Carnival In Viareggio

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If you’ve looking forward to having a good time in Tuscany, then you should head on to the city of Viareggio wherein it holds a fantastic, colorful month-long carnival every ear that precedes Lent. Thousands of visitors every year visits the region so that they could witness the masquerade processions and vibrant floats while breathing in the festive atmosphere of …

Chianti Classico Wine

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And is usually produced all throughout Tuscany. However, its true origins can be traced all the way to the fascinating region that can be found between Florence and Siena. In 1716, the Grand Duke of Tuscany, Cosimo de’ Medici III, declared that this Italian region will be given permission to produce wine which is now known to many as Chianti …

Desserts In Tuscany

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Tiramisu is probably the most well-known Italian dessert while it also comes with its Florentine version known as zuccotto. But if you plan on visiting Tuscany, you will see that the popular one in this area is the cantuccini paired with vin santo. This delicious dessert is made up of small almond biscuits dipped in a sweet wine as a …

Via Francigena In Tuscany

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Which translates to “the road that comes from France,” is known as one of the three big Christian pilgrimages along with the pilgrimage from Rome to Jerusalem and the Spanish Camino de Santiago. The ancient road’s starting point is at the Canterbury Cathedral in southern England and makes its way through Kent, northern France’s battlefields, the Swiss Alps peaks, down …

Chianina

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Many independent sources support the claims that the Chianina are one of the oldest breeds of cattle in the world. Their appearance on some of the art sculptures of ancient Rome and the fact that they were mentioned in the poetry of Columella, which was written around 50 AD, certainly supports such claims. The Chianina breed first emerged in the …

Palio Di Siena

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The Palio Di Siena is one of Italy’s most famous sporting events and one that attracts significant tourists to the region. However, while people flock to Siena to witness this bareback horse race, it is perhaps the pomp and ceremony that surrounds the event that is the main draw, with the race itself lasting just 75 seconds on average. The …

Cortona

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Cortona was originally part of Umbria; however, throughout is fascinating history it has changed hands many times. In the 600s BC, the Etruscans conquered the town and significantly developed it under the new name of Curtun. Later, according to the historical analysis of George Dennis, it fell under Roman rule and, during the dying stages of the Gothic War, between …

The magic of Anghiari

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The magic of Anghiari Located 30 km from the Tuscan city of Arezzo, which sits on the border of Tuscany and Umbria, Anghiari is a historic medieval treasure that sits precariously atop a steep stone hill that rises up from the Sovara and Tiber valleys. The magic of Anghiari is particularly well known for the 1440 Battle when Florentine troops …