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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[…]

La Riserva Naturale di Castelvecchio

Castelvecchio Nature Reserve

Castelvecchio Nature Reserve is situated in Val d’Elsa, a few kilometers westwards from San Gimignano.The Castelvecchio castle was an important fort during the medieval period. It had the advantage of a natural line of defence provided by two small rivers, the Botro di Castelvecchio and the Botro della Libaia, both[…]

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[…]

Bambimus,the Children’s Art Museum of the City of Siena

The Children’s Art Museum main mission is to expose children to art and the art world. (recommended for children aged three to eleven) The museum’s collection includes works by artists who dedicate and address their creations to children. The works consist of wide-ranging historical periods: from ancient to contemporary times.[…]

Monet Experience in Florence

In Florence near the Ponte Vecchio, Santo Stefano al Ponte is a deconsacrated 12th century church. Beginninfg february 2015 it reopened to the publich as a multifunction auditorium and multimedia exhibition space. The exhibition #Monet Experience and other Impressionists was inaugurated on November 18th 2017 and it will be possible[…]

Viareggio Carneval

The Viareggio Carneval is a masked party held in the city of Viareggio in Tuscany. It is one of the most popular carnivals in Europe. The tradition of the parade of allegorical floats in Viareggio was born in 1873 ,when some rich bourgeois decided to disguise themselves to protest against[…]

Vernaccia di San Gimignano

No Italian wine can boast a history that dates back centuries like Vernaccia di San Gimignano. At the end of the Thirteenth century, it appeared throughout Europe on the tables of kings, popes and wealthy merchants. It is a white wine of a regal colour: “coppe, nappi, bacini d’oro e[…]

The city with beautiful towers

San Gimignano is known by all as “The city with beautiful towers”, which have earned it the nickname of Manhattan in the Middle Ages. In the past they had reached the number of 72, while today century the number of the towers had been reduced to 13. The most ancient[…]

The Extra Virgin Olive Oil: the green gold of Tuscany

Tuscan oil is one of the typical Tuscan products that deserves the place among the excellence of Made in Tuscany. Olive picking begins from mid October through November Tuscan olive oil is an extra virgin olive oil produced in the Tuscany region that is obtained by mechanical extraction processes. In[…]