Hotel Casolare Le Terre Rosse – San Gimignano


Tuscan Olive Oil

Tuscan Olive Oil

Olive cultivation has ancient roots. It was the Greeks who introduced it to Italy around 1000 AC, and the Etruscans to cultivate it. Romans have then spread the techniques of cultivation, pressing and preservation in all the conquered countries. Over the centuries the olive groves have thus become a feature[…]

Andrea Bocelli

Andrea Bocelli is the most famous Italian singer in the world. He has recorded several operas and 16 albums of pop and classical music. Andrea Bocelli was born in La Sterza, a hamlet of Lajatico, in the province of Pisa.  Visually impaired since birth due to a congenital glaucoma, at[…]

A Family … a history …

A Family … a history … Alfiero Niccolini was born in San Gimignano on 01 May 1936. The only son of Gino and Piera, he spent his childhood in San Gimignano beginning to work as a mason at the age of 14, later becoming a builder. In 1961 he married[…]

Tuscan handmade pasta

In Tuscany there are many pasta dishes prepared with important, full-bodied sauces, such as duck, wild boar, sheep, hare or rabbit. Le Pappardelle The Pappardelle are a traditional Tuscan pasta format, very similar to tagliatelle, but wider. Difficult to establish which is the correct measure.. Also for the dough, the[…]

Leonardo da Vinci

LEONARDO DA VINCI 500 years of genius

This year the Tuscany region is celebrating one of their most notable Italian artist: Leonardo da Vinci. 500 years from his death , which took place in Amboise on May 2, 1519. The Tuscany Region celebrates this genius of the Renaissance with a rich and important calendar of events, exhibitions,[…]

Il Carnevale di San Gimignano

The Carnival of San Gimignano

The tradition of Carnival is above all linked to the rituals of the earth and the end is celebrated of the winter season to set off towards the rebirth of spring. Like every year the organizing association of the event will revive the historical rivalry between the two districts of[…]

Francesco Levy

FRANCESCO LEVY exhibition in San Gimignano

From 25 November 2018 to 3 March 2019, at the Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Via Folgore da San Gimignano 11, the exhibition will be staged ABOUT MEMORY AND ON BEING ELSEWHERE by FRANCESCO LEVY. In recent years, the Gallery has been open to photography, hosting exhibitions by[…]

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[…]

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[…]