San Polo in Chianti
The village of San Polo in Chianti is part of the town of Greve in Chianti, located at around 10 kilometres from Greve. San Polo is mostly known for its iris farming and as a dedication, an International Iris Festival takes place every May in San Polo. Two parishes of the Church of San Miniato Rubbiana and San Polo to Ema can be found in the area. The church of San Miniato Rubbiana holds a memorial stone preserved inside the church, recording the consecration, made by Cardinal Pietro Igneo and the Bishop of Fiesole in 1077.
The most known and visited area of Tuscany is the Chianti area, comprising around eight Chianti towns. The borders of this area aren’t very clear, but it can be said that in general it extends over the provinces of Florence and Siena, covering all of the area between the two cities and extending to the east toward the Valdarno and to the west to the Val d'Elsa. The Chianti landscape is unique and very beautiful, including picturesque little village, forests and hills covered with vineyards and olive trees. This region is of course also famous for its outstanding red wines, presented in bottles in woven baskets. The Chianti wines are characterized by intense aromas of fruit and flowers, easily drinkable with a smooth aftertaste. Traditional farming is still an everyday part of life in this region, including as afore mentioned wine making, but also olive oil production is very important here, making this region so attractive to tourists.
Beautiful stone farmhouse peacefully situated in the heart of the Chianti Classico area. The villa has been skilfully restored with its original architectural features and its ancient charm preserved and turned into a charming country house with pri... read more »