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WelcomeTuscany.com Article: Chianti is an area of about 300 square kilometres of pure Tuscany, right in the centre between Siena and Florence. Entirely hilly, it varies in aspect from the severe and harsh to the sweet and soft, covered in serried rows of vines, green forests or stony meadowland with olive groves and sparse oak trees. The light is really astounding - no view ever seems to be the same from one hour to the next.
Chianti Travel Guide from Ilpalio.org: Chianti can be compared to a unique vineyard. Hundreds of rows of vines represent the most characteristic feature of Chianti, the land where excellent wines are produced. The high quality of Chianti wine is the result of millenary knowledge and a great tradition of wine-making. Chianti wine has been of great importance since Etruscan times.
The name of Chianti is linked to the wine, but also its Olive oil is of the highest quality. A Farmers Union guarantees its quality and establishes its characteristics. It is produced respecting ancient tradition and conserved in terracotta pots. Observing these rules, the best olive oil comes up with a unique taste, the leading actor in Italian cooking.