Tag Archives: Tuscany

Siena Duomo, Tuscany

Small wonder the historic centre of Siena in Tuscany is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And at its heart, in more ways than one, is the Duomo… Siena’s noble and iconic cathedral. The current building was begun in 1136, on … Continue reading

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Carrara Marble Quarries, Apennine Mountains, Tuscany

From the coast, the Apennine Mountains to the east of Carrara in Tuscany seem to shine brilliant white from the glaciers at their summits. Then you realise the peaks aren’t tall enough to support glaciers this far south. In fact, … Continue reading

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San Gimignano At Night

San Gimignano in Tuscany is without doubt a special place. An inviting place. Especially at night, with its mustard-coloured stone bathed in warm, artificial light. Back in medieval Italy, the biggest (literally) status symbol going was… a tower! If you … Continue reading

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