Category Archives: Mount Amiata

Ritual and fire with the Focarazza di Santa Caterina

On the night of November 24th people visiting the vicinities of Roccalbegna may encounter strange men covered in ashes fumbling with a large pole. Don’t worry it’s the Focarazza and they’re celebrating St Catherine! Continue reading

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Christmas events in Tuscany

Tuscany has already started up its Christmas events and markets in a blaze of joyful colours, sounds and fragrances Continue reading

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Autumn spells chestnuts festivals in Tuscany

Autumn colours and scents in the air in Tuscany. The Chestnut Festivals are livening up the old village and town centres. Continue reading

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