Abbadia San Salvatore

Abbey of Sant'Antimo

Albarese

Acquapendente


anghiari

Archipelago Toscano


Arcidosso


Arezzo


Asciano


Badia di Coltibuono


Bagni San Filippo

Bagno Vignoni

Barberino Val d'Elsa

Beaches

Bolsena Lake


Bomarzo

Brunello di Montalcino

Buenconvento

Campagnatico


Capalbio


Castel del Piano


Castelfiorentino

Castell'Azarra

Castellina in Chianti


Castelmuzio


Castelnuovo Bererdenga


Castiglioncello Bandini


Castiglione della Pescaia


Castiglione d'Orcia


Castiglion Fiorentino


Celleno


Certaldo


Chinaciano Terme


Chianti


Chiusi


Cinigiano


Città di Castello

CivitÀ di Bagnoregio


Colle Val d'Elsa


Cortona


Crete Senesi


Diaccia Botrona

Isola d'Elba

Firenze


Follonica


Gaiole in Chianti


Gavorrano

Gerfalco


Greve in Chianti


Grosseto


Lago Trasimeno


La Foce


Manciano


Maremma


Massa Marittima


Montagnola Senese


Montalcino


Monte Amiata


Monte Argentario

montecalvello

Montefalco


Montemassi


Montemerano


Monte Oliveto Maggiore


Montepulciano


Monteriggioni


Monticchiello


Monticiano


Orbetello


Orvieto


Paganico


Parco Naturale della Maremma


Perugia


Piancastagnaio


Pienza


Pisa


Pitigliano

Prato

Radda in Chianti


Roccalbegna


Roccastrada


San Bruzio


San Casciano dei Bagni


San Galgano


San Gimignano


San Giovanni d'Asso


San Quirico d'Orcia


Sansepolcro


Santa Fiora


Sant'Antimo


Sarteano


Saturnia


Scansano


Scarlino


Seggiano


Siena


Sinalunga


Sorano


Sovana


Sovicille

Talamone

Tarquinia


Tavernelle Val di Pesa


Torrita di Siena


Trequanda


Tuscania


Umbria


Val d'Elsa


Val di Merse


Val d'Orcia


Valle d'Ombrone


Vetulonia


Viterbo

Volterra



              Group of cypress trees (Cupressus) in San Quirico d'Orcia, Tuscany
 
   

 

Traveling in Tuscany

 

 

 

 

Southern Tuscany is a worthwhile discovery for Italophiles and Tuscany-explorers who are in search of unspoiled nature, still down-to-earth and hospitable people, and genuine traditional cuisine. The golden beaches of the Maremma coastline are bathed by a transparent sea and it is regarded to be the cleanest coastline in Italy. The hill towns and valleys of southern Tuscany are a wonderful cross-section of Italy's charms, constantly offering striking views of the rolling hills, olive groves, and vineyards of classic Tuscany. Explore the medieval hillside villages of Sovicille, Monticchiello and Castelmuzio on your way to Siena, watch the Ponte della Pia near the Eremo di Rosia and marvel at Sorano, Sovana and Pitigliano, settlements that date back to Etruscan times. Try some Vino Nobile wines in Montepulciano, or Brunello wines in Montalcino, cities where the refined beauty of the squares and churches blends perfectly with the ancient traditions of its wines.

Italy is one of the largest producers of wines. Its climate, soil and very old traditions make Italy a natural wine growing nation. Wines are predominantly made of Sangiovese, the prince of Tuscany, symbol of the Montepulciano and Montalcino terroir. The most exciting and promising appellations in Southern Tuscany are Montecucco and Morellino di Scansano in the province of Grosseto. They are among the best value-priced wines in Italy today. These pages focus on southern Tuscany, the tuscan Maremma as it is often called.

But we also give attention to other regions and places in Tuscany. We explore hiking trails on Monte Amiata and in the picturesque regions of the Val d'Orcia and the Crete Senesi. We focus on art and architecture in the village of Pienza, called the Ideal City, and in Florence, at the heart of the Italian Rennaisance. Apart from hidden treasures and whispered histories, we highlight the main sights in Arezzo, Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Siena and San Gimignano.

There is no commercial interest. Only passion.

 

exhibitions
HANS OP DE BEECK, Benozzo Gozzoli, ILYA & EMILIA KABAKOV

art in tuscany

walking in tuscany

wines

films set in tuscany

gardens

the best beaches in tuscany

market days in tuscany

Some of the best Restaurants and food addresses in Siena

Upcoming events and Festivals

14 agosto a Salaiola, Arcidosso, La festa della Luna | Blog Festa della Luna 

Il Palo, Siena, August 16

Volterra, Anno Domini 1398, August 21 & 28

The 19th edition of Volterra A.D. 1398 has two unforgettable settings: the town centre, with its imposing palazzi and squares, and the Archaeological Park, over which the Medici Fortress reigns.

 

             

Podere Santa Pia Traveling in Tuscany


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    La guaita di Travale

Travale, iscrizioni  (GR)[1] "Guaita, guaita male, non mangiai ma' mezo pane" così recita la targa che si trova nel centro storico di Travale e che celebra la nascita dell'italiano.
 

Cinigiano, Festa dell'Uva 2016

CINIGIANO, FESTA DELL’UVA

Festa dell'uva si svolge nel mese di settembre e ottobre, la manifestazione si terrà dal 30 settembre 2016 al 2 ottobre 2016

La Festa dell'Uva si svolge a Cinigiano, in provincia di Grosseto, ogni anni la prima domenica di ottobre. La Festa si conferma trascinatrice di vita di contrada, corsi, mostre, ricerche e promozione per il territorio, e chissà quante attività devono dire grazie a questo "mondo" locale dal nome "Festa dell'Uva".


