Vistarenni Cottage - Loc. VistarenniGaiole in Chianti, Italy


Arts and culture

A City/Museum where the Middle Ages are the principal attractions. Its historic buildings, the tangle of its streets, its cobbled stone streets, water fountains and typical small squares make this town unique. Don't miss the famous Palio of July 2nd and August 16th , to breathe in the traditions and appreciate the life of the past, which comes back to the present. Climb the Bell Tower of the Cathedral and the Torre del Mangia to overlook the clay-red rooftops of the city. Slowly, between bends and ups and downs of the narrow streets, you reach the margins of the town, while the horizon, in any direction you choose, is a single, immense compendium of hills and villages. The yellow and ochre colors are the stars of late afternoon. The wild boar is the protagonist of table, along of course with a glass of Chianti Classico: definitely a tasty start in this place of strong tastes and scents!

The history, the art, the culture of Florence is revealed from Piazzale Michelangelo up to the streets and narrow alleys of the Centre and from Piazza della Signoria to Palazzo Vecchio. You shovid not miss visits to the renowned Galleria dell'Accademia and the Uffizi Gallery, with works of Botticelli, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci; from here you can see the Ponte Vecchio, for sensations that you can hardly forget. A lovely city, which preserves the charm and splendor of the past, with its art masterpieces, the colored marbles of the churches and the architectures that evoke the splendour and the role played over the centuries in the development of European art and Culture.