A Tuscan village slides back in time in the absence of foreign tourists

Claire Cappelletti and her daughter (left) in their leather shop, in Castellina, Italy, on Dec 17, 2020. PHOTO: NYTIMES
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ITALY (NYTIMES) - For decades, the rolling hills of Chianti in Tuscany have been a holiday destination for tourists from all over the world.

Nearly year-round, visitors take on the region's winding roads in their rental cars, admiring the landscape laboriously sculpted by farmers, where vineyards blend into olive groves and forests of oak trees give way to cypress-lined drives.

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