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Populonia: the Etruscan city on the sea

Populonia: the Etruscan city on the sea

On the Maremma coast of Tuscany, near Piombino, overlooking the Gulf of Baratti we find Populonia: the Etruscan city-state forming part of the Dodecapoli located in Etruria, the only one of the twelve Etruscan cities overlooking the sea. During the entire period of Etruscan splendor, Populonia never experienced a crisis, continuing to develop thanks to its port, the origin of thriving trade in raw materials such as copper and iron: a condition that allowed it to issue a precious series of silver coins. Together with Volterra, it represented one of the major mining and metallurgical production areas of the Etruscan civilization. Today, the acropolis of the historic city is represented by the Poggi del Castello and that of the Telegraph, south-west of the Gulf of Baratti.

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Beautiful sea in Tuscany? Here’s Where To Go

Beautiful sea in Tuscany

Tuscany is not only a region rich in cultural and artistic heritage and good food, but it also has 633 kilometers of coastline and makes up 8% of the Italian coasts. Most of the coast is suitable for swimming and there are also marine parks. According to the assessments of Legambiente and the Touring Club, in terms of the most beautiful and cleanest sea in Italy, the Tuscany region occupies the first places. Especially with regard to the Grosseto Maremma area, around Castiglione della Pescaia and Follonica. Now we will see a list of the best sea in Tuscany where you can go.

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Florentine tripe: the traditional recipe

Florentine tripe: the traditional recipe

Tripe is an ingredient that was widely used until not many years ago, by some even considered a real delicacy, which today is often forgotten, with the exception of some typical trattorias scattered throughout Italy. We are talking about tripe, that is the stomach of pigs and cattle. The most used is the rumen of beef, i.e. the first of the four stomachs of the animal.

A poor food, a residue of a time when there was less abundance and in some way every part of the animal was used, either for cooking or for other uses. In short, one of those many peasant traditions that animate our kitchens, from when nothing was thrown away.

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Piero della Francesca in Arezzo: an Itinerary to discover the Master’s Works

Piero di Benedetto de’ Franceschi, more commonly known as Piero della Francesca, was one of the most important exponents of the Italian Renaissance and humanist painting of the time. Also famous for his excellent mathematical and geometric skills, he brought a profound innovation to painting and therefore to art in general: perspective, an artistic style that then spread widely among the various painters of the time. The themes of his works range from those of a theological nature to philosophical and civil ones. One of the most beautiful itineraries that allows us to appreciate his beautiful works is found in Arezzo and its neighboring provinces: you can start from Arezzo and then continue east in the direction of Sansepolcro. It is no coincidence that the area around Arezzo is called “Terre di Piero”, precisely because the citizens of these lands feel inextricably linked to the artist.

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Populonia: the Etruscan city on the sea

On the Maremma coast of Tuscany, near Piombino, overlooking the Gulf of Baratti we find Populonia: the Etruscan city-state forming part of the Dodecapoli located in Etruria, the only one of the twelve Etruscan cities overlooking the sea. During the entire period of Etruscan splendor, Populonia never experienced a crisis, continuing to develop thanks to […]

Beautiful sea in Tuscany? Here’s Where To Go

Tuscany is not only a region rich in cultural and artistic heritage and good food, but it also has 633 kilometers of coastline and makes up 8% of the Italian coasts. Most of the coast is suitable for swimming and there are also marine parks. According to the assessments of Legambiente and the Touring Club, […]

Florentine tripe: the traditional recipe

Tripe is an ingredient that was widely used until not many years ago, by some even considered a real delicacy, which today is often forgotten, with the exception of some typical trattorias scattered throughout Italy. We are talking about tripe, that is the stomach of pigs and cattle. The most used is the rumen of […]

Piero della Francesca in Arezzo: an Itinerary to discover the Master’s Works

Piero di Benedetto de’ Franceschi, more commonly known as Piero della Francesca, was one of the most important exponents of the Italian Renaissance and humanist painting of the time. Also famous for his excellent mathematical and geometric skills, he brought a profound innovation to painting and therefore to art in general: perspective, an artistic style […]

Florentine’s Schiacciata, the typical soft cake of Carnival

Imagine a dark lily that stands out against a white coat of icing sugar. Where could you possibly find yourself if not in Florence? And that’s not all: because the Florentine Schiacciata is the Florentine sweet of Carnival par excellence, known in every Tuscan city. Although it is a simple, popular recipe, born as an […]

Chianti Areas: What They Are and What to See

The Tuscany region is rich in places of interest, from cultural to maritime ones, also passing through gastronomy, and among these we can also find the Chianti areas. By hills of Chianti, or also called Monti del Chianti, we mean an area that extends more than 20 km, between the provinces of Siena, Florence and […]

Trattorias Florence: History, Curiosity and List of the Best

The city of Florence has always been famous for its artistic and cultural heritage and was also the capital from 3 February 1865 to 3 February 1871. Another important tradition of this city, and of Tuscany in general, however, are also the typical trattorias. These are convivial places in which to eat well, which were […]

Monteriggioni: what to see and where to eat

In the heart of the “Montagnola Senese”, a hilly area that embellishes the hinterland of the province of Siena, stands a village that seems to have stopped in the time of fairy tales. Monteriggioni, a few houses surrounded by a circular wall dotted with watchtowers. From above it looks like a castle of enormous dimensions, […]

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