Tuscany on the road
Traveling Tuscany on the road is a great way to explore the territory. The region has a well developed road network connecting the main cities to the countryside areas. Here the roads run along fields and veggie gardens, vineyards and olive groves, for a most unique landscape.
One of the most famous scenic roads of the Tuscan countryside is SS 222 better known as “Chiantigiana”. It runs all along the Chianti territory from Florence to Siena. It cannot be missed if you wish to discover Tuscany on the road. The Chiantigiana reaches several small villages where the Chianti Classico wine is produced, some of wich it is well woth a visit for tastings and cooking classes. You can visit Panzano and Gaiole in Chianti, along the Chiantigiana you can even see some ancient castle perched on the highest hills.
Another great adventure to explore Tuscany on the road is in Val d’Orcia, south of the region, near Siena.
Val d’Orcia is famous for its landscapes: green hills, cypress avenues, farms, small woods and villages. This landscape was filmed in many international movies and had a great role in spreading the Tuscan lifestyle all over the world.
Traveling on the road in Val d’Orcia is perfect to reach Montalcino, San Quirico, Pienza, Bagno Vignoni the Abbey of Sant’Antimo. These places offers you the possibility to enjoy the traditional recipes, wine and food of the territory as the Brunello di Montalcino and the Pecorino di Pienza (sheep cheese).