With today’s post I would like to start a somewhat regular appointment on the blog to collect all the most interesting web resources that I can find online about Tuscany. There is a lot out there that continues to interest and fascinate me, more than I will ever be able to blog about. Nevertheless, I wish to share it with readers of Experience Tuscany. This is the first attempt at something I would like to call a “Tuscany info roundup“. I tried collecting ten of the most interesting information that was twitted in the last month about anything and everything concerning Tuscany. It includes info on events, art exhibits, personal experiences, news, books and videos.
Spend your Christmas in Tuscany among hundreds Traditional Markets
A nice article including many of the principal Christmas markets in Tuscany. From the German one in Florence to the famous market of Marradi passing by Pisa, Lucca and Massa Carrara. A collection of handcrafted Christmas objects to decorate your house or to gift someone, including many traditional foods to savor.
Artistic decorations in the center of Siena
In collaboration with Santa Maria della Scala in Siena is this exhibit in the Podestà Courtyard of the public palace in Siena. The main theme is Christmas, and combines the work of elementary school kids of the city with that of Wassily Kandinsky.
Tuscany’s gifts to the world
In case you need some reminder why Tuscany should be your next vacation destination, this article gives six excellent reasons. Historic towns, breathtaking landscapes, delicious cuisine, art and festivals of all kinds are the main themes of this article.
A little over a year ago this fantastic resort opened in one of my favorite towns of Tuscany, Montepulciano. This little jewel in the Valdichiana already enjoyed the vicinity of the thermal town of Chianciano, but it lacked a wellness center of its own. I personally visited this hotel and I was impressed by its beauty and fascinating attractions, such as the sauna carved out an ancient Etruscan tomb.
Florence and Tuscany Travel Pack
Who says that Tuscany can only be visited spending a high budget? If you love globe-trotting, this seems to be the ideal guide for you. It is a compact guide of Tuscany and Florence with lots of tips, maps, atlases,
pictures, and must-see sights with concise descriptions.
Italian man kills two Senegalese traders in Florence
This sad sad news hit everyone when this crazy man killed two Senegalese 20-year-olds in the lively San Lorenzo market in Florence. A far right extremist, he decided to outburst his hatred killing two and wounding three others prior to killing himself in a parking lot. The city of Florence is shocked and observing one day of mourning.
La Dolce Vita – You’ve come a long way baby
She is an expat living and working at her handmade jewelery in Florence. Reading this article from hers made me think of all those that pursuit their life endeavors abroad. Some make it, some other get ground away in the process. Having someone at your side can make a great difference, but you have to be able to keep the right ones.
A personal article from an art blog by an artist retelling some glimpses of her travel experiences in Tuscany. San Gimignano, Florence, Pisa…I love her passion in describing works of art.
Giotto’s Campanile (or Bell Tower), Florence
Get a flip camera, go live in Florence and take movies and pics of one of the most wonderful cities in the world. This is how this fantastic site was born, and this video is just a short but intense film about Giotto’s bell tower and the splendid landscape from up there.
The Artisan Shoe Maker – Mondo Albion in Florence
I was trying to shelter from a summer downpour when I entered Mondo Albion in Florence and remained completely mesmerized by the craftsmanship of this man. He is one of the last shoemakers, and his comments are very interesting, especially under the light of the last sad happenings in Florence.