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The Spas of Tuscany: the region richest in spas

Tuscany, among the Italian regions, is without doubt the most rich in spas, just to mention some popular locations in the world as Montecatini Terme, Chianciano Terme, Saturnia. This region is in fact rich in deposits of thermal water that make it together with Emilia Romagna and Veneto, the most important Italian region for spas. Tuscany is a region that ...

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Apuan Alps: the Marble Mountains

The Apuan Alps are probably the most beautiful mountains of Tuscany, located near the sea between Garfagnana and Lunigiana are universally famous for the marble that is extracted from its quarries since antiquity. MARBLE MOUNTAINS The mountains are rugged and inaccessible and recall, for their rugged form, the Dolomites. Apuan Alps are now a Regional Natural Park (Parco naturale regionale ...

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Islands of the Tuscan Archipelago

Tuscan Archipelago is a group of islands located between the Tuscan coast and Corsica, it consists of seven main islands and several smaller islets with a total area of 300 sq. km. The largest island of the archipelago is the island of Elba (225 sq km, 31.000 inhabitants), which alone accounts for more than two thirds of the total area ...

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Itinerary in the Sienese Chianti

For the part of the itinerary in the Sienese Chianti we can start from Siena and from here with the SR 222 reach Castellina in Chianti. Otherwise, continuing the itinerary of the itinerary of Florentine Chianti, from San Donato in Poggio, we reach Castellina in Chianti. CASTELLINA IN CHIANTI Castellina in Chianti is a splendid town situated in an equally splendid ...

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Itinerary in the Florentine Chianti

Our itinerary in Florentine Chianti starts from the city of Florence. The starting point is the Firenze-Impruneta (ex Firenze-Certosa) exit of the Autostrada del Sole. The first stop is the town of San Casciano in Val di Pesa. Along the route we can make a detour of a few kilometers to visit the famous Albergaccio del Machiavelli. This is located ...

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Chianti: the hilly heart of Tuscany

Il nostro itinerario nel Chianti Fiorentino. Strada tra San Donato e Castellina in Chianti in novembre, Barberino Val d'Elsa, Firenze. Autore e Copyright Marco Ramerini

Chianti, ie the territory which for centuries produced the wine Chianti Classico, is part of the Tuscan hill land situated between Florence and Siena, expertly shaped by man and rich of art, this area is a mosaic of history, nature and art unique in the world. This is a land of ancient traditions, civilized in ancient times, first by the ...

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Piazzale Michelangelo: the viewpoint of Florence

Piazzale Michelangelo is together with the Forte di Belvedere, the Basilica of San Miniato al Monte and the hill of Fiesole, one of the privileged viewpoints over Florence. The Piazzale designed in 1860 by the architect Giuseppe Poggi, is located on a hill south of the Arno and the historic center of Florence. This belvedere was built in 1865, at ...

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Ponte Vecchio: the most famous bridge in Florence

The Ponte Vecchio is the oldest bridge in Florence, its origin dates back to Roman times. But it was repeatedly damaged by the floods of the Arno. Following this it was rebuilt several times. The structure crosses the river at its narrowest point and is today one of the symbols of the city of Florence. In medieval times it was ...

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The climate of Florence: when to go to Florence

The city of Florence has a temperate Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and cold, damp winters. The climate of Florence is influenced by its location in a valley at the foot of the Apennines to the north and surrounded by the hills of Chianti to the south. Summers are very hot with average maximum temperatures of over 30 ° ...

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Casole d’Elsa: a typical village of Val d’Elsa

Casole d’Elsa is a small town in the Val d’Elsa, which has less than four thousand inhabitants, the place is a beautiful medieval village that is located in a dominant position on a hill 417 meters high and about 14 km from Colle Val d’Elsa. The history of Casole d’Elsa dates back to the eleventh century when Volterra founded a castle ...

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Language holidays Lunigiana (Italy)

Language holidays Lunigiana (Italy) by Langues Services Firenze and The Watermill at Posara Langues holidays Services Firenze and The Watermill at Posara invite you to their original Italian language holiday courses. You’ll learn Italian while enjoing a marvellous vacation in unspoilt Lunigiana, a region in the North of Tuscany nestling between the Apuan Alps (where Michelangelo found the marble for ...

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Lunigiana: land of medieval castles and churches

Lunigiana is an area of north-western Tuscany, embedded between Liguria and Emilia Romagna, and formed by the High and Middle Valley of the river Magra. Its name comes from the ancient city of Luni, a Roman colony that was of major importance for the area until the early Middle Ages. In prehistoric times in the Lunigiana has flourished the megalithic culture of Statues ...

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