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Why Italy? | Montefioralle: On a Hill Beyond Time

Why Italy? | Montefioralle: On a Hill Beyond Time | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

We arrived just in time for the high noon sun, but walking between the ancient stone buildings, with their brown wooden shutters and beautiful doors, their quaint balcony baskets and front stoop terra-cotta pots, we were enveloped in cool shade and cinematic shadows. On this narrow lane, we encountered Montefioralle ‘locals’ exiting their homes, nodding hello and offering a smile and a ‘buongiorno,’ sweeping their front step, or perhaps arriving back home with a loaf of morning bread and a handful of uve passe. We could very well have been in Montefioralle circa 1914, rather than a beautiful November day in 2014, and only when a man clad in biker’s spandex returned to his wooden door with a cycle, carrying it into his home in this rustic, fortified village, was I shaken from my time vortex.

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model de moi's curator insight, December 25, 2014 7:53 AM
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Towns in Tuscany Your Travel Agent Has Never Heard Of

Towns in Tuscany Your Travel Agent Has Never Heard Of | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Towns in Tuscany Your Travel Agent Has Never Heard Of:

  1. Pitigliano - Pitigliano is a medieval town with Etruscan heritage. It’s found in the southern Tuscan region of Maremma in the province of Grosseto. The earth under Pitigliano is riddled with tunnels, caves and tombs that you can explore – hook up with the local tourist office to arrange a tour. There’s also a Christian cave chapel said to be the oldest in Italy, from about 400 AD.
  2. Capalbio - Capalbio is also located in the province of Grosseto, close to the Lazio border. The views from Capalbio give you an awesome picture of the entire Maremma region all the way to the sea. The old and lovely things that attract people to the town are the Renaissance Collacchioni Palace which houses the piano of Giacomo Puccini–Capalbio’s most famous vacationer.
  3. Manciano - The town of Manciano is built on a hilltop with massive views of the surrounding valleys and the sea. Visit Manciano to enjoy the thermal hot springs. Many people don’t know that Italy has some amazing natural springs and the Saturnia hot springs just outside of Manciano are famous within Italy.
  4. Montescudaio - Montescudaio is a miniature Tuscan town with a whopping 1800 residents. The village is a medieval borghi, a fortified town surrounded by protective walls. The town is located on a hill close to Pisa. This is a beautifully preserved town where you might want to plunk yourself at a restaurant with a terrace with stunning views of the ocean, the Islands of Elba, Capraia, Giglio and Montecristo. You’re just 12 km from the coast.
  5. Montefioralle - If you dream of staying in a farmhouse in the famous hills of Chianti Classico then Montefioralle might be your golden ticket for under the radar Chianti living. It’s on the road between Florence and Sienna where vineyards, scattered peasant houses and beautiful villages are dotted between hill-top woods. Montefioralle has just 2 restaurants and is virtually car free, so if you have kids then this would be a great place to relax.
  6. Monteriggioni - Monteriggioni conforms perfectly to the mental image of a walled castle village. The walls and towers are virtually intact and the streets are mostly traffic free. Check out their medieval festival on the first weekend of July every year. The locals dress in medieval costumes playing farmers, merchants, soldiers, cross-bowman friars, magicians, astrologists, ballad singers and jesters.
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Locanda la Pieve's curator insight, February 3, 2013 4:59 AM

Thank you for Scoop it.......and this is only few things of Maremma, than we can add Sovana and Sorano that with Pitigliano are called "The City of Tuf" and with their own Etruscan site and Medieval Village are to be see. In Capalbio or nearby there is the "Tarot Garden" made by "Niki de Saint Phalle", also driving to the Monte Amiata in Seggiano there is another Open air Art Garden made by Daniel Spoerri, modern art. Within the area of Manciano enùùand before arriving in Saturnia another small village called "Montemerano" is also dominating the valley between see side and Monte Amiata. After SAturnia many other Village where to stay , Semproniano born by Sempronio a Roman soldier and with the Torre Aldobrandesca to overlooking at 360° .......and much more.

We can confirm thet Maremma still the "Undiscovered Tuscany to be Discoverede", still wild, true, green........What else.