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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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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Photo by: Enrico Bottino Comano

Nature supreme and the marks of history

From the “facion” to the little votive huts

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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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Deliverance from a difficult history through art

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

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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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