CASTELLO DI SAN FABIANO, MONTERONI D’ARBIA (SI)

The Castello di San Fabiano is situated in the evocative region of Crete Senesi, just 12 kilometers south of Siena. It takes the form of a small village, comprised of a 12th-century tower, aristocratic villa, agricultural structures and a church built in 867 AD dedicated to St. Fabian, the pope[…]

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CASTELLO MONTELIFRÈ, SAN GIOVANNI D’ASSO (SI)

The name Montelifré probably derives from Lombard etymological origins, possibly Liutfrido or Lifredi.The first written documentation of the castle’s presence dates to before the year 1000 A.D. The first definitive documentation of the entire town, from the year 1213, states: “The heads of sixteen families of the land declared their[…]

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CASTELLO SONNINO, MONTESPERTOLI (FI)

King Umberto I, Vittorio Emanuele III, poet Gabriele D’Annunzio and statesman Giovanni Giolitti were just some of the illustrious guests who stayed at Castello Sonnino in the early years of the twentieth century. The Castello di Montespertoli is located in an important strategic position, only 20 km from Florence, on[…]

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CERTOSA DI PONTIGNANO, CASTELNUOVO BERARDENGA (SI)

Certosa with villain the heart of Chianti, just a few km from Siena, for an unforgettable stay in Tuscany. Enchanting garden, conference halls,parking area, wifi.The Certosa di Pontignano (Pontignano Charterhouse), also known as the Certosa di San Pietro, is a Carthusian monastery and church in the neighborhood of Pontignano, within[…]

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DYNAMO CAMP, SAN MARCELLO PISTOIESE (PT)

Dynamo Camp Association (ONLUS) offers Recreational Therapy free of charge to youngsters and children aged 6 to 17 with serious and chronic illnesses, their families and healthy brothers and sisters. The activities are conducted at Dynamo Camp and through an Outreach programme in hospitals, homes families and on the Dynamo[…]

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EX CORDE MONTIS, FLORENCE

This elegant Umbertine residence was built in the period during which the Italian capital was transferred from Turin to Florence. The house overlooks the new Viale dei Colli that connects the city to the panoramic viewpoint of Piazzale Michelangiolo.Sober and majestic, the house was built for a German businessman who[…]

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FATTORIA MANSI BERNARDINI, LUCCA

The land of Fattoria Mansi Bernardini is located on the hills on the North of Lucca, close to the small town of Segromigno in Monte, Tuscany. The Fattoria is composed of Villa Bernardini and the old barn that has recently been turned into a modern house with wide rooms. The[…]

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IL BORRO, LORO CIUFFENNA (AR)

The name Borro, which probably meant a chasm or gorge in Tuscan dialect, was originally that of a fortress built to defend a strategic area crossed by stretches of the Clodia and Cassia, two important Roman roads. It was for this very reason that control of Il Borro was for so long[…]

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IL ROCCONE, PIANCASTAGNAIO (SI)

The Roccone is the spur of rock where Casale il Roccone has stood for over a century and a half, in the center of the Pigelleto Nature Reserve, at the foot of Monte Amiata, in the province of Siena. It is one of the wildest and most peaceful places in[…]

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LA CROCETTA, MUTIGLIANO (LU)

La crocetta is a complex located 4 km away from Lucca. It was originally a Roman watchtower around which, in sixteenth-century a house was built. The house was then enlarged in XVIII century and used as a parsonage, to which is added a small chapel, from which the name la[…]

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