The 10 Best Things to Do in San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Italy

August 30, 2017 Russell Mellin

San Casciano in Val di Pesa is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Florence in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 15 kilometres (9 mi) southwest of Florence.
Restaurants in San Casciano in Val di Pesa

1. Antinori nel Chianti Classico

Via Cassia Per Siena 133 | Localita' Bargino, SR2, 50026, San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Italy +39 055 235 9700
Excellent
62%
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4.5 based on 662 reviews

Antinori nel Chianti Classico

Reviewed By Chris Perez K - Chicago, Illinois

We went on a Friday , it was definitely busy. Parking is down low near the highway, then a small bus takes visitors up the hill to the winery. There is no shade in the parking lot, so don't leave any wines in the car on a warm day.
We booked the afternoon Bottaia Cru tour, which started out with lunch on the top floor at the restaurant. We tried some Bolgheri wines with lunch, the Cont'ugo and Guado al Tasso. Lunch featured lamb chops and was delicious.
Carlotta was Our tour guide , and she's great. We got a look at the barrel rooms, the fermentation tanks, and the mini museum. Our visit concluded with a tasting in a glass enclosed dining room overlooking the barrel room. We got to taste the Tignanello, the Badia a passagnano gran selezione, and a Brunello.
We really enjoyed our afternoon at this exciting new facility.

2. Terre di Perseto

Via Perseto, 4 | Strada per Mercatale, 50020, San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Italy +39 055 821 7867
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5 based on 23 reviews

Terre di Perseto

Reviewed By MelissaK614 - New Jersey

We had stopped here while we were biking with On The Road In Chianti. The grounds and views were beautiful and we were greeted with different platters of antipasti, cheeses, breads and spreads. Our wine guide was so informative and interactive. She had us tasting the wines and discussed the different flavors we tasted afterwards. We were almost always wrong, but we got a good laugh out of it and it made us feel very warmly welcomed. There was also another group there who had come on their own just for a tasting and some appetizers which we had a great time interacting with, but the winery also did a great job of making us feel as though we were part of our group and tour when need be. We were then taken for a private tour of the grounds and facilities which was beyond impressive to see their set up and how established they were. They also have a small shop with hand painted ceramic pieces, olive oil dispensers and other delicate pieces. I loved the authenticity of all of the works of art and ended up going home with a beautiful serving tray and an olive oil glass dispenser, along with three different kinds of wines we had tasted. They were all so delicious and fresh - we just couldn't pick between them! Whether you are doing a tour or not, this is a place you definitely need to stop by for a quaint and delicious experience.

3. Casa Machiavelli

50026, San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Italy
Excellent
39%
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49%
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4 based on 38 reviews

Casa Machiavelli

Steeped in history: the thick stone walls and cellars, and the vineyards and landscape beyond were home to Niccolò Machiavelli during his troubled, creative exile from Florence. He would eat and play cards every day at the Albergaccio inn, and at night, in the library, he would read the classics that inspired his rapid drafting of The Prince. Beautifully restored, it has preserved the rustic, elegant cuisine of the Tuscan Renaissance with a wine-making tradition of the highest calibre.

Reviewed By rjbelle - Michigan

Our dinner experience at Casa Machiavelli was by far my favorite night and "optional tour" of the 10 day Trafalgar trip we took.
The grounds
-the setting of Casa Machiavelli is absolutely stunning. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and it feels like you are in a dream. Every direction you look in is beautiful, the scenery, the house, the banquet facility everything!
The Experience
- to start with when you arrive you are greeted with a glass of blue champagne. It is bubbly and delicious and you are given some time enjoy the views around the property
- next Machiavelli comes out to tell you a bit of his story and show you around his house which included a tour of the cellar
- next you are lead into the dining hall where you are wined and dined more than you could ever dream of!!
- to add to the whole experience there are performers with you for the whole evening. They are so talented and so much fun!! they sang and performed old and new American classics as well as Italian classics
- And you end the night with a bit of dancing.....so much fun!!
The food and wine
- there was more food than anyone could ever dream of having in one meal
- by far my favorite food they served was the truffle ravioli it was incredible!! I dream of having it again.
-The meal starts with vegetable appetizers, meat and cheese appetizers and bruschetta
- next up is ravioli and gnocchi (possibly a salad as well I cant remember)
- after that comes the largest plate of meat you will ever see!!! You could either have a steak or a variety plate of meat (which is what I had because it had chicken on it)
- and the meal is finished off with desert and limoncello
- the wine with the meal was fantastic!!!! Volare was my favorite of the bunch!! the chianti was great and so was the strawberry wine. The bottles just kept coming! you also had the opportunity to buy wine and have it shipped home if you would like
Overall one of the best experience I had in Italy. Such a fun night!! would love to do it again and I highly recommend it!!!

4. Tenuta del Palagio

Via di Campoli 104, 50026 Mercatale di Val di Pesa, San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Italy +39 055 821630
Excellent
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4.5 based on 40 reviews

Tenuta del Palagio

Tenuta del Palagio is the right place for your Tuscan wine experience. We are proud to receive thousands of visitors every year from all over the world, many of whom participate with enthusiasm to our wine tasting and our wine tours.We are based between Florence and Siena. The estate has different farmhouses with pool where it is possible to stay during holidays. We organise also cooking classes. Tenuta del Palagio has also rooms dedicated to the organization of events and banquets. The winery produces also a fine olive oil, grappa, dessert wines and balsamic vinegars. Our wine shop is open each day.

