Posts made in July, 2008

Tuscany Tour - Chianti by Bus!

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This tour is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. This 5 hour guided bus tour is the most comfortable way to get a glimpse of the Tuscan countryside with its vineyards, olive trees, castles and small towns. Within one afternoon you can see the highlights of this region and taste the wines that have made it world-famous. Buses depart at 2pm from the Bus station in Siena in Piazza Gramsci and return to Siena at around 7pm every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. What will you see?-The heart of Chianti Classico area and the picturesque views of the rolling landscape of Tuscany.-Radda in Chianti, a medieval town that in the 14 hundreds became a Florentine fortress, chief town of the Chianti league. Still today the ancient wallsurrounding the town, as well as...

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Best Movies Shot in Tuscany

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Famed for its beautiful countryside and quintessential medieval towns, it comes as no surprise that Tuscany has been used as the backdrop for many movies, both Italian and international. The appeal is understandable; thousands of tourists come to Tuscan every year to witness the scenes so often captured in the movies for themselves. It is the fusion of nature combined with slight touches of man made structures perfectly mixed that continues to make the Tuscan countryside a top tourist destination year after year. It is this same appeal that continues to draw directors to shoot their movies here. Hundreds, if not thousands of movies have been shot in Tuscany, from the Technicolor movies of the fifties to the more recent films such as The Gladiator and Life is...

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