Chianti – San Gusmè

ltinerary in the heart of Chianti, land of vineyards and medieval viflages. After visiting the village of etruscan origin of of San Gusmè, we leave the east gate of the walls to enter a splendid countryside made up of vineyards and views. We continue the dirt road up to the cemetery and take a downhill path starting us to make a small ford on the Ombrone river, the second longest river in Tuscany which at this point is more or less a stream. We go up a dirt road turning left and we reach an intersection with another road: we turn right and continue. Continuing we find ourselves at a round of cypresses with an obelisk in the center: from there begins a long cypress-lined avenue that leads us first to a chapel and then continuing along the vineyards to Villa Arceno, a beautiful eighteenth-century villa. We go back to the chapel and turn left onta another dirt road that runs alongside the vineyards, up to a farmhouse: here we take a path that has olive trees on the right and the woods on the left. The path then plunges into the olive trees and after having crossed the Ombrone again goes up a dirt road near a farmhouse, we are here immersed in the vineyards and we have a fabulous view of Chianti. We turn right and reach San Gusmè.

From Siena: Take the SS715 Siena – Bettolle towards Bettolle – Exit at Castelnuovo Berardenga and take the SP484 to the crossroads far San Gusmè.

From A1: take the SS715 Siena – Bettolle towards Siena – Exit at Castelnuovo Berardenga and take the SP484 to the crossroads tor San Gusmè.

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AtSan Gusmè – bar, ristoranti

At Villa Arceno – Cantina

In collaboration with 
Itinerary curated by Alessandro Maggiorelli – –

The Route

  • Lenght: 6 km
  • Difference: +150m
  • Travelling time: 2 h