Yearly Archives: 2016

THE CAMALDOLI MONASTERY AND HERMITAGE

The Camaldoli Monastery and Hermitage, in Arezzo province, is situated in a mighty forest of the Casentine Apennines, this land was donated by Count Maldolo di Arezzo to the monk Romualdo, who founded here the Monastery of the Camaldolensias. The Monastery rebuilt in the XIII C., and later enlarged, it is composed of...

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18 March 2016

THE TOWN OF MASSA MARITTIMA

The town of Massa Marittima lies on the Metalliferous Hills overlooking the below valley which slopes down to the sea, in the Maremma close to the city of Grosseto. The “old town” which nestles around the Cathedral has an intensely medieval atmosphere, and is of great artistic importance. The “new town”...

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15 March 2016

THE ABBEY OF MONTE OLIVETO MAGGIORE

The Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore, a superb art monument, rises on a solitary height clad in cypresses in the province of Siena, not far from the characteristic villages of Asciano, Buonconvento and San Giovanni d’Asso, and approx. 40 km away from Siena city center. In the background the famous “Crete” (typical sand...

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11 March 2016

LA VERNA SANCTUARY

La Verna Sanctuary. This remarkable calcareous height in the Casentino Valley, between rivers Tevere and Arno, was donated to Saint Francis of Assisi by Count Cattani da Chiusi and recalled also by Dante Alighieri as the "Crudo sasso intra Tevero et Arno...”. Francis, together with a few companions, built here a small cluster...

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9 March 2016

Tour of Siena with private guide

Experience a Tour of Siena with private guide, an expert guide will be at your exclusive disposal and will bring you to discover the historic center of Siena, UNESCO-protected town and pride of Tuscany region.

This trip is ideal to get a general idea of the city and its treasures.

Starting from...

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9 March 2016

OSCAR-WORTHY TUSCANY

Oscar-worthy Tuscany. Tuscany has often lent its spaces, its squares, its monuments to the film industry, there are, in fact, many films shot in Tuscany. The region is ideal to find idyllic settings, amidst unspoiled medieval villages and countryside sceneries among olive groves and vineyards. The films shot in Tuscany belong to all...

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12 February 2016

THE VESPA

The idea of the Vespa was born with the approaching of the end of the World War II, when Enrico Piaggio needed to find a possible solution to restart production, by converting his purely military factories such as the largest one in Pontedera. Enrico Piaggio commissioned Corradino D'Ascanio to design a scooter that...

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9 February 2016

The Small Town of Anghiari

The small town of Anghiari, in the province of Arezzo, known as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, is rich in history, monuments and places of interest. In 1440 the plain of the Valtiberina, in front of Anghiari was the site of the battle between the Florentines and the Milanese, with...

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7 January 2016