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Roman Domus discovered near the Medici’s fortress in Arezzo

2 Mar

An important discovery of a roman domus, dated 1° century AD has been recently done in Arezzo, near to the Medici’s fortress.


It seems to be a residential building of the roman age. At the moment 3 ambiances have been discovered . Two of them conserve the rests of some wall paintings and floors.


The roman building is situated on the small hill of San Donato. The regional curator responsible for the archeological treasures announced that additional works will be done, in order to better understand more exactly the entity of the discovery. It seems it can be a very large public building. It could be one of the most important discovery of roman sites happened in  latest years in Tuscany.


Discover Tuscany, renting a villa or an apartment with Vacavilla, in the Arezzo area or every where in Tuscany.

Andrea and Susi will be happy to offer you your more suitable holiday home a the best rates existing on the market. Call them at +39 0577 1656 690 or Email us: info@vacavilla.com


Tuscany thermal baths – the well-being and relaxation locations

13 Sep

Tuscany  is a Region rich of thermal location, where you can  relax and get rid of all the stress.

Starting from Lunigiana to the Crete Senesi, there are many  thermal centers which offer just the right get-away for  prople who want to take a break from their usual routine. Tuscany boasts many opportunities focused on well-being and guests are sure to delight when it comes to the top-notch services the region provides regarding beauty and health treatments. So, if you’re looking for a ‘great escape’, immerse yourself in the region’s very beautiful natural landscapes and unique gem-like towns. Tuscany has all it takes when it comes to feeling great!

See below for all of Tuscany’s thermal hot-spots:

Terme di Casciana
Piazza Garibaldi, 9
56034 Casciana Terme – PI
Booking : +39 0587 644608 – Fax: +39 0587 644673
Centralino: +39 0587 64461 – Fax: +39 0587 644629
e-mail: info@termedicasciana.it

Terme Villa Borri
Via Galilei, 34
56034 Casciana Terme – PI
Tel: +39 0587 644644
Fax: +39 0587 644630
e-mail: info@termevillaborri.com

Terme Bagni di Lucca
Piazza San Martino, 11
55021 Bagni di Lucca – LU
Tel: +39 0583 87221
Fax: +39 0583 808224
e-mail: terme@termebagnidilucca.it

Terme di Uliveto
Via Provinciale Vicarese, 124
56010 Uliveto Terme – PI
Tel: +39 050 788686
Fax +39 050 788194

Terme di Petriolo

Loc. Bagni di Petriolo
53015 Monticiano (SI)
Tel: +39 0577 757104
Fax: +39 0577 757092
e-mail: info@termepetriolo.it

Terme di Santa Caterina in Bagno Vignoni

Piazza del Moretto, 12
53027 Bagno Vignoni – San Quirico d’Orcia – SI
Tel: +39 0577 887365
Fax: +39 0577 887365
e-mail: info@termebagnovignoni.it

Terme di Chianciano
Via delle Rose, 12
53042 Chianciano Terme – SI
Tel: +39 848800243
e-mail: info@termechianciano.it

Terme di Equi Spa
P.zza delle Terme, 1
54013 Equi Terme – MS
Tel e Fax: +39 0585 949300
e-mail: info@termediequi.it

Terme di Gambassi – Acqua Salsa di Pillo
Piazza Giuseppe di Vittorio, 1
50050 Gambassi Terme – FI
Tel e Fax: +39 0571 638141  +39 0571 639268
e-mail: info@termedigambassi.it

Terme di Montecatini
Viale Verdi, 41
51016 Montecatini Terme – PT
Infoline: +39 0572 7781
e-mail: info@termemontecatini.it

Sorgente Sant’Elena spa
Via Della Libertà, 112
53042 Chianciano Terme – SI
Tel: +39 0578 31141
Fax: +39 0578 31369
e-mail: info@termesantelena.it

Terme San Carlo

Via dei Colli, 92 – San Carlo Terme
54100 Massa – MS
Tel: +39 0585 47703
numero verde +39 800238122

Terme di Montepulciano
Località Sant’Albino
Via delle Terme 46
53045 Montepulciano – SI
Tel: +39 0578 7911
Fax: + 39 0578 799149
e-mail: info@termemontepulciano.it

