Does another Chianti guide really make sense? It does, if written by an author hailing from Chianti.
The author is indeed a real Chianti native who, with his camera, has traveled this territory far and wide to accompany us through its extraordinary particularities. Very often there is still a lack of adequate support to visit the so-called minor areas, which indeed are not minor, as shown by the Chianti territory so rich in art, breathtaking landscapes, history and food.
This guide wants to fill this void, accompanying us with simplicity and frankness through unusual itineraries, villages, churches and abbeys where, in addition to works of art, we will be able to learn about lesser-known glimpses, Tuscan expressions, owners of shops and clubs frequented by Chianti residents, the “chiantigiani”.
Briefly, there is everything we need here: a local friend who, with suggestions, anecdotes and advices, accompanies us in discovering Chianti with some excursions to the nearby wonders of Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Certaldo, Volterra.
Danilo Papi was born in Reggello to a peasant family of 16 people. He moved since 1990 to the Chianti region , where he’s currently living He worked for thirty years at the Urban Hygiene Company in Florence, dealing with the organization of city services. He is now retired and can devote himself totally to the discovery of Chianti along with his camera.