Posted by: dreamitalia | September 23, 2010

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Montefioralle, Tuscany

Montefioralle, in the heart of the Chianti Classico wine region

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Our photo of Montefioralle photo was taken on the Rustic Tuscan Cooking Tour. Montefioralle is an extremely well preserved Medieval village situated above Greve in Chianti. Today there are no cars permitted in the village and it is home to a handful of families.

According to the official website of Montefioralle, 

 Montefioralle is rated one of the most beautiful villages in Italy
“Uno dei borghi più belli d’Italia”

The village of Montefioralle is probably one of the most ancient in Chianti and is still today enclosed within its original walls. These were initially two circuits but houses now fill the space between the original structures. The walls were octagonal in outline, with four gates, modifications of which still exist. During the Middle Ages it was one of the largest military and administrative centres of the area. The first notice of the settlement is from 1085. It belonged to the families Ricasoli, Benci, Gherardini and Vespucci.

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