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
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. [cws_gpp_images_by_albumid id=6659795367719091201 theme=projig show_title=0 show_details=1 row_height =200 num_results=0] A large net is … Continue readingOlive harvest
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.
Pleasant stay in a quiet good hotel at the hotel Sciatore on from Saturday 28/1/17 – saturday 4/2/17. This hotel is located in the historic heart of Sestriere, the brighthest start in the Piemonte Alps. Situated in the valley Borgata, 3 kilometers from … Continue readingHotel Sciatore
Located in the heart of Chianti Classico 25 km from Florence and 40 km from Siena, the Villa Branca estate is a pleasant place to stay immersed in nature and the lifestyle of a farm. “A 14th century estate in Mercatale Val di Pesa, surrounded … Continue readingVilla Branca