The first region we visited was Tuscany. Tuscany is a region in central Italy with an area of about 23,000 square kilometres that stretches from the Apennines to the Tyrrhenian Sea and a population of about 3.8 million inhabitants (2013). The regional capital is Florence (Firenze). … Continue readingItaly
We went to the oil mill of Frantoio Solena at Piandisco, where the olives are pressed and processed into oil. The first product obtained from the olive processing is the precious extra virgin olive oil. The pressing at the mill can be done on … Continue readingAt the oil-mill
Pienza, a town and comune in the province of Siena, in the Val d’Orcia in Tuscany (central Italy), between the towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino, is the “touchstone of Renaissance urbanism.” In 1996, UNESCO declared the town a World Heritage Site, and in 2004 … Continue readingPienza
If you discover Siena in one day, start with the visit of Piazza del Campo. Piazza del Campo is the heart of Siena, where you just must spend some of your time once in town. It’s a huge square and is also considered one of … Continue readingSiena
Castelfranco di Sopra is a frazione (subdivision) of the comune of Castelfranco Piandiscò, in the Province of Arezzo in the Italian region Tuscany. It is located about 30 kilometres (19 mi) southeast of Florence and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) northwest of Arezzo. It was … Continue readingCastelfranco di Sopra
In the month of November, it’s Olive-time in Tuscany. Most of the olive trees grown in Tuscany are Frantoio, Leccino, Pendolio, Maurino and Moraiolo. In my opinion, picking olives is quite hard physical labour. A large net is placed under each olive tree and serves to collect the … Continue readingOlive harvest
Casa Notten – A slice of paradise A very nice, quiet place we can recommand is ‘Casa Notten’ in the beautiful village of Castelfranco di Sopra, situated halfway between Arezzo and Florence, along the “Via dei Sette Ponti”. From the estate you can see the … Continue readingCasa Notten 2018
The beautiful nature in the area of Sestriere is amazing. There are lots of possibilities for activities. Here you can find more information.
Snowboard is what i like most in the mountains but there was unfortunately no snowboard group that I could join at the scuola sci at Borgata Sestriere and the tarifs are very reasonable. So I took a few lessons with a monitor. Later on … Continue readingSnowboard and ski
The hamlet of Borgata (formerly belonging to Pragelato) is a quiet place to stay. It’s a quiet village, ideal for a walk with the dog.