Italy has a reputation for crazy drivers, but as we were not visiting any big cities we decided to brave driving in Italy, and I am pleased to say it all went without a hitch. Though, I must admit that driving in the teaming rain on the truck-infested autostrada wasn't my idea of fun....however being able to really get off the beaten track in Tuscany was so worth it, especially to places like Castellina!
Castellina is located on the SS222, which is the main route that cuts through the Chianti region from north to south, and is commonly known as the Chiantigiana. It makes for a lovely scenic drive amongst the vineyards.
It is a difficult region to get around without a car, though there is the occasional bus that joins up the larger towns/villages. Alternatively you could cycle around or even walk if you have the luxury of time on your side.
Tuscany has its own style, especially in the countryside. The whole province is rich in colours and flavours offering beautifull landscapes wherever we go. It has charming towns rich of culture and history but most of all it has lots of enchating villages and settlements, situated on a top of the hills and worth of visiting. Car of bus could be more comfortable for travelling around but motorbike is definatelly the most sttractive way.