The Francigena Road, first true European journey

The Francigena Road, first true European journey- The famous Francigena Road is not a single long trail, but rather a dense network of country tracks, small paths and streets along a challenging itinerary, 1800 Km long.  In the Middle Ages, this  was the most important  road connecting Rome to Northern Europe. Sigerico’s Diary  The Francigena…

Meet Alessandro: Creative Pizza-Maker (dual language)

(EN) Meet Alessandro:  Creative Pizza-Maker, from Tuscany to Paris Whenever someone tells me how young Italians don’t want to work, or leave home,  that they are “mammoni” … Well, I would like to reply that I have so many stories to tell you!  I know so many young people who have decided to start new…

A Piedi in Toscana (dual language)

(IT) – Siamo partiti Domenica mattina, di buon’ora, per un percorso a piedi  nella mia amata Val d’Orcia.  Obiettivo: una Domenica di slow travel, alla ricerca di un momento per riconnettersi con noi stessi, educandoci “all’ascolto del Silenzio”, all’abitudine di “Guardare” e non solo “Vedere”. Un gruppo di “viaggiatori lenti”; abbiamo scelto un  itinerario che…

Sugar & Spice- Magic Spell (dual language)

ZUCCA, ZUCCHERO & SPEZIE – Un  BODY SCRUB da Incantesimo “Girls are made of Sugar & Spice and Everything Nice” Un Body Scrub post Halloween e perfetto per le prossime feste? Partecipando ai Workshop Botanici di Essere-per-Te nell’occasione dello Speciale Natale imparerete ricette benessere & bellezza con spezie ed essenze di stagione tra cui anche…

CASTAGNA – Word of the Week

CASTAGNA – Word of the Week Castagna, Word of the Week; Lesson in pills: Can you think of a better symbol for the Autumn season?  La Castagna (Chestnut) is the main protagonist of the numerous Fairs, Festivals that cheer up our Tuscan villages in October. With some of our students we went to  Festa d’Autunno…

Sulla Via dell’Olio – Along the Olive Oil Road (dual language)

Sulla Via dell’Olio – Along the Olive Oil Road ( IT)- La Via dell’Olio è quella che dovete seguire venendo in Toscana in questo caldo Ottobre in cui tutte le regole sono state infrante. La vendemmia è finita tardissimo rispetto agli anni precedenti, e la raccolta delle olive ha iniziato già in alcuni angoli della…

Bionda Val d’Orcia

Bionda Val d’Orcia : Coming back to Tuscany after many years abroad meant to me an agenda full of appointments, places to discover and locations to see again after a long time. Val d’Orcia was on top of my list as, for years, I had in mind an American movie we used to watch with…

A Love Affair with Tuscany – Following in the footsteps of Etruscans

Italy, and Tuscany in particular, are the home of “Beauty” -“Il Bello” in all its forms and representations. Artisans and Artists are a big part of life in Tuscany but their work is often hidden. They put passion and heart in their work but, everyday difficulties, as well as today’s lack of interest for anything…

Parole da salvare: Villeggiatura & Paltò

Parole da salvare : Dal 1 al 5 Aprile 2020, Siena ospiterà la quarta edizione di “Parole in cammino”  il Festival della Lingua italiana e delle Lingue d’Italia, manifestazione promossa dal Comune di Siena, in collaborazione con l’Università per Stranieri di Siena e l’Università di Siena, diretta da Massimo Arcangeli. https://www.ilfestivaldellalinguaitaliana.it/ In preparazione per l’evento…

PIAZZA – Word of the Week

PIAZZA is our Word of the Week.  La Piazza – Square in Italy is the soul of each city, town, village. No matter the size, La Piazza is the meeting point, the heart of social life, the place to see people and be seen… Centre of economic and political activities, la Piazza often takes its…