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Entering the Chianti a Renaissance landscape

Entering the Chianti a Renaissance landscape

Step into the Uffizi Gallery or any of the frescoed family chapels around Florence and you’ll notice a recurring theme: behind the depictions of miraculous saints and pious Florentine donors are sweeping vistas of olive-clad hillsides and medieval skylines, dissolving into soft background hues.. No mere figment of the Renaissance artist’s imagination, these are the timeless landscapes that still surround Florence, and they can be seen and felt today on an exploration of the Chianti.

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