Situated just 15 miles from Siena, Castelnuovo Berardenga is often overlooked in favour of its mother city, but reveals a rich tapestry of culture and history to those who take a proper look. Considered part of the Chianti wine region, this picturesque town is situated amid the beautiful rolling hills that have made Tuscany globally famous, and today offers guests a real taste of authentic Italy. The town is best noted for the surrounding wineries and vineyards, but the historic centre also offers a few attractions, including a stunning Gothic monastery that still towers over the surrounding countryside. The town is especially good for visitors wanting to enjoy some of the region’s best wines, and there are numerous local wineries that offer tours and tastings.
One of the biggest benefits of Castelnuovo Berardenga lies in its proximity to Siena, so save some time to explore one of Tuscany’s finest cities. There are lots of sights to see, from the striking cathedral to the bustling central piazza, one of Europe’s largest ancient squares.
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The majority of international flights arrive into Pisa airport (PSA). Direct flights to Pisa are available from Belfast, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, London Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle and take approximately 2 hours.
When to go
Tuscany is predominantly a summer destination, with the main tourist season generally running from April to October. Temperatures are at their hottest in July and August, this is also when Tuscany is at its busiest. However, Tuscany also enjoys a mild climate in spring and autumn with temperatures rarely going beneath 20 degrees which makes it perfect for visiting at the beginning or end of season too. The coast has wonderful sea breezes and the hilltop towns are much cooler than the lower countryside villages. The best time to visit is during the quieter season, from April to June and September to October when the weather is good, prices are a bit lower and there are fewer crowds. There are many festivals and events throughout the year in Tuscany and Easter and Christmas are always busy.
At the current time, British citizens do not require a visa to visit Italy.
You don’t have to leave a tip in Italy – most Italians don’t tip for restaurant meals, bar drinks, taxi rides or hair and beauty treatments. However if you do leave a tip, you might receive quicker service.
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