vertine (Gaiole small fraction of just 15 inhabitants, dating from the twelfth century) and the Parish of Spaltenna, an ancient building of the X century. Other highlights include The Castle Montegrossoli towards Cavriglia and Montevarchi Castello di Ama.
WHAT TO DO
After walking through the streets full of small shops worth visiting cellars and wineries where you can taste the Chianti Classico and buy local products.
Via Ricasoli, 18