This is the exhibition scheduled at Enoteca Italiana, “Vino fra mito e storia”, promoted by the Province of Siena and the government department responsible for historical buildings of Tuscany, launched on 24th November and open until 5th May.
The Enoteca will be closed from 7th to 25th January for inventory, and the exhibition is a nice chance to visit also the other locations where this event happens. The venues are Santa Maria della Scala, where is hosted the National Museum of Archeology in Siena, that displays an extremely rare item, the Cinerary of Montescudaio: this depicts a funeral banquet with a big vase used to mix water and wine, according to the Greek ritual.
The wine culture, in fact, has deep roots in the Near East and Greek, Roman and Etruscan civilizations, until the Middle Age. The excellence of Siena and Tuscany has a strong connection with the past, witnessed by the other objects included in this collection: bronze tools, the recreation of a Roman triclinium and the urns with the depiction of the deads at a banquet.
The other venues, that host items together with their own permanent collections, are Castellina in Chianti, where there is the Archeological Museum of Chianti Senese; Castelnuovo Berardenga, at the Museum of Landscape; Montalcino, where rises the Museo Civico e Diocesano; Montepulciano, at the Museo Civico Pinacoteca Crociani, San Gimignano, that hosts the Archeological Museum and Spezieria di Santa Fina.
Besides to the DOC wines tastings don’t miss this event, because is important to discover the wine making, a tradition known by many people that here reached its ultimate shape with peerless peaks for genuineness, authenticity and intensity of flavors.
To have other information you can visit the official website: www.enoteca-italiana.it