Spring in Chianti

29 Apr 2023 | Activities, Territory

From April to June, Chianti is an explosion of colors and fragrances. But this region knows how to make itself loved not only for its hills, wineries and oil mills. Between essential oils, roses and irises, here is the Chianti you don’t expect.

here are wehike's tips on what to do in spring in chianti

Spring in Chianti: colors, scents and unique experiences

Spending a weekend in Chianti in spring is an unparalleled opportunity to rejuvenate mind and body, immersing oneself in the wonders of this Tuscan land. As nature awakens, every valley, village, and path in Chianti reveals a multitude of emotions to discover.

The activities to do in Chianti are endless: walks and bike rides through the green, rolling hills, visits to medieval villages and majestic castles, participation in fairs and markets to taste local gastronomic and artisanal delights.

But if you want to make your weekend in Chianti truly unforgettable, here are some suggestions for unique and engaging experiences that will lead you to discover unexpected sides of this extraordinary Chianti territory.

Sensory journey with essential oils

Immerse yourself in a unique journey through the wild paths of the Val di Pesa, amidst the enveloping scents of medicinal and aromatic plants. The journey begins at a charming laboratory for the distillation of essential oils, where you can closely admire the ancient art of creating infusions and blends.

Guided by the scents of medicinal and aromatic plants, you will explore the secrets of nature and learn about the importance of these precious essences. The adventure concludes with a sensory tasting, allowing you to be captivated by the unique flavors of the “Treasure of Chianti” infusion, prepared with leaves from Chianti olive trees, taking you on a journey beyond time and space.

Learn more about the experience with essential oils.

chianti excursion with wehike and essential oil trail
A group of tourists on a weekend trip to Chianti in spring and a sensory journey with essential oils

Picnic in Chianti amont the iris fields with wine tasting

Prepare for an unforgettable experience among the vibrant colors and enveloping scents of the blooming Iris fields, also called “giaggiolo”. Follow us along a picturesque hiking itinerary that will lead you through breathtaking landscapes, punctuated by ancient villages and imposing castles.

The experience among the Iris fields is complemented by a delightful picnic, savoring local delicacies while enjoying a glass of the renowned Chianti wines or a special beer (also flavored with irises), prepared by a local agricultural farm. Let yourself be lulled by the gentle spring breeze as you immerse yourself in the enchanted atmosphere of this corner of the Tuscan paradise.

Don’t miss the opportunity to have a truly unusual experience in Chianti.

picnic in chianti amont the iris fields with wine tasting
A field of irises in bloom in spring on a farm in San Polo in Chianti

Beekeeper for a day in Chianti

Embark on the fascinating world of bees and the honey of the Chianti valleys, exploring a farm that has kept alive the millenary traditions related to the art of beekeeping. Don your protective clothing and venture among the hives, marveling at the frenetic activity of the bees during spring as they collect nectar from blooming flowers.

In a magical atmosphere, you will taste freshly harvested honey, enveloping yourself in its delicate aromas and irresistible flavor. An experience with bees where you will discover the “sweet” secrets of this art through a full sensory immersion.

children's beekeeping experience in chianti with honey tasting
A child during our experience as a beekeeper for a day in Chianti

Rose harvest

Prepare to immerse yourself in a sea of pink petals, exploring an organic farm on the hills of Chianti that has turned rose cultivation into a refined art. Admire the breathtaking beauty of the blooming rose gardens and let yourself be carried away by their enveloping fragrance as you participate in the rose harvest.

From the rose garden to the artisanal workshop to the tasting of infusions and artisanal rose jams, every moment of this experience will surprise you with its beauty and originality.

Discover the hidden secrets of this precious plant and all the benefits enclosed within the rose petals.

experience to do in chianti in spring to discover the cultivation of roses and the "pink harvest" in chianti
An original experience to do in Chianti in the spring while learning the art of growing roses

Chianti: a unique and undiscovered territory

Chianti is a treasure to be discovered step by step, and we at WeHike are here to make you live authentic and unforgettable experiences. Join us on our journey through the natural, artistic, and historical wonders of this unique land.

Prepare to immerse yourself in slow tourism, savoring every moment and every emotion that Chianti has to offer. And if you are planning to visit Tuscany, read our tips on 2 picturesque itineraries for an unforgettable weekend in Chianti.

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