Tuscany, Beautiful Everywhere

Castelnuovo di Garfagnana

Castelnuovo di Garfagnana A petulant poet and a sullen population

Ludovico Ariosto’s three years in Garfagnana: poetry and punishment

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Castel del Piano

Castel del Piano A town, a volcano, local wisdom and lore

A town touched by the cool mountain breeze and the warming sensation of the sea

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Grosseto The "Hut" Beach

Where imagination flies ~ di Ambra Famiani

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Lucca The city of mysteries

From the Sacred to the Profane

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Cantagallo Stories in the Apennines

From the Romans to the Byzantines, everyone has passed through them, even Dante

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Barberino di Mugello

Barberino di Mugello Barberino, the beautiful Mugello gateway

Walking on the shores of Lake Bilancino and the surprising trails into the Mugello

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Serravalle Pistoiese

Serravalle Pistoiese At the centre of Medieval geopolitics

The domain of the valleys between ancient quarrels, trails and spirituality

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Scansano Where Maremma wine is born

Land and sea give life to the Morellino

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Torrita di Siena

Torrita di Siena The taste of history and legend

Next to the fire, storytelling reverberates on the flames in an infinite array of reflections and is highlighted in the amber drops of Vin Santo

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San Gimignano

San Gimignano Studded with towers in a sea of hills

A UNESCO-listed Old Town crossed by the Via Francigena. Stone towers that remind an ancient and yet also boldly contemporary history

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Monte Argentario

Monte Argentario Fishermen and pirates

Every summer in Porto Santo Stefano, four fishing boats face off in the bluest Palio in existence

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Campagnatico A glimpse between the sea and the mountains

A distinctive medieval town, created by the Aldobrandeschi family

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Larciano Worth a good 10000 gold florins

Breathtaking views from a privileged standpoint

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Borgo a Mozzano

Borgo a Mozzano The master builder and the mystery wayfarer

Or, how the Devil’s Bridge (Ponte del Diavolo) was built in a night ~ by Vero Almont

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Campiglia Marittima

Campiglia Marittima A world of colours, from the sky to the depths of the earth

Soft valleys and hills, with their steaming, inviting waters, are home to treasures that would make the most powerful rulers jealous

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Asciano Village of courtesy and truffles

Along the Via Laurentana, among landscapes of dreams, art, and taste

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Montemurlo A visit to a current-day town with a character from the past

A stroll with Davidde Tanini through villas, a church and a castle ~ by Francesca Bargiotti and Samanta Giardino

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Vaiano Water, wind and fuller’s earth

Artisan and proto-industry activity in Vaiano and in the Val di Bisenzio

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Poggio a Caiano

Poggio a Caiano The outdoor Renaissance

The Medici Villa in Poggio a Caiano and the humanistic dreams of Lorenzo the Magnificent ~ by Lorenzo Chiodi

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Pontedera Remember that time when Pontedera…

In 1994, Arrigo Sacchi’s national team had a rough surprise in Coverciano…

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Agliana Born on the via Cassia

The rise and fall of Agliana is due to its importance as a trade post

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Campi Bisenzio

Campi Bisenzio Stories of fortresses and castles

The ill-fated banquet that initiated the feud between the Guelph and the Ghibelline families

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Abetone Cutigliano

Abetone Cutigliano A journey to discover no man’s land

A warrior people on the paradise pass

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Riparbella On a tuff rock ridge

The whiteness of the lands from the hills to the sea

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Castell'Azzara Truffles, mines and a great many stories

Legends and traditions from the gateway to Amiata

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Sorano The country and its territory: an open-air museum

A unique and fairly unknown territory defined by tradition, culture, good food and great wine. Once you arrive, you’ll never want to leave...

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Chitignano Cigars and guns in the Casentino: a Tuscan take on the Far West

Few know that Tuscany is home to a town of smugglers to make El Paso shake in its boots

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Piombino From Florence to Piombino, discovering Venus

Stories of women, love and destiny woven between the ship-like prow of Piazza Bovio and the blue sea

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Bucine A welcoming land of magic and history

Into the heart of Tuscany to discover the Valdambra

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Montalcino A young lad of the land and stones

Vines round one’s neck and an oak belt at the waist ~ by Alessandro Schwed

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Ortignano Raggiolo

Ortignano Raggiolo Of fairy tales and myths

Between streams, stone cottages and the scent of chestnuts ~ by Giovanni Guidelli

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Scarperia e San Piero

Scarperia e San Piero Medicean country in the Apennines

On a day like any other, June 28, 1569

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Manciano Discovering towns, food and history in Manciano

The Maremma through the wonderstruck eyes of a child

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Pratovecchio Stia

Pratovecchio Stia As steadfast as a Casentino curl

The centuries-old history of a land long dedicated to woolwork

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Subbiano Between the banks of the Arno and the Casentino

Castles, legends and a rich history

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Seggiano The land of oil in the Amiata

Parks and museums celebrating art and nature

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Rapolano Terme

Rapolano Terme In the heart of the land between waters and stones

In the middle of the beautiful Crete Senesi, halfway between Chianti and Val di Chiana. Land that is unparalleled, rough and strong like the elements

