Posts made in August, 2008

Horseback tours in Chianti

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Some tips to choose the horseback riding tour that you can afford, enjoy and remember! Adventure horse trekking should offer people unique, but enjoyable experiences on safe but willing horses. True holiday enjoyment comes from participating in an activity that is of interest to you, while getting to know the locals and participating to a degree in their culture and lifestyle. It may happen that most people would rather add a day or two to their trip, and stay in nice accommodations when possible, rather than return home feeling as if they had been on a forced horseback march. Also, adventurous travelers want a vacation to be as convenient and easy as possible to organize. One of the greatest benefits that you will enjoy when you choose a horseback ride in Chianti...

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Tuscany Tours - Pienza and Montepulciano

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Pienza and Montepulciano are two jewels in Tuscany, specifically in the Valdorcia region. Their artistic value and landscape both welcome thousands of visitors who wish to discover their countless attractions. Pienza:Born of the will of Pope Pio II, Pienza is a rare example of beauty, harmony and architectural perfection. The numerous small roads bear romantic names such as Via dell’Amore or Via del Bacio (Love Street or Kiss Street), and most look out upon breathtaking landscapes.The squares and historical buildings are the keepers of the secrets of Rossellino’s art and of traces of noble papal power.The artistic and natural heritage goes hand in hand with scents and flavors.The typical Pecorino cheese is deeply rooted in local tradition. You could...

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Florence sightseeing tour

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The best way to visit the city with a Florence car rental. Florence This itinerary will take you around Florence’s hills. We will start from Piazzale Michelangelo, the most famous panoramic sight of the town and a visit to the wonderful Church of San Miniato al Monte, a jewel of the Romanesque style. We will then head north to Villa Pietraia, a tipical Tuscany Villa, one of the Medici Family’s most remarkable summer residence. Then to Fiesole, a small hill town just outside Florence, first an Etruscan then Roman settlement, featuring the Roman theatre, the acient walls and the Etruscan Museum. We will end up at Villa Gamberaia, in Settignano, a XVIIth century villa whose garden is regarded as a masterpiece of baroque...

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Day trip to Siena from Florence

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Florence hotels staying: a short distance tour to the heart of TuscanyFlorence hotels staying During your stay in Florence, you can spend a day to visit Siena. To go to Siena from your hotel in Florence, take the highway from “Firenze Certosa” to Siena. A visit to this incredible city is like going back to medieval times. In the historic centre all the streets, lined by high buildings, lead to Piazza del Campo with its Torre del Mangia (from which you can enjoy spectacular views of the city and surrounding countryside) and Town Hall. The famous Palio horse race takes place in Piazza del Campo twice a year, on 2 July and 16 August. During coming back to your hotel in Florence you can visit San Gimignano, this town is set on a hill surrounded by...

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