Chianti is one of the best known places in Italy for the production of fine red wine. The area stretches between the provinces of Florence, Siena and Arezzo. The Chianti hills are characterized by forests of cypress trees, vines and olive trees, forming a unique landscape. There are many medieval villages in the area,, such as Greve in Chianti, Radda in Chianti and Castellina in Chianti, with ancient architecture and charming squares.
Chianti wine is very old and its production dates back to the Middle Ages. The name comes from the ancient Florentine territory , where the wine was first produced. In 1716 the Grand Duke of Tuscany Cosimo III de' Medici decided to regulate the production and marketing of wine, establishing the world's first wine-growing area.
Chianti Classico is the most famous variety, produced in the historic Chianti area, which stretches between the provinces of Florence and Siena, has a deep ruby red color and a fruity, spicy aroma. In addition to Chianti Classico, there are also other varieties of Chianti, such as Chianti Rufina and Chianti Colli Senesi, produced in other areas of Tuscany and with different organoleptic characteristics.
Today, Chianti has become a symbol of Italian wine culture and is one of the most exported gastronomic products in the world.
The Chianti area is perfect for spending a relaxing and natural vacation, immersed in a unique and evocative environment, where it is possible to enjoy trekking, cycling and outdoor activities. But Chianti is also a place of culture and history, with numerous testimonies of medieval art, such as the churches and abbeys scattered along the territory.
In short, Chianti is a magical place, where nature and culture come together to create an unforgettable experience for anyone who visits.