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Coreglia Antelminelli

Coreglia Antelminelli Homeland of the figurine maker

Travelling the world in search of riches

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Terricciola The Land of Wine

From the monks' wine to the Women's spring

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Castellina in Chianti

Castellina in Chianti From Etruscans to the Black Rooster in a “neighbouring paradise"

Centuries-old land in harmony between civilisation and nature

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Bibbona Bibbona's American twin and the enigmatic Templar Knights

From California, a small town along the Aurelia, to the medieval village of Bibbona

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Montecarlo Harvest time

A final deep breath before adulthood, amid a village’s vineyard vines~ by Ilaria Giannini

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Firenze The first

Agata Smeralda and the people who took her in when still in swaddling blankets - by Federico di Vita

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Minucciano Lost between the Apuan Alps lies a valley with a secret

Can old Etruscan be discerned in the language spoken among the gorges of Minucciano, isolated and protected?

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Ponte Buggianese

Ponte Buggianese A history spanning water, earth and the infinite

I would stick my fingers in the water dreamily, navigating my way through the marsh...

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Fabbriche di Vergemoli

Fabbriche di Vergemoli Two magical trails in the Valle del Profondo Verde

Two magical trails between Eros, Thanatos and folklore to find eternal love and the legendary Volaschioite, accompanied by myths and spirituality

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Sassetta A true nest for birds of prey

Red: of marble, blood and desire ⁓ by Irene Vanni

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Livorno Medici City of the Nations

The Ideal City, gateway to the sea: where the famous Florentine family designed a special place

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Radicondoli In the “buen ritiro” where time stands still

Medieval streets and theatre legends: beauty blends with a taste for life

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Porto Azzurro

Porto Azzurro The echo of a 400-year history

From the Spanish Crown to Napoleon’s exile ~ by Fabrizio Grazioso

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Montaione The treasures (and secrets) of the old forest

Travel into the woods of Camporena, where you’ll find yourself again, plus artistic treasures and natural prodigies in a pristine mass of nature.

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Civitella in Val di Chiana

Civitella in Val di Chiana Deliverance from a difficult history through art

The story of a castle stone, stronger than war and centuries

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Collesalvetti Abbeys and legends within hidden forests and rivers

Get lost (with Walter) and find yourself in a land that hides (but does not steal)

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Rignano sull'Arno

Rignano sull'Arno A history-rich territory

The oldest churches in Tuscany, the mystery of a sixteenth-century fresco, and a bridge of disputed origins

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Terranuova Bracciolini

Terranuova Bracciolini Terra Nuova: the places of Leonardo and a slow life

An area that fascinated Da Vinci and which continues to win people over with its food, wine, culture and nature

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Gaiole in Chianti

Gaiole in Chianti In the best of places

Chianti and L’Eroica in the “most livable place in the world”

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Massa e Cozzile

Massa e Cozzile The Oil landscape: strolling through two towns

10 things to see at nightfall

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Montopoli in Val d'Arno

Montopoli in Val d'Arno A day with Paolo Ciampini

Defined by Boccaccio as "Castello Insigne", Montopoli counts among its residents one of the greatest etchers in the world

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Montieri The flower-shaped church on the silver hill

A wild land with a glorious history and a present with a green future

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Pontremoli The soul’s walkway

The emotions and thoughts of a pilgrim journeying along the via Francigena, from Passo della Cisa to Pontremoli

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Castiglion Fiorentino

Castiglion Fiorentino With the smile of a Saint

When we were alive / we roamed the olive trees / now that we’re dead / we walk these orchards

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Monsummano Terme

Monsummano Terme The eighth wonder of the world

Discover healing waters and miraculous events

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Figline e Incisa Valdarno

Figline e Incisa Valdarno A villa with a ghost – or two

Veronica Cybo’s story, revisited by the writer Andrea Campucci

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Buonconvento A hospitable land with a taste of memory

“After passing Siena and having crossed the ponte d’Arbia, I find her, a land of light that remains close to me ...” (M. Luzi) ~ by Mita Feri

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Chianni Ever the Gourmet's Heaven

Home to the best chestnuts, oil and wild boar

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Carmignano A harmony of colours in the heart of Tuscany

A territory rich with stories to recount

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San Giovanni Valdarno

San Giovanni Valdarno The midfielder's secret

Returning to San Giovanni Valdarno and reminders of Masolino, Andreotti and Ciccio Baiano ~ by Gabriele Merlini

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Signa The gold of Signa

A land shaped by water where the past speaks of miracles, castles under siege and straw woven into hats ~ by Barbara Raugei

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Empoli Stories of love, musicians, painters and glassmakers

"O, study with dedication and be men or take flight in Empoli for Corpus Domini"

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Barberino Tavarnelle

Barberino Tavarnelle History is made on the roads

The fate of communities was decided in the shadows of Vallombrosa Monastery, at the crossroads of major trading roads between Siena and Florence

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Marliana The Voice of the Mountain

Stories of love, life and church music

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Fosciandora On the border between Garfagnana and Lucchesia

The bridge that both unites and divides

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Pieve Santo Stefano

Pieve Santo Stefano A town erased in search of its memory

The rebirth of a town destroyed by German mines in 1944, which rises like the phoenix from the rubble of war

