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A WINTER SABBATICAL
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A WINTER SABBATICAL

THE BELVEDERE APARTMENT Periodically it is important to pause and take a break from one’s normal routine in order to take stock of things, evaluate a situation or circumstance. Nothing helps one address the stress and demands of life better than an energized mind recharged from a period of detachment and relaxation. This winter we...

Our favorite places in Tuscany
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Our favorite places in Tuscany

The heart of Tuscany is the ideal destination for a regenerating holiday of spirituality and meditation. Through a journey our feet learn to form their own paths and our hearts start beating at a different rate. The more time we spend away from familiar routines, the more we learn to relax and indulge in new...

HOMEMADE PIZZA
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HOMEMADE PIZZA

Learning how to make pizza at home? This recipe is a hearty, zesty main dish with a crisp, golden crust. Feel free to use whatever toppings your family enjoys on this homemade pizza recipe.   Preparation time: less than 30 mins Cooking time: 1 to 2 hours Serves: Makes 2 pizzas Ingredients For the dough: Make...

Val d’Orcia by bike: 3 itineraries for everyone
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Val d’Orcia by bike: 3 itineraries for everyone

Tuscany represents the perfect destination for all bike enthusiast and for cyclists of all levels. If you or your group are looking for adventures on two wheels in the Tuscan hills, between the most beautiful medieval villages or among the Brunello vineyards, you can choose from many fantastic itineraries. At Podere Salicotto all the bikers...

Cavallucci: a delicious Christmas recipe from Tuscany
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Cavallucci: a delicious Christmas recipe from Tuscany

In Siena there is no Christmas without cavallucci! An ideal recipe for Christmas holidays to be enjoyed with family or friends, accompanied by a glass of vinsanto. The Cavallucci are typical Sienese biscuits made with a very thick dough flavored with spices and enriched with nuts. Here is the recipe for these small “ugly but...

4 Slow Itineraries in Tuscany
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4 Slow Itineraries in Tuscany

Are you planning your holiday in Tuscany? The richness of the offer of this splendid region does not make the choice easy. The places to see are many and all beautiful. So how to choose your ideal holiday in this dream land? What places to visit in Tuscany? How to organize your holiday in Tuscany?...

Taste and Relax in the Crete Senesi
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Taste and Relax in the Crete Senesi

A slow journey through the magical atmosphere of Tuscany, with romantic landscapes as a background for a wonderful holiday for two. If you are gourmets and want to enjoy relaxing days, then a holiday in the Crete Senesi is what you need. Here are our tips for your holiday in the Crete Senesi, Podere Salicotto...

10 things you should do in Tuscany
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10 things you should do in Tuscany

Are you planning your trip to Tuscany and don’t want to miss the best? Here is the article for you. Why take a trip to Tuscany? In this article you will also find the answer to this question. What to do in Tuscany? Here are the 10 things you should do during your next trip...

RADICOFANI AND THE TUSCAN ROBIN HOOD
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RADICOFANI AND THE TUSCAN ROBIN HOOD

If you want to discover one of the most spectacular Tuscan fortresses, we suggest you to travel to the southern borders of the Val d’Orcia. Following the Via Francigena you will reach Radicofani. The impressive Fortress can be seen from several miles away, overlooking the valley. THE FORTRESS OF RADICOFANI It is a majestic fortress built around the year 1000...

15 August in Tuscany
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15 August in Tuscany

Spending Ferragosto in Tuscany is an excellent idea. Here are some tips for a different 15 August holiday for those who want to stay away from the crowded beaches. Mid-August in Tuscany is not just the ocean, it is also events and festivals or good food and a very relaxing time in good company. GIOSTRA DEL SARACINO...

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