The Chianti

The village of Vertine is surrounded by forest and the classic vineyards and olive tree groves of Chianti.
The region offers various activities, guided tours and wine and olive tasting on the numerous cellar and kitchen courses.

On demand, it is possible to organise tours following the itinerary of the Castelli del Chianti, horse riding and hot air balloon trips.

In the nearby town of Siena, it is possible to see the Palio, an exciting medieval day culminating in a horse race around the main square of the town, which takes place on the 2nd July and the 16th August. In the Piazza Santa Croce in Florence during the month of June, there is the Calcio Fiorentino, another exciting celebration of medieval games and traditions.

Valdarno offers shopping at some of the most famous fashion houses.

For the lovers of archeology there is the etruschian site of Cetamura and the observatory of "Torre Luciana".