250 km Cycling Route in Tuscany along the Arno riverside

tuscany cyclingArno is the second largest river in central Italy after the Tiber and the main in Tuscany.

Arno has a total length of 241 km that passes trough the main territories of this region (Casentino, Val di Chiana, Arezzo, The upper Valdarno, Pratomagno, Siena province, Florence, Sesto Fiorentino, Campi Bisenzio, Prato, Pistoia, Sieve, Middle Valdarno, Lower Valdarno, Val di Pesa, Val d’Elsa, Val d’Era, Pontedera). It borns in the Tuscan-Romagnolo Apennines, at an altitude of 1358 m above sea level, and flows into the Ligurian Sea passing through Pisa.

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“Vignaioli & Vignerons” – Ten days devoted to wine

tuscany winesItineraries through Tuscany, museums and wineries openings, these are just some of the exclusive events inside the program of “Vignaioli & Vignerons” (Winegrowers & Vignerons).

History, art, good food and kind people living in the hills where the finest Doc wines born. Prato, Florence, Arezzo, Lucca, Siena, Montecatini Terme, the Chianti hills of Florence and Arezzo, the Crete Senesi area. In these lands wine is culture, identity and landscape. Vignaioli & Vignerons offers events and exhibitions, tastings and open museums, markets and wineries from 4 to 13 December. A special occasion to know the real Tuscany, exploring deeply this region, its treasures and oenological secrets, its ancient paths and traditions.

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“Ponte dell’Immacolata” – Markets and feasts around Tuscany

feast tuscanyImmacolata is a traditional catholic feast celebrating The Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. This year there will be Ponte dell’Immacolata (Immacolata’s bridge), which means there are three days free from work for italians, from 6 to 8 december.

For tourists this is an ideal period to combine a small holiday in Italy with the possibility to visit Christmas markets and to partecipate to traditional and folkloristic events. Tuscany is waiting for you, offering a wide range of possibilities, from Spas to art shows, from new oil and wine tasting to religious happenings.

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“Fiera di Carmignano” – The art of taste, the taste of the art

fieracarmignanoIt will take place near Prato, from November 28 to December 8, Fiera di CarmignanoThe art of taste … the taste of the art. This is an important appointement whit typical products of the Province of Prato and Montalbano territory.

Hills around Prato, used by the Medici family, are the first place where sangiovese married cabernet, creating a wine with more than three centuries of history. That’s Carmignano, one of the oldest and smallest DOCG of Europe.

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