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Special Edition of Siena Palio on October 20th

September 20, 2018

The Contradas have met and so has the City Council of Siena in special meetings to decide on whether or not to hold a special edition of the Palio this year. The minimum of 10 Contradas gave their approval, and so has the City Council so a third Palio for this year is set to…

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June in Tuscany Means Traditions

June 5, 2018

June marks the start of summer and is full of fun and interesting events for you to enjoy! In particular, if you want to surround yourself by Tuscan history, then consider including one of these historical re-enactments and traditional events into your itinerary. Ready to travel back in time to the Middle Ages? Take a…

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Events

Pampering your Skin at Asmana

July 16, 2018

Summer can be tough on our skin, especially once it finally gets warm and you find yourself, like me, spending time outside soaking in the warm rays of the sun. I’ve learned the important thing is to both pamper yourself and your skin at the same time, ensuring the rays you catch are the right…

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The Duomo of Siena Shines with New Lights

June 28, 2018

Enjoy the splendor that is the pavement of the Duomo in Siena Special openings for 2018: from June 27 through July 31st, and from August 18 to October 28 The Sibilla Cumea, one of the intarsia found on the floor of the Duomo in Siena, says “in lucem veniet” o Verrà alla Luce.  The figure,…

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Experiences

Flying in a Hot Air Balloon over Val d’Orcia

August 10, 2018

Our spectacular experience with BallooninginTuscany.com I had always considered a hot air balloon flight as something cool… done by others! After all, I didn’t get on an airplane until I “had to” to go visit my fiance (who is now wife…) since she lived on the other side of the Atlantic. Then we got an…

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The beauty of Heat & Humidity: Enjoying a Sauna

June 29, 2018

Generally heat and humidity are not seen as a positive thing, especially as you walk around sightseeing under the hot Tuscan sun come summer. I can assure you, however, the one place I do enjoy both is when at a Spa, particularly one as welcoming as Asmana, where I’ve been going lately to relax from…

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Reviews

Flying in a Hot Air Balloon over Val d’Orcia

August 10, 2018

Our spectacular experience with BallooninginTuscany.com I had always considered a hot air balloon flight as something cool… done by others! After all, I didn’t get on an airplane until I “had to” to go visit my fiance (who is now wife…) since she lived on the other side of the Atlantic. Then we got an…

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Best of 2017: Our top articles from the year

December 30, 2017

Our best content in 2017: make sure to read these if you’re planning a trip to Tuscany! We love sharing our knowledge and experience of living (and loving) Tuscany to help anyone planning their visits to Tuscany, whether as a first time or as a return visit. We constantly research new things to write about…

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