Terme di Saturnia

Loc. della Follonata
58014 Saturnia – Manciano – GR
Tel: +39 0564 600111
Fax: +39 0564 600863
e-mail: info@termedisaturnia.it

Terme Antica Querciolaia
Via Trieste, 22
53040 Rapolano Terme – SI
Tel: +39 0577 724091
Fax: +39 0577 725470

Terme San Filippo
Loc. Bagni San Filippo, 23
53023 Castiglione d’Orcia – SI
Tel: +39 0577 872982
Fax: +39 0577 872684

San Giovanni Terme Rapolano
Via Terme San Giovanni, 52
53040 Rapolano Terme – SI
Tel: +39 0577.724030
Fax: +39 0577 724053
e-mail: info@termesangiovanni.it

Terme di Venturina
Viale delle terme, 36/40
57021 Venturina – LI
Tel: +39 0565 851066
e-mail: info@termediventurina.it

Enjoy the great choice of the Tuscany thermal opportunities. Rent a villa or an apartment  browsing on http://www.vacavilla.com. Vacation homes in all the more beautiful area of Tuscany: Versilia, Montecatini, Forte dei Marmi, Arezzo, Maremma, Etruscan Coast, Siena, San Gimignano, Florence, Motalcino, Montepulciano, Pisa, Mugello, Valdelsa, Castiglioncello, Marina di Castagneto Carducci, Punta Ala, Isola d’Elba, Isola del Giglio, Argentario, Lucca, Val d’Orcia, Pietrasanta, etc.

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Tuscany: Golf Paradise

17 Apr

Tuscany is one of the more fascinating Regions of the world. Nature, history, culture, arts, food, wine: Tuscany is a perfect blend of all of these ingredients. Tuscany means lifestyle.

Also Golf in Tuscany means lifestyle, feelings and emotions coming from this sport played in this region of pleasure and wellbeing. Tuscany, where there are as many as 15 certified golf courses, 9 18-hole courses and 6 9-hole courses, is the ideal place where playing golf, immersed in breathtaking landscapes. For whom plays golf, loves open spaces and contact with nature, it is impossible not to remain fascinated by these places where silence is only broken by the sound of one’s own footsteps or the rustling sound of the golf ball; In Tuscany,  thanks to its mild weather, it possible to play surrounded by marvellous landscapes during the 12 months of the year, not only by the seaside, or on hills, but also in the mountains, in a multiplicity of golf courses that can satisfy any type of golfers, whether they be experts or beginners.

This is the list of the Tuscany Golf courses and their addresses. Poggio dei Medici, Le Pavoniere and Castelfalfi (completely new, with its 27 holes) are some of the most important and difficult courses existing in Italy, but the Tuscany offer is really big and diversified.
Casentino Golf Club
Via Fronzola 6, Loc Il Palazzo, 52014 Poppi (Arezzo) phone 0575 529810 Fax: 0575 520167
WEB : www.golfclubcasentino.it


Poggio Dei Medici Golf Club – Mugello
Via S Gavino 27, 50038 Scarperia (Florence) phone 055 843 0436 Fax: 055 843 0439

WEB: http://www.poggiodeimedici.com
Golf Club Toscana Castelfalfi
50050 Montaione (Florence) phone 0571 698093 Fax: 0571 698098

WEB: http://www.castelfalfi.it/golf/home
Firenze Ugolino Golf Club
Strada Chiantigiana 3, 50015 Grassina Florence phone 055 205 1009 Fax: 055 230 1141
WEB: www.golfugolino.it/

Poggio Vittorio Golf Club
Via Poggio Vittorio, 29 50055 Lastra a Signa Firenze (FI)

Montelupo Golf Club
Loc. Fattoria di Fibbiana Via Le Piagge,4 50056 Montelupo Fiorentino (FI)
Phone: +39.0571.541004 – Fax +39.0571.911948
WEB: www.golfmontelupo.it/

Punta Ala Golf Club
Via Del Golf 1, 58040 Punta Ala (Grosseto) phone 0564 922121 Fax: 0564 920182

Terme di Saturnia Golf Club
Terme di Saturnia 58050 SATURNIA (GR) tel 0564/600111 fax 0564/601266

