Siena and its sorroundings offer to their visitors not only a vast variety of olive oils, wines and grappas but also high quality cheeses, such as the pecorino and the marzolino, today worldwide known.
Everybody appreciates the simple and tasty dishes of Tuscan cuisine, based on local products and traditional recipies evidence of the peasant world of Tuscany from a heritage centuries old.
The hills between Trequanda and Montisi. The farming of olive trees in Tuscany dates back to the half of VII century B.C., when the Etruscans used the olive oil for…
Taking the via Cassia from Siena, in other words the Francigena road, along the route that arrives in Rome, after Buonconvento and the crossroad of Montalcino, Joseph and Elizabeth Pennell, in 1884, come by bicycle in San Quirico d’Orcia, sweating…
The writer Francesca Sanvitale did a successfull description of Monteriggioni: “Its walls encloses in a circle the peak of the hill, and the towers rise massive and truncated on the summit. In high, where centuries wore out the work of the man and…
From Siena we take the Francigena road, an important route for pilgrims but also an artery for trade, artistic and cultural exchanges, a road that starts from Santiago de Compostela and pass through Rome and Brindisi, port for Holy Land.
Our route starts from Piazza Salimbeni, historical venue of Siena, where is based Monte dei Paschi di Siena bank. From Piazza Salimbeni we reach Piazza Tolomei. Staying under the column with the she-wolf that reminds to the Roman origins of Siena, we watch Palazzo Tolomei. The building is a reconstruction that dates back to 1270. […]
This Senese promenade begins from the most Florentine place in the city, the Medicea Fortress, designed by the architect Lanci on request by the Grand Duke of Tuscany, Cosimo I de’ Medici, that in 1555 conquered Siena, declaring the end of the free Republic of Siena, born at the half of XIII century. During the […]
Starting from the hotel and going on the left there is via Stalloreggi, the same street walked by the Medieval pilgrims that came from Grosseto. Then, passing under the arch of Due Porte there is the city entrance, originally with two archs, that was a part of the ancient city walls of Siena. Along this […]
Paesaggio nel Chianti La vendemmia presso l’azienda agricola Le Colombaie nel cuore del Chianti Classico. Un momento della vendemmia presso l’azienda agricola Le Colombaie nel cuore del Chianti Classico. Il trasporto dell’uva durante la vendemmia nei vitigni dell’azienda agricola del Castello di Ama. La raccolta dell’uva nei vitigni dell’azienda agricola del Castello di Ama. Grappolo […]
Came out from Palazzo Ravizza, on the right side of the street, we can see the church of San Niccolo del Carmine, where to admire the masterpiece San Michele e gli angeli ribelli, painted by the Senese artist Beccafumi with an incredible sense of modernity at the beginning of XVI century. Proceeding on the right […]