ITINERARIES AND WALKS
The Magi arriving at the Manger, by Ghirlandaio
Here you will find itineraries of various kinds. Some are on foot,
for example through San Gimignano or Florence's left bank, the Oltrarno.
Others require a car. Some can be done in a day, and others can be stretched
into a weekend, or even longer. Have a great time!
Note: A few of the things here were written for a Mining Comapny
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- Wandering Southern
Tuscany: Notes on a wild area boasting many marvels, including Pitigliano,
the Tuscan Jerusalem.
Beaches: Ideas for escaping the summer heat.
- Le Murge: A
little-known and quite beautiful area in Apulia.
- In The Heart of Chianti:
Michael Mele captures the spirit of the land for us.
- Heaven, Hell, Warriors and
Mechanics: A Visit to Florence's Cathedral.
- Esplorazioni in
Lunigiana: The wild valley behind the Apuans has dozens of castles and much
more to see!
- Sciare L'Abetone: The best
skiing in Central Italy!
- Montalcino: Beautiful,
and with magnificent wines.
Rufina: It's hard to believe an area this wild could be a half hour from
Florence. And what wines, too!
- Tuscan distilleries: A
day trip to grappa distilleries around Florence.
Lots of night life, beautiful beaches and much to see & do.
- Verona: The
Florence of the North? Both are Roman, and both have rivers, but that's
where the similarity ends.
- Dagli Etruschi
a Sodoma: A comfortable day exploring the past south of Siena.
Florence's ally against Siena is packed with Renaissance treasures.
- Into the Deep:
Garfagnana's Grotta del Vento (a very different day-trip you will never
- Fiesole: Perched above
Florence, where there's always a breeze, and the view is beautiful.
- Villas and Fortifications in
Chianti: What a place to live!
- Pietrasanta and
Fosdinovo: The Apuan Alps between Past and Present.
- Walks in Florence: Explore
the nooks and crannies that few tourists see.
- Peace and Tranquility:
Monte Amiata in the summer.
Gimignano: The city of the Fair Towers, and a discussion of four excellent
Vernaccia producers (On our WebWeaver's Mining Company site).
- Snow and Steam: Monte
Amiata in winter.
- San Miniato: A pretty
town, with a fabulous truffle festival in November.