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Characteristics of the Casentino cloth

Characteristics of the Casentino cloth

Casentino is a valley located north of the province of Arezzo, in Tuscany, which has always been suitable for the production of cloths. This is because the raw material, that is wool, was found in large quantities and at an excellent price, due to the presence of many breeding flocks. The Casentino wool makers used a fairly ordinary and bristly fiber, which over the years has been improved by various crosses between indigenous breeds of sheep and Merino breeds.

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Visit Pienza and its surroundings

Visit Pienza and its surroundings

Pienza is the perfect tourist ticket for the whole of Tuscany. Art, history and authenticity immersed in a landscape made of hills, cypresses, olive trees and blue sky. They are postcards from a past that becomes a tourist present and that many, especially foreigners but also many Italians, come to rediscover every year.

Until 1462 Pienza was called Corsignano and was a tiny agricultural village in decay. One day Prince Enea Silvio Piccolomini, who was born there, at that moment became Pope Pius II, returned to visit it. Struck by the decay, he decided to finance its restoration and rebirth. The village became a model town, the “city of Pio”, that is “Pienza”. Pienza still bears the signs of that rebirth today, in palaces and churches that are the engine of its tourism.

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Food Festivals in Mugello: where to eat

food festival mugello (sagre mugello)

The Mugello valley is one of the most beautiful, fascinating and richest territories in all of Tuscany. We are therefore talking about an area extremely appreciated all over the world for its landscapes, traditions and lifestyle in contact with nature.

In fact, a holiday in Mugello puts people back in the right mood: here it is automatic to slow down, return to take deeper breaths and adapt to the cycles of nature.

The Mugello traditions are all still alive, and in fact in all seasons it is possible to find festivals that enhance the typical products of the area.

Let’s see below some of these festivals that celebrate the territory and which are held in the summer, between golden fields and dreamy skies. There is something for everyone!

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Archaeological Museum of Upper Mugello

Archaeological Museum of Upper Mugello

There are many places in Italy where the historical and cultural tradition is preserved and represents a tangible testimony of the presence of human settlements since ancient times. Even Tuscany is not far behind and preserves, in its various places, areas where you can breathe history and where the deeds of men are preserved and available to anyone who wants to immerse themselves in past centuries. Specifically, in this article we deal with the Archaeological Museum of the upper Mugello, which is located in the province of Florence, more precisely in Palazzuolo sul Senio.

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Characteristics of the Casentino cloth

Casentino is a valley located north of the province of Arezzo, in Tuscany, which has always been suitable for the production of cloths. This is because the raw material, that is wool, was found in large quantities and at an excellent price, due to the presence of many breeding flocks. The Casentino wool makers used […]

Visit Pienza and its surroundings

Pienza is the perfect tourist ticket for the whole of Tuscany. Art, history and authenticity immersed in a landscape made of hills, cypresses, olive trees and blue sky. They are postcards from a past that becomes a tourist present and that many, especially foreigners but also many Italians, come to rediscover every year. Until 1462 […]

Food Festivals in Mugello: where to eat

The Mugello valley is one of the most beautiful, fascinating and richest territories in all of Tuscany. We are therefore talking about an area extremely appreciated all over the world for its landscapes, traditions and lifestyle in contact with nature. In fact, a holiday in Mugello puts people back in the right mood: here it […]

Archaeological Museum of Upper Mugello

There are many places in Italy where the historical and cultural tradition is preserved and represents a tangible testimony of the presence of human settlements since ancient times. Even Tuscany is not far behind and preserves, in its various places, areas where you can breathe history and where the deeds of men are preserved and […]

The Queen of Londa Peach

Italy has always been a country where the tradition is huge and varied, and the various local productions can be very diversified from each other even just by moving a few kilometers within a territory. This is precisely the case of Tuscany and, specifically, of the Londa area, in the province of Florence. It is […]

Raviggiolo del Mugello, the typical soft cheese

The Mugello area, in Tuscany, in addition to having a great historical and cultural tradition and being famous today especially for the motor plant that hosts the most important motorcycling and motor racing races, also has a great gastronomic and a long culinary tradition. In Mugello typical foods are produced which are famous not only […]

Bike itineraries in Mugello

There are places in Italy that, if traveled by bicycle, give an incomparable charm; wonderful itineraries immersed in nature and which represent the most popular destinations for the many cyclists who every year, especially in summer, decide to take a ride on our peninsula. In this article we deal with a specific Italian area: Mugello. […]

Ideas for Summer Holidays in Tuscany

Tuscany in the summer offers many ideas to meet wonderful holidays. Just like in all other seasons, to be honest. Traditions, events, landscapes and outdoor activities are just some of the attractions of this wonderful land. The countryside, the crystalline waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea, the museums, the woods, the lakes; these are just some […]

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