Simon Zimbler

I live and work on our agriturismo in Tuscany. We farm organic olives and make organic extra virgin olive oil, and we have 5 apartments to rent in Tuscany, and one large Tuscan villa to rent, all here on our farm near Castellina in Chianti.

Day-trips in Tuscany #2 – The Hills of Northern Chianti

Rada in Chianti, lovely walled town near the vacation villa to rent in Chianti, Podere Patrignone

Guests who come to stay at our Chianti villa rentals near Castellina in Chianti are often looking for day-trip ideas. A couple of weeks back I described our most popular day-trip, to San Gimignano and Volterra. This week I’m heading north of Patrignone into the Chianti Hills. You can do this loop in any direction you like, and …

Day-trips in Tuscany #1 – San Gimignano, Colle & Volterra

Guests at our agriturismo in Chianti are always asking us for ideas for day-trips, and so we’ve got good and creating manageable tours that won’t leave you exhausted. And here’s the first. It’s one of our most popular days out. It’s a circular tour that starts and ends at Podere Patrignone, but you can start …