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Villa Le Barone

Between the idyllic landscape of vineyards and olive groves of Chianti, in an isolated environment, we find the Villa Le Barone. In middle ages it was just a watch tower, but from the XVI century on it became property of the famous Della Robbia family and was transformed into a farm. After the World War […]

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La Giostra

Florence is daily overflowed by tourists, who travel for culture, art, gastronomy or for no special reason. Like in every touristic city it is easy to be fooled and leave defrauded with the said traditional cuisine, practiced in lots of restaurants. Well, fortunately there are exceptions, and some restaurants, although very touristic, maintain the respect […]

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La Bandita Townhouse

When someone with a frantic, full of adrenaline life decides to leave the craziness of the daily life and live in Pienza, building a country house and a hotel, the result is simply brilliant! This happened with John Voigtmann, a business man in the musical industry in New York, who along with his wife, and […]

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Duomo Pienza is the home town of Pope Pius II, Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini, who was born in 1405. For being his cradle, the idea of Pius II was to create a perfect Renaissance town, but the project didn’t make it to be successful, however he built the cathedral, the papal palace and the old city […]

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photo –  Simone (flickr.com/photos/ssidephotography/) Monteriggioni is located just a few miles above Siena, in the heart of Tuscany. It is a small town, more specifically, a castle that can be walked around in five minutes. This city was built in the beginning of the XIII century and soon became a military post with the purpose […]

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Relais La Costa

In the heart of Monteriggione, near to cities as perfect as Siena and San Gimignano, after a mysterious walk, we came across the Relais La Costa, isolated and hidden by a lovely forest. Once in front of this history model, we feel immersed in thoughts and sensations, where everything around us seems to blend with […]

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Hostaria Il Rialto

Latin countries are made of roots and traditions, and the gastronomy is without a doubt one of the most important elements. In Portugal, Spain or Italy there are many restaurants of a traditional nature that do endure the origins of the cuisine and therefore the culture, with simple recipes passed from hand to hand between […]

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Piazza del Campo Siena, formerly an imposing rival of Florence, is considered the most beautiful medieval town in Italy and we have the tendency to believe that supposition! In Siena all the main attractions converge to the magnificent Piazza del Campo. It represents the soul of the city and it is one of the biggest […]

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Arnolfo **

The restaurant Arnolfo opened in 1982, by the hands of the Trovato family, it pays tribute to Arnolfo Di Cambio, a known Renaissance architect who was born in Colle di Val D’Elsa and was responsible for some of the most emblematic Florentine works of art, such as Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio and Santa Croce’s Church. Headed […]

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San Gimignano

Located in the province of Siena, San Gimignano is a medieval city of Tuscany and it’s known for being the Town of Fine Towers, since more than 70 Towers formerly adorned the richness of this town. Nowadays, 14 of them still exist and are visible in the horizon; the tallest one is the Torre Grossa, […]

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