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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[…]

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.[…]

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 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[…]

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[…]