Tag: Italy

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    Tuscany in Winter: Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta

    The Chapel of Our Lady of Vitaleta is a small sacred building is located on a hilltop in the village Vitaleta on the road that connects San Quirico d’Orcia to Pienza. It is one of the most iconic photo locations in Tuscany.

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    Tuscany in Winter: San Quirico d’Orcia

    This year we tried to visit small Tuscan towns that we haven’t been to before. So without much to do on 24th of December, the choice fell on San Quirico d’Orcia. It’s the closest town to the famous Cappella di Vitaleta, one of the most photographed locations in Tuscany.

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    Lamborghini Wine at the Lamborghini Winery in Umbria, Italy

    The Lamborghini Estate (official website) lies between the south side of the Trasimeno lake and the beautiful medieval village of Panicale. Situated on the border between Umbria and Tuscany, Cortona and the Chiana valley are only few kilometers away.

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    Tuscany in Winter: Lucignano

    Lucignano is a very quaint and beautiful town completely surrounded by a wall. It doesn’t take long to walk most of its streets, eat an ice-cream, etc.

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    Tuscany in Winter: Cortona

    Cortona is a town and comune in the province of Arezzo, in Tuscany, Italy. It is the main cultural and artistic center of the Val di Chiana after Arezzo.

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    “Master of None” Season 2: Locations in Italy (incl. Wedding Scene)

    I wanted to find out if season 2 of the show had any measurable effect on the volume of tourist interest for the two Italian cities where some of the action takes place: Modena and Pienza. Additionally I decided to uncover the name and location of the villa where the wedding scene was shot, if only for those lovely gates!

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    Siena House Boutique “Not a Hotel” – The Perfect Place for Exploring Tuscany

    Siena House is one of those places that once discovered you never want to leave. Positioned as “not a hotel”, this is more than just a boutique bed and breakfast.
    You know the saying “home is where the heart is“? Well, the owners and hosts Malvin and Amanda will make sure that this becomes your home.

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    Hill Town Pienza: The Ideal City of the Renaissance

    Pienza, a town and comune in the province of Siena, in the Val d’Orcia in Tuscany (central Italy), between the towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino, is the “touchstone of Renaissance urbanism“.

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    Organic Goat and Sheep Cheese Tasting at Podere Il Casale, Pienza, Italy

    Podere Il Casale is an organic farm near Pienza, province of Siena, Tuscany region, Italy. Owned by a Swiss couple the farm produces a wide range of organic cheeses, olive oil and wine. A restaurant is also available with a menu rich in seasonal organic ingredients.

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    Hill Town Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy

    Montalcino is located to the west of Pienza, close to the Crete Senesi in Val d’Orcia. It is 42 kilometres (26 mi) from Siena, 110 kilometres (68 mi) from Florence and 150 kilometres (93 mi) from Pisa.

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    How Olive Oil is Pressed: A Tour of Oliviera Sant’Andrea in Sinalunga, Italy

    Since we came first to Italy a few years ago we started appreciating the real, high-quality olive oil. What is being sold in most supermarkets around the world is marketed as high quality extra-virgin olive oil, but once you try the real deal, you will understand what all the fuss is about.

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    Canneto Winery in Montepulciano, Italy

    Canneto wine estate (Azienda Agricola Canneto) is situated on the western side of Montepulciano, near the splendid church of San Biagio and has a long wine-making tradition.

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    Venice – Italy, The City on 117 Islands

    Venice is a city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region. It is situated across a group of 117 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by bridges. Parts of Venice are renowned for the beauty of their settings, their architecture, and artwork. The lagoon and a part of the city are listed as a World Heritage Site.

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