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Magliano in Toscana

Magliano in Toscana The places of the spirit

Discovering San Bruzio Monastery and the more than 2000-year-old witch olive tree ~ by Dianora Tinti

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Pescaglia Magic in the wild

A magical land through the eyes of a child with a very special guide ~ by Helga Battaglini

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Santa Luce

Santa Luce Among alabaster and the Holy Grail

Journey to a land rich in stories, dedicated to hospitality and ready for meditation

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Arezzo The legend of the enamoured bandit

The story of Federigo Bobini, known as Gnicche the Arezzo Bandit ~ by Anna Martini

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Castellina Marittima

Castellina Marittima The Alabaster City

Slopes in which the Etruscans were the first to put their faith

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Monte San Savino

Monte San Savino The land of the Pallone col Bracciale champions

The historic game involving an oak wood cuff and a hand-stitched leather ball is much-loved by the people of Monte San Savino

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Monteriggioni Ava and her maidens

Today people in Montemaggio continue to pass down legends of the seven maidens of Countess Ava Zenovi dei Lombardi - by Roberta Burroni

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Borgo San Lorenzo

Borgo San Lorenzo Once upon a time and once again

Discovering an Art Nouveau village suspended between the Sieve and the Apennines

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Castiglion Fibocchi

Castiglion Fibocchi The Sons of Bocco

The history of a castle, an ancient carnival and a mad town

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Palazzuolo sul Senio

Palazzuolo sul Senio Borderland in the heart of the Apennines

Many have passed through here over the centuries

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San Miniato

San Miniato Tuscan in every way

Wandering through an unblemished landscape, drinking in the sights and smells

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Castel Focognano

Castel Focognano A Parish church and a "timeless" prosciutto

A tale of a normal trip with an extraordinary stop ~ by Anna Maria Vignali

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Castel San Niccolò

Castel San Niccolò On the slopes of Pratomagno

A town of old stone houses, home to stories and legends among the green woodland of Casentino

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Monterchi The home of Madonna del Parto, inspiring to the world over

This is where Piero della Francesca’s masterpiece is conserved, the Renaissance fresco celebrating maternity

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Siena Scenes of a possible Utopia

The “Good Government” frescoes by Ambrogio Lorenzetti. A simbiotic link between city and countryside, an ethnic and aesthetic model of civilization

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Bibbiena The capital of Casentino

History of the rebel town that vowed to follow the Medici to the end

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Castelfranco di Sotto

Castelfranco di Sotto The town of good luck

Ancient walls and a nature reserve along the Via Francigena

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San Giuliano Terme

San Giuliano Terme The historic thermal baths

One of the first holiday destinations favoured by kings and leaders

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Bagni di Lucca

Bagni di Lucca The spa city

Discover one of Europe’s top 19th-century summer destinations

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Vaglia Alchemy and magic in Medici times

Myths and Symbols in the Parco di Pratolino, on a journey with Francesco I de' Medici

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Fosdinovo Four seasons and a revolution

Discovering Fosdinovo through castles, legends, ghosts and an untamed, irreverent spirit

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Montepulciano Art, culture, and a tradition of fine living

In other words? The highest quality of life, experienced through music, colors, wisdom and tastes

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Chiesina Uzzanese

Chiesina Uzzanese Work, armies and pilgrims

A journey down the trails of travelers and of Hannibal himself

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Santa Fiora

Santa Fiora Perfumes, sounds, freshwater and memories of an illustrious past

The magic of the Count’s capital, where nature embraces one of the most beautiful towns in Italy

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Cascina Forever fighting the enemy

A strong defensive system was not enough

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Campo nell'Elba

Campo nell'Elba Pertini in Pianosa

The President-Partisan, Fascist prison guards, an unexpected pardon and a letter to a mother

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Vinci The origin of genius

The land where the present already has a future. Forever.

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Calci The disappearing traces

Condemned for all eternity ~ by Martina Pizzi

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Sambuca Pistoiese

Sambuca Pistoiese “I dream of the steady, unrelenting sound of the Limentra”

A land of borders, of woods, forests and rivers, of stones and trails that tell an ancient story revealed only by walking

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Monteroni d'Arbia

Monteroni d'Arbia Remember me

Through a series of ephemeral clues, a delicate soul of the Divine Comedy gets connected to a secret spot

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Villa Collemandina

Villa Collemandina Red marble and tango in the heart of Garfagnana

The village of Massa Sassorosso was the birthplace of Astor Piazzolla's grandmother

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Capalbio The castle razed by the sea-peoples

Living legends springing from ancient Tyrrhenian anthropology ~ by Andrea Zandomeneghi

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Montevarchi A mixed blessing

When being "the other one" makes you one-of-a-kind

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Capannoli A Villa in the heart of a community

Born from the remains of an ancient castle, Villa Baciocchi has marked the life of Capannoli for centuries.

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Follonica Between the Maremma coastline and the old iron road

They call it the Pearl of the Gulf because of the magical beaches. But the old foundry runs in the veins too

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Scarlino Down but not out

A Garibaldi tour in Scarlino

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Roccalbegna A stone village forged in fire

In search of an unspoiled corner of Tuscany, where life proceeds at nature’s pace.

