Posts made in June, 2011

Music, Art, Theater and Folklore in and around Siena

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For the second consecutive year the Siena Provincial Council is promoting a unique and exhaustive bill of festivals and events that will enliven the Terre di Siena throughout the summer season. After the success of the 2010 edition, the Festival In Terre di Siena 2011 is an initiative that intends to systematize the cultural vitality of this territory. The program will see the involvement of Siena in the various areas within each province, from Colle Valdelsa to the Chianti district, from Val di Merse to the Crete, up to mount Amiata, Valdichiana and the Val d’Orcia, with numerous events scheduled from June through October. Throughout the summer, locals and guests will have the opportunity of getting to know and appreciating the artistic excellence of the...

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Summer Activities

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While you’re planning your holiday in Tuscany most of your time is usually spent looking for a suitable property for yourself and your family and friends. At times this task can be quite demanding since you have to make sure everything will be at its best to have a pleasant holiday. It may happen though that you forget to plan some activities for when you’re in Tuscany. Even if you’re staying just one week, you might not feel like vegging at your property all the time, and sometimes day tours to the discovery of towns and art cities can be a little boring, especially if your children say so! That’s why here are four suggestions on activities in Tuscany to do while your are on holiday in the region. Horseback Excursions You should not miss...

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Bad Restaurant in Montepulciano

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It is very rare that I have to give a bad review to a Tuscan restaurant, especially if it is in one of the towns I love the most, such as Montepulciano. But I personally experienced the worst meal, ambient, service, and pricing ever while traveling in Tuscany and Italy. I am talking about the restaurant Il Pozzo di Pulcinella. It is located almost at the beginning of town, in a delicious little square in front of the beautiful church of Saint Augustine. The name of the restaurant takes its name from the low Pulcinella tower right in front of it at a corner of the square. The name of the tower derives from the Pulcinella statue that keeps track of time hitting the bell at every new hour of the day. It is a very nice looking wood mechanism covered with tin that can...

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Camping in Tuscany

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If camping is on your itinerary for your next trip to Tuscany, you will want to consider a few things before heading out onto the countryside. There are various types of camping accommodations that are offered within Tuscany as well as many different campsites to choose from. Listed below are the three main types of camping accommodations as well as a couple of popular campsites. Bungalows Offering all the comforts of home, bungalows are typically well-insulated brick buildings that are surrounded by a small community filled with various amenities for guests. Amenities include swimming pools, bars, restaurants, sports centers and small boutiques. Bungalows are set within magnificent Mediterranean vegetation, so campers will never lack the true camping...

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New Sushi Restaurant in Siena

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If you’ve read some previous articles on Experience Tuscany, you might by now know that I have a passion for Japanese restaurants and sushi. And I’m glad to announce that I found another excellent Japanese restaurant in Tuscany, specifically in Siena. This might actually be the best Japanese restaurant I have been at in Tuscany so far. The name of the restaurant is Minohana and is located very close to the city center of Siena, right on Via Vittorio Emanuele 34. You can arrive there very easily from the center of town, and enjoy very nice Japanese food during your touring of the city. The restaurant is open at lunch and dinner, with special lunch menus that range from 13 Euros to 17 Euros per person. I would definitely go for the 17 euros menu, since...

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