Toscana Golf Club
Loc. il Pelagone 58023 Gavorrano Grosseto (GR) tel 0566 820471 fax 0566 820472

Maremma Golf Club
Loc. Maremmello 58010 Fonteblanda Grosseto (GR) tel 0564 886217 fax 0564 886093

Acqubona Golf Club
ACQUABONA 57037 PORTOFERRAIO (LI) tel 0565 940066 fax 0565 940066

Loc. Biodola, 1 57037 Portoferraio Isola D’Elba Livorno (LI) tel 0565 6390608 fax 0565 969868

Garfagnana Golf Club
Loc. Bracciocorti, Pieve Fosciana – 55032 Lucca phone +39 0583/65169 Fax. 0583/62954

Versilia Golf Club
via della Sipe, 100 – Pietrasanta (Lu)
Phone: 0584 881574 Fax: 0584 752272
E-mail: info@versiliagolf.com

Vicopelago Golf Club
Loc. Vicopelago 55057 LUCCA (LU) tel 0583 370562 fax 0583 371340 / 0187 692799

Alisei Golf Club
Via Santo spirito, 30 55045 – Località La Sparta Pietrasanta Lucca (LU)
Phone: 0584 283268
fax 0584 284863
Email: info@golfalisei.it

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Tirrenia Golf Club
Viale San Guido, 56018 Tirrenia (Pisa) phone 050 37518 Fax: 050 33286
WEB: www.golftirrenia.it

Cosmopolitan G & C C
Viale Pisorno 60, 56018 Tirrenia (Pisa) phone 050 33633 Fax: 050 334707
WEB: www.cosmopolitangolf.it/

Fontevivo Golf Club
VIA FONTEVIVO 5 56027 S.MINIATO (PI) tel 0571 419012 fax 0571 419012

Quarrata Golf Club
Via Orazio Ceccarelli 355 QUARRATA (PT) tel 338-2582191 fax 0573-718686

Montecatini Golf Club
Via Dei Brogi 5, Loc Pievaccia, 51015 Monsummano Terme phone 0572 62218 Fax: 0572 617435

Le Pavonier Golf Club
Via Della Fattoria 6, 50047 Prato phone 0574 620855 Fax: 0574 624558
Golf Club Valdichiana
Loc. Esse Secco 53040 Bettolle (Siena) phone 0577 624439
WEB: www.golfclubvaldichiana.it

Villa Gori Golf Club
(closed for 2005)
via Marciano, 18 53100 SIENA (SI) phone +39/0577 290425 fax 39/0577 290448

Abbadia Golf Club
Loc. La Badia 53034 Colle Val D’Elsa (SI) phone 0577 924153 fax 0577 924 153

The best way to live your golfing experience in Tuscany is renting one of the indipendent villas with swimming pools part of the Vacavilla offer. http://www.vacavilla.com.

Vacavilla offers a wide selection of luxury villas, apartments with pools in Tuscany, close to some of the more beautiful golf courses, in the Argentario area, such as in Mugello, Versilia, chianti, florence, Arezzo and Siena.

Vacavilla the best selection of hand picked self catering holiday homes for your golfing holidays.

Ludovico Pieri





Mille Miglia – La corsa più bella del mondo – Mugello again the perfect set to admire the historical race

19 Jan

The 31st edition of the historical race will start the 16th of May and will finish on the 19th of May.

For all the information: http://www.1000miglia.eu/Edizione-2013/Informazioni-generali/

Also this year the Mille Miglia race, “La corsa più bella del mondo”, will take place in May. It will start on the 17th and finishes on the 20th of May, in Brescia.

As usual, coming back from Rome, the Mille Miglia will cross the beautiful roads of Mugello. San Piero a Sieve, Scarperia, Barberino del Mugello, Firenzuola.

The passionates could assist to the race in the beautiful set of Mugello, and having the chance to admire the  most significant cars in the context of race history, and also to assist to unique cavalcade, portraying thirty years of the evolution of motor racing, from 1927 to 1957.

If you wish to take the Mille Miglia opportunity to visit Mugello and Tuscany, and for you stay you wish to rent a holiday apartment or a villa, or if you wish to stay in a agriturismo, you can visit the Vacavilla website.

