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Monastery in Tuscany – The Witchery Charm of Camaldoli and It’s Forest


Monastery of Camaldoly Hidden in the WoodJust in the middle of the National Park of The Casentino’s Forests(1), there are the imposing mass of  the buildings of the Monastery and the Hermitage of the Camaldolesi Monks .

The Monastery is dedicated to the encounters, so there are some place to rest, next to the buildings there are some pic-nic tables, there is a church and a must-to-visit pharmacy Read the rest of this entry »

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Biking Between Siena and Arezzo. The Val di Chiana


BIKING!!! Another way to taste Tuscany: biking along a river with no difficoulties, no weariness and no stress.

The itinerary that I suggest with this post is a one day to four days biking along the “Canale Maestro della Chiana” that is a canal used ever since the year 1000 (yes 1000 years ago) to drain the marsh. The first part of the itinerary is along the shores of two lakes: the Chiusi and the Montepulciano’s ones, the path is surrounded by short and smooth hills. They are all green, filling up with farms with their field and in this season (Autumn) they are a puzzle of all-colored square pieces: the silver of the olive trees, the red of the leafs of the vineyards, the golden yellow of the culture of grain, the brown of the soil… Read the rest of this entry »

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A Round Hikes “Under the Tuscan Sun”


After the book and the movie “Under The Tuscan Sun”, everybody knows the suggestive town of Cortona, wrapped by the ancient surraundingwall, where we can still find palaces and buildings from Medioeval and Reinassance age till the XVIII century and where the atmosphere is so real that we are transposed in that age; but there are only a few visitors that take the time to visit the Celle Hermitage: a real special and mistic place just 5 minutes by car or 20 minutes walk from the city center.

View on the Val di Chiana and the Trasimeno Lake

The Trasimeno Lake from Cortona

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