Il Cipresso. Do you know that…?

Do you know that one of the major Tuscan symbols actually has foreign roots? It seems that Cypresses, from Latin “Cupressus sempervirens”, were introduced in this region by the Etruscans, a fascinating population whose origins remain object of debate. The tree appears to have come from “Anatolia”, nowadays part of Turkey. Etruscans, great travellers and…

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…

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…