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  • Toscana montepulciano
  • Toscana montepulciano
Toscana montepulciano
By vespa on Tuscan hills
from 139 €

In the saddle of a Vespa, the icon of Italian style. Spend two days exploring the Tuscan countryside to discover the beautiful panoramic views famous all around the world. We will show you the most beautiful roads to ride with the Vespa and we will indicate you the best places to stop and take some memorable souvenir pictures of Valdichiana Senese and Val d'Orcia valleys. We will suggest you the best things to do to build your ideal itinerary, including a stop at a farm of the territory to taste the local specialties togheter with a glass of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.

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Living in Tuscany
Valdichiana Senese
  • Sarteano
  • Sarteano
Sarteano
Let’s find out Sarteano with One Ticket

Art, architecture, archeology and breathtaking landscapes. Let's find out the heart of Sarteano thanks to a single ticket valid for 30 days. Two options to choose from: € 8.00 to visit: 1) The huge Fortress -Rocca Manenti: military structure dated back to XV century, where still impressed the atmosphere of the medieval garrisons. Often the castle hosts art and photographic organized by RaM project (Rocca Manenti Art), and the visit is included in the ticket price. 2) Archaeological Museum: trip through 9 centuries of Etruscan history, with a stop at the extraordinary  Tomb of Quadriga Infernale, perfectly built inside the museum. The 3D reconstruction allows to admire the faithful copy of the tomb, located in the Pianacce archaeological site, just outside the historic center. In order to protect its vivid colours it is not possible to open it very frequently, but just once a week. 3) Domenico Beccafumi Art Room:…

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Art and History
Sarteano
  • sala d'arte
  • sala d'arte
sala d'arte
Sala d’Arte Domenico Beccafumi

San Martino's church built in 1844, it has a travertine and terracotta facade and Doric pillars and capitals. The bell gable contains a bell dated 1282. The single nave houses the Domenico Beccafumi sacred art collection comprised of paintings from the ancient church of San Martino in Foro destroyed in 1841, as well as works of art and holy vessels from the 14th e 18th century from the churches in Sarteano and the surrounding territory. There are two paintings on wooden panels by Jacopo di Mino del Pellicciaio, the Madonna whit Child known as "Madonna del Cardellino"Madonna of the Goldfinch (dated 1342?) and the polyptych showing the Madonna with Child and St. John the Baptist and St.John the Evangelist from the church of San Francesco; the panel by Andrea di Niccolò showing the Enthroned Madonna and Child and St. Sebastian and St. Rocco, the Annunciation (1545 - 46) by the…

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Art and History
Valdichiana Senese
  • Arte arti handcrafts
  • Arte arti handcrafts
Arte arti handcrafts
“ArtEArti” a handicraft exhibition in Montepulciano

From April, 15th to 25th 2017, ArtEarti, a market and exhibition dedicated to artisanal products Made in Italy and Made in Tuscany held at Fortezza Poliziana in Montepulciano (SI). CRAFT MARKET Three floors filled with display booths where visitors will be able to meet the artisans face to face and buy unique items, created through a combination of manual skills and artistic creativity. WORKS ON DISPLAY A space dedicated to an exhibition of unique pieces of artistic craftsmanship. L’ARTE DEI SAPORI – “THE ART OF FLAVORS” Following an appraisal of artisanal activities within gastronomic culture, an invitation has also been extended to companies that handcraft local specialties: cured meats, pecorino cheese, extra virgin olive oil, pasta, pastries, cereals, beans, jams and preserves. The production and processing of gastronomic products represent a field of renowned artisanal value, earning a place in important craft shows such as those in Florence and Milan…

Events
Valdichiana Senese
  • Sodoma
  • Sodoma
Sodoma
The good century of Sienese art

“Dalla Maniera moderna al Lume Caravaggesco” Montepulciano - San Quirico d'Orcia - Pienza From 18th March to 30th June 2017 An exhibition in three beautiful cities of Tuscany to know and admire the masterpieces of a great century a little forgotten, when the Sienese art shone with excellent artistic personalities, between the first of the XVI and mid-XVII century. Montepulciano, San Quirico d'Orcia and Pienza: each of these town is linked to an artwork from which the exhibition is inspired to develop an artistic itinerary in three sections, located between the territories of Val d'Orcia (UNESCO World Heritage ) and of Valdichiana Senese. Each section invites visitors to discover other works of art preserved in churches, monasteries, palaces and small villages in this beautiful land of Siena Province. 1st Section: Montepulciano, Civic Museum Pinacoteca Crociani Domenico Beccafumi, the young artist Starting by the finding of an opera dating from Domenico…

