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  • Toscana Montepulciano cavallo gigante giardini
  • Toscana Montepulciano cavallo gigante giardini
Toscana Montepulciano cavallo gigante giardini
Visions: Leonardo da Vinci

Montepulciano, Fortezza e Giardino di Poggiofanti - From 14th may to 17th september 2017 Open everyday from 10,30 am to 7,30 pm Info 0039 0577 286300 – www.fondazionecantiere.it The exhibition has two locations: La Fortezza: hosts the reproductions of Leonardo's machines; Giardino di  Poggiofanti: here there is an extraordinary 1:1 scale reconstruction of the Equestrian Monument, 7,80 meter high and 20,000 kg weight, built in memory of Francesco Sforza. The rebuilding of the huge horse is characterized by its fidelity to Leonardo's designs. Leonardo da Vinci: Visions is the result of the experience of the following exhibitions: Gli ingegneri del Rinascimento [The Engineers of the Renaissance] (1995), L’automobile di Leonardo [Leonardo’s Automobile] (2004) and La mente di Leonardo [The mind of Leonardo] (2006), which were conceived by the Museo Galileo in Florence and curated by its Director, Prof. Paolo Galluzzi. Visions is an invite to explore Leonardo da Vinci's thought and his…

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Art and History
Montepulciano
  • Pienza Toscana
  • Pienza Toscana
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Pienza Toscana
Palazzo Piccolomini

Palazzo Piccolomini, commissioned by Enea Silvio Piccolomini (Pope Pius II) to Bernardo Rossellino (1459 - 1462), is characterized by its architectural relationship between nature and landscape. From the rear loggia, you can enjoy an extraordinary view over Val d’Orcia and the slopes of Monte Amiata. On the ground floor of the building, you will find the first hanging garden of the Renaissance, square in shape, surrounded by walls with a well in the middle. The first floor of the historical residence of Pope Pius II hosts the sumptuous apartments, which housed several generations of Piccolominis until 1962. The “Sala degli Antenati” [Ancestor's Hall] displays portraits and paintings of the family, including that of Pope Pius II himself. Particularly fascinating is the Sala delle Armi [Weapon’s Hall], the library and the bedroom of Pope Pius II, furnished with a frontal and a bed dating back to the late 16th century. www.palazzopiccolominipienza.it…

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Pienza
  • Trada cipressi Toscana
Road cypress Tuscany
  • Trada cipressi Toscana
Road cypress Tuscany
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Trada cipressi Toscana
Road cypress Tuscany
Monticchiello

Not far from Pienza is Monticchiello, a small medieval village characterized by narrow streets that wind through old houses and panoramic views that will leave you breathless. From here, you can admire the “Lucciolabella” Nature Reserve, which offers one of the most famous views in the Tuscan landscape, with its winding stretch of road flanked by cypress trees. Heir to an ancient and not-forgotten solidarity is the Teatro Povero, which is a current and considerable sign of the vitality of the town, as well as of the ability of the local people to get together, and reassert their own identity, dealing with issues of great relevance in the contemporary world.  

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Living in Tuscany
Pienza
  • Pecorino cheese pienza Toscana Tuscany
  • Pecorino cheese pienza Toscana Tuscany
Pecorino cheese pienza Toscana Tuscany
Il Pecorino di Pienza

From time immemorial, Pienza is the capital of the Pecorino cheese. While exploring the surrounding countryside, it is not uncommon to see flocks grazing freely. The sheep feed on the aromatic herbs offered by the clay soil of the Val d’Orcia, and the result is a particularly tasty milk with an intense smell. The processing of this excellent raw material gives rise to a Pecorino cheese with a unique taste, excellent in each version: unripe, semi-ripened, ripened for 6 or 18 months, fermented in marc or wrapped in walnut leaves, flavoured with pepper, chili pepper, or truffle. And if you are curious to know how is made Pienza's Pecorino, enjoy a Pecorino Tour: visit of a cheese factory in Val d'Orcia, tasting of pecorino cheese and a Vino Mobile di Montepulciano wine in a cellar in Montepulciano.

