Today Greve is the town with which the grape-growing region of Chianti is often associated. In bygone times it was the meeting point of of three important roads used by pilgrims, the Chiantigiana (which linked Florence with Siena), the road to Valdarno and the road to Val di Pesa.
The ancient village of Montepulciano stands between Valdichiana and Val d'Orcia. Perched on top of a hill, Montepulciano is a uniquely beautiful medieval town with elegant Renaissance palaces, ancient churches, lovely squares and charming hidden corners.
With just over 100 inhabitants, Bolgheri exercises a strong pull over wine devotees because this small village in the province of Livorno is the heart of an area known to sommeliers around the world for labels such as Sassicaia, Ornellaia, Masseto and Guado al Tasso.
Lucca is dubbed "the city of a hundred churches" because there is a place of worship at every turn and is the only one of Tuscany’s original city-states to have retained its independence until the mid-nineteenth century.
If you drive along the principal road of Lajatico, you will see a tractor dealer named Bocelli and a restaurant bearing the same name – offering clues about the village’s most famous product, Andrea Bocelli.