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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[…]

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.[…]