Gentle hills with their systems of terrace cultivation and wide valleys crossed by rivers provide the natural environment which, over the centuries, has hosted the development and production of one of the best wines in the world: Chianti.
The Chianti territory embraces parts of the provinces of Florence, Arezzo, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato and Siena. It is with good reason, therefore, that the Chianti region, like the Tuscan wine, is so greatly esteemed.
To fully take in the beauty of the Chianti region, travel along the so-called Chiantigiana road which links Florence and Siena. Along this road, you can enjoy a journey amongst gentle hills, vineyards, fields of sunflowers, olive groves and castles. Stop off at Greve in Chianti, with its old market square, at Castellina, at San Gimignano which was declared by UNESCO to be part of the world's architectural heritage, and at Radda - the old administrative centre of the League of Chianti, until you reach Siena, one of the most important artistic towns in Italy.