The Lactating Madonna in Siena

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Art lovers, if you are in Tuscany in these days, do not miss the unique chance to see Ambrogio Lorenzetti’s Lactating Madonna, one of the most important masterpiece of Medieval art, not only at the Italian level, but also at the European one.

Until January 31, 2014, the Crypt under the Duomo in Siena is hosting the famous painting, which will be displayed there since the place where it is held, the Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art at the Oratory of San Bernardino, is closed during winter.

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Tasting the Medieval cuisine in Italy

How many times have you read about or studied the Middle Ages? Italy is the perfect country where to see the ruins and some old building, but, moreover, to taste the cuisine people had back in that time.

Let me tell you it’s a big mistake if you think about it without variety or fantasy. In fact, as it is shown by some very old documents which survived still nowadays, several different dishes were prepared in 1326, when the nobleman from Siena Francesco di Messer Sozzo was named knight.

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How to visit Pisa in half day

Most of the tourists who come to Italy don’t have enough time to spend several days in one city, since they want to visit as many places as possible. That’s why sometimes they set up a weekend to visit both Florence and Pisa. There is no way you can stay in Florence for that short vising everything, it is true, but you can easily set up just half day in Pisa, since the monuments are located in the same area.

We are offering you a short excursion pointing you the must see places. Simply follow our guide and you will definitely enjoy your time in Pisa!

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Discovering the Brolio Castle in the Chianti area

The Chianti region is very fascinating, especially because of its hill and the nature all around, which looks like as untouched by the human being.

The Brolio Castle (Castello di Brolio in Italian) keeps the situation under control, as we could say, since it is a very fascinating building having a long and old history. As the name suggests, it is located in the not very well known village of Brolio, located between Siena and Florence.

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