Toscana,or Tuscany in English, is considered the classic olive oil region of Italy by many. The oils of Lucca and the Chianti regions of Toscana are best known.
The oils produced in the area around Lucca, near the coast, tend to be yellow, light and fluid. In the Chianti region, near Siena in the heart of Toscana, the oils tend to be more green, and spicy with hints of artichoke and pepper. Further south in the area around Montalcino, the oils tend to be deeper colors, more rustic, and more intense flavors.