The Chianti village of Chiocchio on the via Chiantigiana in Tuscany, Italy
Chiocchio is a stretch of shops and houses surrounded by vineyards and located on SR 222, the scenic "via Chiantigiana" road running from Florence through Chianti, Italy to Sienna, through the Chianti wine zone of Tuscany, Italy. There are also one or two restaurants and pleasant rural accommodation nearby.
The restaurant "Locanda Il Gallo" in Chiocchio.
In Roman times the Via Cassia ran nearby on its route from Arretium (Arezzo) to Florentia (Florence). The mediaeval name of Chiocchio was "Fonte del Brocco" and from at least the 13 C assumed such importance as it had from the intersection of the via Chiantigiana with the road running to the Castle of Mugnano and the Castle of Cintoia, and the tower house at Fonzacchino, as well as the religious nuclei of the Oratorio di San Giusto a Montemartiri, the church of San Michele a Rugliana and the Monastery of Santa Margerita a Sugame. Chiocchio has two churches of interest nearby. These are the 12 C church of San Donato a Mugnana and the more recent Church of Santa Maria at Chiocchio, formerly called the "Church of Our Lady of the Good Voyage". In addition to these churches there are several other interesting Chianti Romanesque parish churches in the area.
Festivals in Chiocchio
Cinghiale - Wild Boar festival - 4th week of the month of April every year
- opportunities to taste various dishes centred around boar meat - stuffed
pasta, roasts and grills, salami.
More vacation accommodation near Chiocchio
The church and
castle of Mugnana are an easy hike from Chiocchio.
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