Where to stay.
From Florence or Siena, a drive of less than an hour will get you into the heart of Chianti Classico. One option is to stay in either of these cities and make day-trips out to the countryside, but undoubtedly the most rewarding experience is a few days spent leisurely moving from village to village, sampling the local food and wine, while staying overnight at the guesthouses, countryside castles or farmstays that dot the region.
Borgo Pignano, Volterra
Castello di Ama, Gaiole In Chianti
Villa Pomona, Castellina in Chianti