Surroundings Chianti in Tuscany
Is a municipality in the Province of Siena in Tuscany, located about 50 kilometers (31 mi) southeast of Florence and about 14 kilometers (9 mi) east of Siena. Since 1932 it is included in the Chianti wine-production area.
The landscape south of Siena leading towards the Medieval center of Asciano is dominated by the typical Crete, clay lands where erosion has created crevices, openings and cracks. It is an impressive area where the imposing Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore stands out.
Located between the Provinces of Florence and Siena, the Chianti Valley has always been considered the heart of old Tuscany, well-renowned around the world for its famous wines.
Situated in central-southern Tuscany, the Province of Siena extends over some of the most famous and fascinating Tuscan territories, e.g. the southern hills of Chianti, Val d’Elsa and Val di Merse, Val d’Arbia, Val di Chiana and Val d’Orcia, right up to the slopes of Mount Amiata.
The territory preserves numerous remains from the Middle Ages, springing out along the great pilgrimage road to Rome that crossed Val d’Elsa, the city of Siena and Val d’Orcia.