By Category: South Of Siena

November 07, 2018

5 dishes from the heart of southern Tuscany

Recipes, South of siena, Food and wine, Southern coast of Tuscany

The farmers and fishermen of southern Tuscany may not have been well-to-do, but they knew how to make the most of the ingredients they had to hand. The dishes they...


October 10, 2018

The Jewish ghetto of Pitigliano

Museums, Historical landmarks, South of siena, Culture

​In the striking town of Pitigliano, high on its tufo ridge, a Jewish settlement begun in the 15th C. flourished to such a degree that the city was known as...


October 04, 2018

Why are there so many hill towns in Tuscany?

Central Tuscany, Florence and surroundings, Historical landmarks, South of siena

It is not a coincidence that many of the towns visited in Tuscany require an uphill climb, nor was it a fluke that early settlers headed for the higher ground....


October 02, 2018

Modern art exhibitions in Tuscany

Siena and surroundings, Central Tuscany, Florence and surroundings, Chianti, Museums, South of siena, Val d'Orcia and Amiata

Tuscan guidebooks wax poetically about the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, but if the centuries begin to weigh heavy on you and you yearn for something a bit more contemporary,...


September 27, 2018

Enjoy wine and cinghiale in Tuscany

Siena and surroundings, Florence and surroundings, Tuscany, South of siena, Restaurants, Food and wine

Wild boar have been making a nuisance of themselves for vineyard owners in Tuscany of late, but those problems have been tackled in a style which is good news for...


September 26, 2018

When Napoleon was Tuscany's 'guest'

Museums, Historical landmarks, South of siena

After one of history's most famous military leaders was defeated by the Russian winter, the island of Elba received one of its most distinguished guests. For a brief nine months...


September 21, 2018

Things to do in Southern Tuscany

Historical landmarks, South of siena, Culture, Val d'Orcia and Amiata

Welcome to Southern Tuscany and the Southern Coast - Driving the eroded clay 'Crete' hills south of Siena means discovering beautiful frescoes adorning the heart of a majestic abbey, climbing...


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