Category Archives: Places to visit

THE RURAL HOUSES OF VALDICHIANA

The phenomenon of the rural houses strewn through the plain of the Valdichiana or along the hill promontories is something which always attracts the attention of the visitors. Some are now used as country dwellings; others have been restructured to give hospitality to farm holidays facilities and not only; still others are, instead, on...

Read More
25 March 2016

THE BEAUTIFUL CERTALDO IN VALDELSA

The beautiful town of Certaldo (Firenze province) in Valdelsa is of Etruscan-Roman origin, as evidenced by the numerous archaeological finds scattered throughout the city, such as pottery, tools and Etruscan tombs. Certaldo has two centres, the older one rising on high land (Certaldo Alto or Rione Castello), and the other lying below (Certaldo...

Read More
23 March 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...

Read More
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”...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
12 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...

Read More
7 January 2016

The Cribs of Tuscany

The Cribs of Tuscany, from the mechanical to the living ones, are true works of art that are renewed every year thanks to the skills and commitment of lovers and artists, who work for months to develop set designs and choreography, create attractive views and lights effects that will leave you speechless. From Firenze...

Read More
16 December 2015