Ready to discover the Chianti region?
The Chianti region is one of the most famous place in Italy for the D.O.C.G. wine produced in the area.
It is situated between the cities of Firenze, Siena and Arezzo, in Toscana.
The urbanization of the area started with the Etruscan empire, that also introduced the vineyard plantation.
During the Middle Ages the area was a point of contention between Firenze and Siena.
Because of this war, the Chianti’s population stopped cultivating, waiting for peace.
Is in the Renaissance that the Chianti region knows, for the first time after the Middle Ages, a new sprint in plantation and culture as well.
Originally the area consisted of the towns of Castellina in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti, Radda in Chianti.
With the foundation of the wine-zone Chianti, in 1932, it started growing.
Now, if you decide to spend your holidays in the Chianti region, you can visit a lot of little towns as Poggibonsi, where in October you can watch the representation of the ancient technique of the pressing of grapes.
Or you can reach the medieval hamlet of Greve in Chianti with its characteristic triangular square and the interesting Wine Museum where it is possible to taste different types of wines.
Other beautiful places of this region, also known as “Classico del Chianti” are: Barberino Val d’Elsa, a medieval town, perfect to start your trip in Toscana; San Casciano in Val di Pesa, famous not only for the wine but also for the oil. Besides, in Castellina in Chianti you can visit the Archeological museum and the necropolis of the Etruscan period.
And if you are a wine lover, you must go to the “Casa del Chianti Classico” in Redda in Chianti: it is the winehouse with the biggest collection of labels of Chianti Classico in the world!
So, whether you like wine or not, the Chianti region is definitely worth a visit.
Why don’t you start planning a weekend?