Tag: Val di Chiana

Vino Nobile from Montepulciano goes in the Museum

montepulciano winesVino Nobile from Montepulciano is a special red wine, one of the jewels of Tuscany, dating back in Etruscan age. It is protected with a Docg (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) and appreciated worldwide since its production has been developed in the sixties. Sangiovese, here called Prugnolo Gentile (70%), and Canaiolo Nero (20%) are the two grape varieties combined in this superb wine.

Today Montepulciano opens the doors of its main museum – Pinacoteca Crociani, to the world of wine. From February 18th the museum will become a theatre and a meeting point between producers and consumers of Vino Nobile. 30 companies will display their specialities, experts, journalists and gourmet from around the world will elect what will be the protagonists in local wine’s production.

250 km Cycling Route in Tuscany along the Arno riverside

tuscany cyclingArno is the second largest river in central Italy after the Tiber and the main in Tuscany.

Arno has a total length of 241 km that passes trough the main territories of this region (Casentino, Val di Chiana, Arezzo, The upper Valdarno, Pratomagno, Siena province, Florence, Sesto Fiorentino, Campi Bisenzio, Prato, Pistoia, Sieve, Middle Valdarno, Lower Valdarno, Val di Pesa, Val d’Elsa, Val d’Era, Pontedera). It borns in the Tuscan-Romagnolo Apennines, at an altitude of 1358 m above sea level, and flows into the Ligurian Sea passing through Pisa.

Christmas in Val di Chiana, thermal baths and culture

montepulcianoIn the middle of Tuscany, between Crete Senesi and Val d’Orcia, there’s Val di Chiana, an oasis where in every corner you can breathe history and culture.

Val di Chiana was inhabited by the Etruscans. It is a land full of treasures, medieval villages and thermal baths above all. Miraculous Chianciano Terme waters are widely known for their curative properties. Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is another jewel coming from this part od Arezzo Province. Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is a D.O.C.G., that means controlled and guaranteed origins. always. It represents the top Italian production around the world. Nobile is a strong red wine, warm and sweet already famous in Etruscan times.