The Chianti Classico rolling hills, vineyards and olive groves have been crossed for centuries. Here’s some link to make you understand trekking in Chianti Classico.
Etruscan people started their modeling of hills, introducing their slow–nature linked life to Tuscany.
Until more recent times, hiking/trekking were often the only way to move through little villages, monasteries, Romanesque churches and farmers little by little gave life to this unique environment called Chianti Classico.
Paths and roads through this wine region are everywhere.
A paradise for hikers and nature lovers where their souls could be refilled with peace and love for nature, wines and olive oils.
The Vie Romee are an incredible collage of antique and magical walks taken by our ancestors that run all over the Chianti Classico area.
Pilgrims, traders and religious devotees walked and crossed the valleys of this unique wine region to reach Rome, the ancient capital of the empire.
Those that came before created a system of paths that we have inherited and going for a hike in the Chianti Classico is like going back in time where these ancient walks were the only way to reach Rome.
The Via Romea del Chianti Classico is the most important of them all. It starts in Florence and ends in Siena and passes through towns like San Casciano Val di Pesa, San Donato in Poggio, Castellina in Chianti.
The hike through the Chianti from Florence to Siena takes about 3 days and is approximately 70 km or just over 40 miles, mostly along country roads with only few trafficked ones.
The CAI (Italian Alpine Club) and other associations are working tirelessly to maintain these slow paced connections between villages, churches and ruins left by Etruscans and Romans.
The signs designating the paths are clear and can be found at a glance by looking out for the distinctive red and white stripes along with trail numbers.
Chianti Classico is a magical place where hiking along ancient paths takes you to abandoned Romanesque churches, forests and wineries.
Visit the Chianti Classico wine region for a hike, wine and food tasting. It’s a must for any lover of the Tuscan region.
If you decide to take a walk or a hike in Tuscany, add on your bucket list this unique experience of walking through vineyards and olive groves tasting typical products of local farmers in the most important wine region, the Chianti Classico.