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Castellina in Chianti Travel Guide: 29 reviews and 85 photos

Verazzano Castle Wine Cellar

The Castle of Verrazzano is located on a hilltop in the Chianti Classico area, the first grape growing and wine producing area in the world to be determined by an official proclamation, made by the grand Duke Cosimo III de' Medici in 1716.

At Verrazzano wild boars are like a symbol. According to the tradition the name derives from verres, the alpha male wild boar. Therefore Verrazzano would mean "land of wild boars".

It is here we are having lunch, olive oil and wine tasting.

Wild boars of Tuscany

We had a tour of Castle of Verrazzano. The wild boar was only on the wall - we did not see a live one.

Castle of Verrazzano

This was a room of old wine at the Castle of Verrazzano.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Gino was a fun tour guide at the winery
  • Cons:Did not get a copy of the recipe for the pork we ate
  • In a nutshell:Ancora Vino
  • Last visit to Castellina in Chianti: Oct 2010
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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