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The Tuscany Region

Situated between Florence and Siena, Chianti covers an area of 172,900 acres. The area includes the entire territories of the communes of Castellina in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti, Greve in Chianti, and Radda in Chianti, as well as parts of Barberino Val d’Elsa, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Poggibonsi, San Casciano Val di Pesa, and Tavarnelle Val di Pesa.

Chianti is a hilly zone ranging from 200 to 800 meters (656—2,625 feet) in altitude. Most of the region is covered with oak, chestnut, and pine forests dotted by cypresses. The climate is continental without drastic variations in temperatures, while precipitation averages about 800—900 millimeters (about 31.5—35.5 inches) annually.

The soil, which is relatively shallow and situated on steep slopes, consists primarily of sandstone and albarese (limestone). With this combination of climate, terrain, and altitude, the territory is particularly suited to the production of high-quality wines. The most famous wine of the region is Chianti.

  • Local Activities
    There are a wealth of activities to experience in the landscape surrounding Casa Campana. Immerse yourself in the Tuscan culture with these local activities.
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The Tuscany Region


"Spent yesterday walking around Castellina in Chianti and today in Siena... vines and olive trees in every direction. Haven't had a bad meal yet."