Touristic itinerary in Tuscany: In the hearth of the Chianti Valley and the Siena’s lands clay rocks

Route map: daily tourist journey that traces a ring of about 160 km 

Departure and arrival: "Podere la Villetta "Tuscan Farm house with Children's Playground

The tour traces a ring that has the “Podere la Villetta” farm house as departing and arrival point, and where we move in direction of Siena

The rows of grapevine, regular and aligned, cover only part of the hills which, with corrugated and continuous movement, conceal between their folds or rise on the ridges and villa, castles and villages; Appears in flashes The pale green of the olive trees beside the patch of chestnut or oak woods. They become even darker, guarding the crests or giving the rhythm to the dirty streets, there are the elegant and cypress. It is a sweetness made of proportions, lights and colors, which have enchanted visitors and pilgrims for centuries. Agricultural land by vocation is proud of its superb wine in its many facets. There is no precise border of this region which extends between the province of Siena and Florence: All 70,000 hectares of "principality of classical Chianti"

In the direction of Siena, there are two medieval centers of the high-seated land of Siena area: Castelnuovo Berardenga, where the tower of the ancient castle survives and some sections of walls and San Gusmé, from the beautiful historical center dating back to the 13 th century, miraculously intact. Domination of the 12 th century The Castle of Brolio is one of the most famous monuments in the region which continues to be the seat of an important wine house and the beautiful castle of Meleto surrounded by high cypress and two massive circular torrions.

Castellina in Chianti, medieval village, stands in a panoramic position on a hill on the valleys of Arbia, Elsa and Pesa. Near the Borough of Radda and Greve in Chianti with his beautiful portical square once destinated to the exhibition of the goods. Striking castles, romantic churches and villas give character to Greve's valley.

He character of the Chianti lands goes down as it falls south of Siena to transform, with imperceptible and constant changes, into the bitter, changing and fascinating landscape of the Crete. Two perfectly preserved medieval groups deserve a stir along the Arbia stream. Murlo's fascinating borough is a "container" of Etruscan memories and the fortified farm of Cuna. A little further south of Buonconvento, on a hill covered by olive groves and vineyards of the famous Brunello wine, is extended to Montalcino's legacy rich in artistic and architectural treasures.

The Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore dominates the Crete in the myth of the woods of oak, cypress and olive trees hiding it.

Asciano is one of the most attractive places in Crete. The landscape surrounding the village is made up of hills that follow the arid slope, dotted here and there by rare trees or isolated casing.

After a day of prodigious cultures of culture, art and traditions, the only thing left to do is go back to the "Podere La Villetta" to taste a good tuscan kitchen and enjoy a relaxing night.
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