 

Benozzo Gozzoli in San Gimignano
Benozzo Gozzoli in San Gimignano
18 / 06 / 2016 - 01 / 11 / 2016



 



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    Podere Santa PiaPodere Santa Pia, a formal cloister in the Tuscan Maremma is situated on the outskirts of Castiglioncello Bandini.

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  Palazzo Strozzi courtyardPalazzo Strozzi courtyard | From Kandinsky to Pollock. The Art of the Guggenheim Collections

Palazzo Strozzi is to host a major exhibition bringing to Florence over
one hundred masterpieces of European and American art from the 1920s.
 
The frescoes of the Hermitage of Montesiepi, near the Abbey of San Galgano are being restored and are temporarily on view in Siena.
For the occasion of the event-exhibition dedicated to Ambrogio Lorenzetti, planned for 2017, a working site of open restoration has been set up in the spaces of Santa Maria della Scala old hospital in Siena. The frescos of San Galgano chapel in Montesiepi are under observation there.

AMBROGIO LORENZETTI. INSIDE THE RESTORATION
Complesso museale Santa Maria della Scala, Siena (Italy)
From 5th December 2015

  Galeria continua, San Gimignano

Galleria Continua presents “Small Things and Soothing Thoughts”, a solo show by Hans Op de Beeck, a prominent figure on the international art scene. "The Collector's House" is already marked as one of the most memorable installations of this year's Art Basel Unlimited.
Also in Galeria Continua: Testigos, las raíces del mundo, a new solo exhibition by one of the protagonists of the international art scene, Carlos Garaicoa, and Ilya & Emilia Kabakov.

Via del Castello 11
53037 San Gimignano (SI)
Tel. +39 0577 943134
info@galleriacontinua.com
Open from Monday to Sunday, 10am-1pm / 2pm-7pm, or by appointment.

www.galleriacontinua.com

 

   

 

 

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      Palio
(Cosima Spender, 2015)

Cosima Spender's Palio was released in November 2015.

Palio (Cosima Spender, 2015)

Twice a year the Italian city of Siena goes crazy for the oldest horse race in the world: the Palio. Cosima Spender's wonderfully vivid film follows a season of the famous bareback horse race around the Piazza del Campo in Siena.
Information and trailer here.

Il Pailo, Siena, August 16

 

 

     
    Massa Marittima and the Metalliferous Hills
   
    Florence
   
   
   
ature reserves and beaches | The Tuscan and Etruscan coast
   
   
Nature reserves and beaches | The Tuscan and Etruscan coast
   
   
     
   
   

Palio of Siena July 2, 2016 The winning LUPA with the jockey Jonatan Bartoletti said "Turmoil" 
     

 

 

highlights

 

 

   
Terre di Siena, August
Asciano, terre di Siena
 

The Val d'Orcia is one of the most suggestive and unique valleys of Tuscany, especially in spring, during the months of April and May.

There are great hiking trails in the Val d’Orcia, and in the nearby Crete Senesi area and Monte Amiata.

map val d'orcia

trekking in tusccany

Slow travel fest

The desire to experience all things slowly is part of the very important and growing Slow Movement worldwide. The First edition of Slow Travel Fest, a three-days event in Siena, was held in Monteriggioni, on the way of Via Francigena, from the 9th to 11th of October 2015.

The Val d'Orciaq was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 2004. This international badge of recognition was awarded for Val d’Orcia’s “exceptional reflection of the way the landscape was re-written in Renaissance times to reflect the ideals of good governance and to create an aesthetically pleasing pictures” and for the way “The landscape of the Val d’Orcia was celebrated by painters from the Scuola Senese, which flourished during the Renaissance”.

 

The Unesco World Heritage Sites in Tuscany

crete senesi

val d'orcia

   
   
   
La Bandiera arancione l The Orange Flag


   
   

The Orange Flag is an eco-environmental quality mark awarded by the Italian Touring Club to small Italian municipalities for excellency in tourism, hospitality and the environment. Approximately 160 towns have so far received this award. In Tuscany these are Anghiari, Barberino Val d'Elsa, Barga, Casale Marittimo, Casole d'Elsa, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Castiglion Fiorentino, Certaldo, Cetona, Collodi, Cutigliano, Lari, Lucignano, Massa Marittima, Montalcino, Montecarlo, Montefollonico, Montepulciano, Monteriggioni, Murlo, Peccioli, Pienza, Pitigliano, Radda in Chianti, Radicofani, San Casciano dei Bagni, San Gimignano, Sorano, Suvereto, Trequanda, Vinci and Volterra.

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The Orange Flag towns get together on Saturday, 14 and Sunday May 15, in the beautiful scenery of Piazza d'Armi of the Castello Sforzesco in Milan for the second edition of Exploring Orange flags - "Journey into towns to live."

 

useful links

Traveling in Tuscany | Complete list of the Orange Flag towns in Italy

Official website of the Italian Touring Club | www.bandierearancioni.it

 

 

Bunches of Cypress trees between San Quirico d'Orcia and Montalcino, one of the bird trapping techniques to capture wild birds.

Travel Guide for Tuscany | Birdlime and Cypress trees

 

   

Piero della Francesca in central Italy

Piero della Francesca, an itinerary in Tuscany and central Italy | Starting from Sansepolcro, his hometown, follow this itinerary, and see the greatest works of Renaissance artist Piero della Francesca in Sansepolcro, Perugia, Urbino, Arezzo, Rimini and eventually Florence.

 

   
    Piero della Francesca, Madonna della Misericordia, 1445-1462, olio su tavola. Museo Civico, Sansepolcro

   
   

Piero della Francesca, Madonna della Misericordia, (detail), 1445-1462, olio su tavola. Museo Civico, Sansepolcro