Tuscany Travel Guide, Photo Gallery of Tuscany

Albarese | Parco Naturale delle Maremma


Colline Metallifere

la costa Toscana

Walking along the Tuscan coast

Crete Senesi

Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore



Montagnola Senese

         Walking in the Montagnola senese


Monte Amiata

         Walking on Monte Amiata





          Fonti di Siena



Val d'Elsa

Val d'orcia




          San Quirico d'Orcia


          Walking in the Val d'Orcia

Val di Chiana



Valle d'Ombrone






















Wines in Tuscany

'As fall the light autumnal leaves, one still, the other falling, till the bough strews all its honours.'

Dante Alighieri


Evenings at Podere Santa Pia offer an enchanting atmosphere that allows you and your guests to immerse yourselves in a true Tuscan landscape. In Tuscany we celebrate the night of Saint Lawrence and its stars with a great wine event called Calici di Stelle
Toacana ] Galleria di immagini  
Wines in Southern Tuscany


The stone hamlet of Cinigiano crowns one of the rolling hills of the Maremma area of Tuscany and still maintains an old-fashioned, rural way of life. During the year there are numerous events, the most important include Calici di Stelle, wine tasting and live music on the streets of the town, on the day of St. Lawrence (August, 10), and the Festa dell'Uva or wine harvest festival. The Festa dell'Uva takes place every year on the first October weekend.


Sagra del Tordo

The famous festival Sagra del Tordo and the Torneo di Apertura are two colourful festivals held each year in Montalcino.

The contrade or neighborhoods that gave rise to the town of Montalcino relive their past and their secular tradition through the reenactment of the Sagra del Tordo. From Piazza Cavour, a historical procession with figurants in 14th-century costumes parades through the streets of the village, decorated with the colours of the four quarters.


Figuranti in costumi trecenteschi, Montalcino, corteo storico della Sagra del Tordo

Figuranti in costumi trecenteschi, Montalcino, corteo storico della Sagra del Tordo [1]


The Festival of the Thrush, taking place on the last Sunday of October, is the biggest and most important festival for Montalcino in which the entire population is involved. The Sagra del Tordo is a traditional celebration in honour of the thrush that populated the hill in ancient times. The bushes around Montalcino were populated by a great number of birds. In Roman times the thrush in particular were so numerous that the Gaius Mecenate, the smart adviser of the Emperor Augustus, organized a profitable trade, buying them from local hunters and selling at high prices to the rich and gluttonous Romans.

Figuranti in costumi trecenteschi, Montalcino, corteo storico della Sagra del Tordo

Figuranti in costumi trecenteschi, Montalcino, corteo storico della Sagra del Tordo



The Sagra del Tordo is organized according to a precise script with a double meaning: to pay tribute to the thrush and enhance the skills in the armeggiare (handle weapons) of Montalcinesi.

Torneo di Apertura

The hunting season is opened every year on the second Sunday in August. The Tournament for the Opening of the Hunting Season is celebrated with a historical parade and a crossbow competition. The festival marks the beginning of hunting season. In the afternoon, a costumed procession proceeds to the fortress where archers from the four neighbourhoods (Borghetto, Pianello, Ruga, and Travaglio) compete in an archery tournament.

Podere Santa Pia è al centro della Maremma Toscana, al confine tra la provincia di Grosseto e Siena, e proprio per la sua posizione è senza dubbio il luogo ideale per una vacanza alla scoperta di questo territorio

MontalcinoPanorama   SantAngeloInColleMontalcinoPanorama4  

Montalcino album



Sant'Angelo in Colle


Maremma Toscana, visto dal giardino

Colline sotto Podere Santa Pia
Roses in Brunello di Montalcino vineyards, Montalcino

Podere Santa Pia


Colline sotto Podere Santa Pia



Roses in Brunello di Montalcino vineyards, Montalcino



[1] Foto di Rossella, licenziato in base ai termini della licenza Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0).