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Casole d'Elsa (1 km far from Podere Monti)

Casole d'Elsa is a small medieval village located 420 m above sea level at the top of the hill. Well ventilated, it has a dry climate and pleasantly temperate. The heart of Casole is the "piazza Lucchetti", the small central square with its historic buildings dating from the Middle Ages, with narrow streets and small shops where you can buy typical Tuscan products or taste the delicious specialities in the restaurants on the small streets of the center... A characteristic of this small town is certainly the warmth and kindness of people who still live according to the old traditions and rhythms of life without pollution or stress. Keep on reading to find out all the events in our area during the season 2017.


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Siena

Siena is one of the most beautiful and visited cities of art in Italy. The city of the Palio is set between the greenery of Val d'Elsa, the hills of Chianti, Amiata mountain and the Crete Senesi. The city is of human dimensions and has maintained intact the charm of a medieval town, with its alleys that wind around the heart of the city, the renowned Piazza del Campo. The Palio is one of the marvels of Italian tradition.

The PALIO IN SIENA. THE VIDEO!!!

 

 

 

 

 


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Florence

Florence is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Its works of art and museums are the destination each year of millions of visitors. The Tuscan chief town is a world patrimony of Unesco, an acknowledgement that highlights its artistic and architectural greatness. It is impossible to describe the charm of Piazza della Signoria, the Cathedral, the Old Bridge... You just have to see it.


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Volterra

The town in Val di Cecina results from a meeting of different historic periods. Volterra retains a considerable historic centre of Etruscan origin, with its Roman ruins and medieval buildings, the Cathedral and the Palazzo dei Priori, which are the nerve centre of the town. The surrounding area provides the desert "salt works" and the "towers" of the geothermic area of Larderello.
Volterra has been chosen by the writer Sthephenie Meyer as setting for her famous novel "New Moon". Several times the writer has stated to have been totally captured by the charming of this small but very mysterious city.


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San Gimignano

San Gimignano is located on the hills north of Siena and shines in the heart of Val d'Elsa due to its beauty and charm. The town is a mix of splendid alleys and breathtaking views, where you seem to have gone right back to medieval times. The area surrounding San Gimignano includes charming, flowing hills from where you can admire the picturesque landscape and enjoy quiet walks.


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San Galgano

The building made up of the Hermitage (also called Montesiepi’s Round) and of the ruins of the big St. Galgano's Cistercian Abbey, is one of the most enchanting views in Tuscany. The big St. Galgano's Abbey was built between 1220 and 1268, when in Italy the Romanesque style was merging with the newborn French Gothic style. This special place is known also for The Sword in the Stone placed in 1180 by Galgano Guidotti on Montesiepi’s Hermitage. This was the only known miracle performed by St. Galgano... but over 800 years later, it's still visible.


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Colle Val d'Elsa

Its name means "Hill of Elsa Valley", where "Elsa" is the name of the river which crosses it. Today, Colle di Val d'Elsa is internationally renowned for the production of crystal glassware and art (15% of world production). The oldest part of the town is the "colle alta", the higher part, with a well preserved medieval center.


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Pisa

When people think of Pisa who usually think of the Leaning Tower, but Pisa has many interesting sights and attractions. The Field of Miracles, with its Romanesque buildings, is the highlight of a visit to Pisa, but still far from the crowded tourist areas are other interesting places. The Lungarno, the small historic streets and ancient buildings.


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Chianti

Chianti, one of the most beautiful areas of Tuscan region and it has always been linked to wine and its culture. The Chianti hills are raked by miles and miles of vineyards, which change color with each passing season, in a unique landscape. 


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Pienza

Always defined by the 'ideal city', the 'city of Utopia'. Considered in the Renaissance as a perfect example of urban construction, the old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.


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Val d'Orcia

Medieval castles, rolling hills, medieval villages, cypresses, vineyards, olive groves and wheat fields: these are the characteristics that make the Val d 'Orcia so unique.


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