Wine tour in Tuscany

 
Wine tour in Tuscany
 

In view of the usual ratio between plains and river basins, it is not surprising that a region with so little fiat land is endowed with a rather modest network of rivers. Given both the moderate rainfall and the prevalence of impermeable soils, even the major water courses have a meagre flow, and even this is very seasonal an exception is the Serchio, which rises in the high Apennines south of the Cisa Pass, in an area with heavy rainfall and permeable limestone soils. Though liable to both drought and flood as we saw during the great flood of 1966, the Arno with its 241 kilometers in length and its tributaries from the left Chiana, Pesa, Elsa, Era and from the right Sieve, Bisenzio is the most impressive river in the region. Next comes the Ombrone 161 km., with its tributary the Orcia, then the Serchio 103 km.. Following these, from north to south, are the Magra 65 km., the Cecina 76 km., the Cornia 50 km., the Albegna 67 km. and the Fiora 71 km. There once existed an extensive and intriguing Tuscany of lakes and marshlands. Between Florence, Pistoia and square kilometers, the small marshes at Bientina and Fucecchio, the lakes of Montepulciano and Chiusi, as well as the coastal lake of Burano south of Orbetello. The little lakes in the Apennines are nothing but picturesque pud dles. In exchange, we have a number of artificial lakes. 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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