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The Chianti Traveler's Center
~ Castellina in Chianti ~

A unique new travellers' center offering the full Chianti experience.

  • Accommodation

  • Walking Tours

  • Bike Tours

  • Wine Tours

  • Cooking classes

  • and much more

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Chianti Center

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Activities at the Center
  • Just relax! - stay at Villa Casalecchi while exploring the Chianti on your own.
  • Mix and match - choose any combination of tours - walking, cooking, wine or biking.
  • Cooking Lessons - learn to cook Tuscan-style under the good-natured guidance of local cooks
  • Connoisseur Wine Tours - visit the vineyards and cantinas that produce the world famous Chianti vintages
  • Biking Tours - ride the back roads through fantastic landscapes and visit amazing villages and towns
  • Walking Tours - immerse yourself in the quiet of the Chianti countryside

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The Chianti Travelers' Center
Hotel Villa Casalecchi

A unique, convenient, affordable place to stay in The Chianti with a ton of things to do!

Accommodation ~ Wine Tours ~ Wine Tastings ~ Cooking Classes ~ Walking Tours ~ Biking Tours ~ Gourmet Tours ~ Photography ~ Art and Architecture ~ and more

10% off all packages if you book between now and May 31

If you travel to Italy, a stay at The Chianti Traveler's Center puts you right in the heart of Tuscany, Italy's most visited region.

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Created by for the world's most passionate lovers of Italy, The Chianti Traveler's Center is a unique hub of recreational activity located just outside Castellina in Chianti, one of Tuscany's most beautiful and evocative medieval towns.

The 50 hectare estate around the Villa boasts vineyards, olive groves and a small private forest with wandering trails, and nearby country roads provide a fantastic opportunity for walking and biking through The Chianti hills.  A hillside pool and tennis courts provide additional diversion and relaxation.

The 4 star Hotel Villa Casalecchi is one of the most beautiful in The Chianti featuring 16 comfortable rooms and suites, a seductivel romantic wood-panelled dining room, a bar, and lounges where guests can relax and while the hours away reading, playing cards or in sublime contemplation.

There are also two 3 star "dependences" with 7 B&B rooms (Standard Rooms without air conditioning) - the perfect setting for families and small groups who want to take advantage of The Chianti Center's budget packages. The dependences are just a few steps away from the main hotel, and do not have their own common lounges or bar.

Activities at the Chianti Center

This year, you can choose from a long list of fun, interesting and challenging things to do. has created an array of fun, challenging and interesting things for you to do during 3 day, 5 day and 7 day packages:

  • Just relax - stay at the Center and use it as a base from which to explore the Chianti and the rest of Tuscany.

  • Mix and match - choose any combination of tours - walking, cooking, wine or biking.

  • Connoisseur Wine Tours - wine tours with a certified somelier who will introduce you (and your palate) to the principal varieties of Tuscan wines.

  • Biking Tours - our professional biking guide will show you the Chianti at bicycle speed.

  • Walking Tours - our professional guide will take you on the backroads of the Chianti through vineyards, forests, fields and into amazing towns and villages.

  • Cooking Lessons - using fresh ingredients, our Tuscan cooks and chefs will show you how to cook Tuscan style.

If you are traveling on your own you can join scheduled activity or can help your group create a customized itinerary for your journey to the Chianti.