Vacavilla is a tailor made rentals agency, offering a wide selection of charming apartments and villas, also with pool, in Mugello and the more beautiful Tuscany area, such as San Gimignano, Chianti, Montalcino, Versilia, Val d’orcia, Etruscan Coast, Argentario, Maremma, and also in other italian destination (Veneto, Venezia, Amalfi Coast, Liguria and Umbria).

Contact Vacavilla, Susi, Andrea and I, we will be happy to assist you.

The website address is: http://www.vacavilla.com

Ludovico Pieri







9.00 am 8.00 pm

12.00 pm

5.00 pm 9.00 pm

Cars brought to the Fiera di Brescia (Brescia Trade Fair). Welcome coffee, administrative and technical checks, assignation of event numbers, distribution of road books. Night-time security surveillance of the cars and parking of trailers and transportation trucks inside the Fiera.

Press conference

Holy Mass in the Duomo Vecchio, Piazza Paolo VI. Gala dinner


7.30 am 1.30 pm

8.30 am 3.30 pm

8.30 am 12.00 noon

8.30 am 3.30 pm

10.00 am

4.45 pm 8.00 pm

6.30 pm 12.30 am

Cars brought to the Fiera di Brescia. Welcome coffee, administrative and technical checks, assignation of event numbers and road books. Parking of trailers and transportation trucks inside the Fiera.

Cars entered head for Piazza della Loggia for the sealing.

Cars presented to the public in Piazza della Loggia.

Cars exhibited in piazzas and specially designated areas of the city centre.

Blessing of a representative of the cars in Piazza Paolo VI.

Buffet dinner at the Mille Miglia Museum in Brescia.

Start of the first car from Viale Venezia and presentation of the cars to the public.

Arrival of the first car in Ferrara, end of the first leg. Cars parked. Shuttle service to the various hotels. Welcome snack in hotel rooms with appetizer and fruit. Overnight stay.


1.30 pm 4.00 pm

6.30 am 10.00 am

Shuttle service from the hotels to the parking area reserved for Mille Miglia cars. 8.00 am Start of the first car from Ferrarra for the Ferrara – Rome leg.

Buffet lunch.

Arrival of the first car in Rome.

On-stage parade of cars to present them to the public at Castel Sant’Angelo. 8.30 pm Cars parked overnight in the Villa Borghese car park

Shuttle services to the various hotels. Buffet dinner in the hotels and overnight stay.


11.30 am 2.00 pm

10.15 pm

10.30 pm 1.30 am

5.00 am 8.30 am

Shuttle service from the hotels to the Villa Borghese indoor car park 6.30 am Start of the first car from Rome Castel Sant’Angelo for the Rome– Brescia leg.


Buffet lunch in. Arrival of the first car in the centre of Brescia, in Borgosatollo.

Presentation of the cars to the public in Viale Venezia. Cars parked in the secure areas of the Fiera di Brescia. Overnight stay .

Shuttle service from the hotels to the Teatro Grande. Awards ceremony.

11.00 am 1.30 pm Aperitif and farewell lunch in Brescia.

The Forte dei Marmi market moves to Prato

15 Jan

Today the famous and glamour market organized in Forte dei Marmi (the luxury destination located in Versilia) Sunday summer has moved to Prato, in the Cathedral square.

The market is in front of the marvelous Cathedral of Prato, where one of the most important fresco by Filippo Lippi is hosted.

The Pratesi could buy at home the cashmere pullovers, linen and towels which makes the Forte dei Marmi market famous also out of Tuscany. It is a good opportunity also for people coming from out of Prato to visit the market of Forte dei Marmi, and in the occasion, also the downtown of Prato.

The castle of Federico Barbarossa, the Basilic of Santa Maria delle Carceri projected by Giuliano da Sangallo, the Opera del Duomo museum, Palazzo Pretorio. The Civic museum closed since more than 10 years, is going to re-open soon.

Prato is the city of Filippo Lippie and it is reach of paintings of XIV and XV century.

