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Classic Tuscan restaurant with an extensive menu including fish and meat on the grill, home made pastas and local wine. The price quality ratio is excellent here, and they also offer catering at very reasonable prices (even for smaller groups.)
The restaurant is located in the old town of Chiusi with old vaulted wine cellars. Excellent regional cuisine, well stocked wine cellar with over 20,000 wines. Specialties: ravioli stuffed with cheese and much more in truffle sauce, wild boar stew extremely delicate, finely seasoned strips of beef in balsamic sauce and many more. Nice and courteous service.
Charming small restaurant in a lovely setting, Paciano, a medieval town that belongs to Perugia, but located closer to Chiusi (South of Siena).
Typical Tuscan osteria carved in the old cellars of Villa Patriarca, with the aim of enhancing the well-known regional specialties. Its special feature is a brazier where you can cook meat and fish. Simple, tasty cuisine and a very friendly service, make it the perfect place to spend in good company any type of event. The wine selection is extensive and also boasts of high quality labels. Open all year round for lunch and dinner, the Tavern is divided into three rooms of different sizes and has a veranda with a large adjacent space, so it is suitable for all seasons.
Elegant and clean in a beautiful setting between Siena and Montepucliano, this restaurant is the perfect setting for a romantic meal or a realxing evening out with friends.
This particulare medieval re-enactment shows how hard it was to bring the water from the river to the town. On this day people are dressed with historical costumes. You will see a procession through the historic center to shows all the participants dressed up, jugglers, falconers, flag wavers and many other entertainers. The feature of this festival is the water pitcher run. There is a team for each district of the town and they have to run holding an heavy pitcher. The women instead have to do the run with the water pitcher on their heads. After the run there is a dinner on the main square.
The Bravio delle Botti is one of the most unusual sporting events in central Tuscany. It is performed in Montepulciano every year the last Sunday in August. This traditional barrel rolling contest dates back to the year 1373. It takes place on the small cobblestone streets of the village. Nearly 2 km all uphill from the cities entrance gate till the main square 8 teams representing the 8 different rioni (districts) of the village are competing to roll enormous empty wine barrels all uphill. The barrel weights nearly 100 kg and each team is composed of 2 spingitori .Two strong guys who try to arrive first for the honor of their city quarter. Much fun, more whine, and splendid energy. See the video following the whole race uphill through Montepulciano.
During the last week of August, the Medieval town of Montepulciano organize a big event. It’s called "Bravio delle Botti" and it’s a challenge among the 8 districts of the town. They have to roll an empty wine barrel with approximately of 80 kilos weight up a 1800 meters long road climbing up the central village road. The barrel symbolized the Vino Nobile of Montepulciano which is the feature of this town. During this festival are organized dinners with music and much fun. You will enjoy also parades and jugglers shows.
Three days of a full immersion in the world of horses. There are shows, walks and diferent kind of entertainement.
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Another spectacular reenactment similar to the Palio of Siena is in Pistoia, called "Giostra dell'Orso" - that can be translated as the Joust of the Bear.
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, born in Vinci, Province of Florence, on April 15th 1452, has often been described as the archetype of the Renaissance man, the Humanist. His untiring curiosity, inventive imagination and geniality has been always well-known. In fact, Leonardo had many scopes in his long life: painter, sculptor, architect, scientist, inventor, engineer, anatomist, botanist, cartographer, writer and even musitian! He did everything and left us a huge cultural legacy and the first step for many discoveries.