Hotel Casolare Le Terre Rosse – San Gimignano

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[…]

Mercantia a Certaldo

Mercantia is now a very famous street theater festival that turns to Certaldo, the city of Boccaccio, from Wednesday 11 to Sunday 15 July 2018. The program includes almost 100 events and shows and 400 different artists who will perform every evening: theater, band, parades, dance, visual arts and more.[…]

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 Chianti Black Rooster

  The Chianti Classico territory’s capitals are Siena and Florence and it is shared between the provinces of the two municipalities. The zone amounts to 71,800 hectares (177,500 acres) and includes the entire territories of the municipalities of Castellina in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti, Greve in Chianti and Radda in[…]

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[…]

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[…]

The Medici family in Florence

The history of Humanism and the Renaissance is inextricably linked to the history of the Medici family and the city of Florence which, for three generations, Cosimo the Elder, Piero the Goutoso and Lorenzo the Magnificent, made great, spreading its fame all over the world with trade, the arts and[…]

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[…]