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Discovering Pienza

Pienza is rarely one of the most common tourist destinations for those visiting Tuscany. Facing Florence, Pisa or Siena, who would get lost in the countryside of the Val d’Orcia to go and discover a provincial town? Yet there will be a reason if the entire municipality became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996! We are in the province of Siena, in a landscape made up of soft hills, cypresses, streams and tree-lined streets… and medieval villages that emerge here and there.

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Tuscan Bread History and Traditions

tusan bread without salt

Tuscan breadhas always been a kind of trademark: it would be enough to taste a piece of it to understand that we have arrived in Tuscany.

In fact, the history of the silly bread, that is, without salt, dates back to the mists of time: already in documents of the Roman era, among which the writings of Tito Livio deserve to be mentioned, we speak of Tuscany and its production of bread and wheat.

Now, after so many centuries, bread without salt has become synonymous with this region and the legends about its birth are counted no more. Let’s see below to understand something more about Tuscan bread and its history.

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Vicchio di Mugello: History and What to See

Visiting Vicchio in Mugello with Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort

Mugello is a valley north of Florence particularly loved for its breathtaking landscapes. By now the name Mugello is inextricably linked to the circuit where the Moto GPs run, but in this area there is much more to visit.

Vicchio, for example, is a town in the Mugello, completely immersed in the Tuscan countryside, and the birthplace of Giotto di Bondone, one of the most important and famous painters of all time.

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Sanctuaries in Tuscany: Let’s discover them together

The stressful life of recent years has brought all of us to rediscover the spiritual world, harmony with creation and everything that leads us back to a healthier life, in the broadest sense of the term.

There are many people who love to dedicate themselves to real pilgrimages trying to combine spiritual life, history and psychophysical well-being.

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Discovering Pienza

Pienza is rarely one of the most common tourist destinations for those visiting Tuscany. Facing Florence, Pisa or Siena, who would get lost in the countryside of the Val d’Orcia to go and discover a provincial town? Yet there will be a reason if the entire municipality became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996! […]

Tuscan Bread History and Traditions

Tuscan breadhas always been a kind of trademark: it would be enough to taste a piece of it to understand that we have arrived in Tuscany. In fact, the history of the silly bread, that is, without salt, dates back to the mists of time: already in documents of the Roman era, among which the […]

Vicchio di Mugello: History and What to See

Mugello is a valley north of Florence particularly loved for its breathtaking landscapes. By now the name Mugello is inextricably linked to the circuit where the Moto GPs run, but in this area there is much more to visit. Vicchio, for example, is a town in the Mugello, completely immersed in the Tuscan countryside, and […]

Sanctuaries in Tuscany: Let’s discover them together

The stressful life of recent years has brought all of us to rediscover the spiritual world, harmony with creation and everything that leads us back to a healthier life, in the broadest sense of the term. There are many people who love to dedicate themselves to real pilgrimages trying to combine spiritual life, history and […]

Where can I eat a real Florentine steak with excellent quality / price ratio?

The “Bistecca alla Fiorentina” is a classic of Tuscan cuisine, known all over the world.Discover with us what are the ideal cooking times and where to eat a real Florentine steak!

5 Ideas for a country wedding

Organizing a wedding can turn out to be the best or worst part of this whole magical period; sometimes even when you hire a wedding planner things are not easy, let alone when you do it yourself! It is useless to hide it, especially for women, in most cases you have very well in mind […]

Renaissance artists lived in Florence

Located in the heart of Tuscany, Florence is one of the most beautiful and visited cities in the world. The cradle of the Renaissance still today hosts the masterpieces of great Renaissance artists who worked and lived in Florence.

Ancient Tuscan Mills: Where They Are and What to See

The mills are constructions that always manage to fascinate the collective imagination. These structures in fact immediately bring back to fantastic scenarios that lodge in the mind of each of us. Windmills, pushed by animals or water, the charm does not change. They were built to grind flour, cereals and malt thanks to their grindstone, […]

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