Castello di Poppiano is perched on the cascading hills of Tuscany. Only a short drive from Florence, it is located in Montespertoli and belongs to the Guicciardini family. A very powerful name in Tuscany, Guicciardini houses many Florentine masterpieces and that too since the difficult times of World War II.
Poppiano is not very big but perfect for a day to just relax and have wine or go for a bike ride in the Tuscan hills. The castle has a production of olive oil and wine since the 15th century. There were also several varieties to taste and purchase in a shop at the entrance. It is a quiet area and one that will keep you away from the city pace of Florence.
Make sure you climb the tower of the castle to see those lush green views of Chianti region especially those tall gorgeous cypress trees that we always associate Tuscany with. I could stay there for hours! Of course with a glass of wine in my hand!
How to Reach– Best way to reach this castle is to hire a car. There are also several tours from Florence that can take you to this region of Tuscany.
Have you been for a wine tasting in Tuscany?? What’s your favorite place??