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Tour of UNESCO heritage sites in Tuscany
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Tour of UNESCO heritage sites in Tuscany

We are not exaggerating if we say that Podere Salicotto is located in the most beautiful territory of the world. Just think that within about 40 km from our charming countryhome there are 4 UNESCO heritage sites. Siena is a splendid city and its countryside is full of picturesque villages and stunning landscapes. If you...

La Foce Garden in Val d’Orcia
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La Foce Garden in Val d’Orcia

The Garden of Villa La Foce is an enchanted place where elegance blends with nature and the landscape that surrounds it. A jewel set among the gentle hills of the Val d’Orcia and the rugged gullies. A magical place rich in history where you could spend hours contemplating beauty. The Garden of Villa La Foce...

The Rocca di Tentennano
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The Rocca di Tentennano

The Rocca di Tentennano is an ancient castle that was a strategic checkpoint along the Via Francigena back in the Middle Ages. You can realize at a glance why the ‘Rocca’ was built there at the top of a hill at the edge of the Val d’Orcia, an unchallengeable location. Today the Rocca di Tentennano is no longer a checkpoint along...

Best hiking trails in the Crete Senesi
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Best hiking trails in the Crete Senesi

Hiking routes in Tuscany, in the Crete Senesi: the best way to discover this  paradise corner. Slowly, step by step, you can enjoy everything that nature offers us. Tuscany is renowned all over the world for its landscapes and the Crete Senesi area represents a truly unique territory with scenic and suggestive routes. In Tuscany and in the...

The best gift for Christmas is a trip to Tuscany
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The best gift for Christmas is a trip to Tuscany

A trip as a gift is always a good idea because it’s like giving a dream. A trip as a gift means giving an experience full of emotions, and emotions remain in the heart, not in a box or in the closet… The destination is important and Tuscany is definitely the best. Tuscany is a...

Tuscany land of Cinema
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Tuscany land of Cinema

How many times, visiting a place of extraordinary beauty, you said “This is a movie place”? Siena territory and Val d’Orcia in particular, have been several times the harmonious and beautiful location of important films known throughout the world. The amazing thing is that these lands have been appreciated by directors and screenwriters, not only...

Montepulciano among history and wine
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Montepulciano among history and wine

Montepulciano is an elegant Renaissance village that stands on a hill between Val d’Orcia and Valdichiana. Visiting Montepulciano will make you fall in love. A succession of artisan shops, historic cellars carved into the rock, imposing Renaissance palaces and splendid churches. Looking in every direction you will see the most classic idea of ​​the Tuscan...

Monte Amiata
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Monte Amiata

If you are in Val d’Orcia, you can not help but notice the great mountain that dominates the whole valley: Mount Amiata. A great and beautiful mountain, a 700,000-year-old dormant volcano, a magic territory to discover. Mount Amiata is located between Val d’Orcia and Maremma and is the ideal place for many activities. Here you...

Undiscovered Tuscany: 4 hidden corners
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Undiscovered Tuscany: 4 hidden corners

In this article we want to talk about a lesser-known corner of Tuscany. We want to suggest 4 places to visit for a different experience outside the traditional circuits. Among green hills, luxuriant woods, vineyards and olive groves, there are some magnificent medieval villages. They are called Castelmuzio, Petrolio, Montisi and Trequanda. We are south...

The Bosco della Ragnaia
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The Bosco della Ragnaia

The Bosco della Ragnaia is a living sculpture. A wooded park and a garden created by the American artist Sheppard Craige. The park is located in San Giovanni d’Asso, a small and charming medieval village among the Crete Senesi, a few kilometers from our Podere Salicotto charming country home. In this article we want to...

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