Hotel Casolare Le Terre Rosse – San Gimignano

Palio di Siena

Palio di Siena

  An extraordinary appointment with the Palio di Siena: it will be held on October 20th to celebrate the centenary of the end of the First World War. Normally the Palio di Siena is held twice a year: in July for the Palio of the Madonna di Provenzano and in[…]

Places you must see In Tuscany

Tuscany is the second most visited region in Italy and has an incredible amount of places to visit, breathtaking views, monuments and works of art … What to see in Tuscany? Here is our list of places to be missed: Florence Capital of Tuscany, a symbol of Italian culture and[…]

Lo Zafferano di San Gimignano

Saffron of San Gimignano

The Saffron of San Gimignano is an Italian Protected Designation of Origin product, extracted from the Crocus sativus plant, whose production is allowed only in the territory of the municipality of San Gimignano. The Crocus Sativus is planted at the end of August, and the plant blooms in a relatively[…]

Val d'Orcia

La Val d’Orcia

Val d’Orcia is a large valley located in Tuscany, in the south of Siena. Crossed by the river Orcia, which gives it its name, it is characterized by pleasant landscapes and various medieval centers, two of which are very well known as Pienza and Montalcino. The valley is also an[…]

Fashion in Florence

In the 1940s there was no Italian garment industry to speak of. Small tailor and dressmaker shops in the war-wracked cities and towns made clothes to order. From 1952 to 1982, the Sala Bianca in Palazzo Pitti was the stage for memorable fashion shows thanks to which Italian fashion become[…]

Il Palio di Siena

The Palio di Siena

  The Palio of Siena is a competition between the Contrade di Siena in the form of an equestrian carousel of medieval origin. The “career”, as it is traditionally called the race, normally takes place twice a year: on July 2, the Palio in honor of the Madonna di Provenzano[…]

The T-bone steak in Florentine style

  According to tradition, the birth of the Fiorentina steak is due to the family de ‘Medici, who ruled Florence between the fifteenth and seventeenth century and who, on the occasion of the traditional celebrations in honor of San Lorenzo, used to offer to the Florentine people quarters of ox[…]

The Knights of Santa Fina and the Ferie Messum

The association “The Knights of Santa Fina” was founded in 1993 with the aim of proposing to the city of San Gimignano ancient events of its medieval history. His name honors Fina dei Ciardi, the young girl who died in the odor of sanctity on 12 March 1253 and became[…]

Man Ray in San Gimignano

Over 100 photographic images of Man Ray at the Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery Man Ray was one of the greatest photographers of the twentieth century, also called the father of Surrealism and Dadism.Through a strong and irreverent style the American photographer enhances the intelligence of the medium, using experimental[…]

frittelle di riso

Tuscan delicacies food

Cenci and Frittelle are the Tuscan delicacies during the Carnival period. Cenci They are rectangles of fried sweet dough. The name of the product derives from the particular shape they take once cooked, in fact they seem to be rags. They have a golden color, a crunchy consistency; they are[…]