Porta Romana in Florence is the daily crossroads of those who enter the city and those who are going to explore the Chianti region, famous for its fascinating hills and landscapes, or Siena. The city-door is one of the largest among those still well preserved in Florence and is characterized by a very special sculpture ironically called by the Florentines "the woman with a headache".
From Porta Romana, if you rent a car or just booking a tour (we can help you to do it, if you wish, you can also hire a car with a driver or a Vespa, or even a bicycle), you can travel around the Chianti, Florence and its countryside. The Chianti hills are visible after a few minutes, with their outstanding vineyards and terraced hills with olive groves, farms and rustic farmhouses surrounded by stunning agricultural fields.
In a fairytale setting, you can discover many ancient treasures on the "Roman" road: Greve in Chianti, Panzano, Volpaia, Radda... A truly unique itinerary could start with Bagno a Ripoli, a few kilometers from Porta Romana: here the hills begin to evoke a past, rural time, almost immortalized forever. The elegance of this land can compare only with its authenticity. Then get a stop in Badia a Passignano, the evocating abbey that crowns the Chianti since the Middle Ages, before leaving for the land of wine.
Even Montefioralle certainly deserves a visit: a "castle" less known and beaten by tourist routes, but able to unveil a dreamlike beauty. If you can, drive to Lamole and Fonterutoli, you will fall in love with the enchanting landscape, which alternates small woods with surprising glimpses. Obviously you will definitely appreciate their superb red wines. You can also decide to visit the beautiful San Gusmè and then return to Florence from Monteriggioni, the magnificent fortified village, just 40 minutes far from Porta Romana
Eleonora and all the staff of our boutique hotel are ready to give you all the information and suggestions you could need, showing the best places to eat and what to see.
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