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Art and History
Montepulciano
  • Le vacanze ideali per giovani nuotatori in Valdichiana Senese
  • Le vacanze ideali per giovani nuotatori in Valdichiana Senese
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Le vacanze ideali per giovani nuotatori in Valdichiana Senese
Holidays for Young Swimmers
From € 109

Valdichiana Living provides holiday ideas for athletes in Val di Chiana Senese, a wonderful territory south of Siena, known throughout the world not only for the beauty of its landscape, its history and culture, but also for its wine-and-food specialties and its spas. The package is available for groups of at least 25 people, featuring 2 complimentary bookings for the accompanying people, and includes full-board hotel accommodation, including mineral water at the meals, use of two lanes at the Municipal Swimming Pool in Montepulciano Stazione, and, in addition, recreational activities to discover the territory. Val di Chiana Senese is easily accessible by motorway A1 (exitChiusi-Chianciano Terme, or Valdichiana), or by railway station Chiusi-Chianciano Terme. All the proposals are customizable. EASTER PERIOD 2017 1) 2-night accommodation in a 3-star hotel; admission to the swimming pool; boat trip on the Lake of Montepulciano     Price: starting from € 109 2) 3-night accommodation…

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Sport and Nature
Montepulciano
  • Valdichiana olive oil tuscany
  • Valdichiana olive oil tuscany
Valdichiana olive oil tuscany
A good and healthy olive oil

The clay soil and the gentle rolling slopes of Val di Chiana have always made this area particularly suitable for growing olives. The altitude allows the olive trees to benefit of a cool and steady breeze, which, in addition to making the air healthy and clean, allows the local farmers to avoid the use of chemicals on the plants. The extra virgin olive oil produced in Val di Chiana is characterized by two important organoleptic qualities: the bitter and the spicy. These attributes, anything but negative, are typical of high-quality oils and are due to "polyphenols", important antioxidants that slow oxidation, namely the aging of cells in our body. So, when you taste the olive oil of this territory, feeling a bitter and spicy taste at the same time on your palate, remember that you are enjoying an olive oil, which is not only of high-quality, but also rich in…

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Valdichiana Senese
  • Tuscany pig
  • Tuscany pig
Tuscany pig
Cinta senese: not conventional pigs

More similar to a wild boar, rather than to a common pig, this country pig has a dark coat and a real "belt" of pinkish color that surrounds its chest, withers, and front legs. The Cinta Senese is the ancestor of the Tuscan pig breeds. Much less prolific than conventional pigs, the Cinta Senese has been close to extinction in the 70s and 90s. Luckily, today we see a positive trend, due to the mating with the common pigs named “Large White”: the recovery of the pure-bred Cinta Senese is a recent topic of discussion, thanks to the work of passionate breeders.   Clearings alternating with woods are its ideal habitat, where it feeds on acorns, tubers, roots and organic material of turfed fields. Such natural diet gives unique characteristics: a redder colour, a tastier flavor, a more intense flavor, and a higher concentration of unsaturated fatty acids, such as…

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Wine and Food
Valdichiana Senese
  • Inside a craft workshop in Montepulciano
  • Inside a craft workshop in Montepulciano
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Inside a craft workshop in Montepulciano
Craftsmanship Fair “ArtEArti”
From € 103

April 15th to 25th 2017 - Montepulciano (province of Siena) – Fortress Craftsmanship Fair in Valdichiana Senese An appointment with the artistic craft world, an incentive to rediscover the art trades and works, result of manual skills, technical knowledge and creativity. The Artisan Fair “ArtEArti” is much more than a gallery of unique assets; it is an occasion for a meeting and dialogue between artisans and the public, between the past and the new generation, including the trades of yesteryear and today, from which we can all draw some great-little teaching. That between Val di Chiana Senese and craftsmanship is a deep and ancient relationship, which has its roots in the Etruscan times, which have never ceased to inspire it. In line with Tuscan style and traditions, the artistic craft works come to life in countless shapes and materials, inside craft workshops throughout the whole territory. Get to know and…

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Art and History
Pienza