A completely different Tuscany

Ask anyone what Italian wine you know, and most will answer: "Chianti."
Chianti. Chianti is also Tuscany.
Not less well-known name, but somehow more in connection with the wine, rather than as with Tuscany.
In general, thanks to a critical mass of visual content in hilly-wheat-cypress-villa-colors, shot at 90% in the Val d'Orcia valley, which I mentioned in a previous post, Tuscany is perceived by the majority as such and no other way. I will not hide, I also thought that the whole region consists of hills and endless fields. And Tuscany, it turns out, is much, much more diverse!
What is Chianti worth!
In general, it’s very cool that when choosing a villa I preferred the most interesting and unusual option for myself (which was located right in the center of Chianti), rather than one of the houses in the photographic Val d'Orcia!
As a result, all week I enjoyed amazing views of Chianti, wherever I went along Tuscany, to Liguria, Marche or San Marino, enjoyed driving along endless serpentines among truffle forests and woke up to the birds singing in the vineyard under the window ...
Yes, and of course, we drank Chianti)
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2No, in this post I will not talk about our cool house, yet he deserves a separate story.
Let me just say that we settled on the outskirts of the town of Gaiole in Chianti, surrounded on all sides with full truffle forests. Yet the forest-free slopes are completely planted with vineyards of small private winemakers. All local shops are literally crammed with their wines, where even in the smallest market there is a choice of labels that makes you feel like you are in a giant wine boutique.
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3. Do not be lazy to open the photos from the post about "the very Tuscany" and compare. Just heaven and earth, how different are the two small neighboring regions of Tuscany!
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4. There is even a sky of other shades!
Apparently, the dominance of light yellow tones from below affects the dynamic range of the human eye, so the sky also looks smoky, less saturated. Although I may say bullshit, but the perception is just that: the sky is different.
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5. Hills, villas on the tops - everything is the same as in Val d'Orcia, but there is no tillage, many vineyards, green hayfields and forests.
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6. In the distance you can see San Gimignano, a stunning city, which we, unfortunately, did not have time to get to (
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7. Plowed fields, by the way, also come across.But among the lush greenery, yellow vineyards and forests, they leave a very different feeling
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8. In Chianti, you can rent a huge number of villas. In addition to winemaking, this is a whole line of business in the region, since There is a huge demand for secluded relaxation among vineyards and olive groves.
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9. Many vineyards are open for free walks, their owners do not fence their possessions with a fence or wire, completely loyal to tourists.
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10. Surroundings of the town of Radda in Chianti. One of the stunningly beautiful locations.
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11. It is somewhere nearby Greve in Chianti
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12. Ordinary house ordinary countryman in Italy.
Would you like to live like this?
At least retired?
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13. Sometimes in the vineyards you can find interesting objects and perspectives.
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14. Why, the vineyards themselves - endless angles
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15. From here, from these berries, comes the famous Chianti Classico.
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16. These are not grapes, if that.
I do not know, however, what kind of fruit, but the trees with them are full of them.
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17. By the way, unlike Val d'Orcia, where cypresses grow everywhere, there are a lot of poplars in Chianti. They are similar in shape, but in the fall they become piercingly yellow and look amazing in photos.
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18.The girl in the artichokes.
In addition to grapes and olives, the region grows many interesting crops, including artichokes.
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19. Another local culture is tobacco.
Honestly, at first I did not understand that it was growing, but followers on Instagram suggested the correct answer.
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20. So if someone does not know, natural tobacco looks that way.
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21. And again poplar cypresses
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22. Villages in Chianti - a solid picture.
It seems that these are some kind of demonstrative settlements for some kind of exhibition or specially built on the way the president follows home from work. But no, this is an ordinary village.
Shocking grooming. Why do our villages look like a slutty whore or a drunken hunky in tatters? A rhetorical question...
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23. Roads. It seems to be just a road, but beautiful!
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24.
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25. And this is a mountain serpentine, which is hundreds of kilometers in Chianti. Most, of course, wind through the forest, but sometimes they come across such specific ones.
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26. And this is a small village road, winding through the forest, between the vineyards ...
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27. Accented unsightly things in Italy.
But ... still nice. And something suggests that left here on purpose.
One hundred percent, in a decade or two, this tractor will become overgrown with ivy and moss and will become a local landmark.
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My Tuscan trip took place in partnership with Ville in Italia, which is the largest villa rental service in Italy.
A villa or house is not a hotel, everything here is completely different, so in this case it is preferable to use just special services, rather than a booking.
In the base of Ville in Italia there are more than 500 villas and houses throughout Italy, from giant medieval castles to small cozy village houses, so there is plenty to choose from, depending on your taste and wallet.
Therefore, if you are going on a trip to Italy, book a cozy house at Ville in Italia.

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