a tuscan trip to the Chianti wine country
Greve in Chianti is located in Tuscany, between Florence and Siena, on the via Chiantigiana because it crosses the territory of Chianti from which it also draws its nomenclature. The city lies, precisely, between the Chianti and the Fiorentine Mountains, therefore it has a much cooler climate than the latter, extending its territory from hill to mountain to the southernmost area. The height, therefore, varies considerably from 130 meters s.l.m. of the Ferrone area up to almost 900 meters s.l.m. of Monte San Michele, with the differences that result from the morphology. In winter, in many areas belonging to Greve in Chianti, snow is frequent. The territory is divided into 14 fractions, namely the following: Chiocchio, Cintoia Bassa, Dudda, Ferrone, Greti, Montefioralle, Lamole, Lucolena in Chianti, Pancake, Panzano in Chianti, Pecorai Pass, Poggio alla Croce, San Polo in Chianti , Strada in Chianti. Among them, it deserves a mention other than that of Montefioralle, located on the hill overlooking the city of Chieve and historically used for fortification functions where, among other things, the explorer Amerigo Vespucci was born. The city, just Greve until 1977, is currently in Greve in Chianti following the annexation of its territory to the so called Classico del Chianti or the production area of Chianti Classico wine.
I raccomanded this place for wine tasting and nice lunch: http://www.altieroinchianti.it/
a one hour trip from Rome in the village called The Queen of Olives
Italy is a land of articulated territory, remaining in the same region it is possible to pass from rugged hills to jagged coasts, but one of the few certainties for those seeking a nature holiday is Umbria, the "green heart "This wonderful peninsula. Trevi, located on a buttress of the Apennine, the extreme propagation of Mount Serano, collects in itself an incomparable landscape, literally surrounded by greenery. The municipality in the province of Perugia alternates a flat part, a hilly area completely covered with olive trees, and is finally surrounded by a higher area covered by large forests. Umbria has a kind of transition climate between the Mediterranean and the continental one, and the central areas such as Trevi are characterized by an internal sublimitary climate with an average annual temperature of just over 13 ° C. The coldest month is January (4 ° C) period when precipitation can take on a snowy character, while the warmer month is July, averaging slightly below 23 ° C. The territory of Trevi has seen the presence of man since the very earliest, some finds of the Paleolithic, confirm the existence on the territory of prehistoric civilizations. Other archaeological finds date back to the Roman Epoch, the hilly area retained part of ancient fortified walls dated back to the I century. before Christ, and the finds in the area of Santa Maria di Pietrarossa, refer to an old "civitas" of 284 BC, from the economic and cultural life, probably very lively, given the fortunate position near the Via Flaminia and the shores of the Clitunno River. The first reference to the city was Pliny the Elder, who called its inhabitants as trebiates, the original place of the city being Trebbia or Lucana Trebiensis, which according to some would derive from its position near a trivial crossroads others from the cult of the goddess of hunting, Diana Trivia, and finally (more credible hypothesis), from the hummingbird (habitat or urban agglomeration).
the city of bells and fire
Agnone is located in the northern part of the province of Isernia, about 800 meters above sea level and in a context largely mountainous, with large forests, meadows and glades, streams and a rich flora, including oaks, pines, poplars and firs . With a very cold climate during the winter, with frequent snowfall, Agnone is a typical mountain village of Molise. Agnone has a very ancient history, given that according to their studies here stood Aquilonia, the ancient city of the Sannio that the Romans, commanded by Lucio Papirio Cursor, conquered a large and crucial victory in 293 BC. To make identification more likely, the numerous archaeological finds here and in the adjacent areas, such as the funeral stew of Vibia Bonitas, which has been preserved today in the Italo Argentino Theater. Agnone became an important center during the Longobard domination, but around the year 1000 was in decline; was the powerful Venetian family of the Borrello to bring soldiers and craftsmen from Venice, or more probably from the Dalmatian colonies of the city. Many of Agnone, in fact, betray a Venetian foundation or refoundation, as evidenced by the numerous statues depicting the Lion of Saint Mark and the presence of the church of Saint Mark the Evangelist. Agnone then went to the Angevins and Aragonese; then, originally from Abruzzo, with the government of Gioacchino Murat was required to pass to Molise. In this age Agnone was a thriving city, which boasted a large number of commercial activities and the presence of many intellectuals and writers, which has earned the nickname "Athens of Sannio". The following centuries, however, saw a progressive accentuation of the phenomenon of emigration, which still continues.