Posts made in October, 2006

A True Golf Course in Tuscany !! (18 Holes !!)

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Real Golfing I was fabberglasted to find such a great Golfing facility in the heart of Tuscany, between Siena and Florence! This is something that you do not find very often in Tuscany due to the very strict landscaping and building regulations of this region.The Golf Club of Castelfalfi is inserted in a medieval village in the Tuscany countryside. The hamlet belonged to the noblest lineages through out the centuries, including that Medici family. The golf fields are one of the best in Tuscany.Characteristics and length: The length is 18 holes for a total of 6.645 meters. The Par is 73. It is complete with practice greens, and practice sand banks.A characteristic of the course is that, in spite of the variations in ground levels and the often strong undulations,...

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The Wind’s Cave (Grotta del Vento)

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A fantastic Journey UNDER Tuscany ! In Garfagnana, near Massa Carrara, in Northern Tuscany, the Grotta del Vento is a superlative European cave, provided with a great deal of professional guides and well paved and lit itineraries designed for all kinds of legs and tastes. First discovered in 1600, it was explored and opened to the public in 1962. The name derives from the peculiar fact that the cave has two exits. One is located 600 meters above sea level, while the other, unaccessible to people, is located at 1400 meters above sea level. The difference in temperatures creates a continuous stream of air. Due to the fact that inside the cave the temperature is at 10 degrees Celsius throughout the year, during wintertime the stream of air flows upward, since...

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Tuscan’s - Outlect Factory near Pisa

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Tuscan’s Creations Another great factory outlet all to be discovered is Tuscan’s Creations S.r.l., which features great prices and splendid designs created for more pricey brands such as Prada, Gucci, or Fendi. You can find Tuscan’s Outlet Creations in Ponte a Egola, near Pisa. The address is Via Corridoni 20/22 Ponte a Egola - Pisa. The phone number is +39 0571 49424 and the email is [email protected] you get there ask anyone in the fashion outlet how to get a fidelity card, which will allow you discounts of up to 40% on the already discounted prices. You can create a card and then start shopping. There is no need to shop first. Tuscan’s has been a stable in the Italian landscape since the mid Seventies, with an excellent...

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Hot Air Ballooning in Tuscany

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My Ballooning Experience Here you will find some useful information to experience a rush of adrenaline through hot air ballooning in Tuscany.I have experienced hot air ballooning in Tuscany before and I think this is a wonderful way to discover Tuscany from a very different perspective indeed!! Yes, when you landed in Florence (did you land in Rome? Too bad..) you might have had a glimpse of what a hot hair ballooning experience in Tuscany might be!Or may be not? Well, lets’ see…A hot air ballooning ride starts on the field, when the balloon is still uninflated, the basket is tumbled on one side, and everybody is running around trying to make it possible for the balloon to get in as much hot air as it is needed to tilt the basket back into position...

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San Gimignano B&B

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B&B in Tuscany The town of San Gimignano has achieved so much world notority that in summertime it is almost a pain to walk through the streets. I strongly suggest to go there before July and after mid October, since the weather is much milder in Tuscany this time of the year. This is the best season also because everything is cheaper and less crowded. The best accommodation solution is a b&b. I have experimented villas, which I very much like, but that during this time of the year are less appealing as it is a little colder and the pool is not as enjoyable. Same goes for an apartment in a farmhouse.The b&b solution is great because it is completely self catered, you do not need to stay a week from Saturday to Saturday, you are given a nice breakfast...

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