Shore Excursions From Livorno: Chianti & Castello Vicchiomaggio

© 2014 Chris Stanley
Ralph Grizzle at Castello Vicchiomaggio. © 2014 Chris Stanley

The rolling hills of Chianti are adorned by leafy vineyards and stately cypresses, all breath-taking to admire. Equally as stunning are the stone castles that watch over many of the vineyards. This is a region that produces some of the world’s most famous wines. You don’t need to love wine to appreciate the beautiful countryside, however. You could simply admire the Tuscan landscape and you’d be happy enough.

If you do enjoy wine, though, you’re in luck. I made my way to Castle Vicchiomaggio, where I enjoyed tasting the vineyard’s select Chianti Classicos, They were perhaps even more tasty than they might have been elsewhere because of the beautiful setting.

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