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Cerreto Guidi

Cerreto Guidi Medicean land

In the heart of Tuscany, discovering an ancient village rich in charm and history

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Laterina e Pergine Valdarno

Laterina e Pergine Valdarno A thousand-old village

Culture and tradition amid farming and industrial memories

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Montemignaio Hidden land of the Casentino

The story of a mysterious wayfarer, a silent bell and the symbol of Christmas

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Castiglione d'Orcia

Castiglione d'Orcia A walk back in myth, legend and history

Noble families in and around Castiglione d’Orcia

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Piancastagnaio Where autumn inspired great poets

The historic village is rich with stories handed down for centuries

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Massa Marittima

Massa Marittima A Masterpiece in the Tuscan Maremma

Journey to discover a unique square

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Vecchiano Vecchiano in nature and Tabucchi in the world

From the mountains to the sea, passing through the river and the Park

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Rufina The villa of wine: tradition, myth and legend

Discovering Villa Poggio Reale

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Capolona Where the Arno "turns up its nose"

The close relationship between the river and (even the) living – in the words of Simona Baldanzi

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Marciano della Chiana

Marciano della Chiana How history was made on 2 August 1554

The Medici era reached new heights on the battlefield

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Licciana Nardi

Licciana Nardi A story for any moment

In search of the town's history

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Roccastrada Stone, forests, medieval history, bandits, miners and good food

A colorful and quiet place where the memory of miners lives on

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Vicchio In Vicchio, not by chance

The scenery of the art history books

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Filattiera A medieval town with one festivity after another

From Saint Anthony’s fire to the Festival of Hunger and Thirst

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Montecatini Terme

Montecatini Terme A kind of suspended wonder

From the Grand Duke Leopold to Miro, Giuseppe Verdi and Sirio Maccioni: traces of history and the future in Montecatini Terme

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Massa Giacomo and Giosuè, a square, the oranges and the lions

When a cold Leopardi dreamt of a sojourn without a mantle, set in the orange-scented air of Massa

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Careggine Between the clouds and the stones

There’s still some truth hidden between the clouds and the stones of this small mountain town

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Buggiano Between secret gardens and heritage in plain sight

Discover secret gardens and a sumptuous villa

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San Vincenzo

San Vincenzo The Sailor’s Story

Standing 7 metres tall, “The Sailor” is a bronze sculpture that overlooks the sea from the San Vincenzo harbour ~ by Giampaolo Talani

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Castelnuovo Berardenga

Castelnuovo Berardenga An Open-Air Museum

In the most beautiful part of Tuscany, between the Crete Senesi and the Chianti

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Pisa A new perspective

Walking high along the medieval walls from the Piazza dei Miracoli to the Piazza delle Gondole ~ by Marco Malvaldi.

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Monticiano Monticiano, between the Farma and Merse rivers

Towns hidden within forests and riverfronts, in a land of biodiversity

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Pietrasanta Giulia and the giant, fat, talking frescoes

A little girl’s discovery of the Fernando Botero's shapes

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Castagneto Carducci

Castagneto Carducci A land of poetry

The streets of a medieval village between poems and perfumes

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Greve in Chianti

Greve in Chianti A grandmother, a granddaughter and the joys of a simple life

Following the sparrows; weddings in Montefioralle; a river of robust Chianti and bundles of field flowers – by Costanza Baldini

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Certaldo “Taking pleasure” where time stands still

With Boccaccio to discover the magical old town, sweet onion, good living, culture and theatre

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Monterotondo Marittimo

Monterotondo Marittimo The ghost of Nencia

Gigliola and Count Pannocchieschi ~ by Claudio Ulivelli

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Viareggio Artists, sailors and poets

Where the sky meets the sea

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Cinigiano Between the mountain and sea: memory, faith and culture

Wine, spirituality and agriculture par excellence in unique locations

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Chiusi della Verna

Chiusi della Verna In the collective memory

The streets of silence lead us toward discoveries that echo in the deepest parts of our souls

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Pistoia Harmonies of art and nature

The old colours of the walled town and, in the background, the grand mountains of the Apennines ~ by Antonio Paolucci

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Bientina The City in the Vanished Lake

When history and legend intertwine

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San Romano in Garfagnana

San Romano in Garfagnana Discover a fortress steeped in mystery

A crossroads where people, weapons and traditions meet

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Sillano Giuncugnano

Sillano Giuncugnano Among the Woods of the Garfagnana

A new municipality, but founded by a Roman consul

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Calenzano Roots and wings

Between castles and parish churches, medieval times and the future - by Emiliano Gucci

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Sinalunga The battle of Valdichiana 7 centuries later

An exciting journey in unique countryside among villages and castles surrounded by art history and gastronomy

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Santa Maria a Monte

Santa Maria a Monte The myth of the bird in the piazza

A sudden departure. Strong will. An unexpected flight in pursuit of happiness.

