The treasures of Chianciano
The thermal waters of Chianciano were already known in Etruscan times and established themselves during the period of the Roman Empire. Evidence of the thermal activity are the archaeological finds of furnishings and statues, including a bronze one, the Apollo Salutare, and writings by Varrone, Tibullo and Orazio. For the exploitation of its waters, in the communal age, Chianciano …
From Montespertoli to Incisa Valdarno
Chianti is… not only wine In a part of countryside between Florence and Siena, the unmistakable design of Chianti is easy to track. Here, more than elsewhere, the seasons transform the landscape through the changing of the symbol of this territory: the grapevine. The vineyards between Montespertoli and San Casciano are tender green in spring when the branches are covered …
The Master Artisans in Tuscany
The third itinerary during the European Artistic Crafts Days, the event organized around Europe and celebrating the Artistic and Artisanal Crafts on March 31, April 1 and 2, is devoted to the Master Artisans and follows the road of Tuscany. It starts in Anghiari, continues towards Pisa and ends in Leghorn.
Lorenzo Baglioni – Made in Chianti
Act 1: from Greve to Florence The itinerary proposed by Lorenzo Baglioni is an itinerary of the heart winding through physical spaces, but also and perhaps mainly, through time: a path studded with small gems, more or less known, each representing a landmark in the history of this multi-faceted personality. Starting point: Greve in Chianti, his childhood home and the …
Lorenzo Baglioni – La mi’ Firenze
Act 2: the artist and his city The second Lorenzo Baglioni’s itinerary reflects his relationship with the city of Florence, and follows his regular spots, his chosen favorites, both the professional and the personal ones. An itinerary that is, to use his words, marked also by their laziness and routine aspects. But not only: it is also a fusion of …
The Handicraft of the Oltrarno
“Diladdarno”: the throbbing heart of Florence If you are thinking of taking a romantic walk amongst scenic views and poetic alleys, full of anecdotes and stories, the Florentine Oltrarno is what you are looking for. Also known as “Diladdarno” (lit. on the other side of the Arno as spelled in the local dialect), it continues to be one of the …
Organic and recycling craft
“Ecofriendly” Tourism, “slow” food and “green” economy: words only apparently far from the most outspoken Tuscan vernacular, but actually rooted for centuries in the system of rational consumption of local resources. A beautiful region, Tuscany, but especially careful and attentive to the enhancement and preservation of the environment. This sensitivity towards nature, spread a little everywhere on territory reserved to Tuscany …
Siena City Center
Art, tradition and secrets that nobody will ever reveal Writers of every age and nationality have described the unmistakable beauty of Siena.
Sinalunga – Torrita di Siena
Artistic branching in Val di Chiana From artistic ceramics in relief to spacious earthenware jars and planters.
Perfectionists in furnishing At the edge of Chianti hills, in the heart of Tuscany, is located one of the most dynamic and competitive markets in the production of design furniture and handcrafted ‘made in Italy’ clothing.