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Wine and Food
Pienza
  • Val d'orcia Toscana
  • Val d'orcia Toscana
Val d'orcia Toscana
Caffeina Literary Emporium

From 26 to 28 May in Pienza "Caffeina Literary Emporium" A melting pot of ideas, relationships, trends, opinions, tales and emotions that will enrich a magical land and will transform Pienza into a "village of culture". Many free events every day will make Pienza's historic center a live theater of knowledge, sharing and freedom. Look at the program

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Art and History
Pienza
  • Sagra dei pici celle sul rigo
  • Sagra dei pici celle sul rigo
Sagra dei pici celle sul rigo
Pici’s festival

From 26th to 28th May will be back Pici's Festival in Celle sul Rigo. An event dedicated to the original tuscan hand made pasta, similar to spaghetti. With this 48° edition, Pici's Festival in Celle sul Rigo it's one of the most long-running and important traditional food festival of Tuscany. Don't miss it! In 2013, the pici produced in Celle sul Rigo were awarded the prize of the Italian Touring Club, which has legitimized the quality, genuineness and authenticity of this tasty traditional dish, which for nearly 50 years has been proposed by the community Celle sul Rigo, along with the local Philharmonic Society, on the main square of the town. Such event, almost sacred for the community of Celle sul Rigo, has taken place for almost half a century, and is widely considered to be the true and only festival of this handmade pasta. Every year, several weeks before…

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Wine and Food
San Casciano dei Bagni
  • chianina toscana fiorentina
  • chianina toscana fiorentina
chianina toscana fiorentina
The Valley of the White Giant

Work in progress for the organization of the 13th edition of La Valle del Gigante Bianco [The Valley of the White Giant] that will be held in Bettolle (SI) on 26-27-28 May and 1-2-3-4 June 2017. We reveal the main appointments: - from June 2 to 4: "Chianina stables open": an event to visit a selection of Chianina breeds of Valdichiana Senese and Aretina; - June 4: "Farmer Wedding": Historical reenactment of a farmer's wedding in Valdichiana of the 1950s; - "White Giant Roads": cycling tours to discovery Valdichiana, Chianina breed area; - "Dinners with Chianina": tasting dinners with meat Chianina IGP; - "Osteria della Chianina": always open on the days of the festival; - Art and photographic exhibitions; - Market of typical products; - Conferences and round tables; .... and much more! “La Valle del Gigante Bianco” [The Valley of the White Giant] is a historical and cultural event,…

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Wine and Food
Sinalunga
  • Cantiere internazionale d'Arte Montepulciano
  • Cantiere internazionale d'Arte Montepulciano
Cantiere internazionale d'Arte Montepulciano
42° Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte

From 14th to 30th July 2017, the appointment with the Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte will be renewed, with opera, symphonic concerts, musicals, exhibitions, classical and contemporary dance, gregorian songs, bacchanale in music inspired by the theme "contemplation and ecstasy". 45 shows spread throughout the territory of Valdichiana Senese, in Montepulciano, Cetona, Chianciano Terme, San Casciano dei Bagni, Sarteano, Sinalunga, Torrita di Siena and Trequanda. In addition to resident orchestras, such as the RNCM Symphony Orchestra - Manchester and the Polizian Orchestra, will be featured first plan artists as: soprano Barbara Frittoli and Eva Mei, directors Marco Angius and Daniele Giorgi, directors Saverio Marconi and Matelda Cappelletti. It also features performances by many international soloists. here below the main appointments. IL MONDO ALLA ROVESCIA di Antonio Salieri Roland Böer direttore, Matelda Cappelletti regia, Orchestra Poliziana, Corale Poliziana 14, 15 and 16 July 2017 BERNARDA ALBA di Michael John LaChiusa (da Garcia Lorca) Candace Smith direzione, Saverio Marconi regia,…

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Living in Tuscany
Valdichiana Senese
  • toscana
  • toscana
toscana
Villages in celebration

Dal 1 al 4 Giugno a Castelmuzio (Comune di Trequanda): “Borghi in Festa”. In Castelmuzio, hamlet of Trequanda (province of Siena), it takes place “Borghi in Festa” [Villages in Celebration]. It is the most classic one among the village festivals, with activities, events and animations ranging from games with corks, here in gastronomic version, up to the tuscan songs. The food stand offers specialties such as lunghetti [a sort of spaghetti longer in shape, made with soft wheat flour and eggs], bread soup, pork livers, tripe, salt cod with onions, grilled meats. Do not miss "Borghi in Festa a Tavola” [Villages in Celebration at Table], featuring meals with typical Tuscan fixed menus, by reservation only. Here the program: THURSDAY 01 JUNE From 7.00 pm: GASTRONOMIC CORKS GAME From 7.30 pm: Grilled rock - grilled meat with beans, bruschette and wine. With rock music by MONKEY RANCH from Pistoia FRIDAY 02 JUNE…

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Art and History
Trequanda