What is Chianti ?
If you look for this word on Google the first answer Is wine, the well known Chianti Classico wine. This is right but before the wine there was already the area.
Chianti is an area between Florence and Siena, in Tuscany ,in the centre of Italy .With a history that goes back to the Etruscan time ,it’s so beautiful with its rolling hills, chestnut woods, lines of vineyards and olive groves and ancient stone houses.
I decided to post some photos from this area avoiding wine, food and the symbol of the area, the Black Rooster. We’ll talk about them another time.
We have so many photos taken since we moved here 30 years ago,that it was difficult to decide .Today we’ll have a look only to the so called Chianti Storico-Chianti Classico area whose most important towns are Castellina, Gaiole and Radda in Chianti with a population around 7500 in total.
Imagine to immerse yourself in nature ,cultivated fields and small villages built in the XIII cen.
San Sano, a cute small village whose symbol is a drunk frog.
and the gorgeous Italian style gardens at Brolio Castle.