This tiny village in the heart of Chianti wine country enjoys the classic Tuscan landscapes seen in films and books. Rolling hills with alternating patchworks of cultivated fields, woods, vineyards and olive groves are punctuated by tall cypress trees. Stone farmhouses dot the scene in honey hues. In short, it's a beautiful countryside.
The village is known for its contemporary art park, the Parco Sculture di Chianti (the Chianti Sculpture Park), a unique place that melds art with nature. Pievasciata is just 10 kilometers from Siena. There are wineries and country inns scattered about. The wine towns of Radda in Chianti and Gaiole in Chianti are just up the road.
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