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Panzano in Chianti

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Panzano in Chianti is an attractive town located on a high ridge on the scenic Via Chiantigiana (highway SR 222), exactly halfway between Florence to Sienna, in Tuscany, Italy. Panzano is quite modern in appearance but ancient in foundation with the parts of the castle partly incorporated into the church and another tower used as a private dwelling. There are remains of Roman pavement here and there. There are several good restaurants and an enoteca, as well as a butcher's shop, Antica Macelleria Cecchini, that has become a tourist attraction in its own right due to the fame of the butcher, Dario Cecchini, who has also opened a very popular restaurant, Solociccia, where the diners sit at long comunal tables, with two seatings per evening.

A number of enjoyable and popular annual festivals take place in Panzano, including the Festa della Stagion Bona on 25 April (Liberation Day) and a Chianti wine festival, Vino al Vino, held on the third weekend of September.

The beauty of the surrounding Chianti hills and the clement climate, as well as convenient access to Florence, Sienna and Lucca, make Panzano a favorite centre for country vacations in the surrounding vineyards where B&B rooms, self-catering apartments (agriturismi) and independent holiday villas are offered.


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