Tuscany and its Medieval Festivals

Spring and Summertime abound with Medieval Festivals in Tuscany, another fascinating reason to get around our beutiful land.  Taverns, old games, fire-eaters,  knights and ladies, parades and flag-flyers animate bigger and smaller towns and villages. Here’s a list for late Spring and Summer 2016. MAY Serre di Rapolano (Siena) –…


Some ideas for the Easter weekend between Siena and Arezzo

What do you know about Easter in Italy and Tuscany? Are you aware that Easter is here the second most important religious holiday after Christmas, and many traditions are related to its celebrations? I’ll  try to open a window on this period of the year and give some suggestions for…


Chestnuts in Tuscany: a month of celebrations


From early October till the beginning of December, the Tuscan Autumn proposes many initiatives to celebrating chestnuts, especially on the mountains, where in the past times this fruit was a fundamental product for the feeding of the populations, especially those in the lower walks of life. Their importance for the…