Pisa and its sorroundings
Thanks to companies low cost flight can fly from many places in Europe to the airport Galileo Galilei of Pisa, as a destination to start a trip to Italy. It suggested a stop in this small town if you do a route, to take a getaway weekend, because this city is big enough to enjoy the delights of Italian for a couple of days.
The city of Pisa is located at the mouth of the river Arno and is a city that passed through the hands Greek, Etruscan and Roman. In the eleventh and twelfth centuries, Pisa spent his best years, coinciding with the construction of the Piazza dei Miracoli, which started on 1064. This square is formed by four colossal religious buildings, the Duomo (Santa Maria Maggiore), the Baptistery, the Campo Santo and the Leaning Tower or Bell Tower of the Cathedral.
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1) Why is important Pisa?
2) Where is located?
3) Is it worth visiting Pisa?
Pisa and Its Wine Tradition
Wine tradition has very ancient origins: it seems that winegrowing was already practiced by Etruscans and Romans.
The most used grapevines are the Trebbiano Toscano and the Sangiovese which go together with ciliegiolo, canaiolo and black malvasia.
Among the most appreciated wines:
- Chianti DOCG (tipology: “colline pisane”, “superiore”, “Colli dell’Etruria centrale” and “riserva”). It provides both fresh wines and more structures and keen on maturation ones. Ruby red wine, intensely winey smell, finer during maturation, harmonious and dry taste which gets velvet soft with maturation;
- San Torpé Pisan White DOC: fresh and young wine, containing Trebbiano Toscano and a smaller amount of other white grapevines;
- Chianti DOC Vin Santo: velvety, harmonious, dry or sweet taste;
- Montescudaio DOC: longevity structured wine;
- Val di Cornia DOC: union of traditional and international grapevines, close to the seaside;
- Toscano or Toscano IGT: longevous wines with a great structure, made possible by an accurate grapevine selection, a careful wine making and a barrel refining, even for more than 24 months and then for 6 to 12 months in bottle;
- Pisan Hills Wine Road: Pisan Hills Wine Road is an ideal itinerary, made of estates, farm holidays, places of artistic, historical and cultural interest, which passes through villages and towns such as San Miniato, Palaia, la Rotta, Peccioli, Laiatico, Terricciola, Lari, Crespina, Fauglia, Lorenzana, Casciana Terme, Chianni.
Pisan Hills Wine Road.
Pisan Hills Wine Road is an ideal itinerary, made of estates, farm holidays, places of artistic, historical and cultural interest, which passes through villages and towns such as San Miniato, Palaia, la Rotta, Peccioli, Laiatico, Terricciola, Lari, Crespina, Fauglia, Lorenzana, Casciana Terme, Chianni.