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Montaione and Valdelsa, a real paradise for the bikers vacations

12 Jan

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, enjoying beautiful landscapes.

The Valdelsa area is really a great destination to be discovered on the two wheels, especially by mountain-bike.

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Every day it is possible to choose a different route: dirt trucks and single trails. One of these go through the Via Francigena, that moving  From Montaione and following Via Santo Stefano until the valley of river Orlo. From here climbing to the Pieve di Coiano and start riding on the Via Francigena until to Gambassi Terme. From Gambassi Terme leaving the Via Francigena and get back to Montaione.

Montaione offers over than 10 trails with different difficulties and some organizations ready to provide guides, rentals, bicycle shops and repair shops.

The Valdelsa area is very reach of self-catering villas and farm-houses for rent. Most of them also have private gardens and swimming-pools. A real relaxing and exclusive solution for a great bike vacation in Tuscany.

Eroica, the Tuscan race

2 Jan

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 kind of routes:

  • The Leisure route of 46 Km: to be covered in around 3 hours, to taste The Eroica atmosphere;
  • The Short route of 75 Km: to be raced in about 4 hours;
  • The Chianti Classico route of 115 Km: it takes about 6 hours, and it is suggested to well-trained bikers;
  • The Medium route of 135 Km: to be covered in 10-12 hours. Inside of the great history of The Eroica race;
  • The Long route of 209 Km: it’s The Eroica, what else?


This great route now is possible to be raced all year long. Look at The Eroica website to receive all the information to discover this beautiful and unique race.

If you wish to rent a beautiful villa or a farmhouse for your stay in occasion of The Eroica race, or just to race your own this route of the myth, look at @vacavilla.com to find the best solution for your specific needs.


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

4 Dec

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 most beautiful and authentic area of the Tuscany countryside.

It is one of the most important sports’ event in Italy, and without any doubts in Tuscany.

Every year, thousands of passionates crowd the Mugello Valley to follow during all the week the trials and the race on Sunday.


Click here to rent a house or a beautiful private villa in the Mugello area.

Teatro del Silenzio 2018

29 Nov

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 another good reason to visit or to come back to Tuscany. Lajatico is located in the Pisa countryside area, not far from San Gimignano, Volterra, Pisa, Firenze and the Tuscany beaches.

Recently due to the sold out of the show, a new date has been added, It will be possible to partecipate to the event also on the 30th of July. Great news!!!

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Teatro del Silenzio – Lajatico, Pisa – Andrea Bocelli, Ennio Morricone

2 Dec


There will be two concerts in 2014 at the Teatro del Silenzio in Lajatico. The nineth edition of the Teatro del Silenzio will host, the 20 of July the concert of Andrea Bocelli, and the 22 of July the famous composer Ennio Morricone.

The 2013 edition has been a very special one, with special guests as #Elisa and #Riccardo_Cocciante, and the sex-symbol #Sharon_Stone, who was in Tuscany for a #holiday period, staying with friends of her in a #private #villa in the Tuscan #Countryside.


The tickets can be booked  only for the members of the Andrea Bocelli’s club, since the 29 of November at http://www.citysoundmilano.com/teatro-del-silenzio/ The 6 of December the booking will be open to the public both on the www.citysoundmilano.com/teatro-del-silenzio/ and by Vivaticket at http://www.vivaticket.it and also c/o the info point at the Teatro del Silenzio, Piazza Vittorio Veneto, in Lajatico. For more information City Sound & events 02.63793389 – info@citysoundmilano.com – www.citysoundno.com


To book your accomodation: villas and apartments with pool, contact Vacavilla – http://www.vacavilla.com – Via dello Spuntone, 8, 53034 Colle Val d’Elsa, Siena – tel 0577 165 6690 – info@vacavilla.com teatro-lajatico-villa_rentals






Fashion in Florence, Tuscany – Pitti Uomo & more ….

13 Nov


It is not by chance if Florence is now one of the fashion capital of the world.

Indeed, the Italian fashion was born in Florence on the  12 of February 1951, when Giovanni Battista Giorgini organised  at Villa Torrigiani, in via de’ Serragli in Florence, a presentation to five american buyers the creations of some important italian’s stylists: Carosa, Fabiani, Marucelli, Simonetta, Noberasko, Fontana, Veneziani, Shuberth, Emilio Pucci and Gallotti.


The italian fashion started, and after Villa Torrigiani, the Grand Hotel of Florence hosted the presentation, before moving to the legendary Sala Bianca in Palazzo Pitti.

Now Pitti Uomo, hosted at the Fortezza da Basso, is the most important men’s fashion exhibition in the world, and every years there are two editions, for the summer and the winter collections, in January and June.


Other important fashions’ exhibitions organized in Florence are: Pitti Bimbo, fashion for kids, Pitti Filati high quality yarn and Moda Prima, the quality fast fashion clothing for men and women.

These are the next appontments:

22 – 24 November 2013 Moda Prima at Stazione Leopolda – Florence http://www.pittimmagine.com/en/corporate/fairs/modaprima.html

7 – 10 January 2014 Pitti Uomo at Fortezza da Basso – Florence http://www.pittimmagine.com/en/corporate/fairs/uomo.html

16-18 January 2014 Pitti Bimbo at Fortezza da Basso – Florence http://www.pittimmagine.com/en/corporate/fairs/bimbo.html

22-24 January 2014 Pitti Filati at Fortezza da Basso – Florence http://www.pittimmagine.com/en/corporate/fairs/filati.html


During all the exhibitions there are many parties all around the city of Florence, and very often in very beautiful and unique locations, but for everyone who wants to do something different and to explore Florence and its surroundings, let’s have a look to http://www.firenzespettacolo.it/sezioni/english_text-6.html

La Bottega del Buon Caffè is instead a very good restaurant,  just out of dowtown, in the area of the Florence stadium. The address is Via A. Pacinotti, 44, Florence, Province of Florence Phone:. The reservation is suggested 055 553 5677.

If instead you wish to find a good solution for your accomodation during Pitti Uomo or any other exhibitions, you can choose to rent a beautiful private apartment, paying for the whole stay period, for the whole apartment  the daily price of a normal hotel room.

Contact Susi at Vacavilla at: info@vacavilla.com or call to +39 0577 1656 690 or browse http://www.vacavilla.com/ and search “Firenze e dintorni”.

Taste, 8/9-11 March 2013, Florence

27 Feb

The exhibition dedicated to food excellence and the food lifestyle comes back again.

Taste is the place where it is possible to meet the best international gastronomy operators and the the ever largest public of foodies.

During and before the exhibition there is the “fuori di taste”. The city of Florence lives the “Taste” giving the opportunity to try unique gastronomic experiences in some of the more representative restaurant/pizzerie or just places of the city.

Calendar of the “fuori di taste” events.


Don’t miss this experience, and in this occasion, rent an apartment in Florence with Vacavilla, to be 100% to taste all that the exhibition offer.


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