Tour of Tuscany: Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa, and Leonardo’s Hometown


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Tuscany: the name conjures such wonderfully evocative images, doesn’t it? Of snaking country roads lined with poker straight cypress trees that reach for an azure blue, cloudless sky. Of the Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo’s "David" and the Medici family who ruled over Florence. Of fields of bobbing sunflowers that...

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Siena’s Palio: Everything You Need to Know about il Palio di Siena


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Torre del Mangia, Siena Twice a year, on July 2 and August 16, Siena’s Palio takes over the Tuscan town in what is, for the Sienese, the biggest event of the year. Attending Siena’s Palio is an Italian experience you don’t want to miss: plan in advance by booking a reserved seat in the beautiful Piazza del Campo and choose how close...

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