Holiday homes Central Tuscany (San Gimignano – Volterra – Montepulciano)
In the historic heart of Tuscany, in the Chianti region of Siena, you will find the best part of what Tuscany can offer. The area surrounding Sienna offers an exceptional diversity of nature from the green hills and the luxuriant Chianti district to the pale, clay hills in the area of the Crete.En savoir plus sur Central Tuscany Toutes les locations de vacances - Central Tuscany
To the north you will find a land of impressive panoramas, green rolling hills, expansive areas of vineyards dotted with wineries, dark green olive groves, and small medieval hamlets scattered all around the area. This area is also known as the very famous Chianti Classico region, where some of the best red wine in Italy is produced.
The beautiful landscapes are marked by the characteristic cypresses set as windbreaks along the roads or in clusters by the farms.
To the south you will find a landscape of round clay hills, created over hundreds of years by the slow erosion of rainwater washing off the upper layers of soil. This is home to herds of sheep (and their shepherds) grazing the wild pasture which provides the famous Tuscan Pecorino cheese with its unique flavour. In Montalcino in the South you can taste one of Italy’s best-know and most expensive wines, Brunello di Montalcino, which is produced exclusively in the vineyards surrounding the town of Montalcino.
At the end of the Dark Ages, Greve developed on the flat ground of the Greve valley as the market for the fortified villages, castles and farm houses on the surrounding hilltops. In 1325 it was burned to the ground by Castruccio Castracani, the Duke of Lucca. Nevertheless, Greve expanded considerably during the 14th and 15th centuries, and, after...
Montaione har rødder helt tilbage til antikken. Hele området bestod af talrige etruskisk-romerske kolonier, hvilket tydeligt kommer til syne igennem adskillige arkæologiske opdagelser af nekropoler og teglovne nær Poggio all’Aglione, Bellafonte Iano e Castelfalfi. Montaione byder først og fremmest på San Biagio kapellet samt San Regolo kirken fra...
The shell-shaped town square, Piazza del Campo, is famous for hosting the yearly Palio, a horse race between the city’s 17 districts. It takes place on July 2nd and August 16th. The square is surrounded by palaces, dating back to the 12th century, i.e. Palazzo Pubblico, which still today functions as the city’s town hall. The palace houses an art...
Once the seat of a small Etruscan village in the Hellenistic period (3rd century BC) it began its life as a town in the 10th century, taking its name from the Holy Bishop of Modena, St. Gimignano, who is said to have saved the village from the barbarian hordes. The town increased in wealth and developed greatly during the Middle Ages thanks to...
Today’s Volterra mainly carries the stamp of the Middle Ages and the most interesting buildings from this period are to be seen at Piazza dei Priori. Here, you can also find well-kept remains from the Etruscan period, i.e. the town gate, Porta del Arco, one of the best preserved Etruscan town gates in Italy. It dates back to the 4th century...
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