Insider’s Guide to Wine Tasting In Chianti

Il Molino di Grace

A 45-minute drive from Florence takes you to the very center of Chianti’s wine country. Over the years, Tuscany’s wine country keeps calling me back. Touring there has become one of my favorite things to do in all of Italy. The people are friendly, the wines are delicious, and the twisting roads and rolling hills are strangely quiet for such a legendary place. The countryside has a mysterious ... Read Full Article

Italy From Bottom to Top: Wine Tasting in Chianti

Lake View from Hotel

  To travel through Italy’s Chianti region is to visit the den of Bacchus (the god of wine and merriment) and forget about reality’s freeways and traffic jams. Its only a 45-minute drive once you get out of Florence, but first, you have to get out of Florence. I made the mistake of thinking that we should go and pick up the rental car (30 euros/day), then pick up our luggage from the ... Read Full Article

Wine Tasting in Chianti, Italy


I never realized how easy it is to go wine tasting in Chianti until I gave it a try. My girlfriend Kristin and I were staying in Florence and decided to rent a car for twenty-four hours and drive into wine country. It didn’t take more than forty-five minutes and we were in the rolling, vine-covered hills of one of the most important wine-producing regions in history. The main town in Chianti is ... Read Full Article