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  • Wine tastings


    Castello di Ama
    Is a wine producing estate that provides wine tastings and also has a cultural aspect due to an art installation. Wine tastings and tours must be booked in advance.
    The complex is composed of Villa Riccucci e Villa Pianigiani which are buildings dating back to different periods. In 1999, for the passion of the owners, Lorenza Sebasti and Mark Pallanti,  created the project "Castle of Ama for the Contemporary Art." The two villas house several art installations of great contemporary artists such as Kapoor and Sugimoto
    Address: Località Ama,
    53013 Gaiole In Chianti (SI)
    Tel: +39 0577 746031
    Web: www.castellodiama.com

  • Az. Agricola Casanuova di Ama

    A small family run wine estate, located in the little hamlet of Casanuova di Ama. The family provides wine tastings, sale of their wine and olive oil. They also produce vin santo and grappa. Daniela, the owner, will also provide a short tour of their wine producing cellar. There is also a tiny restaurant on site for simple, home cooked meals.
    Tel: +39 0577 746119
    Web: www.agrariacasanuovadiama.it

  • Activities

    Pozze di Lecchi
    The Pozze di Lecchi is actually a hotel with wellness centre, however, there is a river passing below which is a fantastic place to swim in the summer as there are several small pools filled with the crystal clear, cool water and surrounded by a pretty wood. The river can be reached either from behind Lecchi in Chianti or from behind the Pozze di Lecchi hotel. Any local can tell you how to get to it.

  • Visit the village San Sano

    San Sano is a village a short distance from Lecchi in Chianti. This little village is possibly one of the best preserved of the entire Chianti regione. The village is characterised by a lovely fountain of a frog. There is story behind it about a village resident on a TV game show in the 70s had to make the sound of a frog. However, the conductor told him that frogs didn't make the noise he did, the resident responded that those of his village made that noise because they drank Chianti wine. He won the prize of gold coins which he then donated to the village.

  • Radianza Art Studio

    A small ceramics art studio in Lecchi in Chianti. The owner carefully hand paints all pieces providing unique items which make a lovely gift. She also provides art classes. The studio is not always open, so make sure you contact her in advance for an appointment.
    Address: Via San Martino 4
    Lecchi in Chianti
    53013 Gaiole in Chianti (SI)
    Tel: +39 3351741573
    Web: www.radianza.com

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