Friday, July 19, 2013

Experience Medieval Madness in Tuscany at the Saracen Joust of Arezzo

September 20, 2012 by  
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An historical re-enactment of the victory of Christianity over Islam is due to be celebrated once more in Arezzo, a town in central Italy, situated in the verdant Tuscany region. The Jousting of the Saracens takes place on the first Sunday of September, as well as on the third Sunday of June and features eight [...]

History Of The Leaning Tower of Pisa

April 24, 2012 by  
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The infamous tilt of the Torre Pendente di Pisa, or the Leaning Tower of Pisa, may be the result of a serious architectural miscalculation but this wonky building has become one of the most enduring landmarks in the world, alongside the likes of the Eiffel Tower and the Houses of Parliament. The ancient Tower is [...]

Travelling in Italy

July 4, 2011 by  
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Every description of Italy contains so many adjectives and superlatives that finding the actual facts is a secondary part of the description. This truly stunning country boasts more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than any other country on the planet, some of the most exported and well loved foods, art that inspires more art and a [...]

Experience The Medieval Madness Of The Palio Di Siena

August 5, 2010 by  
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During August every year the Piazza del Campo in Siena will come alive to the crash of horse’s hooves as ten steeds and their mounts battle for supremacy in an event that dates back 700 years. Anyone on holiday in Tuscany at this time should try and experience this unique medieval festival. The Palio di [...]

The 5 Most Beautiful Villages in Tuscany

February 4, 2010 by  
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So You’ve booked your airfare to Italy and have arranged a car rental. Now what? There are so many wonderful destinations in Tuscany that it’s difficult to know which you should visit on your vacation. All Tuscan villages have interesting restaurants, coffee shops and wine bars, but each has an amazingly varied and interesting history [...]