If you are looking for new ideas for your holiday, a tailor-made vacation in Tuscany and in other attractive areas of Italy might be what you are looking for. There is nothing better than a self-catering villa with a swimming pool, for discovering interesting sites while relaxing in total privacy. The following recommendations are just a few example of the several good deals you may be offered by Salogi. Have a look at our web-site as well (www.salogivillas.com) and don’t forget to contact our staff for a personalized service with an accurate attention to your needs in terms of quality, comfort and budget.
Tuscany is famous for the beautiful and different landscapes, for its art, culture, history, for its cuisine and wines, for its masterpieces made by some of the most renowned renaissance masters such as Michelangelo. But Tuscany is also famous for its ancient traditions, still kept alive and protected nowadays. Leather, wood, antiques, textures, flowers. These …View full post
From March through June the Lucca Center for Contemporary arts is hosting a beautiful exhibition on one of the most enigmatic artists of the ‘900: Antonio Ligabue, known for a troubled existence which has probably been on the base of his fascinating paintings, mid-way between genius and madness. The event includes about 80 works showing …View full post
The 2013 world road race championships will be held in Tuscany during next September and has been revealed as being probably the hardest one of last 30 years. The road race will start in Montecatini Terme, than will proceed to Lucca and will end in Florence for a circuit that includes a 4.6km climb to …View full post
Pienza is one of Tuscany’s Renaissance pearls. Located in the magnificent Val d’Orcia, it overlooks Monte Amiata, the highest mountain in Tuscany with volcanic origins, dating back to millions of years. Originally called Corsignano, Pienza was rebuilt and renamed under the Piccolomini Pope Pius II, born Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini, as this was his native town.View full post
Tuscan gardens have many different personalities and classic and contemporary garden design has always been considered a form of art, to obtain truly inspiring and natural living environments. The Tuscan countryside blends plantings like lavender, rosemary, cypress, olive trees, grape vines and Mediterranean herbs with the warm colors of terra cotta pots, natural stone and …View full post
Elba is the main and largest island of the Tuscan Archipelago and is also one of the largest in Italy. Its landscape is quite unique as it is able to offer many beautiful and different kind of sceneries, not just belonging to seaside. However the blue and crystalline water and the more than 70 beaches …View full post
This white gem facing the blue Mediterranean sea lays on the Amalfi Coast, at the feet of the Mounts Lattari, granting to the village the best possible climate. The origins of Positano are lost in the past of its history, where the myth has probably taken place of many gaps. The legends wants the village …View full post
In Italy Christmas time starts from December 8th, with the Festa dell’Immacolata (Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary). Usually this is the time when everybody starts decorating his own home and prepare the Christmas tree. This date usually also marks the beginning of most Christmas markets, spread all around Tuscany.View full post
During the past few years Pisa has been hosting several attracting exhibitions of modern artists, such as Chagall, Miro and Picasso. The exhibitions are held in the beautiful “Palazzo Blu”, on the Arno River, which is a very suggestive location. Until February 3rd it will be possible to attend a new exhibition of one of …View full post
A pretty mixture of sharp hillsides, terraced vineyards, painted villages, tiny fishing harbors and medieval castles. This is the superb richness of Cinque Terre, a land renowned worldwide for its beauty. The area can easily be reached by the little trains that run along the coast, or with they tourist boats (from Easter to September) …View full post
The Valdera (which takes its name from the river Era, crossing most of the region) is a less known, yet beautifully unspoiled region of Tuscany. The area is not simply an amazing natural landscape but is also very rich in ancient traditions. The production of local wines as well as a simple but tasty cuisine make of …View full post
Ceramics, alabaster, terracotta… Handicraft has always been one of the main activities for the economy Tuscany. During medieval times Tuscany was in fact living on the production and exportation of handy products, among which fabrics, clothes, jewelry, etc. Today handicraft in Tuscany carry on its past tradition, inventing at the same time new forms of …View full post
The Carnival in Italy is a very famous winter event celebrated with parades, masquerade dances, parties, music (with new and traditional songs), and many events. Tricks are also common during Carnival, hence the saying A Carnevale Ogni Scherzo Vale (meaning “anything goes at carnival”).View full post
Monteriggioni, without doubt one of the most renowned walled hamlets in Italy, is of a unique beauty, due to its particular outline, so that even the great Poet Dante speaks about it in its masterpiece “La Divina Commedia”. The walls cover a length of approx. 570 meters and are broken by 14 towers and two …View full post
This famous horse-race is a very special event in Siena. Despite its duration (about 2 minutes) for the people in Siena the Palio is the most awaited event in the whole year, with a long and serious preparation. Siena is historically divided in “contrade” (a sort of district area of the town) and since very …View full post
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Gorgeous pine forests, romantic white dunes, amazing pink flamingos and crystalline waters. Like on the set of a “Blue Lagoon” style movie, this wonderful area of Sardinia offers a real shelter from the rest of the world.
Porto Pino, a nice location in the area taking the name from the several Pine forests all around, gives you the chance of coming back to the world for a moment, when you are tired of being cut away (provided that you will..).
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From March through June the Lucca Center for Contemporary arts is hosting a beautiful exhibition on one of the most enigmatic artists of the ‘900: Antonio Ligabue, known for a troubled existence which has probably been on the base of his fascinating paintings, mid-way between genius and madness.
The event includes about 80 works showing different techniques (among oil on canvas, drawings and sculpture), tracing the story and life of this atypical artist. A chronological and stylistic path, inspecting the though relationship between the man and his art, aimed to investigate into the ephemeral borders between genius and insanity, and valuing the possible impact of external conditions – sociological, environmental – on a sensitive personality. Ligabue has been defined as a “cultural tramp”, an artist free in the deepest meaning that can be given to the word.
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The road race will start in Montecatini Terme, than will proceed to Lucca and will end in Florence for a circuit that includes a 4.6km climb to Fiesole. The elite men’s race is over 270 km, and includes several other climbs and a twist through the center of Florence before 10 laps of the finishing circuit. Elite women will race for more than 130 km and covers five laps of the finishing circuit.
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The Lucca Summer Festival has achieved more and more importance during the past years and is today one of the most renowned musical happenings in Italy and certainly one of the prime musical events in Tuscany. The Festival is held in the historic center of Lucca, a medieval charming town renowned for its big walking walls and the narrow streets. An occasion therefore for visiting a still relatively unknown Tuscany combining a relaxing holiday (renting a country house or a city apartment) with an amazing music experience.
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