Wine and shooting stars: the night of San Lorenzo in Tuscany

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The night of August 10th is a special and magical time in Italy: every year Italians head to the hills with blankets and turn their eyes skyward to see the stars of San Lorenzo.  It is around this period in the year that the Perseids meteor showers dance in the…

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Tuscany and its Medieval Festivals

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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) –…

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