The vine is cultivated throughout the length and breadth of Italy, but while in some of the districts of the south and centre it occupies from 10 to 20% of the cultivated area, in some of the northern provinces, such as Sondrio, Belluno, Grosseto, &c., the average is only about I or 2% The methods of cultivation are varied; but the planting of the vines by themselves in long rows of insignificant bushes is the exception.
Leasehold exists in the province of Grosseto alone.
Yet in some Tusban provinces, as, for instance, that of Grosseto, where malaria rages, laborers are organized in gangs under corporals, who undertake harvest work.
Siena Chiusi-Pienza,Grosseto,MassaMai-ittima,, Sovana-Pitigliano.
Of Grosseto, situated on a hill with two summits, the higher 636 ft.