Learn about Cinta senese

Cinta Senese 300x200 Learn about Cinta seneseThe Cinta Senese pork is a characteristic breed of these areas of Tuscany. It immediately stands out for its distinctive mantle: dark with a white band encircling the trunk of the animal, just below the shoulders. Its origin is very old and the animals of this species were already bred during the times of the Etruscan domination in these areas. Continue reading

Certaldo: Boccaccio’s birthplace

certaldo centro storico 300x225 Certaldo: Boccaccios birthplaceThe town of Certaldo is located in province of Firenze, just 13 kilometers from San Gimignano. Located in the heart of the Valdelsa this small municipality of just over 16,000 inhabitants, it is the birthplace of Giovanni Boccaccio, one of the most important poets of Italian literature. Continue reading

Volterra: a tuscan jewel near San Gimignano

volterra le balze 270x300 Volterra: a tuscan jewel near San GimignanoFor those visiting spend a few days in San Gimignano is good knowing that, in the surroundings of this beautiful town, there are lots of wonderful places that are worth a visit. These include the outstanding town of Volterra.

Volterra and San Gimignano,a journey into the history and authentic traditions Continue reading