Chianti

The Chianti Sculpture Park – Where art and nature meet

The Chianti Sculpture Park is located in Pievasciata ca. 10 kilometres north of Siena and it is a permanent exhibition of contemporary installations and sculptures. It is a private initiative of Piero and Rosalba Giadrossi, both lovers of modern art. About 15 years ago they had the idea of an approximately 7-hectare virgin and already fenced wooded area, which was home ...

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Gaiole in Chianti: ancient market place of Chianti

Gaiole in Chianti (2,300 inhabitants) is a small village of Chianti, that is positioned along the course of the current Massellone, the village has developed from the thirteenth century as a market place, becoming one of the capitals of Terziere of the Lega del Chianti (League of Chianti), with Radda in Chianti and Castellina in Chianti. The League of Chianti ...

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Badia a Coltibuono: a monastery transformed into a villa-farm

The vallombrosana abbey of San Lorenzo a Coltibuono was founded around year thousands, it lived its maximum moment of glory between the 11th and the 12th century: but already in the successive century it began the decline. Even if in 15th century it had an ulterior development under the patronage of Lorenzo de’Medici. The Abbey remained property of the vallombrosani ...

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Radda in Chianti: an agricultural center and holiday resort in Chianti

Radda in Chianti a medieval town of Etruscan origins – now the seat of the Consortium of Chianti Gallo Nero – is situated on a hill 530 meters above sea level between the valleys of Arbia and Pesa. The first documents that refer to Radda date back to the eleventh century AD. Since 13th century the castle was the domain of the Counts Guidi. ...

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Castelnuovo Berardenga: where ends the Chianti and begin the Crete Senesi

Castelnuovo Berardenga, is an interesting village of Chianti in the province of Siena. The municipality has about 8,900 inhabitants and  is located at the southern end of the Chianti hills at the point where begin the clay soils that form the Crete Senesi. Castelnuovo Berardenga is located on a hill about 350 meters high, between the Ombrone and the torrent Malena, the ...

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Etruscan tombs in Castellina in Chianti: Montecalvario and Poggino

ETRUSCAN TUMULUS OF MONTECALVARIO The Etruscan Tumulus of Montecalvario, so called by a small chapel, the last station of the Via Crucis, built on the summit, is a structure of a circular diameter of about 53 meters, made up of four tombs, with main room and lateral cells, with the entrance oriented towards the four cardinal points. The tumulus dating ...

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Castellina in Chianti: a lovely medieval village in the heart of Chianti

Situated on a hill, 578 meters above sea level, overlooking the river valleys of the Pesa, Arbia and Elsa, Castellina in Chianti is one of the most important villages of Chianti and a famous resort area. Castellina in Chianti, is an interesting medieval town of Etruscan origins, of this period are witness the many Etruscan tombs that are located nearby, ...

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Itinerary in Sienese Chianti

For the Sienese side of Chianti we can start from Siena and from here with SR 222 reach Castellina in Chianti, otherwise continuing the itinerary of Florentine Chianti, from San Donato in Poggio, we reach Castellina in Chianti. Castellina in Chianti by heading towards Poggibonsi and taking the S.S. 429 state road, exceptionally panoramic in this stretch. A short detour brings ...

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Chianti: the heart of Tuscany, encounter between nature and works of man

Chianti, ie the territory which for centuries produced the wine Chianti Classico, is part of the Tuscan hill land situated between Florence and Siena, expertly shaped by man and rich of art, this area is a mosaic of history, nature and art unique in the world. This is a land of ancient traditions, civilized in ancient times, first by the ...

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