Across the river and back in time: Oltrarno in Florence

In so many ways, Florence is a city where time somehow seems to have stopped. This comes as no surprise to anyone who has set foot here or just looked at some pictures. Everywhere you turn, and without even walking into a church or a museum, you meet with that everlasting beauty that only masterpiecesContinue reading “Across the river and back in time: Oltrarno in Florence”

San Gimignano: A different kind of skyline

  A skyline from the past, surviving through the centuries to reach the present. If you think that New York got the last word on stunning city silhouettes, you might be quite mistaken. We are in Tuscany, more specifically in the province of Siena, between Chianti Hills and Val d’Orcia. San Gimignano is a smallContinue reading “San Gimignano: A different kind of skyline”

Christmas in Tuscany: a wooden carol

According to where you live, it goes with different names. In Italy, it is typically known as “ceppo”, and even though nowadays its long-lasting tradition has fallen out of fashion, there are several areas that still hold it in high regard. Tuscany is one of them.   Deriving from German paganism and Midwinter ceremonies, folkContinue reading “Christmas in Tuscany: a wooden carol”

Montaione and Valdelsa, a real paradise for the bikers vacations

Montaione is a village located in the Valdelsa district, a very beautiful part of Tuscany countryside. San Gimignano, Volterra, Castelfiorentino, Gambassi terme and San Miniato are the closest towns around. The medieval village of Montaione is on the hills, and from there, many different unpaved scenic roads to reach San Gimignano, Volterra, Certaldo and Montespertoli,Continue reading “Montaione and Valdelsa, a real paradise for the bikers vacations”

Eroica, the Tuscan race

L’Eroica 2018 wil take place on October the 7th. The registration only to The Eroica event is going to be opened during this month of January 2018, whilst the COMBO registration to The Eroica + Nova Eroica, and The Eroica + Montalcino have been already opened since last December 2017. As usual there differents kindContinue reading “Eroica, the Tuscan race”

The Vasari Corridor in Florence

The Vasari Corridor is a raised path connecting Palazzo Vecchio with Palazzo Pitti, passing through the Uffizi and over the Ponte Vecchio. It was built by Giorgio Vasari, who already created the Uffizi Gallery, in just 5 months at the behest of the Grand Duke Cosimo I de ‘Medici in 1565. The Vasari Corridor was realizedContinue reading “The Vasari Corridor in Florence”

Greve in Chianti and the five things to visit

The five place to visit during a stay in Greve in Chianti. The Matteotti square in Greve in Chianti The square is the hearth of the village of Greve in Chianti. The main feature of square are the colonnades that enclose it. Under the colonnades there are restaurants, artisans shops, winery and the famous butcherContinue reading “Greve in Chianti and the five things to visit”

The 2018 Italian MotoGP will be the 3rd of June in Mugello

The calendar of the MotoGP has been official since some weeks, and the expected Italian race will be held, as usual, at the Mugello Circuit in Scarperia on the 3rd of June. The Mugello Circuit, one of the most spectacular of the world, is located 30 km nord of Florence, in one of the mostContinue reading “The 2018 Italian MotoGP will be the 3rd of June in Mugello”

Teatro del Silenzio 2018

Andrea Bocelli will come back on the 28th of July 2018, for the twelfth consecutive time to Lajatico, for the concert at the Teatro del Silenzio. The Teatro del Silenzio is a unique occasion to listen live the voice the Maestro Andrea Bocelli, in the place where he was born. Teatro del Silenzio is also anotherContinue reading “Teatro del Silenzio 2018”

The Italian MotoGP, the race under the Tuscan sun

The Italian Grand Prix at the Mugello Circuit, -one of the most important appointment of the MotoGP-, this year it will be from the 2nd to the 4th of June in the spectacular Mugello Circuit, at Scarperia, few km north of Florence. During the motogp week, Mugello becomes the center of the attention of allContinue reading “The Italian MotoGP, the race under the Tuscan sun”