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”

Villa Ott and the other beautiful villas in the Crespina countryside district, in Tuscany

The countryside area of Crespina and Tripalle has been very popular since the sixteenth century, when the noble families from Livorno and Pisa, started building their holidays villas. The most important and well known ones are Villa Belvedere, Villa Corsini Valdisonzi, Villa Museo Calo Pepi e Villa Ott, with no doubt one of the mostContinue reading “Villa Ott and the other beautiful villas in the Crespina countryside district, in Tuscany”

Luigi Pecci Centre for Contemporary Art in Prato reopens with “The end of the world” exhibition

The Luigi Pecci Centre for Contemporary Art reopens, after the completion of the futuristic spaceship-shaped extension by the Rotterdam-based Indonesian architect Maurice Nio, and of the renovation of the original building designed by the Rationalist architect Italo Gamberini.,presents the exhibition The End of the World. Through the works of over 50 international artists in a showingContinue reading “Luigi Pecci Centre for Contemporary Art in Prato reopens with “The end of the world” exhibition”