Chianti in Motorcycle: a journey among the Tuscan Hills
The Chianti Valley, with its green and rolling hills offers views and glimpses of rare beauty. Its gentle valleys seem to be made to be crossed along the sinuous strip of asphalt that runs through it.
Softer shades in colors more vivid: a motorcycle trip along the Chianti is able to give images that seem drawn from scenes of a movie. The trip on the road makes even stronger and vivid the emotions that this area of Tuscany offers those who passes through them.
Our route along the “Chiantigiana road” will discover towns that are, of course, known for its prestigious wines that are produced here. Do not miss the opportunity to see up close the places come to life some of the most appreciated wines and famous in Italy.
THE FIRST PART OF THE PATH, FROM BADIA DI RIPOLI TO GREVE.
The road ahead part in Badia di Ripoli, South of Florence. This is the regional road 222, the Chiantigiana. On the bike you go on a course of about seventy kilometers hilly, relaxing and exciting.
The city traces disappear completely from Grassina already after two bends and you can dive into the countryside. Be careful not to overdo with the gas: the street is appealing but it is advisable not to exceed.
Passed the golf Ugolino the road goes live and leads us to discover beautiful landscapes. You meet along the way Chiocchio and Spedaluzzo, surrounded by greenery and surrounded by vineyards.
The journey continues up to Greve in Chianti, in the heart of the Valley. Greve was once the market of the castle of Montefioralle. In the central square stands the parish church of the Holy Cross, while all around the frame at the heart of the country. Here you will find some cold cuts that will leave you astonished. Here you can not miss a visit to the Wine Museum where, among the many documents and photographs on display, you can marvel at the curious collection of 180 different corkscrews.
THE SECOND PART, TO SIENA.
After visiting Greve in Chianti you can indulge in a quick detour in Dudda, along the provincial road 16 to regain confidence with the way.
Back on the Chiantigiana the path takes us to Panzano. Here for lovers of two wheels is fun with a rich smooth curves able to test your driving skills.
Passed the junction of the road leading to Radda in Chianti, passing through the picturesque village of Volpaia, (although this may represent a worthwhile detour) the way begins to climb to get up to Pietrafitta. One curve after another the views and the views that alternate are difficult to explain in words.
The Chiantigiana continues and leads to the junction with a road leading to another other perfectly preserved medieval village: Castellina in Chianti. Also this village deserves a visit. But true to the original location to the necropolis of Poggino and the village of Fonterutoli where is a beautiful Chateau and a worthy Winery.
Overcome Molino di Querciagrossa e Querciagrossa la Chiantigiana arrives in Siena after a varied and rugged. A journey that allows the discovery of many small local wineries which produces an exceptional wine that the whole world envies us. Once in Siena, again. the advice is to lose yourself in the atmosphere of a city full of charm and history. Closes here a great trip in the Tuscan hills that the bike makes it even more exciting.