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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 www.patrignone.com

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 …

Drama, excitement, intrigue…donkeys…what more do you want?

You’ve seen the Palio, Senese-style, now see the Palio, San Donato-style. Intrigue, excitement, near-death accidents, flag-waving, this has it all. There’s great street-food, lots of stalls selling arts & crafts, games for the kids, processions, drummers, flag-throwers. We got a table in the main square and ordered loads of different dishes to share, roast meats, …