Reviewed By Gatorwayne - Jacksonville, FL

Old family type winery located about an hour out of Florence. We were greeted by the manager and offered wine upon entering. He started the tour where numerous barrels were stored and informed us how the various wines were made and housed. We then went to a tasting room to sample several types of wines and cheeses. Very informative tour.

5. Enoteca Antinori

Via Cassia Per Siena 133 | Loc. Bargino, 50026, San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Italy +39 055 23595
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4 based on 47 reviews

Enoteca Antinori

Distinguished wine company in Tuscany that consists of 400 acres, 60 percent of which are producing grapes.

Reviewed By Altamuro - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

This winery is so popular among visitors, I will say more for its architecture and modern design than for the wines. Environmental friendly construction, a beautiful piece of design. Go there with other expectations but the wine, even thou, the Chianti classico is pretty good. The tour is not a big deal. Just general information, nothing outstanding. However, if you go around lunch time, the restaurant located on the top of the building is really amazing.

6. AZIENDA AGRICOLA PODERE SAN PIERINO

Via San Piero di Sotto 28 | Localita' Podere San Pierino, 50026, San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Italy +39 380 322 8480
Excellent
27%
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Satisfactory
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4 based on 18 reviews

AZIENDA AGRICOLA PODERE SAN PIERINO

Reviewed By Mike M

We walked up without an appointment and the daughter Laura was most welcoming! She gave us a lovely tour of the place, where each wine was and showed us the amazing Terra Cota vats of olive oil and let us taste. In the tasting room...MoreDear Mike, Thank you! We are glad to hear that you appreciated your products. Hope to see you soon again

7. Villa Vrindavana

Via Scopeti 106/108, 50026, San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Italy +39 055 820054
Excellent
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5 based on 8 reviews

Villa Vrindavana

Villa Vrindavana is an Iskcon Temple. It is an amazing place where spirituality, culture, protection of animals and the environment are happily integrated, proposing an example for the whole society and being a model of wellbeing in the planet.

Reviewed By Bhaktin G

Villa Vrindavana is AMAZING, heaven on earth. Yoga classes every day, love, devotion, amazing people, philosophy of life, cows, super nature. Good for family, kids, youth, everybody.
Food is simply out of this world.
I love Villa Vrindavana and I go there whenever I can.
You can go as a guest, as a volunteer as a monk experience.
Highly recommended.

8. Fattoria di Luiano

Via di Luiano 32, 50026 Mercatale di Val di Pesa, San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Italy +39 055 821039
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5 based on 6 reviews

Fattoria di Luiano

Luiano is winery is operating in a historical landmark, a fortress built in 1389 by one of the allied families of the Medici during their reign over the territory surrounding Florence. An ancient legend tells of how Janus, the Roman God with two faces, chose as his home the forest that lies at the top of the hill, and that from the river Greve reaches Val di Pesa, the valley of Pesa. In Janus's honor the forest was named Lucus Iani, which in Latin means the Janus Wood. Owned by Palombo family since 1959, Luiano is today a dynamic family owned winery, fully focused on producing enjoyable wines and hosting memorable wine experiences. Coming into the Chianti Classico region you pass through San Casciano e Greve in Chianti where you will find us here to welcome you between 10am and 1pm and from 2 - 6pm to: -Buy wines in our vineyard shop -Taste wines by the glass or bottle either whilst taking in the view of Chianti on the Terrace or inside our wine lounge. -Try out our picnic hamper in the middle of the vineyard or wherever you prefer. PLEASE NOTICE: To visit our wine cellars and for all other activities, we recommend you prebook (We’ll definitely do our best to do it anyway, but we can’t guarantee it would be possible). BOOK YOUR EXPERIENCE: 1. Basic Tasting 2. Tasty Tasting 3. Wine-Maker Meal 4. Tasting with the wine producer 5. Dinner with The Master Butcher 6. “HAPPINESS” basket 7. Cookery Course

Reviewed By Netster11 - Hong kong

This is a family run winery. It's small, and the tour is a quick one. The tasting lasted longer, with much more explanation. The family is great, very helpful and willing to answer all questions. The tasting consisted of three chianti wines. It was educational,...MoreThank you!!! see you soon;)

9. Aquatica - Piscina del Chianti

Via Dante Alighieri, 50026, San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Italy +39 055 829 0298
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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3.5 based on 16 reviews

Aquatica - Piscina del Chianti

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

I did gym and found the gym very comfortable. Small but functional, the gym overlooks the pool and has a breathtaking view of the Chianti hills.
I did a lesson with a very good instructor He is a very young guy, but he is very knowledgeable about it. He is called Francesco. He is a graduate in this discipline, he has a lot of patience and explains very well the exercises to do, he first shows you how to do the exercises with weights and exercises free body ... He is also a beautiful boy, could be a Hollywood actor, he has a statuesque body and a beautiful face.He could be an actor and personal trainer to Hollywood stars.He is very kind and a simple guy.
He is the top personal trainer that a person could want ... Thank you so much Francesco

10. Mura Medievali

Via Roma, 50026, San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Italy
Excellent
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4 based on 6 reviews

Mura Medievali

Reviewed By aldo ursea i - Agliana, Italy

In origine le Mura medioevali di San Casciano in Val di Pesa erano lunghe 1240 metri e su di esse di aprivano quattro Porte: Porta Fiorentina, Porta Senese, Porta Empolese e Porta del Prato. Di forma esagonale, avevano il loro fulcro nel Cassero. Ancora oggi se ne conservano una buona parte, mentre delle Porte è rimasta solo la Porta del Prato.

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