Trekking in Chianti

In the last several months, I have been searching high and low for winery maps of the Chianti Classico region.  I finally found the perfect ones online, created by wine enthusiast Alessandro Masnaghetti.  After contacting Mr. Masnaghetti himself, as well as his English and American distributors, I finally found the regional maps I wanted to purchase – Gaiole in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, and Panzano in Chianti.  Although all of these are major wine towns in the Chianti region, I was a little embarrassed that we were buying these maps and we’d never actually been there to see the cities or taste their wines.  This weekend, we decided to change that!  We found Gaiole in Chianti’s tourist office online and they provided some wonderful information about hiking in the region, so we set off to take in the sites.  Unfortunately, 11 miles and some 5 hours later, our legs were exhausted and we were too tired to go wine tasting.  The Chianti trekking experience wasn’t difficult, but it was long and hot.  Really hot.  Nevertheless, we’ve tested the waters and will definitely return…. [Read More]