Castello di Panzano
Castello di Panzano, in the heart of Tuscany’s most popular countryside, offers a variety of interesting day trips within an hour driving distance, as well as additional captivating destinations further afield for longer days of exploring. We can arrange custom self- or expert-guided tours to the area’s famous sites and best-kept secrets. Let us know what you like and we’ll use our insight, knowledge and comprehensive network of contacts to create memorable tours and activities, just for you.
The village of Panzano is a charming and easy 10 minute walk from the house. You can enjoy a bustling Sunday morning market, various restaurant and shopping options as well as the pleasure of sharing gossip at the bar when you come for your morning cappuccino. Greve, Castellina and Radda -- also must-see villages in the Chianti region -- can be reached along winding and picturesque country roads. Stop where you will to taste wine, snap photos and generally appreciate this unspoiled countryside.
INTERESTING TOWNS AND CITIES
Discover Italy’s most famous piazzas, historic churches, ancient castles and renowned museums in Florence, Siena, Arezzo, San Gimignano, Lucca and Pisa. All are within easy reach for any kind of day trip from Castello di Panzano.
OTHER INTERESTING PLACES
Just south of Siena lie two of Tuscany’s most important wine towns outside of Chianti: Montalcino and Montepulciano. Along with Pienza, Bagno Vignoni and San Quirico d'Orcia, a day in the Val d’Orcia offers a diverse and wonderful experience.
GUIDED EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES
EXPERT AND SELF-GUIDED TOURS
We can arrange walking, biking and driving tours to almost anywhere. Visit the inspiring sites in Florence, climb the Leaning Tower of Pisa, ride bicycles atop the wall surrounding Lucca, experience life as it was in the medieval castles scattered throughout Chianti. We will customize any tour to your specific desires and needs.
FOOD AND WINE EXPERIENCES
Among other things, you can explore Chianti’s vineyards with a private winery tour, enjoy personalized wine- and cheese-tasting with a sommelier in your villa, or take a culinary tour sampling the exquisite flavors of Florence’s famous markets. Let us know what your palate is craving.
Exciting adventures include hiking the countryside of Siena, biking around San Gimignano, flying in a hot air balloon over vineyards and olive groves, floating in a barchetto down the Arno River or horseback riding in the Val d'Orcia. For the more adventurous, try exploring Chianti astride the back of a Harley.
From art and antiques to designer clothing and accessories, a personal shopping assistant can help you find Italian treasures at less-than designer prices in the hard-to-find outlets in and around Florence.
Take your kids on a 'storybook' tour of Florence that will bring to life the exciting history, rivalries and conquests of people they've only read about. Try a family cooking class and experience the art of pizza-making. Or take on the challenge of finding the 'best' gelato in all of Tuscany - great fun for the entire family.
Of course, you’ll want to plan time to enjoy your villa where you can taste the owner’s fine Chiantis in the villa's cantina. We can also arrange wine- and cheese-tasting with a professional sommelier, cooking classes and pizza-making, theme parties and massages, all in the privacy of Castello di Panzano.