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Pieve a Nievole

Pieve a Nievole A land of bats and noble inhabitants

Amid the scent of nature and picturesque views, hear shrill calls in the distance

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Pelago More wine for all of us up here

A local loon, an odd correspondence and a few reflections on a magnificent but declining land ~ by Daniele Pasquini

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Casola in Lunigiana

Casola in Lunigiana The gateway to the Apuan Alps

Fact, legend and shiversome stories

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San Casciano in Val di Pesa

San Casciano in Val di Pesa The prince’s home

Literature, nature and idleness with Machiavelli

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Crespina Lorenzana

Crespina Lorenzana In the heart of the Pisan hills

An oasis of peace and tranquility, the former home of the Macchiaioli and many artists

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Foiano della Chiana

Foiano della Chiana A Jewel of the Etruscan Order

All made more precious by the work of the Della Robbia

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Poggibonsi A journey into the times of Charlemagne

Experience the Middle Ages in Valdelsa, among fortresses, villages and magic fountains

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Aulla The mechanical nativity set

History, secrets and “miracles” behind one of the oldest animated depictions of Christ’s birth

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Capoliveri Capoliveri Stories

Characters, places, and legends of today ~ by Angela Galli

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Sarteano The liveliest colours of the Etruscans

The Infernal Quadriga tomb

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San Godenzo

San Godenzo The gateway to Casentino

Dante, Campana and the painter Andrea

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Pitigliano Magic and beauty in the Etruscan lands

A tufa town and a “Little Jerusalem”, evidence of great history in a wonderful place

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Sesto Fiorentino

Sesto Fiorentino A small world nearby

A Florentine reflects on his origins ~ by Simone Lisi

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Gavorrano Among the ruins of the castle where Pia de’ Tolomei despaired

The story of the noblewoman from Siena killed by her husband still resonates today

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Bagnone Stories and legends from a Lunigiana town

Wayfarers, maidens, cruel marquises and ghosts whose screams can still be heard

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Peccioli The Valdera terrace at a step away from the sky

The lines of grapevines, olive and cypress tress, crags of tuff. A village that dominates the golden and emerald valley ~ by Matilde Cirini

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Marradi From a bread tree to chestnut cake

The story of one very special sweet and the monks who brought it to this corner of the Tuscan Romagna

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Massarosa Hanging out with Giacomo Puccini

Legends, tales and food to explore a land much loved by the Maestro ~ by Giuliano Pasini

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Arcidosso Mysticism and spirituality in harmony with nature

A place where the anxieties of the present dissolve before the beauty of the landscape

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San Quirico d'Orcia

San Quirico d'Orcia A Searching for a fiefdom... dreaming of becoming Pope

Cardinal Flavio Chigi speaks of San Quirico d’Orcia

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Santa Croce sull'Arno

Santa Croce sull'Arno A carnival styled by hand

Among craftsmanship and art

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Castelnuovo di Val di Cecina

Castelnuovo di Val di Cecina A village in the clouds

...Just stone, wind and sky

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Cavriglia Valdarno, at the gates of the Chianti

Where ties to the territory are strong

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Quarrata Couches, filet lace and the magic pitcher

Memories and ancient trades: the history and character of a remote and diverse territory ~ by Antonietta Catapano

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Castiglione di Garfagnana

Castiglione di Garfagnana What do you know about hulled wheat fields?

A history of the grain that unites Garfagnana

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Loro Ciuffenna

Loro Ciuffenna A river and a doe in the thick of the woods

An encounter with Artume, in search of etymology

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Portoferraio The treasure of Monte Cristo

What if the fortune of Mamilian, dreamed up by Dumas and discussed for centuries, really existed?

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Caprese Michelangelo

Caprese Michelangelo More than Michelangelo

A grandmother, a granddaughter, a sunset and the rustling of history in an old chimney

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Fauglia Those who painted and wrote love letters

The villas are the wealth of this historic village nestled in the splendid Pisan hills

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Radicofani A journey through the clouds

The city as seen through the eyes of painter Matilde Luchini ~ by Fausto Cecconi

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Chiusi Beautiful and introspective

A secluded town waiting to be discovered ~ by Maria Pace Ottieri

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Rio An “incredible town” where the streets shine

My village is there, on the sea, just like in the old oleographs. Homes here seem to begrudge the passage of time (Luigi Berti)

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Chianciano Terme

Chianciano Terme Tin and Thalna, two Etruscan canopic jars

Follow the nymph in the town of healing waters

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Capraia e Limite

Capraia e Limite A nautical home, forever embraced by its river

Arno, boat building and scenery: from Etruscan and Roman times to now

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Prato Connected by a “Cintola”

Bernardo Daddi’s “Assumption” and the identity of a city

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Vernio Among the blessed and the demons

The legends and stories that run with the River Bisenzio

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Montespertoli Soft hills shaped by expert hands

Land of wine and castles, art and music, oil and wheat, tradition and innovation

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Pienza The ideal city

"Born from a loving thought and a dream of beauty"

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Cortona Everlasting beauty

Etruscans, the Laudario codex, Saint Francis, art: from its tiniest assets to its infinitely grand ones, this city gives off light and enchantment

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Reggello A land that’s always beginning and never ending

From the val dell’Arno up, reaching the Vallombrosa mountain, through prehistoric and olive-covered hills

