4 hours (including breaks)
E – Hiking
Hiking along the terracotta road in Chianti
The spread of mills allowed a turning point in the agricultural production system, and therefore to the local economic development. The measure of how much this system proved to be effective is given by the number of water mills still present in the Chianti territory, even though many of them still to be rediscovered and enhance.
Going up along the creek we will have the opportunity to get in touch with another ancient Chianti tradition, the art of terracotta. Also in this case, the origin is medieval: the processing of clay for the production of amphorae, jars, bricks and many other objects dates back to the 11th century. And in 1419, for the dome of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, Filippo Brunelleschi also chose terracotta, for its strength and lightness.
After admiring how clay processing takes place, we will begin our return journey, along which we will visit a historic winery to experience a relaxing time together while tasting local wines: Chianti Classico, Chianti Classico Riserva and Vinsanto, paired with tasty local dishes.
PS: If, in addition to observing, you feel like trying to make a clay artifact yourself, book a real pottery workshop in Chianti.
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from 60€ per person
min. 4 persons
The guide reserves the right to adjust times and itineraries in case of unfavorable weather or particular needs of the hiking group.
Coordinated and assisted by a licensed Environmental Hiking Guide (Regional Law 86/2016, as amended)
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