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23 May

Casentino

Due to its geographical position the Casentino has always remained an island in the heart of central Italy. Although it is less than 50 kilometres from Florence, only few people know of it. There are no invitations in the sense of highways or long-distance railways. It is difficult to visit the Casentino by accident; you […]

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23 May

Cortona

Cortona is situated on a beautiful Tuscan hill overlooking the Val di Chiana, and is one of the most ancient Etruscan towns, crossed by innumerable medieval streets, and surrounded by the ancient Etruscan walls. It overlooks the valley with a magnificent 180 degree view which reaches Umbria and Monte Amiata, making see part of Lake […]

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23 May

San Giovanni Valdarno

S.Giovanni Valdarno, though of medieval origin, is one of the “new lands”, fortified outposts in the thirteenth century erected by the Florentine Republic to limit the power of the feudal local families of the Ubertini, the Pazzi and Guidi. Masaccio was born here in 1401, he was the innovator of Renaissance painting. In Corso Italia you […]

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23 May

Laterina

This small town owes its name to the presence of numerous brick (in old Italian “laterizi”) kilns that characterized the Etruscan and Roman periods. The Laterina Castle was founded in the eleventh century, when the fear for the 1000 AD year coming and the barbarian invasions drove the populations who were settled in the plain […]

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23 May

Gropina

The beautiful church of St. Peter, dating from twelfth century, stands in the village of Gropina and is one of the most beautiful and important Romanesque churches in Tuscany. The name derives from the Etruscan word Krupina, that meant “people”, “country”. These areas were chosen by the Etruscans to the presence of several rivers including […]

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23 May

Loro Ciuffenna

Loro Ciuffenna, overlooking the river Ciuffenna, is located on the north-western slopes of Pratomagno mountain, in an area of ​​ancient Etruscan and Roman settlements; Livy already praised the wealth of wheat and cattle of the Etruscans settled between Fiesole and Arezzo. The name itself has Etruscan origins, derived from cefa, hind, or Gropina, where there […]

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23 May

Siena

The Palio, the charm of the districts and Piazza del Campo, the State Archives and the National Art Gallery… leave your car outside the walls that surround the old town, walk the stone streets of the center and you will feel like going back in time! Siena is one of the most fascinating cities in Italy. While […]

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6 Apr

Florence

Famous throughout the world, the heart of the Renaissance and home of the fine arts and literature...

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5 Apr

Arezzo

Arezzo mostly still looks harmonious like the times when Piero della Francesca painted here, its streets are still largely...

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1 Apr

Il Valdarno

Valdarno is the valley which connects Arezzo with Florence, its hills covered with vineyards and olive groves and the towering Pratomagno mountain alternates with ancient Tuscan dwellings with typical dovecots, today often transformed into welcoming places where you can enjoy excellent wines and oil from locally crushed olives.

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