Category Archives: Places to visit

LUCCA, THE AMPHITHEATER SQUARE

The very symbol of Lucca, the amphitheater square, which was once the center of the show and was born out of the Roman city, is now the center of city life. It is a singular, elliptical square closed in an embrace of ancient medieval houses and, despite the passage of millennia, is still alive and has witnessed...
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20 February 2015

Tower of Marciano and Wine Tasting

Tour Tower of Marciano and Wine Tasting / Visit of the Cellar (half day) This tour combine the visit of a magnificent Castle and Tower to get immersed in the history of old fights, admiring the amazing view from the top of the tower and the possibility to taste the prestigious wines produced nowadays in the fruitful...
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19 February 2015

CORTONA, MOST BEAUTIFUL CHURCHES

CHURCH OF SAN FRANCESCO (XIII Century) Like the Basilica of San Francesco in Assisi, the church of San Francesco in Cortona was built by Brother Elia in 1247 on a land where there were substantial remains of Roman buildings. The church was considerably remodeled , especially in the 17th Century, however, still retains intact grandeur...
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18 February 2015

The beautiful places of the Casentino Forests

The National Park of Casentino Forests is one of Europe's largest forest areas, a precious gem placed between Tuscany and Emilia Romagna. The park stretches from Mount Falterona to the Mandrioli pass, and can be visited on foot, by bike or on horseback. It is an immense heritage, not only natural but also historical. From a...
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12 February 2015

The Medici Fortress in Arezzo

In ancient times the Citadel was situated in the present area of the Fortress: it was called “Poggio di San Donato” and was defended by a surrounding wall inside which there were the City Hall, houses, towers and several churches including San Donato, which named the area. During XIV Century, when Arezzo ends up under...
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5 February 2015

The Valdichiana and its Museums

The Chiana Valley (Valdichiana) takes its name from the ancient river Clanis, which in Etruscan and Roman times flowed from Arezzo to the south until it joined the river Paglia, and finally got into the Tiber. Today the Valdichiana is administratively divided between the Tuscan provinces of Arezzo and Siena. The Valdichiana is described by the...
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27 January 2015

Piero della Francesca The Legend of the True Cross

Piero della Francesca painted a fresco cycle narrating the Legend of the True Cross, the cross on which Christ was crucified, in the “Cappella Maggiore” (main choir chapel) of the Basilica of San Francesco, in the town of Arezzo. The story illustrated by Piero della Francesca was originally drawn from Jacopo da Varagine's...
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23 December 2014

Trasimeno Lake

Trasimeno Lake is located in the green heart of Umbria, amidst beds of reeds and charming white water lilies. It’s a true natural paradise home to wild ducks, cormorants, kites and kingfishers. Beyond the downward slope, gentle hills form the backdrop to the lake, along with sporadic woods and sunflower and corn fields, vineyards...
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18 December 2014

Biking on the Sentiero della Bonifica

The Valdichiana is the ideal location to stay if you visit Tuscany, Umbria or the central Italy in general, this area of Tuscany is endowed with road and railway connection to rest of Italy. At the same time is ideal place to live a relaxing holiday in contact with nature for example enjoying a walking...
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5 December 2014