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”