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Dry stone walls:near Siena you learn to build them

The dry stone walls were one of the first examples of human artifact, an attempt to change the environment to obtain a specific use: building a shelter or define a place. The ancient Greeks and Romans built dry stone walls because they were cheaper and easier to build. During a trekking itinerary into the Tuscan countryside it’s very common to see one of these walls running tight and solid along a field or covered with musk in the thick vegetation of...

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Pomarance (Pisa) is situated in one of the most beautiful corners of Tuscany, near the coast. It is particularly known for the presence of geysers and the “lagoni” which, for centuries, have been the manifestation of the intense geothermal activity that characterizes the ground of these areas. Today, you can learn about the history of the exploitation of geothermal resources in the Museum of Geothermal Energy.  Pomarance is located in a strategic position between Pisa, Siena, Volterra and Florence and you can...

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The way that goes through the Mugello area arrives in Emilia Romagna and it is precisely in this area that we discovered a territory of ancient passages used by for merchants and robbers and nowadays a great destination for many different types of tourism. Here can happen to meet Venturino who tells the story of his discovery of one of the most important archaeological site of Etruscan-Celtic civilization in Italy: a discovery arrived from a dream…! Appennino Slow Tourist information: Via...

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Palazzuolo Sul Senio

Into the green heart of Mugello area, 437 meters above the sea level, the medieval village of Palazzuolo sul Senio is a relaxing oasis in which you can find balance between body and spirit. Awarded the title “Ideal Village of Italy” by the magazine Airone, Palazzuolo sul Senio is the ideal place for lovers of hiking, trekking, mountain biking and motorcycling, due to the Apennines passages located between Tuscany and Emilia Romagna. It is an area that offers emotional tours...

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The local community of Montaione  have decided to find a collective way to invite tourists to come and visit its places. CORE Tourism Network worked with them to create the destination blog titled Tuscany Holidays Montaione, designed for those who want to discover the authentic Tuscany through the eyes of residents. The blog presents many video interviews that tell personal stories about Montaione’ citizens and their relationship with the territory. Listen to them and discover this emotional destination! Tourist information: Via...

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Discovering Montaione alleys

Montaione, located not far from Florence, is the ideal destination for travelers who want to escape from the busy mood of the city and enjoy the slow flow of life. Its inhabitants are willing to meet you lo let you discover beautiful views over the countryside and their warm village. You will find how much they love their territory! Some of the oldest farmhouses have been recovered from abandonment and restructured, young people decide to remain and run new activities...

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Montaione recipes: once upon a time…

The history of Casa Masi Restaurant started in 1996 by Alessandro and Luciana Masi in their farm of San Benedetto in Montaione (Florence). Here you can experience the true tradition of the countryside also thanks to the many antiques objects that turned the place in a ‘House-Museum’. “My knowledge comes from the culinary experience of my grandmother, my mother-in-law and some old cooks I was fortunate to have as teachers at the beginning of my adventure: the lamb on artichokes,...

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Palazzuolo Sul Senio in pictures

Palazzuolo Sul Senio is a small village of the Mugello area, in the north of Tuscany near to Emilia-Romagna.  A perfect destination where you can experience complete relaxation in a very friendly atmosphere: a place where residents know each other and are are interested in meet visitors. Come here to enjoy peace and amazing countryside deep in the green hills.

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San Vivaldo, Jerusalem of Tuscany

Just nearby the village of Montaione (Florence) there is the famous holy mountain San Vivaldo, best known as “Jerusalem of Tuscany”. Its name recalls the story of the hermit Vivaldo Stricchi from San Gimignano. Right by the chestnut tree where, where his body was found, a little church was built in 1320. This church was later enlarged and, in 1497, was given to Franciscan Friars Minor, who built a monastery offering pilgrims the opportunity to make a pilgrimage without going to Jerusalem (which at that...

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Blog tour through Appennines

What’s exciting experience! For three days we have been hosted for a blog tour in the area between Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna to discover the magic atmosphere of Appennines. We experienced beautiful and hidden places, excellent food and great hospitality working to report each activity on the web with words and images. Do you want to promote your territory? Contact us and we will plan a blog tour tailored for you!