Among the most beautiful towns of Italy, appraised for the ancient and still intact urban layout and dotted with many of its famous “hundred towers” which make it unique and unmistakable, the town of San Gimignano is the ideal place to experience an exciting medieval festival in Tuscany. Continue reading
Are you a lover of nature, of good living and the genuine taste of Special local products? A beautiful holiday to enjoy the flavors of Tuscan cuisine which may be an opportunity for you, even more so with the passage of spring, when tourists and visitors will come to discover and enjoy the best typical food and wine of Tuscany and Siena in particular. Continue reading
Schools are closed, a “longer” week-end than usual…and above all, a great desire to escape from the hectic pace of everyday life and routine marked by family and work commitments:the Easter holidays are just the perfect opportunity to give yourself a little relaxation, perhaps with a short but intense holiday in San Gimignano! Continue reading
Tuscany is known to be a land dedicated to the tradition of great biking, always supported by a genuine passion for the sport of two-wheelers, renowned to have been the place of birth of famous bicyclists such like Gino Bartali and Fiorenzo Magni, Gastone Nencini and Franco Bitossi as well as charismatic personalities such as the multi-titled coach Blue Martini Alfredo and his successor Franco Ballerini.
As further confirmation, a new exciting event looms on the horizon on the weekend of 9 and 10 March 2013, bringing back the great cycling in San Gimignano and Siena, with a program that conveys the atmosphere of a truly heroic cycling of the past. Continue reading
It ‘s been almost a month since the night of June 30 but the bright memory of the excellent jazz enjoyed in the square of St. Augustine in San Gimignano is still alive!
Max Gazzè on bass and vocals, Rita Marcotulli piano and Roberto Gatto on drums have been a fascinating experiment, and of great quality! Continue reading
Even this year, San Gimignano is preparing to “Ferie Messium”, the famous medieval festival which saw its first performance back in 1994 with the aim to celebrate and relive the historic events of the medieval period. Excellent opportunity for those who choose to come to San Gimignano ,which will be decked out with banners and flags with the colors of the four factions of the city center. Like every year, they will participate to the celebrations of the feast of the Patron Saint and propitiatory rites for the harvesting period, the traditional “Ferie Messium”, which in the middle age was the opportunity to have fun with dances, songs, games and fighting on horseback. Continue reading
San Gimignano, perched on top of a hill in the beautiful province of Siena, is famous and renowned all over the world mainly for its charming medieval towers, that make its cityscape absolutely unique and unmistakable.
These impressive buildings were owned by aristocrats and noble men during the Middle Ages, when rising towers and palaces as high as possible in the sky was synonymous with power and a visible sign of one’s own political and economic influence.
The majestic towers of San Gimignano dominate the wonderful surrounding countryside with an astonishing panorama, for this reason San Gimignano has been called “the Manhattan of the Middle Ages”. Continue reading
The famous Via Francigena, that crosses many historical towns in Tuscany, is an ancient historical pilgrimage route leading from Canterbury in the United Kingdom to the eternal city of Rome, the capital of Christianity.
Starting from the 11th century thousands and thousands of faithful pilgrims travelled in groups along the route, mostly on foot, on their way to Rome. All along this incredible itinerary, raised many trading activities like hostels, osterias, and refreshment stations, where the tired pilgrims could eat and regain their strengths before continuing their trip. Continue reading
November is the month for olive harvest!
Extra Virginia olive oil is a typical product of Tuscany, a precious organic element, at the base of our great culinary tradition.
The use of genuine and fresh extra-virgin olive oil is essential and fundamental for every Tuscan meal.
Olive groves are typical of the lovely Tuscan landscape, that, in November, is characterized by beautiful and contrasting Autumnal colors. Continue reading