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Nature Train 2017: vintage carriages in the Sienese countryside

Weekends on NATURE TRAIN are coming back! An exciting experience for children but also for adults who can admire quietly the landscapes of the Crete Senesi and the Valdichiana. The trains run through the old railway tracks and stop in the characteristic of the Sienese villages to taste the local products: wine, oil, truffles, mushrooms… The two […]

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Published on: 15 April 2017  -  Filed under: Blog

Summer Music Festivals in Arezzo and Cortona

From July 2 to 9 – Cortona FESTIVAL OF SACRED MUSIC directed by Msgr. Marco Frisina In the most beautiful churches of Cortona, in the Abbey of Farneta and the Hermitage of Celle. Every evening there will be a concert, and during the HOLY NIGHT, sacred music will accompany the prayer until dawn. From 8 […]

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Published on: 14 April 2017  -  Filed under: Blog

Shopping at Valdichiana Outlet Village

Only 5 minutes driving from La Lisa and here we are: Welcome to Valdichiana Outlet Village, a suggestive and amazing outlet village located in the heart ofValdichiana, one of the loveliest spots in Tuscany. TheValdichiana Outlet Village houses over 140 famous designer and brand shops thatoffer 30 – 70% discounts all year round and during […]

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Published on: 2 April 2017  -  Filed under: Blog

Summer 2017 Country Fest in Tuscany

1ST OF MAY – MONTEPULCIANO Saint Agnes feast with the traditional country fair FROM THE 18TH OF MAY TO THE 4TH OF JUNE – LUCIGNANO Traditional MAGGIOLATA (flower-car parade) FROM THE 25TH OF MAY TO THE 4TH OF JUNE – BATTIFOLLE (AREZZO) Feast of Macaroni FROM THE 22ND TO THE 25TH OF JUNE – RUSCELLO (AREZZO) Feast with […]

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Published on: 1 April 2017  -  Filed under: Blog

10 things to do for foodies in Tuscany

1. Eat the Tuscan meat (probably the best in Italy) Primarily the Chianina breed, the meat choosed for the famous Florentine steak, is born and grows mainly in Valdichiana. These cattle are completely white, large and are specially bred for breeding and meat production. Here in Val di Chiana there are many butchers offering prime cuts and […]

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Published on: 2 March 2017  -  Filed under: Blog

Yoga retreats in Tuscany

La Lisa is suitable for organizing Yoga Retreats, as you can find: LOCATION – The house is surrounded by the countryside. There are many pahts to walk by or to go by bycicle and it’s plenty of possibilities to do fitness activities. SILENCE – The place is quiet, you can really hear the nature. SPACES […]

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Published on: 15 January 2017  -  Filed under: Blog

Famous battlefields in Tuscany (and Umbria)

Tuscany is famous for the clashes that took place between the towns during the Middle Ages. A hatred that has lasted for centuries between Siena and Florence, between Florence and Arezzo, between Arezzo and Siena, not to mention the blood that runs between Pisa and Livorno … But our areas have been the scene of […]

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Published on: 5 January 2017  -  Filed under: Blog

Christmas Markets in Tuscany Italy

Tuscany offers many opportunities to experience the magic atmosphere of Advent and Christmas. The medieval and Renaissance towns are invaded by the enchantment of the parties with craft stalls, food stands and entertainment for the whole family! Santa Claus Town is waiting for you in Chianciano from November 5th to January 8th with the market […]

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Published on: 13 November 2016  -  Filed under: Blog

Foiano della Chiana’s Carnival 2017

This year 2017 there will be 5 Sunday parades to attend: 5 – 12 – 19 – 26 February and 5 March. In the 4 sites, where the carts are made papier-mâché, there is already abuzz for months: there are those who studied sculpture, those colors, those movements of the figures, who choreographed the masked accompanying the wagon. […]

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Published on: 4 October 2016  -  Filed under: Blog

The 10 best spots in Tuscany for a photographer

1. The cities from above The view of Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo takes your breath away. You can reach by car and you can park (for a fee). To grasp the particular shape of Piazza del Campo in Siena you have to climb the steps (for a fee) of the Mangia Tower, adjacent to the town […]

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Published on: 3 September 2016  -  Filed under: Blog