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Volterra Volterra Volaterrae Velathri

Born from the sea, it nestles among white hills, in the evening it turns into the colour of fire, at night it flies into the sky

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Palaia In Palaia there is a forest, in that forest there is a Temple

The history and legend of a temple dedicated to the goddess Minerva Medica, between romantic poets and Risorgimento fervour

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Lucignano A place with an aura all its own

A soulful journey through time, spanning art, legend and faith

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Barga Fish&Chips

A journey through memories of Italy’s most Scottish city ~ Vero Almont

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Semproniano Memories of an immortal guardian

"This stark Tuscan land remains in the thoughts of both those who stay here and those who grew up here but have since left it behind" -Mario Luzi

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Vicopisano Hermits and merchants at the world’s crossroads

Exploring “the Pisan gem” with Saint Francis and Brunelleschi

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Seravezza The marble way of Michelangelo

Apuan gold, from the Etruscans to the Medici to today

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Colle di Val d'Elsa

Colle di Val d'Elsa The heroic endeavours

Between 1200 and 1300 were fundamental years in the history of this city. Today, it proudly celebrates its past

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Fiesole Between stones and the sky

High on the hill, a place "that still keeps with the stones and rocks"

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Pieve Fosciana

Pieve Fosciana The story of Egisto, the greatest cheese roller of all time

And other anecdotes from the birthplace of the hero of Garfagnana’s most beloved game

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Capannori A plain alight with lights

From Pizzorne to Compitese ~ by Marisa Cecchetti

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Abbadia San Salvatore

Abbadia San Salvatore A history carved in stone

From the Amiatina Bible to the mercury mines on the trail of a destiny that’s always been tied to the mountain

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Cecina Where the air is sweeter

Dunes protect the fields and everyone remembers the "factory"

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Sansepolcro Thank you Aldous Huxley!

In Sansepolcro, a masterpiece, created by a Tuscan genius and saved from the destruction of war, revived the Renaissance

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Pescia From sculpture to culture

A modern art museum: an unusual occurrence on the Italian museum scene

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Pontassieve Traces of nobility between the Arno and Sieve

The out of town destination for Florentine families following in the footsteps of Dante and Beatrice, the Medici and the Pazzi

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Lastra a Signa

Lastra a Signa A voice more beautiful than silence

Marvels in Bellosguardo ⁓ by Cesare Baccetti

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Firenzuola The land in between

Known as Terra di Mezzo (the land in between), Firenzuola has been a stopover for travellers transiting between Florence and Bologna for centuries.

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Altopascio In the name of Tau

A journey to the land where all departures begin

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Fivizzano The “talking” painting

Stories, street legends and wayfarers’ tales, illustrated in an artwork by Baccio Ciarpi

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Carrara Where marble comes to life

From Michelangelo to Contemporary Art: History, Environment and Traditions of a Millenary Culture

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Tresana Dante at Giovagallo Castle

The supreme poet’s visit to the castle in Tresana, a guest of Alagia and Moroello, who are mentioned in the Divine Comedy

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Casole d'Elsa

Casole d'Elsa Artists of the past

From sacred images to peasant scenes, an artistic trip to discover paintings found nowhere else in the world

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Londa Sweet as a peach

Can a forgotten fruit change the history of a town?

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Podenzana A village between two valleys

The castle and off-season snowfall

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Anghiari And the streets of the Renaissance

Anghiari’s streets make up a labyrinth that takes you through history: like lines that give shape to the Renaissance

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Cetona One of Italy’s most beautiful villages

Haven of artists and poets in the Valdichiana area

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Rosignano Marittimo

Rosignano Marittimo Life is a film

Castiglioncello: a place for the soul

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Marciana Everything is possible: word of an Emperor

A journey into the past among the cliffs and stones of Marciana ~ by Silvio Ciappi

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Casale Marittimo

Casale Marittimo Houses along a slope

Water and wind have made the fortune of this village that writers and travellers love

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Fucecchio Reflections of the via Francigena in the water

Discovering one of Italy’s most beautiful wetlands, at the intersection of centuries-old roads

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Orciano Pisano

Orciano Pisano The Magic of the Hills

The fruits and secrets of a distinctive Tuscan territory

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Guardistallo Little Paris

Villas and theaters guarding the Tuscan countryside

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Orbetello A childhood on the seashore never gets forgotten

Three memories of the Giannella beach ~ by Federico di Vita

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Piazza al Serchio

Piazza al Serchio Where everything comes together

A town where roads, rivers and traditions converge

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Zeri Legends in the valleys

Flying cats, bridges of sighs, oxen at the bottom of lakes and noblemen with unfortunate deaths

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Gallicano Monte Palodina, home to a thousand mysteries

Giant lizards, gnomes, pyramids and UFOs: trip to the Area 51 in Garfagnana

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San Marcello Piteglio

San Marcello Piteglio The most beautiful mountain in Pistoia

From stars and bridges to heroes

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Montale Home to the Great and the Good

An oasis of peace and tranquillity, the dwelling of artists, politicians and the literati.

