The “Cultural Landscape of Chianti Classico” is one of the most celebrated images of Tuscany, almost an icon. Sinuous, gently-rolling hills, expertly-tended vineyards as far as the eye can see, medieval villages everywhere that enchant with their one-of-a-kind beauty. Here, tradition, history, and culture interweave with nature so closely that they almost melt into each other.
Today, this wondrously-harmonious tapestry has become a candidate to become Tuscany’s 8thUNESCO World Heritage Site, alongside the region’s current seven: Florence, Pisa, San Gimignano, Siena, Pienza, Val d’Orcia, and the Medici Villas and Gardens. Each represents individual spots or areas that are literally unique from the point of view of culture, art, archaeology, environment, or countryside.
A nonpareil wealth, which makes us very proud. And so, let’s cross our fingers for Chianti Classico!
29 July 2021
(photo: Castello di Querceto)