Panzano In Chianti FI, Italy

Panzano In Chianti FI, Italy

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Panzano in Chianti is a pretty hilltop village

The picturesque little town of Panzano in Chianti lies on a scenic hilltop between Florence and Siena. At its heart lies an ancient Roman settlement, with the remains of a castle that blends into the more modern church and ancient sections of pavement that weave through its center. There are several important dates on the Panzano calendar. If you stay in a Panzano in Chianti vacation rental during April, you can immerse yourself in the Festa della Stagion Bona, while September sees the start of the Chianti Wine Festival. If you tire of the crowds in Florence, consider escaping to the Chianti hills and staying in Panzano.

Explore Panzano in Chianti's pretty vineyards

A visit to Tuscany is not all about Renaissance art and Romanesque churches, though they shouldn't be missed. The truly beautiful Tuscan landscape lends itself to all sorts of outdoor activities. The rows of vines that crisscross Chianti aren't just there to look pretty. If you swing by the wineries, you can sample some of Italy's best wines. If wine isn't your thing, consider hiring a bicycle to meander along the country lanes, soaking up the scenery on 2 wheels, or lace up your boots to hike the trails. There are several local cookery schools where you can learn the art of making fresh pasta coated in local seasonal produce. Bellisimo.

Panzano in Chianti punches above its weight

Panzano might not be packed with historical attractions like neighboring Florence, but it certainly punches above its weight. Italy is synonymous with good food and while the restaurants serve up some fine grub, you can't beat the home cooking whipped up in the local farmhouse agriturismos. You can't miss the Church of Santa Maria Assunta built over the remains of an ancient Roman castle. You should be sure to stop by the other charming churches – like San Leolino – when you stay at a Panzano in Chianti vacation rental, as well as the achingly beautiful nearby village of Montefioralle, which has to be seen to be believed.

Get involved in Panzano in Chianti festivities

The hot Tuscan summers, between May and September, are the busiest months for Panzano in Chianti, with families from Florence and beyond escaping the cities. Though the weather is undoubtedly glorious, don't discount the other months. The shoulder seasons of spring and fall can be just as pretty and, if you're lucky, still warm enough to eat al fresco. You'll also enjoy fewer crowds and prices of rentals drop considerably. Italians may think you're a bit barmy, but if you visit in winter, you'll likely have the whole town to discover without another foreigner in sight.

Hear the hoot of tawny owls at Panzano in Chianti

The rolling Chianti hills are lined with vines and sweeping Cypress trees, a landscape which has inspired artists and photographers for years. If you've packed your camera, be sure to take a drive to the Casentinesi Forests National Park, one of the largest on the continent. As you walk along the trails, you'll spot everything from badgers rustling around the forest floor to shy wild boar who roam the park. Around the marshes, get your camera ready for snaps of magnificent herons wading around in the shallows. At dusk, you may even hear the call of wolf packs and see elusive tawny owls hooting from the treetops.