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Porcari The heart of Lucchesia

The land that won over barbarians and queens

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Lajatico Town of artists

The Teatro del Silenzio established by tenor Andrea Bocelli turned the spotlight on some of the most picturesque countryside near Pisa

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Mulazzo Books on their back and the world at their feet

A short history of the traveling booksellers of Montereggio

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Civitella Paganico

Civitella Paganico Middle earth where the water has marked the course of history

Here from the hot springs, frogs, stories, castles and tasty biscuits are born

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Montignoso From the beaches to the mountains most loved by artists

Extending from the sea of Cinquale to Monte Pasquilio is a soulful land that has seduced poets and painters

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Comano Nature supreme and the marks of history

From the “facion” to the little votive huts

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Chiusdino The abbey

A sky like a ceiling ~ by Giulio Pedani

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Forte dei Marmi

Forte dei Marmi A capsized gallop

Survival strategies in a stylish city ~ by Carlo Benedetti

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Vagli Sotto

Vagli Sotto That town that’s not there, submerged beneath the water

Under the artificial lake, there lies a village that re-emerges every once in a while

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Poppi POPPI 1904

...and two eccentric ‘expats’

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Trequanda Between mysticism and popular culture

Discovering a municipality that’s rich in tradition and ancient stories and very attached to its soil

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Pomarance A treasure in the warm heart of Tuscany

3,000 years of history in a territory that’s still wild, heated by geothermal energy and by its people

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Isola del Giglio

Isola del Giglio The legend of Saint Mamilian

From dragons to pirates: the roving patron saint’s relationship with his promised land

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Marciana Marina

Marciana Marina The beauty of the seafront… from tower to tower

Discovering Elba’s “Little Marseille” through the eyes of an architect ~ Prof. Giuseppe Centauro 

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Castelfranco Piandiscò

Castelfranco Piandiscò Rhymes by an anonymous traveler

A magical land in the verses of an unknown poet

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Murlo The Etruscan infinite

Everything changes; everything remains the same

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Stazzema Among unique mountains

Paradise for climbers, enjoyed by all: the Apuan Alps are a kaleidoscope of ever new environments, always surprising

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Bagno a Ripoli

Bagno a Ripoli The legend of the Fata Morgana

A German wayfarer comes across Giambologna’s evocative Nymphaeum during his Grand Tour, where he happens upon a curious situation

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Casciana Terme Lari

Casciana Terme Lari The elegance of the blackbird

Matilda of Tuscany and the surprising discovery of some healing waters

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Calcinaia The land of ancient crafts

A journey along the banks of the Arno, through the land of sunsets

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San Casciano dei Bagni

San Casciano dei Bagni The divine spark

...that yields to the force of the immense ~ by Margaret Mazzantini

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Radda in Chianti

Radda in Chianti Where the scenery becomes a home for your soul

A place of stone and wine

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Montecatini Val di Cecina

Montecatini Val di Cecina Domine, Quo Vadis?

A journey through legendary stones and neverending mines

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Scandicci A promise kept

Traveling on the tram of memories ~ by Simona Bellocci

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Sovicille Ponte della Pia (Pia’s Bridge)

Suspended between past and future

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Capraia Isola

Capraia Isola Capraia in a poem

A tribute to a rock amid the ocean ~ by Silvano Panichi

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Ponsacco The 'rubaorsi', bell wars and popular legends

The different faces of the historic 'middle' city

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Impruneta The fire of Impruneta

From raw earth to the World’s Dome, without forgetting to dress it well ~ by Marco Vichi

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Montelupo Fiorentino

Montelupo Fiorentino Roads between heaven and rivers

A town in front and in between ~ by Andrea Bellucci

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Lamporecchio A charming testimony to local identity

From a special treat to the "Punto di Lamporecchio"

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Monteverdi Marittimo

Monteverdi Marittimo Losing yourself among the monasteries and orchids

From the sun-kissed coast to the inland heat through Mediterranean woods

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Sestino The “Sasso di Simone” and “Sun City”

A journey to discover the fortified city of Cosimo I de’ Medici

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Molazzana The Queen Peak

The Versilia might only be a stone’s throw away, but here it’s all about breathing in the presence of this mountain and her legendary stories

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Uzzano Land of famous inspiration

A journey into “fields of olives” and art

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Dicomano Between the Mugello and the Val di Sieve

A thoroughfare and a trading post since time immemorial

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Montescudaio The city of good things

Bread, wine and oil along the Via dei Pellegrini

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Badia Tedalda

Badia Tedalda A “borderland” with balanced heterogeneity

Complexity is this land’s best asset

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Camaiore The village spell

Art, history and legend in a timeless land between sea and mountains ~ by Emanuele Dettori

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Suvereto From the dream of a wandering knight, a town is born

Wine, oil, ancient grains: smells and tastes of a past whose roots are weaved through history

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Villa Basilica

Villa Basilica From swords to paper

A territory tied to its cultural and technological development... from swords to paper

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Castelfiorentino From New York to Castelfiorentino: rediscovering one's roots

An art-filled, emotionally meaningful trip in the heart of Tuscany

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Buti The valley where you live well

One-of-a-kind oil, tradition, culture, good food and festivals. Anyone who visits, falls in love ~ by Enrico Pelosini