Prato means also “cantuccini”. It is possible to buy the original in the Biscottificio Mattei. Very famous is also “Il nuovo mondo” of Paolo Sacchetti, one of the best pasticceri in Italy. Try the Giulebbe cake,  the Prato’s peach or any other cake. They are simply fantastic.

Ludovico Pieri




A tailor made villa rentals service

7 Jan

Vacavilla is tailor-made villa rentals service. This is an innovative service given in this business. The clients submit their holiday home requirements and the Vacavilla team, thanks to his own experience and knowledge of the market, search and find the dreamed holiday home.
At the moment Vacavilla can offer more than 200 properties in Tuscany, Veneto and Amalfi Coast. Luxury and countryside villas represent the main part of the holiday homes portfolio, but also the apartments in Venice, instead of some beautiful apartments or indipendent home on the Tuscany sea.
Search a villa on the Vacavilla.com and after make a comparison on another website. You will see, Vacavilla offers the best price.
The staff is composed by: Ludovico Pieri (CEO), Andrea Bartalini (Managing Director), Saverio Vigni (IT Director) and Susi Bottai (contract and properties contract and coordinator).
The Vacavilla website: http://www.vacavilla.com offers the possibility to make on-line direct booking, but you can also send an email or telephon and submit them your request.
Make your request and you receive an ansewer back in few minutes.
All the Vacavilla villa rentals are handy-picked up, to spend “Vacanze in Villa”, with family, friends or just in two. Tuscany lifestyle is your target, gastronomy, wine, chocolate, honey, culture, arts, beaches, hills, mountain, snow, lake.
Vacavilla is certain to give to everybody the real best market price. The important thing is to contact the Vacavilla team, and a special surprise will be certainly reserved to you.
Vacavilla, Siena, Colle Val d’Elsa, Via Spuntone, 8. Send an email or book on line to obtain the best price.

Ludovico Pieri
CEO Vacavilla Srl




Firenze città della musica

20 Dec

Vicino al vecchio Comunale, a Firenze sta sorgendo una città della musica. È stata chiamata Teatro dell’Opera di Firenze, nome semplice per farsi capire meglio dai turisti stranieri, ma ospiterà diversi generi. È la nuova casa del Maggio Fiorentino. Lirica,  danza e altri generi musicali, al Parco della Musica di Roma, saranno di casa. Apertura con Zubin Mehta e l’Orchestra del Maggio, davanti a ministri e sovrintendenti da tutta Europa, hanno eseguito la novità Gegenliebe del fiorentino Sylvano Bussotti e la Nona di Beethoven.

Due sale: la grande da 1.800 posti, in legno di pero, ha la forma di una sala tradizionale a ferro di cavallo, ma all’interno di un’onda sinuosa; la piccola è da 1.100 posti. Poi la cavea all’aperto ( 2.200 spettatori), da cui si ha  una vista mozzafiato su Firenze.  Il primo test acustico spetta a Mehta che si dice soddisfatto, dell suono  caldo e avvolgente.

Siamo nella zona  tra la città storica dei Medici e il Parco delle Cascine. La piazza attraverso cui si accede alle sale, al ristorante e al bookshop, sarà la più grande di Firenze.

Si è tenuto conto della tradizione fiorentina nei materiali: il marmo cipollino riveste le due sale,  il cotto smaltato nella torre scenica; l’oro rinascimentale nel foyer. I nuovi teatri in Italia sono una rarità.  Ci  vorranno  8 mesi per ultimare la sala piccola e la torre necessaria alla lirica; tecnologicamente all’avanguardia, che consentirà di provare tre allestimenti contemporaneamente. La prima opera, il 24 novembre, sarà Turandot di Puccini diretta da Zubin Mehta e con la regia di Zhang Yimou. Dunque, si apre e si chiude, ma era l’unico modo per onorare i 150 anni dell’Unità d’Italia, ovvero l’evento che ha consentito di avere i 150 milioni di euro. Ne mancano tra gli 80 e i 100 per il completamento dei lavori, che era stato promesso dal governo Berlusconi. La sovrintendente Francesca Colombo è fiduciosa che il nuovo governo non  lascerà l’opera incompiuta.  Dall’anno 2012 gli spettacoli aumenteranno del 40 per cento».

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