From Chianti to the Mediterranean
A vacation in perfect harmony. Morning hikes through Tuscany's rolling vineyards and afternoons lazing under il sole. World-class traditional cuisine paired with the elegant flavors of Chianti's incredible wines. Iconic inland landscapes give way to white-sand beaches and the turquoise Tyrrhenian Sea. Balance out a classic Tuscan adventure with coastal hikes, sorbet sunsets and the magic of the Maremma. This hiking adventure in Italy doesn't miss a step.
Castelnuovo Berardenga is a small town in the Province of Siena in southern Chianti, joining Italy’s finest vineyards since 1932. The name Berardenga comes from Count Berardo, of Frank who lived at the site of the town in the second half of the 10th century. Castelnuovo built in 1366, was a "new castle" of Siena acting as the border for Sienese territory.
Visitors can tour the countryside’s Landscape Museum. Full of charm and character, Castelnuovo Berardenga invites its guests to check out the Church of the Madonna del Patrocinio, the beautiful Italian Renaissance gardens, watch a musical performance at the Chigiana Musical Academy, cycle through Chianti Cycling Park, and just enjoy the scenic landscape of rustic villas, vineyards, churches and farmhouses.
Castiglione della Pescaia
Castiglione della Pescaia is a tranquil seaside village found on the Tuscan Coast of Italy. Developed around a medieval fortress and large fishery, Castiglione della Pescaia is known for its beaches and famed tourism. Castiglione was a city that held the defense along the Tyrrhenian coast building three towers protecting it from other Italian powers and the Spanish. In 1859, the town became an independent commune. Its pastel colored buildings, stretch to the port and wild grape vines, the town has been given the nickname “Svizzera della Maremma” or the “Switzerland of Maremma.” The town attracts visitors annually particularly throughout the summertime when the Tuscan Sun lures both locals and visitors to the crystal clear waters and eternities of coastal sand. Travelers can also visit the ancient remains of Vetulonia or stroll through the panoramic view of Casa Rossa Ximenes.