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Terricciola, a matter of Etruscans and wine

In the centre of the province of Pisa, right between Volterra and Pontedera, lies the ancient Etruscan town of Terricciola. Today a monumental complex known as the Hypogeum of Belvedere testifies their presence during the 4th century b.C. Like most … Continue reading

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Autumn in Tuscany: grape harvesting and wine festivals

A lot in programme in Tuscany during Autumn for wine lovers. A brief overview of what the region has to offer. Continue reading

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Castiglion Fiorentino, under Cortona’s sun

Located on the top of a hill in the province of Arezzo is the small walled town of Castiglion Fiorentino. Surrounded by beautiful olive groves, the town enjoys magnificent views over the Val di Chio, the Valdichiana and the pre-Apennines. … Continue reading

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Bagni di Lucca celebrates its Epiphany… with polenta

The thermal town of Bagni di Lucca was known for its springs since the Etruscan and Roman Ages. It later became the summer residence of Napoleon’s court and with the French occupation reached its maximum splendour. It was during this … Continue reading

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Volterra AD 1398 A medieval pageantry

The alabaster Etruscan town of Volterra, commune of Pisa, is turning medieval from the 21st to the 28th August. From daybreak to nightfall Volterra will be animated by fiery warhorses, fearless knights, noblemen and ladies, artisans and merchants, common people … Continue reading

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