Tag archive for ‘Siena’
By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, November 17th, 2017

Railway Touring Company: Steaming into Tuscany

There are many ways to see Italy, but surely one of the most unique has to be by steam train. Mark Nicholls enjoys a nostalgic steam train tour across the Apennines from Rimini to Florence, then to Siena, Pisa – More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Grotesque Style

The term Grotesque derives from the caves, or grotte, where Renaissance builders unearthed this ancient form The Grotesque style was all the rage during the 1500s for both interiors and exteriors all over Italy. More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, June 5th, 2016

Viewpoint – Casole d’Elsa, Arte All’Arte

Once upon a time, deep in the heart of Tuscany, the ancient hilltop town of Casole d’Elsa was filled with plastic objects in the name of art… The small 12th century town of Casole d’Elsa near Siena saw its More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Spirit of Siena

Like the city itself, Siena’s top hotel is steeped in history. Sarah Lane enjoys a stay in sumptuous surroundings Siena is indisputably one of Italy’s most alluring cities. With its fabulous art and architecture, More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Region Guide: Discovering Tuscany

Rolling hills, beautiful coastline and gothic architecture, we discover what more Tuscany has to offer… Tuscany was one of the first destinations to attract large numbers of travellers from the UK – More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Abbey of San Galgano

The Abbey of San Galgano by Sharene Hanlon “With the day having beautiful blue skies, we set out to find the Abbey of San Galgano. After stopping in a few towns and then stopping by a local Italian bar and receiving More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Tuscany’s Top 10 Beauty Spots

Tuscany is rightly recognised as being one of the world’s most beautiful regions – here we highlight ten of our favourite destinations that justify this claim… 1. BAGNO VIGNONI HOT SPRINGS, VAL D’ORCIA While More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, July 28th, 2013

Italia! issue 105 is on sale now

The August 2013 issue of Italia! magazine is on sale now, and we have packed plenty of summer inspiration into this edition! Join us for 48 hours in Tuscany’s second city, Siena, and explore the history and More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Tales from Italy: Heritage Pigs

Jessica Haden lives in the idyllic countryside near Siena as Education Director for Spannocchia, a farm bringing the ancient breed of Cinta Senese pigs back to the market… How did you end up living on the More...