Mini guide about Tuscany countryside
Today BBItalia is going to talk about one of the most loved Italian regions: Tuscany.
The Tuscan countryside is the envy of the world and encompasses an environmental heritage of great interest. The small medieval villages, the rural landscapes, the olive groves and vineyards make this territory one of a kind and offer to the tourist the possibility to live great experiences thanks to personalized activities like wine and typical products of the region tastings, trekking itineraries, cycling routes and horseback ridings.
Chianti hills extend among Florence, Siena and Arezzo and are famous for their typical rural landscape but, most of all, for their vineyards, which the homonymous wine famous all over the world comes from. The valley has breathtaking sceneries but also unique medieval villages like Radda, Greve, Gaiole and Castellina in Chianti.
Another famous area is Val D’Orcia, declared patrimony of humanity by the UNESCO. With its vineyards, cornfields, cypresses and loam soils, the valley extends in the South of Tuscany, between Siena and Grosseto. The area is known also for its high-quality products, like cheese of Pienza, Brunello of Montalcino, the wine of Montepulciano, saffron, extra virgin olive oil, boar and truffle. The perfect place for authentic Italian food lovers!
The Crete Senesi, also known as Accona Desert, is another typical area of Tuscan countryside. Characterized by a surreal atmosphere and by the soil which recalls the Moon ones, the Crete extend between Siena and Val D’Orcia. Its loam hills arose from the erosion of the sea sediments which, million years ago, cover the entire area. Some of the most important villages of the area are Serre di Rapolano, San Giovanni d’Asso e Asciano Buonconvento which represent the local tradition at best.
The Maremma is another area which extends between Grosseto and Livorno and covers about a quarter of the region. The territory is divided into three big areas: Alta Maremma, which includes Livorno region, Maremma Grossetana in the province of Grosseto and Bassa Maremma, bordering with Latium and includes Costa d’Argento. A Maremma offers also a lot of typical products like Bianco di Pitigliano, extra virgin oil of Maremma hills and Morellino di Scansano.