Tuscany is one of the main Italian regions for cultural heritage and landscape, but also famous for being the birthplace of our country's native language and many Italian artists and the best wines of Italy. The territory of Tuscany invokes images of extraordinary beauty, a place out of time: rolling hills, green meadows, rows of vineyards, lonely cypresses, castles, medieval villages and cities of stone, places to take long, unforgettable walks among art and culture. But the green countryside contrasts with the desert of the Crete Senesi to the south-east of Siena, where the alternation of gullies and clay have given birth to barren hills of vegetation coloured only by the golden wheat and the yellow of sunflowers, in some places it seems just watching a lunar landscape.
Lorenzetti's “Buon Governo” fresco in the City Hall of Siena, with the image of cultivated land in the artistic and industrious city should be remembered.
There are many realities to be discovered, the statistics confirm that the hill is the environment of choice of the vine (67%), the rest spread to the plains.
Tuscany is characterized by a high quality production; in recent years, compared with a decrease of the total quantity of wine produced has increased the incidence of DOC productions that now reach nearly 50% of the total. Speaking of Tuscany, immediately Chianti (the first DOC in Italy) comes to mind, Brunello, Vino Nobile, and Morellino di Scansano, which are samples of a region among the first in the world in terms of wine.