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Giorgio Vasari at the National Museum, Arezzo

  Giorgio Vasari at the National Museum of medieval and modern Art Arezzo Giorgio Vasari was born in Arezzo in July 30, 1511 and died in Florence in 1574. He is considered as one of the important painters and architects and historian of Tuscany. Many of his […]

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Duomo of Siena

This year in early March, the Duomo of Siena was opened again to the public, to admire the mosaic floors which were covered for long period of time. On the floor of the cathedral have been working from the fourteenth to the nineteenth century Sienese artists such […]

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Sarteano Castle

Situated about 600 m above sea level, This fortress dominated all the area against sieges, the famous one was by the Borgia family in 1503, in 1555 was concord by the Medici. The fortress stands on an enormous mass of rock and surrounded by century oak trees. […]

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Underground city of Chiusi

The underground city of Chiusi is an Etruscan caves dated 3000 years ago and discovered in the beginning of 1900, you can see the catacombs and the names of the cremated people in Etruscan language. The most popular names are Tanya (For woman) and Lapro (for man) […]

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Abbey of San Michele Arcangelo in Passignano

The Abbey of San Michele Arcangelo in Passignano is a monastery of the Congregation Vallombrosana situated in the territory of the Chianti hills , in Passignano, near the town of Greve in Chianti , in the province of Florence (South of Florence). The monastery of Vallombrosa , […]

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Bagnoregio -The dying city

Bagnoregio -The dying city Bagnoregio is mentioned for the first time in a document dating the year 600. This document is a letter that Pope St. Gregory the Great wrote to bishop of Chiusi to invite him to investigate the sacred writings of a certain John, who Aufrido […]

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The Cloister – La Verna

The Cloister-La Verna  We decided to visit the abbey of La Verna after reading at some blog of its importance, we did not regret it, and certainly we must add it to our “recommended spots of interest” in Tuscany. The landscape of the region of Casentino is […]

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Marmore Falls

Marmore Falls, in Italian “La Cascate delle Marmore”, Its history began in 271BC when the Roman consul Curio Dentato made a reclaimed work in the plain of Rieti realizing a canal of beyond two kilometers up the cliff of Marmore. During the last twenty years of the XIX century became the […]

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The Abbey of San Galgano

The Abbey of San Galgano is in Gothic style, (The first to be built in Tuscany) built in 1218 by the Cistercian monks arrived from the south of the continent. The reason of the location is the vicinity to the river, the woods and good terrain for cultivation. The monastery of […]

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Pitigliano and the Jewish point

The continued existence of the Jewish community in Italy was in Pitigliano, were the wandering jews, escaped from the oppression of the Roman church and Florence regime, finally found a safe place to stay. Sovana, Sorano and Pitigliano, did not disappointed them. Today’s visitors who seek the […]

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