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Chianti – what is Chianti wine?

Chianti

When the name Chianti is used in relation to wine in a general context, it often means Chianti Classico wine which is a red wine produced from grapes grown in a roughly oval-shaped area located between Florence and Siena in Tuscany, Italy. This region is the historical “Chianti”, previously a recognised political entity but now […]

The best gelato in Chianti at L’ Antica Delizia in Castellina in Chianti

Best gelato in Chianti

The ice cream (gelato) made and sold at the geletaria L’ Antica Delizia in Castellina in Chianti is commonly said to be the best you can get in Chianti, better even than any in Florence. I have to agree with that assessment. Not only is each flavour sublime but the range of flavours is large, […]

Villas, farmhouses, vineyards, apartments and other properties for sale in Chianti, Italy

Real estate for sale in Chianti

Currently there are excellent properties for sale at reasonable prices in the Chianti area of Tuscany, Italy. These range from villas (true Tuscan villas as opposed to simply stand-alone houses – bear this difference in meaning in mind when house-hunting), converted farmhouses (case coloniche), and town and rural apartments, as well as full-fledged wineries and […]

Tuscan wines, Chianti Classico wines, “Super Tuscans”, Brunello, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

chianti grapes

Tuscan wines, particularly Tuscan red wines, have improved out of all recognition during the course of the past 45 years. This generalisation applies almost universally throughout the Region of Tuscany to the extent that one no longer has to search for a good wine but rather for either an outstanding wine and/or a wine that […]

All about Greve in Chianti

Greve in Chianti, Tuscany, Italy

Greve in Chianti is a small and quite charming town located, unusually for a Tuscan village, on the floor of the valley of the Greve stream. It has always been a market place but only in the past few hundred years has it developed as a town. Greve is now probably the most popular centre […]

Tuscan Specialities – fashion, food and wines

Tuscan specialities

Tuscany is famous not only for fine wines and fabulous food, but also for a wide range of artisanal work, especially handmade leather fashionwear and fashion accessories. Top fashion labels are available at the famous discount fashion outlets and throughout Tuscany there are leather workshops, paper makers and binderies, gold workers and jewellers producing extremely […]

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