Are you a bicycle fan? Do you want to cycle in Chianti and at the same time watch the “Giro d’Italia” (Italy’s Cycling Tour), one of the great yearly cycling event?
Then, Hear, Hear! On Sunday May 15th, the 9th lap of the race (chronometer event) will start in Greve in Chianti to finish in Radda through a loop including San Donato in Poggio. The race will go through Panzano in Chianti, just a mile away from Hotel Villa le Barone. Be sure to share in the excitement by booking a room with us and being there on Sunday morning to cheer your favorite racer!
2016’s is the 99th Giro d’Italia, almost a century of racing on difficult and often very long laps all across the Italian regions. The Giro declares itself as “the toughest race in the world in the most beautiful country in the world”. This year’s Giro will be 3 383 Km. long, divided in 21 laps; it will start from Apeldoorn in Holland and finish in Torino Italy. The leader of the overall classification is identified by a pink jersey, the color pink beeing chosen because the newspaper “La Gazzetta dello Sport” that created the Giro to boost its sales at the expenses of the Corriere della Sera, was printed on pink paper.
There will be quite a big show, a wonderful “fiesta” in Panzano in Chianti, with Dario Cecchini’s celebrating the event with his horn, and Chianti Classico flowing abundantly!
And after having enjoyed the event, you can enjoy cycling in Chianti yourself, following one of the itineraries that Hotel Villa le Barone has prepared for you!