Posts Tagged ‘Tuscany wine tours’

The word ‘Chianti’ is synonymous with the excellent, world-famous wine. But it is not only the wine that is instantly recognisable; the Chianti region itself is known for being one of the most beautiful areas in all of Italy. With lush green landscape, rolling hills, hectares of olive groves and vineyards and woodland composed of [...]

The Chianti wine region, located in Tuscany, is one of the most spectacular landscapes in all of Italy. Home to miles upon miles of gentle rolling hills, vast vineyards and historic towns and villages nestled on hilltops, a visit to Chianti is a must. As well as being the birthplace of some of the most [...]

You’ve heard of the Palio of Siena; the world famous horserace set around the city’s central square. But what about the ‘Bravio’ of Montepulciano; a small town of ancient Etruscan origin, located south of Siena and home to stunning surrounding countryside. Both of these competitions in Siena and Montepulciano are between city districts, or ‘contrade’, [...]

The Chianti region of Italy is well known for its glorious scenery, laid back way of life, tasty cuisine and of course, its world famous wine. There are a huge number of wineries located in this area, and on May 26th 2013, they will all be opening their doors to the public, for the annual [...]

Situated in the magnificent Tuscan countryside, lies the small hill top town of Montalcino. Known as a medieval settlement, this town has in fact been inhabited since Etruscan times, and its slopes are covered with olive orchards and productive vines. These vines are accredited with producing one of the most famous Italian wines, namely the [...]

Undoubtedly one of the most famous and delicious dishes from Tuscany is the Florentine steak, or bistecca alla fiorentina. This legendary Florentine steak recipe requires strict preparation to ensure it’s done in the correct Florentine way, and it’s a dish that is definitely not for the vegetarians among you!

The name may be difficult for some English speakers to say (the correct way is kee-AHN-tee), but despite any minor errors in the pronunciation of Chianti, everyone is aware of the connection with the fine, red wine. The tradition of cultivating this wine goes back to the Etruscans, who lived in this area of Tuscany [...]

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