Chianti landscape

Autumn in Chianti – Landscape Photography in Tuscany

The Chianti area of Tuscany is a small, homogeneous and defined geographical region, located in the heart of the Tuscan hills, between the provinces of Florence and Siena.

This area has an extraordinary, varied and pleasant landscape, one of the most iconic in the world. A landscape with a harsh and generous character. Although it is repeated in its general lines, with a continuous alternation of woods, vineyards and olive groves, this place is never equal to itself.

It is a landscape, so to speak, made by hand, with a spade and a hoe, by countless generations of men. This is the agricultural landscape of the Tuscan sharecropper, with its rural geometries, with the farmhouses and mixed cultivation, terraces and dry stone walls.

Chianti is not a natural environment, it is a hilly area made up of poor and stony soils, decidedly unfavorable to agriculture, which entire families of peasants, over the course of many centuries with the strength of their arms, have managed to tame.

This is a series of images taken during autumn, the season that more than any other, brings us back all the poetry of Chianti landscapes.