Travel and Culture in Tuscany

CHIANTI: tourism and culture

Some useful and interesting information about Chianti countryside: history, art, events, nature, gastronomy.


WHERE - HISTORY - ART - NATURE - EVENTS - GASTRONOMY


WHERE

Chianti is a territory in central Tuscany, countryside situated between Florence and Siena, stretching out over hills and low mountains, with a gently undulating landscape.


Chianti is a territory in central Tuscany, countryside situated between Florence and Siena, stretching out over hills and low mountains, with a gently undulating landscape.

This hill countryside ,changing every moment in slopes of olive trees and long lines of vines is the true fascination for which it is considered the heart of Tuscany.

Chianti is composed by a collection of valleys that branch out in different directions.

Chianti is composed by a collection of valleys that branch out in different directions.

The highest peaks have an average height of about 500 m on sea level, reaching a maximum of 800 m decline in ever lower hills.

Chianti includes the medieval small towns of Castellina,Gaiole, Radda, Greve, Castelnuovo Berardenga and is near to Barberino Val d’Elsa, Casole d’Elsa , Tavarnelle in Val di Pesa and not very long drive to Florence, Siena, Cortona and Arezzo.

If you want to reach Chianti you follow the SSR 222 (Chiantigiana road) from Florence or Siena, or the motorway A1 to Valdarno exit and from there you drive to Gaiole.

You can also take a bus in Florence or Siena to Greve , Panzano or Radda in Chianti.

By Paola de’ Mari from Toscana Mia





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