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Chianti

Chianti is one of the most famous territories of Tuscany and Italy.

It is a succession of undulating hills, unspoiled land, products of the earth, magnificent views, and a millennial history.

Chianti is nestled among the hills between Florence and Siena where vineyards, olive trees, forests, medieval villages, and churches stretch as far as the eye can see.

From the historical point of view, Chianti was first mentioned in 1300 when the Republic of Florence created a political-military alliance, using the name “League of Chianti” and adopting the black rooster on a gold background as their crest.

The Chianti landscape is both naturalistic and rich in history, dotted with medieval castles, churches, and abbeys. A visit to Chianti means immersing oneself in the Tuscan countryside, in a land of traditions that makes the wines and olive oils that are important to much of Italian cuisine.

In 1716, the Grand Duke Cosimo III officially delimited the territory for the first time, thus confirming the quality and uniqueness of Chianti Classico to the world. The Villa Le Corti Estate of Principe Corsini is located in the township of San Casciano in the northernmost area of Chianti. Chianti Classico is a land where everything revolves around wine; where historical estates like Villa Le Corti often have underground wine cellars where one breathes in the air of history.

Among the places that characterize Chianti, it is impossible not to mention Greve in Chianti (Wine Museum), Panzano in Chianti (Church of San Leonino, Castle and Church of Santa Maria), Castellina in Chianti (Etruscan tombs and archaeological museum), Radda in Chianti (medieval village), and San Casciano (Church of San Pancrazio, Museum of Sacred Art, Museum of Villa Le Corti, Corsini Archive).

The Farm of Villa Le Corti is also located in this historical and artistic territory; it has been family property since 1363.