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Camporgiano On the right path

The fortress that dominates the valley along the Via del Volto Santo

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Rio A thousand-year history among nature and mines

From ancient Elbani to the “sanctuary” of biodiversity, to the “champion” Coppi Fountain

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Vecchiano You are poetry—inspiring verses, folk songs and stanzas

A fistful of verses, in the guise of nursery rhymes, dedicated to the five fractions of Vecchiano

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Pontremoli The Werewolf legend

An imaginary journey into the dark heart of a local legend ~ by Alberto Santini

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Gambassi Terme

Gambassi Terme Travelling for travel's sake

Spas, parish churches, hills and castles: in Gambassi, you learn not all travel stops are equal

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Caprese Michelangelo

Caprese Michelangelo A forest that enchants with apparitions and chestnuts

Two grandparents and a granddaughter who never tires of fairy tales, this time rapt by the Madonna della Selva and a sea of chestnuts

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Forte dei Marmi

Forte dei Marmi The return

Mounting the ponies of Piazza Marconi in Forte dei Marmi as a young boy

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Capalbio The scent of a Maremma of times gone by

From acquacotta to pappardelle al cinghiale, in pursuit of the Capalbio that once was ~ by Agnese Tonti

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Barberino Tavarnelle

Barberino Tavarnelle Roots and identity

Love and union in the heart’s journey ~ by Cinzia Dugo

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Montecarlo The vanished village and the emperor

From the ashes of Vivinaia, destroyed in war with the Florentines, came Montecarlo and its castle

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Talla A stroll in the village of music

Stories about the Medieval streets

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Castiglione della Pescaia

Castiglione della Pescaia Maremma, the witch

Gripped by a bewitching land ~ by Giovanni Veronesi

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Pistoia Journey through the Giuliano Gori collection

The Fattoria di Celle in the province of Pistoia: a masterpiece of environmental artwork ~ by Costanza Baldini

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Viareggio Matilde

Leader of the dolphin pod

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Piombino A story from the sea: the silver amphora of Baratti

The shipwreck of the world

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Portoferraio The white beaches

The legend of the argonauts and the natural marine biological reserve

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Carrara The banality of the beautiful, the originality of the ugly

Anecdotes and vignettes from a city of marble ~ by Andrea Lattanzi

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Firenze The vibrant city

Explore, join, dive right in ~ by Dario Nardella

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Laterina e Pergine Valdarno

Laterina e Pergine Valdarno A jewel in the countryside near Arezzo

Oil, wine, culture, beauty

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Prato Let me tell you about Prato

Journey into the future

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Monterotondo Marittimo

Monterotondo Marittimo A calf on its knees

The Sanctuary of Frassine: history and legend ~ by Claudio Ulivelli

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Radicofani The "mala mulier": a woman's rage

Blending history and legend, cruelty and blood ~ by Fausto Cecconi

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Villafranca in Lunigiana

Villafranca in Lunigiana The ups and downs of the Malaspina family

An important centre along the Francigena

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Montemurlo Strolling with Davidde Tanini

Montemurlo’s celebrations seen through his eyes ~ by Francesca Bargiotti and Samanta Giardino

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Monteriggioni Queen of the Turrita Crown

The fortress dominates the beauty of its territory, preserving the memory of its past in the landscape and in the stories of its people

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Grosseto Butteri maremmani, the Tuscan cowboys: a legendary group of men

Intricate Mediterranean scrubs, threatening swamps and grazing animals ~ by Ambra Famiani

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Massa The ancient villa, the candid stone, the majestic Alps

Art and nature trails between the Apuan Alps and the sea: scenery that has bewitched myriad travelling artists

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Fivizzano Lovers and prisoners in the Florence of Lunigiana

The story of Count Giuseppe Maria Felicini and Don Rodrigo di Fivizzano – excerpts from the book “Lunigiana ignota” by Carlo Caselli

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Tresana The mint that forged false coins in the reign of the Malaspina

The legend of the Tresana mint whose counterfeited coins caused a civil uprising

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Monterotondo Marittimo

Monterotondo Marittimo Energy from the heart of the Earth

Fumacchio tells its story ~ by Claudio Ulivelli

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Viareggio The World of Ettore

The fishermen's tabby cat (1997-2016)

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Grosseto San Rocco a mare

A fisherman’s village where the sun plays off the colors ~ by Ambra Famiani

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Massa Plato, Pico and sculpted time

Massa’s Castle in the suspended wonder of a hortus conclusus

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Monterotondo Marittimo

Monterotondo Marittimo The legend of the Boracifero Lake

where the water is never peaceful ~ by Claudio Ulivelli

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Grosseto Stories from Roselle

“Its front part was a lion, its rear a snake’s tail, and in between a goat. She breathed deadly rage in searing fire.” (Iliad, VI) – by Ambra Famiani

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Viareggio The Artiglio tragedy: “Fire in the hole!”

The myth of the Viareggio divers

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Grosseto The emperor and the prince, noble birds of prey and steeds

Frederick II of Hohenstaufen, the “Arte venandi cum avibus” and the high flight of Maremma’s “noblemen of the sky” - by Ambra Famiani

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