Tuscany" is the name of one of the most famous areas of Tuscany even though it is
now a wine
territory rather than a province or other political division of the region of Tuscany.
area of Tuscany is a hilly, roughly oval-shaped territory located in the
middle of the region delimited by the Etruscan towns of Arezzo,
of Chianti has been studied intensively and the extant towns,
villages, abbeys and towers of Chianti reflect that history. The
Etruscans dominated Chianti and the rest of Tuscany for several hundred
years and genetic evidence shows that their descendents and the
descendents of some of their domestic animals still inhabit the area.
Certainly they introduced wine production into Chianti. The
Romans displaced the Etruscans as the rulers of Chianti during the
first century AD. They expanded the Etruscan towns in many but not all
cases, and founded their own cities, most notably, Florence (Florentia).
Here are some useful links to our Chianti Travel Guide which provide useful travel tips for both first time visitors to Chianti and long time residents.
Places to stay in Chianti, Tuscany
The posts linked below include both general information on types of vacation accommodation in Chianti, Tuscany, and reviews of specific properties.
Reviews of Chianti vacation rentals and villa hotels.
About the Architecture, History and Culture of Tuscany
Next some posts providing background information to help you get the most out of your stay in Chianti, Tuscany.
Things to see in Chianti, Tuscany
Chianti , Tuscany - food and wine
Things to see in other parts of Tuscany
Things to see in Umbria
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