Good morning everyone from Borgo de’Brandi’s staff!
A new year has just begun and we can’t start without wishing you a happy 2019, full of joyful moments!
As always, we can’t wait to meet all of you and to start a brand new season all together.
Why don’t we get prepared together taking notes of all the best activities to do around our territory?
Today we’re talking to those who wants to mix arts and history to daily dives into the pool, so we’re going to suggest you some of the most beautiful and interesting museums of Chianti.
Let’s start with “Parco Sculture del Chianti”, placed in Castelnuovo Berardenga, a perfect place to spend a day with your family, surrounded by its magical masterpieces.
Since 2004, these 17 acres of virtually untouched forest have been the home to a collection of outdoor contemporary art. Plan for a relaxing stroll through the trails and hills of the park and enjoy the colors, the textures and the sculptures that sometimes look as if they are part of the landscape or others that with their stark colors or modern material are a striking contrast to their environment.
Another magical place to visit is “Gerusalemme di San Vivaldo”, it is arranged according to an iconographic and topographical plan faithful to the parameters of the earthly Jerusalem. The land, considered sacred by both the Etruscans and Romans, was also used by hermitic communities in the Middle Ages, adding to its mystic allure. It quickly grew into a substitute destination of pilgrimages o the Holy Land, where noble and illustrious Florentine families would build chapels.
Let’s get a little bit closer to us.
We kindly suggest you to visit “Museo Archeologico del Chianti”, placed in the main square of Castellina in Chianti.
In the Castellina in Chianti area, there are several sites that document the existence of this ancient population with tombs and ruins still visible in the open countryside.
This is an excellent stop for families with children or even for those who are curious about the antique history (including that of the Romans), but perhaps don’t want to dedicate an entire day to the exploration.
Another perfect place for children is “Museo Emilio Ferrari di Cultura Contadina”, placed in San Donato in Poggio.
Chianti was an agricultural community and it wasn’t all about the grapes and olives. Emilio Ferrari was an avid collector of all things that testified to the diversity of the farm traditions in the area. This small museum will appeal to all ages with its wide display of farm tools and typical household items from the over a 100 years ago.
Children will enjoy the exploration of strange and new items, and the older generation may even recognize several of the tools which are no longer in use. Test your knowledge of the farm traditions as you walk through this museum.
All these places are surely worth a visit, both to discover secrets and traditions of a territory full of history and to spend a day with your family in a different way.
Are you ready to dive into Tuscan history? We hope you are!
Borgo de’Brandi’s staff