SIENA is a Unesco listed worlds heritage site.Town of pici pasta, panforte e palio!

San Galgano Abbey

San Galgano Abbey and the Legend of The Sword in the Rock

You may have heard of about the sword in the rock, and surely think about the legend of King Arthur, Excalibur and the round table. The sword in the rock actually exists, in Tuscany! There is a beautiful 12th […]

ARTS & CULTURE, SIENA|

Palio in Siena 2. July and 16. August

Palio is the annual tradition, that states back to 1644. How to explain Palio? A poet Mario Luzi says about Palio ; ” Palio is Palio. No sociological, historical or anthropological theory could ever explain it. It is the sublimation and the damnation, together with the destiny of every single […]

LOCAL HAPPENINGS, SIENA|

Opera Concerts in Tuscany

Musica Maestro! Opera concerts in Tuscany! Opera lirica! Opera is big in northern Italy, where Giuseppe Verdi lived and worked. The Verona Opera Festival is one of the most known opera festivals in Italy. But also in Tuscany, where another great Italian composer, Giacomo Puccini lived. Specially in Lucca, where Puccini […]

ARTS & CULTURE, FLORENCE, SIENA, LUCCA|

Thermal Baths in Tuscany

One of the Tuscan specialities are the thermal baths in Tuscany. The naturally hot mineral water  has a soothing and healing qualities, specially on skin and the muscles. Already the romans enjoyed the relaxing qualities of the thermal baths. Many of the natural therms have been made into Spa structures with inside and outside […]

SPORTS & NATURE, SIENA, VAL D ORCIA|